Latest News

Local News

Laura Flu Vaccination Session Today

The Crystal Brook Medical Practice and Laura District Medical Practice flu vaccination sessions are back today to vaccinate all vulnerable members of the community. Eligible people include those over 65, Aboriginal people, pregnant women and homeless people. In an attempt to avoid mass gatherings, the clinic will be run as a drive...

Augusta Highway To Receive More Funding In Upcoming Budget

More money is being allocated to the duplication of the Augusta Highway in the coming budget, which is set to be released today. The Augusta Highway project is set to receive another 148 million dollars to accompany the 64 million already in the pipeline, which was pledged at the time of...

Federal Government Funding For Rural GP Crisis

Following the closure of yet another rural GP clinic in Peterborough in recent weeks, the federal government has announced they will increase the amount doctors are paid in regional areas. In a bid to fix the GP shortage in various parts of the country, the government is expected to budget 65...

Clare Mobile Blood Donor Centre Rolls In

The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood mobile donor centre is coming to the Clare Valley this week. The donor truck will visit the Valleys Lifestyle Centre from tomorrow to Friday (May 12-14). Regional residents are being called on to roll up their sleeves following the effects of the pandemic and low blood stocks...

Whyalla Truck Driver Loses Licence

A Whyalla truck driver has lost his licence after being caught over the limit on the weekend. Police caught the tipper truck travelling along Stirling Drive at Whyalla Stuart on Saturday night, and pulled it over to conduct a breath test. The 62-year-old man, allegedly returned a positive blood alcohol reading of...

Local Footy Results

This weekend in local footy, a see-saw game in the SGL between South and Central Augusta, Central running away with the win leaving the reigning premiers still at the bottom of this season’s ladder. Another tight match in the Yorke Peninsula, Central Yorke defeating Southern Eagles by less than two goals....

The 2020-21 Crop Harvest Exceeds Expectations

The 2020-21 crop harvest season has exceeded expectations, according to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, reaching $2.5 billion in farm gate value. It's the second most lucrative crop year on record in South Australia, with over 9 million tonnes of grain harvested throughout the season. Ben Wundersitz from Anna...

Boom Logistics Score 15 Million Dollar Contract With Olympic Dam

The Olympic Dam Mine, near the township of Roxby Downs, has awarded a $15 million contract to Boom Logistics. The contract will see Boom Logistics play a large part in the Smelter Campaign Maintenance 2021 project, which is the next scheduled shutdown for Olympic Dam. Boom Logistics will...

Flinders Country Music Muster Starts Today

The 2021 Flinders Ranges Country Music Muster is coming to Port Augusta this week. Over 30 local and interstate artists will travel to various locations around town to perform, including the lawns by the wharf, West Augusta Football Club, and the Port Augusta Golf Club. Artists include Jaz Kimber, Barry Lewis and...

Pair Caught Transporting Drugs And Alcohol

A man and woman, both aged 44, have been arrested in Port Augusta after police intercepted drugs and alcohol being transported to a prohibited area. Patrols allegedly detected the culprits after they were caught exceeding the speed limit on Victoria Parade. Police then reportedly located 340 grams of cannabis in various sized...