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STOP PRESS - Archives 02-03

Archived news page for The North
Adelaide Heritage Accommodation Group

Click for a larger Image from the Bakery on O'ConnelJune 2003
Rodney and Regina Twiss at the launch of the "Buxton Bun" and the "Fire Engine Tart" at Rob Kent's "Bakery on O'Connell", 44 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide, just close to the Heritage listed split level Archer Hotel.
Our guests are cordially invited to sample Rob's huge selection of freshly baked pastries 7 days a week. We suggest tea party with the inclusions of our famous Buxton Bun or prehaps a Fire Engine Tart during your stay with us.

Click for a larger ImageApril 2003

Rodney and Regina Twiss having Dinner with Andrew Bennet the Product Manager from TravelBag UK at the famed Amarin Restaurant just a few doors away from the Fire Station Inn. The Amarin has just won an award for being one of the top ethic restaurants in Adelaide.

Bishop's Garden - Click for a larger imageApril 2003

Some new tantalising photos recently snapped of the newly finished Bishop's Garden
Full detailsl are here

Bishops Garden Lounge & Gardens

Bishop's Garden - Click for a larger view

ATEC - Kangaroo Island - Click for a larger ImageJanuary 2003
ATEC on Kangaroo Island

Regina Twiss was a guest speaker at the 2 day ATEC tourism function held on Kangaroo Island
Seen here with Rick Smith from Sealink, and Karen Kent from The South Australian Tourist Commission.

Stop Press - Click for a larger Image of Rodney & WilliamNovember / Dec/ Jan 2003
Rodney & Regina Twiss toured extensively during the past 3 months, including 3 trips to Kangaroo Island staying at a Lighthouse Keepers Cottage at Cape Willoughby, and remote Hanson Bay Sanctuary, along with conventional accommodation at Acacia Apartments, Kingscote.
Rodney also went on a succesfull fishing trip with his son William with Mark West Fishing Charters, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island.
Read the full feature here

The North Adelaide Heritage Group were featured in the May June PATA Compass magazine Read the full feature here
This is the magazine of the Pacific Asia Travel Association.

November 2002
Rodney & Regina Twiss along with their son William toured New Zealand extensively, meeting with travel wholesalers and visiting the many tourist attractions on the Islands
Ralph Jackson from Wayward Bus accompanied the Twiss's and here we see Willam and Ralph on a cable ride at Buller Gorge Swingbridge N.Z.

August/Sept/October 2002

September 27th 10.30 am

remier Mike Rann dedicated the Graham F Smith Peace Trust Kaurna Reconciliation Public Art Work and launched the Kaurna Walking Trail
at Festival Center Forecourt.

Stop Press - Click for a larger imageMonday 16th September:
Rodney Twiss and some " North Adelaide Heritage Group" guests enjoyed their evening at Beyond India, O'Connell St, North Adelaide. Beyond India is one of the local restaurants offering personalised room service to all of our guests.

Joining Rodney is Joseph Rosendo, an America Journalist, and Tom Gegan, cameraman who visited SA as guests of the South Australian Tourism Commission. " Australian Doctor " journalist, Jason Scullin of Scotland and Excited Honeymooners from the Fire Engine Suite, Mr Joubert & Ms Gicquel of France travelling via Australie Tours.

Please click here to view Joseph Rosendo's website , Producer, host & publisher of Travel Scope.

Regina Twiss leaves for OzTalk USA held both in Los Angeles & Washington D.C. this year.
As well as catching up with many of our travel friends in the U.S. she is staying with her sisters family in Virginia, from there she will travel with her sister to Pennsylvania, New York & Rhode Island.
She then flies to UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, & Germany to have a series of meetings with the the Travel & Tourism Trade.
She is flying Singapore Air with around 14 separate flights around the world. This is the 2nd time to the US and the 3rd time to Europe this year for Regina.
The winter months have been a hive of activity in Adelaide for Rodney & Regina, their friends & guests.

Dr Jane Lomax-Smith - Minister For Tourism Minister For Tourism Dr Jane Lomax-Smith writes a letter of appreciation to the North Adelaide Heritage Group.
Read it here

rrival of Exciting stock at Rodney's Emporium.

There is a comprehensive range of quality Antique furniture and retro style metal pedal cars.
From left Regina Twiss, Kath Taylor, and Emma Catherwood.

ourism consultants B-B-Q on the deck at "The Residency"
with profesional cooking by Graeme Andrews of Market Adventures, assisted by Kath Taylor from the North Adelaide Heritage Group.
Co Hosted by Thrifty Car Rental, South Australia.

Click for a larger Image of Graeme Andrews

Bishops Garden Conversion - Now Completed
Watch for new images on line



Official opening of "The Opal House", Rodney talking to Bill Bostock from "Expanding Horizons".

