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Adani Gets State Approval for Whyalla Solar Farm

Representatives from Adani Australia have met with the City of Whyalla council to further outline its plans for a new solar farm in the city.Adani has gained State Government planning approval for a proposed $200 million solar farm at Whyalla Barson to the south of the Whyalla Conservation Park. The...

Hundreds of Emus Descend on Peterborough

Low rainfall is causing chaos as Emus descend on Peterborough in search of food and water. Peterborough Mayor Ruth Whittle says hundreds and hundreds of Emus have flocked to the town with the local high school forced to call council officers to shoo eighty emus from the oval. On Mother’s...

Burst Pipe Sends Students Home

Port Augusta Secondary School students woke up to a dream come true on Thursday morning after a burst water main closed the school for a day. The school encouraged parents to keep students at home for the day or to collect their children as soon as possible while the leak...

Local Footy and Netball this Weekend

Round six in the Spencer Gulf League kicks off with South Augusta facing West, Solomontown and Centrals go head to head and Port and PropRisdon fight it out on Sunday. In the Northern Areas Crystal Brook take on Broughton Mundoora, Jamestown-Peterborough play Booleroo Melrose Wilmington and Southern Flinders go head...

Rural Doctor Shortage Continues

The Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey is continuing to seek solutions to the rural doctor shortage in Grey, saying the electorate is twenty-nine doctors short. Mr Ramsey recently met with the National Rural Health Commissioner, Professor Paul Worley to discuss the issue and says that there are some towns...

Fencing to Go Up at Whyalla Steelworks

GFG Alliance is taking personal safety at the Whyalla Steelworks to the next level after a series of recent near misses along the train lines. The owner of the Whyalla Steelworks is installing additional fencing along the McBryde Terrace rail corridor to prevent train‐pedestrian interactions. Train drivers have had to be increasingly...

Kangaroo Population Declining Due To Dry Conditions

South Australia's wildlife is struggling to survive the state's dry conditions. Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary director Doug Sprigg said he has had to pull one hundred and twenty Euro kangaroos out of one watering hole since late March.Mr Sprigg said it was not the lack of water but the lack of plant...

Management of Port Pirie Sports Precinct Decided

The Port Pirie Regional Council has announced Belgravia Leisure will manage the sports precinct, which will include Memorial Oval, the function centre, recreation centre and Crystal Brook swimming centre.Council CEO Peter Ackland says that they received a positive submission from the group which encouraged their appointment.The company are a part...

Roadside Substance Test Leads to House Drug Bust

Police have uncovered drugs and weapons in a Port Augusta home after detecting a drug driver in Roxby Downs on Sunday evening. Police stopped a vehicle at around 8pm for a mobile driver test in Roxby Downs with the 39-year-old Roxby Downs woman testing positive to methamphetamine.Following a search of...

Are Your Cats and Dogs Microchipped?

People have almost a month left to microchip their dogs and cats before it becomes mandatory. From July 1, all dogs and cats in South Australia must be microchipped before three months of age or 28 days after purchase. This new law will make it easier to reunite lost dogs and cats...

Quolls and Possums are Thriving After Reintroduction

Quolls and possums reintroduced to South Australia's Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park are thriving, despite recent dry conditions.The Western Quolls and Brushtail Possums were relocated to Wilpena Pound from parts of South Australia and Western Australia between 2014 and 2016. Environment Department senior ecologist Rob Brandle says the first surveys since...