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Several National Parks Upgraded Across The Flinders And Wider State

Several National Parks have recently been upgraded across the Flinders Ranges, in what has been labelled the biggest expansion of national parks in the state’s history, supported by the biggest government investment in parks ever. The State Government have proclaimed a new national park in the Southern Flinders Ranges, combining several...

Copper Coast Announce Five Year Transport Plan

The Copper Coast is moving forward with its five-year transport plan, which will consist of resealing, reconstructing and re-sheeting roads, as well as sealing footpaths and stormwater management. Director of Infrastructure Services, Tim Neumann, says the investigation for the plan lead to the focus on the areas unsealed roads. The unsealed road...

Port Pirie Council and Soroptimist International Partnered Up To Plant Trees

Earlier this month, Port Pirie Regional Council partnered with Soroptimist International Port Pirie by providing 100 new trees to plant locally to mark their Centenary Celebrations. In total, 50 Manchurian pear and 50 tuckeroo trees were planted on the western side of Memorial Park, helping to provide new greenery for the...

Whyalla And Port Augusta Spring Rain Records

Despite a warm and dry day forecast for the last day of November today, Whyalla and Port Augusta have recorded one of their wettest Springs ever. Following a developing La Nina pattern, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) recorded 103.6mm of rain in the steel city this month, closing in on the...

Hay Fire Burning Between Port Wakefield And Snowtown

At 2pm yesterday afternoon (November 28), CFS crews and Farm Fire Units began responding to a large haystack fire located halfway between Port Wakefield and Snowtown in the Mid-North. The fire was burning through approximately 100 large bales of hay and the CFS have advised smoke will be visible in the area...

Registrations Now Open For Port Augusta Christmas Lights Trail

Port Augusta City Council are inviting residents and businesses to register their Christmas light displays this December, and help make this Christmas magical. Light up your front yard or decorate your business windows with big or small displays all welcome this festive season. Registrations are essential so a public map can be...

New Jab Rules For All South Australian Teachers

Teachers across the region will need to have had at least one dose of the Covid vaccination and a booking for the second, by December 10 according to the State Government’s new rules. The new plan applies to anyone who works or volunteers at a Public, Catholic or Private school or...

Whyalla City Council Yearly Survey Now Open

The Whyalla City Council are once again calling on residents to provide feedback to help demonstrate where council has improved or needs further effort. Last year was the first time the survey was conducted, providing council with a baseline of its performance in the eyes of the community. This year’s survey will...

Port Pirie Council Commits To Crystal Brook Child Care Centre

The Port Pirie Regional Council have committed to the creation of a new child care facility in Crystal Brook, to assist the (re)entry of mums and dads into the workforce and also reduce travel times for those already accessing services elsewhere. DJMIR (Early Childhood Education & Care, Workplace Relations & Regulatory...

Dan van Holst Pellekaan Officially Becomes South Australia's Deputy Premier

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is officially South Australia's new Deputy Premier, after a vote of Lower House Liberal MPs yesterday afternoon. He was sworn in at a ceremony with the Governor on Tuesday as an interim administrative measure following Vickie Chapman's resignation. Ms Chapman handed her resignation to Premier Steven Marshall...

Crystal Brook Midfielder Selected in NAB AFL Draft

Crystal Brook’s Hugh Jackson has been welcomed to the Port Adelaide Football Club, following a successful draft pick yesterday evening. The 18-year-old midfielder and forward was selected at pick no. 55. Jackson has impressive in the Under 18 competition with the North Adelaide Roosters this season, averaging 29.3 disposals and showing an...