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Farmers Encouraged to Team up Against Foxes

Fox baits will soon be available for purchase with property owners being encouraged to coordinate their efforts for the best results. Over 1000 fox bait will be supplied to landholders at a subsidised rate as part of a coordinated approach across the district. Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Landscape Ranger Cameron Watson...

Clare Man Wins Compensation Over Boar Attack

A Clare man has won compensation for being injured by a boar while working at a breeding Centre in the Mid North. The 45-year old man was gored by a 220kg boar, breaking his thigh bone back in May 2015. The man went back to work in 2016, however, pain in his...

Port Wakefield Overpass Delay Causing "Bad Experiences"

Copper Coast Mayor Roslyn Talbot says the overpass at Port Wakefield will cost the Yorke Peninsula another three years of bad tourist experiences. The State Government announced works on the overpass at the intersection of the Augusta and Copper Coast highways would begin in late 2020. The $90 million upgrade is projected...

Stowaways Busted on Train in Mid North

Two stowaways have been caught on a train travelling through the Mid North. Yorke Mid North Police have arrested two women for being unlawfully on premises after they were located on a freight train about 4pm Sunday afternoon. A 22-year-old Victorian woman and 21-year-old foreign national were discovered in a rear carriage...

GFG Alliance Responds to Late Payments

Sanjeev Gupta has responded to claims about his company delaying publishing the accounts of more than 20 companies. Many small businesses in Whyalla that supply the steelworks are allegedly still waiting on payments. Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell lashed GFG Alliance last week over late payments to suppliers, saying one had waited...

Regional Employment Trials Program Receives Funding

A cash injection to the Regional Employment Trials program will help job seekers in the Yorke and Mid North region. Over $200,000 of annual funding has been allocated to the program until 2020 which has been labelled as vital to improving employment outcomes. The Yorke Peninsula and Mid North have been identified...

Mental Health Roadshow Touring the Region

A roadshow is touring across the region later this month, cracking open the conversation about mind health and reducing the stigma around mental illness. The Save Our Mates Wellbeing roadshow is aiming to improve the mental health of youth, men of all ages and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people The tour...

Port Pirie Hospital Loses On-call GP's

The Port Pirie Hospital will have to rely on temporary doctors for its accident and emergency services from the start of March after local GP’s withdrew their on-call services from the hospital. The hospital will shift to a full locum model with SA Health looking into future options for the hospital...

Free Dump Days for Whyalla Residents

Whyalla Council is stepping in to help with Clean up Australia Day by offering residents two free dump days next month. Residents will be able to dump household rubbish for free at the Mount Laura Waste and Resource Recovery Centre on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 16 this year. This includes...

Fire at Field Days Office in Paskeville

A fire has destroyed Field Days offices in Paskeville on the Yorke Peninsula overnight.  At 4:40 early Friday morning CFS crews were alerted to a structure fire on the site of the Yorke Peninsula Field Days on the Copper Coast Highway.  When crews arrived they found the office block was well alight,...

North Coast Road Upgrade on Track

Yorke Peninsula residents have gotten their wish as plans have been unveiled to upgrade North Coast Road. The Yorke Peninsula Council is proposing the upgrade to enhance road safety, improve the road standard, reduce dust, improve access and improve rideability. The road is currently unsealed and has been a key issue with...