Around 70 guests were invited to the opening of a stunning Kieth Najar designed state of the art home at Moana Heights, built for Cullen & Mary Lou Serr of ANZ Travel.

Click for a larger Image - Opal House Official Opening

Launch of the excellant guide to Adelaide, available from us for only $7.95 (+ postage)
Read the North Adelaide feature here
Click to read North Adelaide Feature

June 2002
On Monday 4th June Rodney & Regina entertained 8 'Bridge The World' travel consultants at Scuzzi.
Emma Caterwood our consultant is on the immediate right.
All consultants stayed with us before being taken to the Airport by
Mark Grela - White Orchid Limousines
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April 2002
Rodney Twiss travelled with Ralph Jackson (Wayward Bus) & Maxwell Millowick (Maxwell's Web Media.Com) along the Great Ocean Road Victoria, via the Coorong meeting with tourism operators along the way.
Here we see Rodney with aboriginal Elder George & his nephew at the new Coorong Wilderness Lodge
Rodney's Great Ocean Road trip is here
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April ATEC at Buxton Manor
The Australian Tourism Export Council meeting for April was held at Buxton Manor. Attending members were addressed by the Minister for Tourism Dr. Jane Lomax Smith
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April 7th 2002
Wellington Square
Food & Wine Affair - North Adelaide
Rodney Twiss, Chairman of the O'Connell Street Traders Association looks on as The Minister for Tourism
Dr. Jane Lomax-Smith opens the annual food & wine event promoted by The O'Connell Street Traders Association.

Rodney Twiss & Dr Lomax- Smith

April 2002
Adelaide Review features article about heritage tourist accommodation in Adelaide
Click article to read section about us

Click to read section about  North Adelaide heritage Group

April 3 2002
SA Secrets Guide Launched

Around 800 tourism operators attended The National Wine Center to hear Tourism Minister Dr. Jane Lomax- Smith launch the 2002 edition of SA Secrets and the glovebox size Wine Regions Touring Guide. Pictured here with long time jogging partner and friend Rodney Twiss.
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February 25, 2002
Today at 11 am in Creswell Gardens, North Adelaide a large statue of the famous cricketer Sir Donald Bradman was unveiled.
The commissioned artist was Robert Hannaford seen here with Rodney Twiss.
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Jan 2002
etween Wednesday 30th of January and Sunday the 5th of February 2002, Regina Twiss will be attending Singapore's major annual Travel consumer show at the Singapore Expo where she will talk to some of the 70,000 Singaporeans about South Australia, Adelaide and North Adelaide Heritage Group.
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She will be amongst a small group of Tourism Industry Business's under the banner of South Australia.

Joining her is Mandy Creed of Bellescapes Barossa Valley, and Sue Caudell of Thrifty Car Rental Click for a larger Image

Jan 2002
Goolwa Adventures
Owner Managers Rodney & Regina Twiss called on Coorong cruise operator Jock Veenstra.
At 12 noon a cruise hosted by Jock departed Goolwa to the Murray mouth and parts of the Coorong
See "Rodney's Trip Tips"

Jan 2002
Outback Adventures
Travelling with Colin & Suzie Caudell (Thrifty Car Rental SA), the North Adelaide Heritage managers visited Wilpena Resort in the Flinders Ranges.
The Year Of The Outback was among topics discussed over dinner with Kieth and Lynette Rasheed. While at Wilpena Resort Colin & Suzie Caudell were taken on a personalized tour by Kieth Rasheed.
4wd vehicles are available for rental from Thrifty SA

Click for a larger Image from Wilpena

Dec 2001
Rolls Royce on Kangaroo Island
During December Rodney & Regina Twiss along with their son William travelled extensively into the tourist regions of Kangaroo Island.
The ferry crossing with Sealink was pleasant, and major roads are now sealed on KI. Remaining dirt roads are generally well maintained.
These trips form part of The North Adelaide Heritage Groups ongoing research into South Australian Tourist destinations.
Maxwell Millowick, IT Consultant and photographer, also accompanied the group.
Rodney Twiss is now writing "Rodney's Trip Tips" for the website based on his experiences.

Click for a larger Image  - Rolls Royce boards Sealink Ferry
Click for the Sealink Website
North Adelaide Heritage Group
use and recommend Kangaroo Island Sealink

North Adelaide Heritage group are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Eric Russo as our house massuer. As Rodney & Regina's personal massuer for the past year Eric comes to us well accredited to his task.
Eric is available to carry out his massage at any of our properties. his specialties are for relaxation, sport, trigger point, myofascial release, skeletal mobilization - Eric can be contacted on 0418 810 108 or
Photo of guest being relaxed massaged at Fire Station Inn
in comfort in the Fire Chief's
From left to right Bill Spurr, Regina Twiss, Martin Hamilton-Smith, & Rodney Twiss Rodney & Regina Twiss talking heritage tourism with the then current Tourism Minister Martin Hamilton - Smith and Bill Spurr, Chief Executive Officer South Australian Tourism Commission, at a recent Christmas function.

