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Telecommunications Review Positive for Region

The Government’s strategy to invest in regional telecommunications and build a stronger regional economy has been backed up by the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review. Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says the region is already reaping the benefits of the investment in regional telecommunications through more reliable services with investment in Black...

Crime Rates Rise in Kadina

Crime rates in some parts of regional South Australia have risen over the past six years according to new statistics released by SA Police. Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula has experienced 57% increase in crimes reported over 2017 to 2018, with Moonta and Port Hughes experiencing a similar increase. Just over 300...

Anger over Legislation to Allow CFS to Stop Farmers Harvesting

A plan to give CFS members power to stop farmers harvesting has prompted to a parliamentary inquiry. The legislation was introduced into State Parliament last week to stop any harvesting actions in severe weather conditions that could spark a fire. Grain Producers SA and farmers have raised concerns over the potential impact...

Funding Delivered for Environmental Projects

$34 million dollars will be delivered to projects in the Grey electorate in a move to enable natural resource management groups to deliver real environmental outcomes. Organisations including the Northern Yorke Natural Resource Management Board have received a significant boost under the Government’s $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program. The Southern Australian...

Investigations into Sudden Death at Whyalla Hotel

Investigations are underway over the unexplained and sudden death of a man at a Whyalla hotel. Police and paramedics were called to a room at a Whyalla hotel around 9am on Tuesday this week.  A man aged in his 30s was found in the room and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Whyalla...

Man Airlifted to Adelaide After House Fire in Burra

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after sustaining burns to 90% of his body in a house fire at Burra. Police and fire crews responded to a house fire on McBride Stock Road in Burra, just after midnight on Wednesday.  The house was completely destroyed in the fire with...

Farmers To Benefit From Acid Soil Project

Farmers in the Mid North and the upper Yorke Peninsula will benefit from a new project offering innovative and cost-effective solutions for managing and treating acid soils. Soil acidity is becoming an emerging and increasing problem in many areas of the Mid North and on the Yorke Peninsula and can reduce...

Local Whyalla Arts Group Takes Home a Ruby Award

Local Whyalla group D’Faces of Youth Arts Inc has taken out the Best Community or Regional Event or Project at the Arts South Australia 2018 Ruby Awards for the Area 53 project. The youth group’s win follows the City of Whyalla’s uneARTh Festival which took out the People’s Choice Award last...

Laura Bowling Club Receives Funding

The Laura Bowling Club has received $5,000 in funding for a new roof through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. The Stronger Communities Program which offers grants between $2,500 and $20,000 for small, capital projects. The program aims to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. President of the...

Flinders Power Donates to Arid Lands

Flinders Power has stepped up, making a $50,000 donation to the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens to upgrade their facilities. Flinders Power CEO Peter Georgaris says the donation was a practical way to give back to the community and they recognise the important role the gardens play in the local economy. The...

New RFDS Jets to Halve Travel Time for Rural Patients

The RFDS has unveiled the first of their new purpose-built jets which will allow patients to be treated in air and will cut travel times in half. The $13 million jets were built by Swiss company Pilatus for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.  Two of the new PC-24s arrived in Western Australia...