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Cyber Attack on Nyrstar

Nyrstar has revealed they were subject to a cyber-attack and it is not yet known what effect it will have on operations at the Port Pirie Smelter. Certain IT systems, including email, are currently down across the company globally and at the Metals Processing and Mining operations. Nyrstar says the cyber-attack issue...

Water Set to Flow to Orroroo Residents

Residents in Orroroo are edging closer to a new high-quality drinking water supply, with the majority of installation works on a 36km water pipeline to Peterborough now complete.  The project's remaining works include installing pressure-reducing valves and a flow control valve system, and all connections to the network. The new pipeline will...

Beat the Heat at your Local Library

Kadina Police are advising people to utilise public places in the coming days with places across the YP open to the elderly and those without sufficient air-conditioning. The Kadina Public Library, Moonta Library at the Moonta Area School, Wallaroo Library and Tourist Information Centres in Kadina and Moonta will be open...

Endeavour Set to Sail into the Spencer Gulf

A replica of the Endeavour will circumnavigate Australia to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cooke’s voyage in 2020, making port at several spots in the Spencer Gulf. The Federal Government is spending $6.7 million to replicate the journey, which will stop in at 39 different spots around the county. The Endeavour...

Woman Arrested After Assaulting Man

A woman has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a man in Port Augusta West. Police and Paramedics were called to the scene on Stokes Terrace early Tuesday morning after a man was found with a minor stab would to his neck and shoulder. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment. A 22-year-old...

Calls to Reinstate Regional Rail Lines

The South Australian Regional Rail Alliance are calling for the state government to reintroduce rail transport services to the Spencer Gulf region. They say regional train services will be needed ahead of the region’s expected growth in the years ahead. The Rail Alliance are proposing connecting Adelaide to rural South Australia, and...

Man Arrested After Assaulting Police Officer

A man has faced court following an assault on a police officer in Port Pirie. Patrols located the man on The Terrace over the weekend. Police tried to negotiate with the man who became aggressive before being capsicum sprayed and arrested. He was taken to Port Pirie Police Station where he allegedly spat...

Goyder Council Receives Community Drought Funding

The Regional Council of Goyder has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government Drought Communities Programme. The council was one of 17 recognised across Australia and awarded over $600,000. The Eudunda Sports and Community Hub development will see new facilities that will provide change room and room facilities for the...

Registrations Open for Masters Games

Registrations for the 2019 Masters Games are now open. The games will take place over ten days from the 5th to the 14th of April and will be hosting a total of 29 different sports. With the majority of the sporting events being held in Port Pirie there will also be other...

Open-Range Sanctuary Planned for Yorke Peninsula

Work on Australia’s largest open-range wildlife sanctuary on the Yorke Peninsula is set to start in February. The $17 million project is aiming to reduce the populations of foxes and wild cats by constructing a 23km fence on the southern part of the peninsula. The Great Southern Ark will involve the reintroduction...

Port Augusta Jetty to be Demolished

Port Augusta’s east side jetty will be removed starting from the 4th of February after a range of structural issues were found. Works to remove the structure will take approximately 2 weeks with a small section of the jetty being retained to provide a viewing deck. The jetty has been out of...