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Two Port Pirie Bank Branches Now Under One Roof

Port Pirie's Westpac bank branch has found itself a new home under the same roof as Port Pirie's BankSA branch. The newly refurbished site on Norman Street offers improved services and facilities, such as iPad kiosks and digital banking options. BankSA and Westpac State General Manager for Consumers, Ben Owen, says "the...

New Reef To Be Developed in Port Broughton

Port Broughton fishers, as well as the wider Barunga West community, might soon benefit from the introduction of a new natural reef. Council have been working with The Nature Conservancy to develop a reef, which would assist with water filtration, fish production and shoreline protection. A collaborative investigation involving local fishers and...

Police News - Drink Driving And Grave Vandalism

In Police news, a man has lost his driver’s licence for one year after he was caught drink driving in Stansbury on the Yorke Peninsula last week. Just after 7pm on Friday evening, police stopped the driver on James Street at Stansbury for a mobile driver test. The driver, a 51-year-old local...

Mobile Blood Donor Centre Set Up In Clare This Week

The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood mobile donor centre are calling on Clare residents to roll up their sleeves this week. The van arrived in town yesterday and will be collecting donations until Friday. Blood is needed somewhere in Australia every 24 seconds, but currently only 3.5 percent of people donate blood. The donor...

Moonta Sinkhole Repair Works Underway

Works are now underway to repair the sinkhole which opened up in Moonta 2 months ago. The 2 metre deep hole on Verran Terrace near the Shepherdson road corner, opened up in June, following a water main break caused by the collapse of an underground mine driven by heavy rains. After consulting...

Professor Nicola Spurrier Visits Port Augusta And Whyalla

SA Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier, headed to Whyalla and Port Augusta last week to meet with various officials and discuss local learning's from the Covid-19 response. Latest figures for the major Spencer Gulf hubs indicate the latest Covid wave has peaked and is now on the decline. Whyalla's current...

Acute Teacher Shortage Biting Regional Areas Hard

Universities have put forward a range of proposals to tackle a national teacher shortage which is already biting hard in many regional and rural areas. The country is currently facing an acute teachers’ shortage, with declining numbers of people training as a teacher and an increase in those leaving the profession...

Two Local Towns Make The Ag Town Of The Year Award Finalists List

The votes are in, and Crystal Brook and Orroroo have made the final five in the Ag Town of the Year Award. It’s the second consecutive year Orroroo has made the finalist stage and along with Crystal Brook, the two Mid-North towns are joined by Kapunda, Mypolonga and Waikerie in the...

Whyalla Seeking Community Feedback On Animal Management Plan 2022-2027

The draft Whyalla Animal Management Plan 2022-2027 has been completed and Council is now seeking community feedback. The Animal Management Plan focuses on community expectations regarding dog and cat management that is consistent, fair and includes continuing education. The document is available for viewing on Council's website, or alternatively physical copies of...

Local Footy Results Across The Region

This weekend in the local footy, round 14 played out in the Spencer Gulf and Northern Areas. The SGL's South handily defeated Port, 113 to 29. West continue their no win streak going down to Centrals, 62 to 25. And a close one in Port Pirie saw Solomontown just get the edge over...

Port Augusta Dog Owner Faces Court Over Neglect Charges

The owner of a dog with a serious medical condition who was found wandering the streets of Port Augusta early last year, has faced the court. July 2019 vet visit, the dog was diagnosed with a mass pressing up on his trachea and possibly impeding his breathing. Antibiotics were prescribed and the...