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Road Closed For Bridge Construction

Due to the construction of the Joy Baluch Bridge Duplication in Port Augusta, Tassie Street will be temporarily closed. From 6th of April, the road will be closed for approximately 5 weeks, with works proceeding from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday, and 9 to 5 on Sundays. A crane pad will...

Clare Valley Off To The Races

A crowd of up to 3000 is expected at the Clare Racecourse this Saturday, with organisers saying, "things maybe a little different until we see Covid 19 restrictions ease!". The 7 race card features the Jim Barry 0-58 Handicap that has received 19 nominations wanting a slice of the close to...

Local Towns Up For Tourism Award

Four of our local towns have been officially confirmed as a finalists in the inaugural 'SA Top Tourism Town' awards! Clare, Whyalla, Wallaroo & Moonta were all selected in the list of 32 finalists for the coveted prize, which is an initiative of the Tourism Industry Council of South Australia. Winners will...

Quorn Crossing Works To Begin This Weekend

This Friday the 2nd of April, works to upgrade the West Terrace level crossing in Quorn, on the Quorn to Port Augusta railway line, operated by the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society, are expected to commence. The Flinders Ranges Council have been advised the work will be continuing through April and...

GFG Alliance Bailout Denied By UK Government

GFG Alliance, the multinational company that owns Whyalla's steelworks, has received a rejection from the UK government after applying for an emergency bailout.  The steel company had asked for up to $307 million AUD to help through their transition period finding a new financial backer. The financial situation of the business has...

Regional RAAF Fly Over To Commemorate 100 Years

To celebrate 100 years since the formation of the RAAF, today fly-overs of local towns will take place as part of the celebrations. A P-8A Poseidon will be flying over the old airfield in Port Pirie, along with the township at 11.30am this morning, then Woomera Airfield and village at 12.05pm,...

Local Winery Targeted By Hackers

Early this week a Clare Valley winery was hit by a cyber attack, incapacitating the business for most of Monday.Taylor's Wines was locked out of their email system and computers, disrupting record keeping during the current vintage period.While an IT team did manage to restore their computers by the end...

Arrest Over Port Pirie Break-In

A woman will face court charged over a business break at Port Pirie early on Sunday morning. About 4.15am Sunday 28 March a business on Grey Terrace was broken into and a number of items, including mobile phones, smart watches, TV’s, headphones, foot massager, scooter and other home-wears were stolen. The incident...

Push For Whyalla To Host Hydrogen Plant

Description:The State opposition are heading into the 2022 election on a platform including a Hydrogen Power Station, with calls for it to be built on the Spencer Gulf.Under labor's proposal, they would see a 200 megawatt hydrogen power station, 250 megawatt hydrogen electrolysers, and a storage facility built, creating up...

Jamestown Left Without Power Over Weekend

Residents in Jamestown went without power Saturday night after a vehicle incident left over a thousand residents in the dark. According to SA Power Networks, the blackout occurred after 8pm Saturday night when a road freight train pulled down a pole on Kilmarock Terrace, severing several spans of wire, disconnecting the...

Train Incident In Port Augusta West

SAPOL are asking the public for information following a serious crash in Port Augusta West involving a pedestrian and a train. Just before 2.20pm Monday, emergency services responded to a call at a rail bridge near Red Cliffs Loop Road. A 34-year-old local man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police are...