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Wet and Wild Local Footy

Possible wet conditions ahead for local footy this weekend. Round 4 of the Spencer Gulf league will see South Augusta go head to head with top of the ladder Prop Risdon. Centrals take on Port and Solomontown play West Augusta. In the Northern Areas Jamestown Peterborough play Broughton Mundoora, Orroroo take on...

The Yorkes Classic Returns

South Australia’s most prestigious and iconic surfing event The Yorkes Classic, is returning to the water next weekend for its 35th year. Yorkes Junior Surf Club and Bootleg Boardriders have come together to deliver an unforgettable weekend of surfing for men and women of all ages. This year the Ding King Open...

Drought Forums Continuing Next Week

Forums are continuing around the region next week for farmers in drought affected areas, providing help to access federal, state and local support services. Locals will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the State and Federal governments, farm business advisers, mental health support organisations and charities. The events will be...

Wild Mushroom Reminder

People in the Clare Valley and Yorke Peninsula are being reminded not to eat wild mushrooms, as a variety of mushrooms start to emerge after recent rain. Pam Catcheside from the State Herbarium of SA says any wild, unidentified mushroom can potentially be deadly. Pets are also at risk of dying after...

Lighting and Security Upgrades Nearing Completion

The first stage of lighting and security upgrades in Whyalla’s civic park are complete. 43 Stealth solar-powered lights have been installed, to provide as much light as possible on paths and around the park. The next stage of the project will see 16 CCTV cameras installed to monitor the park 24-7. The footage...

Tree of Remembrance Finished

Whyalla Council has completed its Tree of Remembrance at the Whyalla Cemetery and is open to those who wish to remember those that have chosen to have their ashes scattered elsewhere. The free-standing concrete wall will accommodate individual bronze butterfly-shaped plaques to commemorate people whose ashes have been spread elsewhere.  Council Cemetery...

2019 South Australian Community Achievement Awards Now Open.

Nominations for the 2019 South Australian Community Achievement Awards are now open. The South Australian Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions Individuals, Communities and Businesses are making throughout South Australia. Last year Whyalla Ripples Support group took out the Flinders University Rural Health SA Regional...

Workers Shortage Fix on the Horizon

The State’s latest skilled migration pathways will breathe new life into regional South Australia by enabling employers to find the skilled workers they need. Two Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) will deliver more flexibility for businesses to deal with immediate skills shortages whilst they train their local staff to grow their...

Coin Collection Stolen in Peterborough

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a coin collection stolen from a Peterborough home earlier this month. Overnight on Saturday 4th of May, entry was gained to the Peterborough home where a substantial coin collection stolen. A considerable number of the collectable coins were in Mint condition. Some of the coins are...

Oz Minerals Information Night

Oz Minerals is holding an information session next week in Port Augusta to update the local community on their ongoing projects. The session will go over updates on OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena Project, Prominent Hill Operations, “Hill to Hill’ Power Transmission Line Project and related local business participation opportunities. OZ Minerals say they...

Man Charged over Firearm Possesion

A man has been arrested and will face court today after he was allegedly found in possession on a firearm on the Copper Coast. Police stopped and searched a car Monday in Kadina and found a passenger in the car was subject to a firearms prohibition order. They allegedly located a cut-down .22...