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Shotgun and drugs seized by Port Pirie police

Two men from Risdon Park South have been arrested, allegedly, on drugs, weapons and firearm offences.Patrols headed over to Airdale Primary School on Wednesday, after an alarm was triggered, and spotted a man riding away from the school.They caught up to him and stopped him, allegedly finding a taser, a...

Whyalla's first beach wheelchairs hit the sand

Whyalla foreshore won’t be off limits for those living with a disability-saying it’s rolled out three new beach designed wheelchairs for community use.They were bought back in April, with money raised by both the British American Motorcycle Club and the local Lions club.To rent the wheelchairs, it’s just a gold...

Orroroo local now twenty million dollars richer

An Orroroo woman has hit the jackpot, winning $20 million worth in Tuesday’s Oz Lotto draw.The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, grabbed her golden ticket from the local IGA store in Orroroo.She says it’s a family tradition to play the odds, and that the numbers that she put down...

Whyalla Stuart man arrested over crime he committed in march

A Whyalla Stuart man has been arrested over a theft he committed all the way back in March.According to security images on Sampson Street taken earlier this year, the man hopped the fence of a home on the street and then stole cash cigarettes and a lighter from an unlocked...

Quorn's newest weapon in the war on tourism opens its doors

Quorn has opened a new hotel, which is expected to bring even more tourism to the area.The Great Northern Lodge, a 4.5 star motel and function centre officially opened on Monday after it was upgraded.The State Government recognised the potential of the hotel and Quorn’s tourism hub, so they put...

Mintaro solar farm could soon be a reality

A new solar farm in Mintaro, could open as many as 200 possible jobs for the region.It’s called the Chaff Mill Solar Farm. It’s only in research and consultation stage at the moment, but the company behind it, FRV, thinks it’ll have a big impact on the region.They’ll need 200...

Port Augusta's Arid Lands Botanic Garden takes home two tourism awards in Adelaide

Port Augusta’s Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has cleaned up at the Aussie tourism awards.The city was running in two categories on the night; best tourist attraction and ecotourism, and the gardens managed to get a silver and bronze respectively. In a nutshell; the awards honor those community organisations or...

20 hectares lost in Wanderah East grass fire

Farmers and fire crews have managed to put out an out of control fire that ripped through Wanderah East on Tuesday.The fire started around 9.30 in the morning on a property in Wanderah East, and was sparked by a mechanical failure from a header.CFS crews rushed to the property, backed...

Government comes up with solution on Port Germein levee

The State Government has finally gotten around to providing a solution to damaged levee, around the town of Port Germein just outside Pirie.$58,000 will be gifted to the District Council of Mount Remarkable, who will then put that money into fixing the damaged levy outside of Port Germein.The city is...

New wind farm means more jobs

A new Wind Farm, just West of Port Augusta has been cleared to start construction in November.Nexif Energy who is behind it, has said its okay to start the first phase of the project, closing a $300 million deal to kick it off.The 212 megawatt wind farm will be built...