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Port Augusta aged care home gets cash injection

Port Augusta’s aged care facility, the Waimi Kata Old Folks Home, has received over $170,000 in government funding as part of the ‘National Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care’, program.The funding will go towards upgrades to the facility including the resealing of the road leading to the facility,...

Iron road looks to Whyalla for new opportunities

Iron Road has its eyes set on involving Whyalla into its Central Eyre Iron Project.Iron Road Advisor Tim Scholz, spoke during his presentation last week at Whyalla’s City Council, saying there was “Significant” potential for Whyalla to be involved. The project which consist of a mine located at Warramboo, a...

Management of crops through 2017 focus of update

The management of crops through the rest of the 2017 season will be the focus of a grains research and development corporation grains research update at Spalding on August 9. GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Bill Long, Auburn, says the update was important for grain growers as this year has...

State Liberals take aim at hospital back log

A decade-long $150 million backlog in country hospital capital works and maintenance would be tackled under the State Liberals, says Liberal candidate for Frome Kendall Jackson.Ms Jackson has been advocating for a greater investment in health facilities in Port Pirie, Clare and the Mid North and has pledged action if...

Peterborough gets a make-over

New confidence has been established in the once struggling Peterborough after a million-dollar-make over re-developed key areas of the town’s main street.Revamped, facades, fresh LED lighting, a drop in centre for young people, and Wi-Fi access points along the street were just some of the areas re-developed.Independent Frome MP and...

U.S and Australia join forces to test hypervelocity missile in Woomera.

The US Air Force Research Laboratory and Australia’s Defence, Science and Technology group, have quietly concluded a set of test flights at Woomera designed to counter future threats.The missile, known as a HiFIRE hypervelocity missile is capable of moving at $10,000km/and changing direction, more than 5 times faster than speed...

Whyalla pet owners urged to be aware of registration deadlines.

Whyalla pet owners are being reminded that registrations for cat’s and dogs are due by the end of next month.All cats and dogs over 3 months of age in Whyalla, are legally required to be registered with council- and residents who fail to register their animals will receive a penalty. Penalties...

Whyalla steelworks buyer visits site

British businessman and Arrium steelworks buyer Sanjeev Gupta, has made his first much anticipated tour of the Whyalla site.In his tour, Mr Gupta revealed his plans to invest well over $1 billion into the Whyalla business in the short to medium term, hinting that he has; “far grander plans,” in...

New renewable plant proposed for Port Augusta

Wirsol Energy and Australian developer Renew Estate, have agreed to collaborate on a renewables pipeline of more than 1 GW, with projected sites in Port Augusta, the Latrobe Valley in Victoria and the Hunter Valley region in New South Wales. In January, German renewables development group Wircon, the parent of Wirsol,...

Port Pirie's firefighters praised

Port Pirie’s part time firefighters are being congratulated as the key factor in the towns firefighting success.Port Pirie MFS currently employs 12 retained firefighters who support the full-time firefighters but are trained to the same risk and safety standards as a permanent officer. Commander of Port Pirie MFS says the...

South Australia Bettongs show resilience

Tiny marsupials in SA are defying the odds and adapting to life alongside their predators says scientists working at the Arid Recovery Reserve near Roxby Downs. Burrowing bettongs were once widespread across arid and semi-arid areas in the south, central and western parts of Australia, but are now only found...