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Fuel Price Spikes

Many of the state's regional centres were hit with petrol price spikes of up to 28 cents per litre in recent weeks. The highest recorded spike was in Whyalla with a price jump of 28 cents per litre, Port Augusta coming in second with 25 cents per litre and finally...

Asbestos Removal Commences in Whyalla ‘B Block’  

The Whyalla Visitor and Information Centre precinct demolitions have begun. The old ‘B Block’ building has significant asbestos and termite damage within the structure, which is why council has chosen to demolish rather than restore the building.  According to council, CEO Chris Cowley, the building hasn’t been used for a long time...

Nominations Open for the 2020 Australia Day Award

  Nominations are now open for the 2020 Australia Day Awards. It is the Citizen, Young Citizen & Community Event of the Year! There are various categories to which you can nominate either an individual or event that has made an outstanding contribution to the community. Last year’s citizen of the year in...

Opportunity To Be a Part of Youth Parliament

Young people between the age of 12 and 15 are encouraged to apply for YMCA SA Junior Parliament Program, that will take place across three days in the October school holidays. The program will give young people the opportunity to learn about parliament, whilst expressing their opinions on current issues and...

Maitland Ambulance Volunteers Running for a Good Cause

 A group of SA Ambulance Service volunteers from Maitland, are running for a reason this weekend at the City to Bay. The volunteers are aiming to raise $2,000 for the Royal Flying Doctors Service. Beginning the tradition last year, the volunteers aim to be proactive in supporting charities that are of...

Clare Show Market

 If you’re looking for some family fun this weekend The Clare Valley Market will be open from 8:30 to 12:30 this Saturday.  The market will have a variety of stalls from homegrown products, crafted goods, haberdashery, jams, preserves, knitted goods and jewellery.  The event will showcase local produce and will...

Huge Weekend for Local Football

It's a huge weekend of Local Football, with 3 A Grade Grand Finals happening across the region. In Yorke Peninsula Football, Southern Eagles will take on CMS Crows for the Premiership. Last time the 2 sides met in Round 13, Eagles triumphed by 26pts. In Northern Areas it's a Grand Final between...

Petition to Dissolve the Council in Port Augusta

The Port Augusta Council has been made aware of a petition that is currently circulating within the area. The petitioners have made various allegations against the Council, including that the Council has failed to exercise its public duties conscientiously and, has failed to listen to the public. The Council strongly refutes these...

Local Booleroo CFS Member Deployed to Assist in QLD Fires

Yesterday afternoon Sally Lightburn of Booleroo CFS, has been deployed to Queensland along with 17 other Incident Management personnel to assist the Queensland firefighting effort. Sally is an Administrator officer for the Incident Management Team. The teams are made up of 12 SA Country Fire Service staff and volunteers. There are 80 fires...

Grant Applications Open for Young Rural Innovators

Grant applications for the 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry are now open. Young scientists, researchers and innovators are encouraged to apply with an innovative project, that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s primary industries. If you are between the age...

Regional Sustainability Hub in Yorke Peninsula

Regional Development Australia Yorke & Mid North have continued their work in securing a regional sustainability hub within our region, partnering with Adelaide University to undertake further research. A 3-month research project is underway to captures the details of local sustainability initiatives, the groups or individuals involved and other local groups,...