30 July 2021

New wool mill gathers steam

Plans are under way for one of the Island’s most audacious projects – a mill to process local wool and make garments here. The proposal by Kangaroo Island Wool will bring rare skilled manufacturing jobs to the Island and transform one of the Islands’s historic and unique buildings as part of an industrial and retail…

19 July 2021

Ferry tender companies reminded of KI business needs

Business concerns about ferry services have been raised with the three companies tendering for the new contract for ferry services to Kangaroo Island, starting in 2024. The Kangaroo Island Business and Brand Alliance (KIBBA) on behalf of its 203 Brand Partners and Business Members has participated in consultation with the companies and has now written…

21 June 2021

School obstacles for employers

Relationships with schools and perceived deficiencies in vocational training are the top issues for businesses on Kangaroo Island when trying to hire apprentices and trainees. Eleven people from 10 businesses gathered recently to discuss issues surrounding hiring apprentices and trainees, with the Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni. Participating businesses were Island Electrical, Craig’s Plumbing,…

25 May 2021

Kangaroo Island savours new chicken flavour

Jenny Stanton with daughters Grace, Annabelle and Matilda. Primal Harvest Kangaroo Island is off to a flying start! Jenny and Will Stanton are raising Pasture Raised on Open Fields (PROOF) certified pasture-raised chicken at their Stokes Bay farm and their first harvest of 165 birds in late April was sold in a flash, simply through a Facebook post….