27 May 2020

Vouchers lift recovery spirits

Vouchers delivered to businesses affected by the bushfires have lifted spirits and provided much needed help as many also confront the impacts of the COVID-19 shutdown. BizRebuild – the bushfire recovery arm of the Business Council of Australia – visited the Island in early March and worked with the island’s three industry associations to distribute…

12 March 2020

New era for KI Spirits

Iconic Island distillery Kangaroo Island Spirits has entered a new phase with the sale of the business to listed “craft business accelerator” Founders First. Jon and Sarah Lark began their Kangaroo Island adventure in 2002 and their distillery at Cygnet River has been a beacon for gin lovers for more than a dozen years, producing…

1 March 2020

Forum to grow Island’s conferencing offer

Conference events have been identified as a key to driving Kangaroo Island’s visitor economy in the wake of the bushfires over the 2019-20 summer. An information session for tour providers, restaurants, transport operators and visitor experiences will be held on Friday, March 6 at 1pm at the Aurora Ozone Hotel. Funds have been reassigned from…

11 February 2020

Igniting Kingscote with art

Advance Kingscote Progress Association has received a grant from Stronger Communities Partnerships to provide small art works around Kingscote that will surprise and delight visitors and the local community. AKPA has matched the grant funding to allow the project to proceed. The Art Trail will complement the proposed Kingscote Silo Art Painting, to act as…