This week on Wavelength we brought you stories on road infrastructure for cyclists in Adelaide, the lives of young people who have been affected by cancer, the centenary of Haigh’s Chocolates, and finally what opportunities there are in Adelaide and why some young people choose to leave or stay in the state.
Most of our lives have been touched by cancer in some way and there’s nothing more daunting than the idea of being diagnosed. Due to medical advances and incredible will power many people faced with cancer now live to tell the tale. We often here about cancer but don’t necessarily know what it’s like to take it on first hand. Callum MacPherson spoke to two amazing young South Australians winning their fight and some of the people who dedicate their careers to supporting people like them.
Adelaide is currently in a fierce debate about dedicated road infrastructure for cyclists, particularly the separated bike lanes on Frome Street. Since it has been over a year since the pilot bike lanes were implemented, Abbey investigated what the next step will be for Adelaide.
First opening the doors 100 years ago in South Australia, Haigh’s chocolates have stayed a family business. The well-known business is now throughout Australia and online and has become a family favourite. Sarah went behind the scenes to find out how what the business did to celebrate such a fantastic achievement.
With a population of about 1.251 million people, Adelaide is a relatively small city compared to eastern states like Sydney and Melbourne. That might be why some young people set their sights on bigger cities to look for opportunities. But Adelaide has actually recently been recognized as one of the best cities to live in in the world for the second year in a row by the Economist Intelligence Unit. AJ found out more about an award Adelaide was recently awarded and why young people choose to leave or stay in Adelaide.