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School Holiday Fun in Whyalla

The school holidays are coming to an end but the Whyalla Public Library are moving full steam ahead, as they host another ‘School Holiday Session’ online tomorrow. The online sessions have been a hit over the last two weeks and were crafted for children to enjoy getting creative at home with...

'Remarkable' Recovery on the Cards for the Flinders

Premier Steven Marshall was in our region yesterday announcing that SA’s iconic nature-based tourism sector will see a $10 million dollar boost with works starting on the Remarkable Southern Flinders Ranges project. Mr Marshall made a visit to the Wirrabara Forest Reserve and also drove from Melrose through to Hawker, where...

Drink Driver Arrested Following Crash in Port Pirie

A young man has been arrested after allegedly crashing his car while intoxicated at Port Pirie last week. Police responded to a single vehicle collision on Anzac Road, Risdon Park, where the driver had left the scene prior to the patrol's arrival. Following investigations and speaking to witnesses, police have identified and...

Community Needed for Costal Management Strategy

Yorke Peninsula locals can now take part in a community initiative during the latest round of consultation for the new Draft Coastal Management Strategy Section Two: Corny Point to Council Border - The Gap. According to council, the Coastal Management Strategy provides guidance on the most appropriate ways to enhance opportunities...

Whyalla Will See New ‘Changing Places’ Toilet Block

Construction is currently underway at the Whyalla Foreshore for a Changing Places toilet block. The new block is expected to increase access for people living with a disability. The Changing Places facility will have a range of features including a height-adjustable adult-sized change table, a tracking hoist system, non-slip flooring, and more...

Local Lenses Captures Goyder

The Regional Council of Goyder’s Community Calendar Competition has been considered a success, with an overwhelming number of entries submitted this year. This has been the third year of the community photography competition which encourages local residents to submit images that capture the essence of living, or visiting, the Goyder region. Candice...

Port Pirie’s Cemetery Improved

Cemeteries across the Port Pirie Regional council area are set to see upgrades as part of a series of improvement projects.  The Port Pirie Cemetery, is looking much greener thanks to the installation of new turf and irrigation at the new lawn beam by Council’s Parks and Recreation team. In addition, a...

Serious Crash at Jamestown

Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred in Jamestown. On Sunday emergency services were called to a Ford ute that had been travelling north then left the road and crashed into a tree. The driver, a 30-year-old Jamestown man, and passenger, a 36-year-old Jamestown man, were cut from the vehicle before...

Regional Students Receive Scholarships

24 regional students have received funding to assist with the costs of their tertiary education according to member for Grey Rowan Ramsey. The students will benefit from up to $18,000 across the path of their studies, with the intention for the funding to make a substantial difference, easing financial burden for...

Independent Bushfire Review Leads to Funding Boost

The 2019/20 bushfire season has been labelled the worst the state has ever endured with the devastating loss of lives, homes, properties, livestock and wildlife during blazes that occurred in our region on the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas. A $20.3 million dollar action plan has been released following the independent review...

Spencer Gulf Locals ‘Spill Their Guts’ for a Prize

Recreational fishers from the Spencer Gulf are being called to help protect the future South Australia’s iconic Australian Salmon by surrendering fillet frames for research. The frames will end up in the labs of the South Australian Research and Development Institute, where they'll be studied to obtain information on size, age...