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Gladstone’s Sophie Millard; Dux with an Outstanding ATAR

St Mark's College Dux Sophie Millard has gone above and beyond, achieving an outstanding ATAR of 98.1. Sophie lives in Gladstone, but attended Port Pirie’s St Marks College for her secondary education. Four other students from the school achieved an ATAR above 90 including Lillian Keain from Wandearah (97.75), from Crystal Brook,...

Things Are Looking Good for Our Farmers

The Rural Bank has released its outlook for Australian agriculture for 2021 pointing to the sector's resilience, thanks to improved rainfall and demand for high-quality produce. The forecast of a wetter start to 2021 is a positive for most industries, including red meat, dairy and horticulture but could be a mixed...

Water Main Refresh On the Way for Stirling North

More than 1200 metres of water main in Stirling North is set to be replaced, as SA Water continue to improve water services for regional South Australians. 30,000 metres of pipe is being renewed throughout the state’s regions, with new pipes being installed along Johnson Avenue, Footner Street, Spicer Avenue and...

Geoffrey Gordon Adams Dead Before Sentencing

Yorke Peninsula man Geoffrey Gordon Adams has died at age 72, from an aggressive brain cancer. Mr Adams was found guilty of manslaughter after he confessed to killing his wife Colleen Adams in their Yorke Peninsula home at Maitland in 1973, 45 years after her reported disappearance. Mr Adams was behind bars...

Santa Brings Cheer to the Mid North

Last night the children of Crystal Brook were filled with joy following a very special visit from Santa. Christmas cheer was in full force as Santa was seen parading the streets of Crystal Brook in non-other than a white convertible. Tonight from 7pm Port Pirie residents will be getting a visit of...

Port Hughes Jetty Upgrades Commence

The Copper Coast Council and contractors Maritime Constructions have started repairs on the storm-damaged Port Hughes Jetty this week. Pile driving of the jetty and the installation of two steel bored piles was completed earlier this week, with further construction set to follow. The storm damage was first reported to Council in...

Whyalla Jetty Closure TODAY

The Whyalla jetty will be closed to the public today to allow scheduled high-pressure cleaning to take place. The iconic jetty has been open for 3 months and has proved popular with locals, clocking up over 500 visitors per day already. Whyalla City Council have stated, “The one-day closure for scheduled cleaning...

Rise in Regional Road Fatalities

The RAA have revealed that fatalities on the state’s regional roads have increased each year since 2017. Police figures show the annual number of lives lost on regional roads has increased from 55 in 2017, to 61 in 2018 and 75 last year. 68 lives have already been lost on regional roads...

Will the Clare Valley be Hit by China’s New Tariffs?

Australia’s bottled wine exports have had an additional 6.4% tariff slapped on by the Chinese Government affecting South Australia’s wine regions, including the Clare Valley. China previously announced a 212% tariff, only adding the further 6.4% last Friday, which has raised concerns that the flow on effect will impact jobs in...

New Art Exhibition in Pirie

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery have launched ‘USE’, an exhibition of exquisitely crafted contemporary jewellery and small objects. 17 artists from the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia have submitted more than 70 works, with USE Curator, Lisa Bryan-Brown stating, “While contemporary jewellery and small objects practices are highly diverse in...

Drink Driver in Clare

A man has been caught drink driving after being stopped in Clare yesterday. Police located a Holden Ute after reports from the public about an intoxicated driver. The driver, a 50-year-old man from Clare was taken to the local police station where he was breathalysed and allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading...