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New Murals In A Whyalla Primary School

Two brand new eye-catching murals have been installed in Whyalla Norrie at Fisk Street Primary School, highlighting the school's connection to Australian landscape and culture. The new murals were created by Austin Moncrieff, the artist who gave us the stunning Cowell silo art, with help from students and teachers. The final results...

With The Interstate Connector On The Way So Too Are Even More Renewable Energy Projects

Since the interstate connector between Robertstown in the state's mid north and New South Wales's Wagga Wagga has been confirmed, applications for renewable energy projects have reportedly increased which would see a boost to jobs across the region. The interconnector is expected to allow South Australian renewable energy producers to sell...

New Silo Art Project Planned For Bute

Bute’s silos are set to become the latest to receive a makeover thanks to a $50,000 dollar funding boost, through the federal government’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Barunga West Council will match the funding, bringing the total project cost to $100,000. Viterra have loosely agreed to painting either the four large...

Local Footy Is Back This Weekend

Local footy is back this week after a break over the long weekend. In the SGL, South Augusta will head to Central’s home ground, ETSA Oval, for the first time this season. In the YP League, top of the ladder CMS Crows will host the Southern Eagles tomorrow afternoon, while Paskeville finish...

Kangaroo Population Aerial Survey Begins On Monday

Kangaroo populations across the region will be surveyed again next week, with a small aircraft taking to the sky for the 43rd year. Department for Environment and Water (DEW) will undertake the aerial survey beginning on Monday (June 21) and continuing through to Friday, July 9. A Cessna 206 will fly from...

Balaklava Hospital Concerns For The Future

A stall in doctor contract agreements at Wakefield Plains Medical Clinic has led to a locum doctor now slotted in to provide 24/7 emergency cover at Balaklava hospital. Last week SA Health explained an “expiry of contract” has occurred between doctors at the Wakefield Plains Medical Clinic and the Balaklava Soldiers’ Memorial District...

Some Very Green Upgrades To Wilson Park

Whyalla’s Wilson Park is looking green as ever after a new turf installation around the popular skate bowl, as part of the ongoing beautification project in the park. Council staff from the Open Spaces team chose a turf specially designed to withstand high-volumes of foot traffic. Planting at the beginning of winter...

Yorke Peninsula Woman Charged For String Of Break-Ins and Thefts

A woman in the Copper Coast has been arrested and charged over a number of break-ins and thefts across the region. Over the past two months, there have been several incidents in Wallaroo and surrounding areas. Port Pirie Police arrested the 41-year-old and charged her with three counts of serious criminal trespass...

Pizzas Raising Money For Family Of Hit-Run Victim

For the whole day tomorrow (June 18), Domino's Port Augusta will be hosting a "doughraiser" to raise money for the Hodshon family. Isiah Hodshon a 20-year-old talented musician, sadly passed away following a horrific hit and run just outside of town last month. He was found alongside the Augusta Highway just 3kms...

Port Pirie Surgeon Stood Down

Prominent surgeon and military doctor Lieutenant-Colonel Sam Ali is at odds with Port Pirie Hospital. Dr Ali has been suspended from performing surgery at the health service for an unspecified amount of time, and as yet there have been no allegations against him or explanation as to why he has been...

Flying Fish Through The Flinders Ranges

Some Purple-spotted fish have flown in the Flinders Ranges. A helicopter towing 600 tiny endangered fish has proven a safe way of relocating the species to the Southern Flinders Ranges over the weekend. The Flinders Ranges Purple-Spotted Gudgeon live in just two creek lines in the North of the region, and experts...