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Bowman Street Resurfacing Continues

Resurfacing works began in Crystal Brook last week. As part of the Port Pirie Council's Road Resurfacing Programme, the main business district Bowman street will have its roads resurfaced. Council have requested cars keep clear from 6am through to 5pm, as access to on-street parking will be unavailable. Works are expected to be...

Phase 1B Vaccinations Begin

Phase 1-B of the covid vaccine rollout has reached Port Augusta. The community covid clinic at the Port Augusta Hospital is now open to those that fall in the latest group. If you fit one of the following descriptions; Anyone Over 70, all Aboriginal residents over 55, people over 18 with chronic...

Clare Cancer Screenings This Week

Cancer Council SA’s regional roadshow is heading to the Clare Valley this Wednesday to host a Cancer Screening education session. The session is designed to inform regional South Australians on the importance of the early detection of cancer, which can have drastic impacts on mortality rates. Regional Cancer screening rates in South...

Woylies Find Home on YP

100 native Australian Woylies are set to find a new home in the Yorke Peninsula, almost a century after they disappeared from the area. Woylies once inhabited more than 60 per cent of mainland Australia, but are now only found in pockets of WA and some South Australian islands. As well as...

Wilpena Pound $3 million Upgrade

Iconic tourism destination Wilpena Pound is set to receive a 3-million-dollar upgrade investment by the state government and Indigenous Business Australia (IBA). The upgrade is part of a 130-million-dollar investment across the state in a bid to boost nature and conservation park-based tourism. The Flinders Ranges have been the hot topic of...

A VISITOR EXPECTED IN PORT AUGUSTA FOR A GOOD CAUSE

A 65-Year-Old Assistant Principle Rick Collister is set to take on a 3,867km bicycle ride from Darwin to Melbourne to raise funds for Beyond Blue - an organisation that provides valuable support for many people, both young and old, who suffer from depression, anxiety and stress.  The solo bicycle ride dubbed...

MAN ARRESTED IN PORT PIRIE

A man has been arrested after he was found in possession of a large number of keys at Port Pirie. About 12.20am yesterday (April 8), Port Pirie patrols stopped a man and woman coming out of Memorial Park. Police had cause to search the pair and located a number of car...

FOOTBALL IS BACK ON THE YORKE PENINSULA THIS WEEKEND

Local Football is back this weekend! The Yorke Peninsula Football League launch season 2021 with 4 A Grade matches tomorrow. It'll be a welcome return after last season was thrown into chaos due to COVID-19. Bute will take on Wallaroo at Bute, while Ardrossan travel to Kadina Oval to face Kadina....

Horse Racing Returns to Port Augusta in 2021

  Horseracing returns to Port Augusta this weekend, for the first time in 2021. Another sport that was impacted by COVID-19 last year, the Port Augusta Racing Club is looking forward to welcoming spectators on Sunday. The 'Let The Races Begin' meet gets underway early afternoon, with a 7 race card, 2...

SCHOOLS IN PORT PIRIE HAVE A VISIT FROM KESAB TODAY

Students at Port Pirie West Primary School, Airdale Primary School and Napperby Primary School will be getting a visit from KESAB today for some education sessions, centred around keeping South Australia Beautiful. The visit will assist students to get a better understanding about the importance of recycling, and what materials go...

WARNING FROM PIRSA ON RUSSIAN WHEAT APHID

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) have released an update on reports of the Russian Wheat Aphid repeatedly being found in the Mid North, upper Yorke Peninsula and the Riverland, both in seed-treated and non-seed-treated cereals. The Russian Wheat Aphid is among the most economically important and invasive pests of wheat,...