December 2001
Adelaide Pub Guide
We would like to launch the Adelaide Pub Guide, which is now available in all our heritage properties. It provides a fascinating walk around North and South Adelaide's 80 Historic Pubs.

Barossa Daimler Tours
Rodney and Regina Twiss would like to introduce to our guests the Barossa Daimler Tours as our choice for a private escorted wine tour of the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Mclaren Valley wine regions. For information click onto

November 2001
Room Service at North Adelaide Heritage Group

We are delighted by the huge success of our new Room Service Menu provided by Scuzzi Café
Chef Robert of Scuzzi
of North Adelaide. The extensive menu is available to all our guests at all of our heritage properties from 12noon to 10pm 7 days a week.
November 2001
Rodney elected as Chairman

Rodney is proud to announce that he has been elected to be the Chairman of the North Adelaide Traders Group established for over 20 years. He and his committee are keen to produce a 4-colour brochure of North Adelaide with businesses, Historic walks, maps and information, which would tie into the web site,

Adelaide Lord Mayor Alfred Huang, with new Chairman Rodney Twiss

November 2001
Sunday Lunch at the National Wine Centre

Rodney joined Regina and her glamorous collegues from the Lord Mayor Charitable Committee at the fabulous new National Wine Centre last Sunday for a day of fellowship, good food and wine to raise funds for our cities small charities.
We would encourage all of our guests to indulge and visit the National Wine Centre and lunch at the innovative De Castella's Restaurant, where the menu is focused on the wine with food as an accompaniment. Wine can be purchased at the Wine Centre from any wine region in Australia and shipped to any location all over the world.

Lord Mayors Charitable Commitee Members

Guest Speaker Mr Peter Barry Managing Director of Jim Barry Wines Clare Valley, with Rodney Twiss

September 2001
The new brochure,released to the trade, in the USA in August, has been very well received, with additional trade appointments with agents scheduled for Rodney and Regina in London.

Ireland September 2001
Rodney and Regina are enjoying their B&B style trip to Ireland and are most impressed by the friendliness of their hosts and inspired by the attractive pastel colours used on cottage exteriors.

Other Stand Outs are
The Literature Pub Crawl,- in Dublin
On this tour you get to hear about the famous Irish authors and playwrites like Samuel Beckett, James Joyce etc,
showing where the famous writers and Freedom fighters used to gather.

Dublin History Tour
A very interesting walking tour of the city of Dublin with a History Professor from the world famous Trinity College
with a decided Political slant.

News Flash!

19th August 2001

The Australian (weekend edition August 18-19th 2001)Susan Kurosawa, widely acclaimed Travel Editor of Australia's leading newspaper has just chosen Buxton Manor as one of the three top self-contained cottages to stay in the world!
She particularly mentioned the Musica Viva suite as a haven for Romantic Couples.

The Twiss's, Rodney, Regina & William on route to the Australian Tourism Commission's annual Sales Mission to the US & France, were highly delighted to learn of this latest accolade at Sydney airport.

On Monday the 28th of August, the Twiss's will launch their latest colourful and informative Brochure at lunch in Hollywood West Los Angeles, in the offices of Wagstaff International, PR consultants to the Government of South Australia in the US.
The Brochure now boast 44 photos detailing twelve of the Twiss's 20 suites and cottages. Simultaneously, the Launch of the Scuzzi Cafe take out Menu now allows all of the North Adelaide Heritage Group's accommodations to be serviced with the scrumptious food by the Barbaro Family Restaurant.

Scuzzi Cafe in O'Connell Street North Adelaide are pleased to offer exclusive room service to our guests. Their current menu is available for viewing on our home page. We highly recommend that you tempt your tastebuds when in Adelaide.

May 2001 The Southland Times from New Zealand features an article about Adelaide's Heritage. It was written by Gillian Vine and you can read it on line here.

Click for the Page in the Travel Guide

April 2001
"Groups staying at Buxton Manor"
Michael Jones managing director of Quest Travel, one of the worlds largest travel agents, recently personally escorted 7 delightful English couples on a tour that featured staying at Buxton Manor and The Fire Station Inn.
They all enjoyed a weekend of relaxation, fun, wining and dining in Adelaide, Australia.

Journalist Kerry Kenihan
Freelance journalist Kerry Kenihan writes about The North Adelaide Heritage Group in the Kendell Connection inflightmagazine.
Read the story here

Luxury Travel Magazine has commissioned ten
of Australia's top travel writers to survey Australia's best and most outstanding Hotels.
The results of this survey will be published as a major feature in the August / October issue of Luxury Travel Magazine.

North Adelaide Heritage Accommodation
is among those selected as Australia's best Hotels and will be featured in the survey results.