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Whyalla Mayor Receives Clarification from State Government

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin has received reassuring comments from Education Minister John Gardner, on the future of Whyalla’s three high school sites that will become vacant, once the new $100m high school is operational. The Government is working towards realising the potential use of the existing sites in conjunction with other...

Clare Valley Businesses Rank as Finalists for SA Tourism Awards

Two local tourism businesses have been announced as finalists in the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards. Both the luxury camping company Bukirk Glamping and the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre are set to be acknowledged in what is recognised as Tourism's Night of Nights. The evening will celebrate tourism operators...

Renowned Solar Challenge Zooms Through Port Augusta

Port Augusta will see renowned World Solar Challenge pass through town today with more than 40 teams making their way along a 3,000-kilometre journey. The challenge which starts in Darwin, ending in Adelaide, aims to push the limits of technological innovation while raising sustainability awareness. Event Director Chris Selwood believes the challenge...

Spencer Gulf Identified with Strong Potential for Investment

The Spencer Gulf and Yorke Peninsula’s 150 artificial reefs have been identified as potential aquaculture hotspots. In new research several groups, including the university of Adelaide collaborated on the study which aims to assist governments, organizations and investors on where to launch new aquaculture projects. The findings were based on environmental, socioeconomic...

Port Augusta Local Sporting Champ Takes Home Gold

Local sporting champ Skye Graham took home gold in her first professional boxing match this month. After six months of training with Steve Grantham, Skye competed at the Australian Masters Games, making herself the first female boxer to work with the experienced coach. Coming up against her undefeated Western Australia counterpart, Skye...

Man Charged Over Port Pirie Assault and Theft

Port Pirie police have arrested a man following the investigation of a theft and assault at a local jewellery store. Last week a man entered a jeweller on Norman Street and allegedly stole six rings from a display case before running off. The store owner followed the man down the street where...

Whyalla Road Closure

Whyalla motorists will face a road closure today and tomorrow. A section of McRitchie Crescent will be closed, between both Myall and Booth street in front of the shops. The closure is due to SA Water’s installation of a new sewer pipe. Locals are advised that clear signage will indicate changes to...

Yorke Peninsula and Port Augusta Shine at Regional Showcase

The Yorke Peninsula and Port Augusta shone at the Regional Showcase Awards night at Maggie Beer’s Farm – The Eatery in the Barossa. The Regional Showcase is a long-running program that recognises the contribution regional South Australia makes to the state’s economy. The Community Award was taken out by Yorke Peninsula trio...

Free Mental Health Event in the Clare Valley

A free mental health awareness event will take place tonight in Riverton. The event will begin at 7pm and is funded by the Federal Government’s Drought Communities Program. Guest speaker Tom Downie, a former Greater Western Sydney ruckman, will share his story of hope, recovery and resilience in the face of a...

More Local Volunteer Firefighters Assist Interstate Fires

More local volunteer Firefighters were deployed to NSW last week. Volunteers Anthony Casey of Peterborough, Leon Bentley and Lisa Kruger of Stirling North and Ross Haustorfer of Terowie were among the 50 interstate personnel sent to assist. Northern NSW has been subjected to four different blazes within a 100km radius. With NSW crews...

Clare’s Open Space and Recreational Strategy Consolation

The Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council is currently developing a strategy to ensure these assets and services remain at the forefront of Council’s planning priorities in the coming years. The strategy will provide Council with a day to day decision making platform as well as confirming priorities for the next 10...