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Thiess Mining Services To Sign On With Hillside Project On YP

International mining services company, Thiess, has been named as the preferred mining services provider for the Hillside Copper-Gold Project on the Yorke Peninsula.  Thiess is expected to deliver mining services and operate and maintain mining fleets to support the greenfield copper operation. Thiess Executive Chair and CEO, Michael Wright, says the company...

RDAA Again Calling For Government Intervention On Change In Priority Area Status

Following the recent announcement of a change in priority area status for regional doctors, the Rural Doctors Association are again calling for government intervention to stop doctors fleeing from rural clinics for city positions. Recent changes to the priority area status means more overseas trained doctors no longer need to work...

Balaklava and Owen Pool Upgrade Works Encounter Delays

The Wakefield Regional Council's two pool projects in Balaklava and Owen, have reportedly been hit by a two-month delay. Company in charge of the two projects, TPS, advised steel shortages and Covid flow on effects have led to delays of about six to eight weeks. Wakefield Mayor, Rodney Reid, says significant progress...

Local Footy Fixture This Weekend

This weekend in the local footy round 13 kicks off in Whyalla and the North Eastern League. In the WFL, the matches are back to a two day split, with Roopena to face Weeroona Bay at Bennett Oval and North to play Central at Memorial Oval tomorrow. The third match will play...

Strengthening Rural Communities Grant Program Round 14

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's, Strengthening Rural Communities program is now open for round 14. The program aims to give thousands of small remote, rural and regional communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs through three funding streams. Rebuilding Regional Communities grants of up...

Gum Tree Falls On Port Pirie Home

A big gum tree has reportedly landed on a fence and home in Port Pirie amid damaging winds on Tuesday night. Following the collapse, residents say termites had compromised the tree and something should have been done about it earlier. Residents had apparently discussed the tree in the days before the incident,...

Two Locals Announced As Finalists For 2022 National Capital Art Prize

Finalists for the 2022 National Capital Art Prize have been announced. This year there is a shortlist of 129 finalists from across Australia, 4 of these being from South Australia, including Alison Mitchell from Riverton and Fruzsi Kenez from Burra. This year’s categories include: Open, First Nations Prize for Indigenous and Torres...

Neoen's Burra Renewables Site Signs Deal With Power Retailer

French renewable energy company, Neoen, has signed a 10-year deal for its flagship project just outside of Burra. The contract will see 10 percent of the generation capacity from its Goyder South wind farm, sold to electricity retailer, Flow Power. Neoen's Goyder Renewables Zone, has development approval for hundreds of megawatts of...

Dodgy Job Securing a Towed Vehicle Lands Truck Driver With Fines

A truck driver was issued a load safety expiation notice and fined over $1000 dollars last Thursday, after hitting the Augusta Highway with dangerously secured goods. The truck had a van positioned above the cabin, and police witnessed it nearly fall off when heading through Warnertown. When police stopped the vehicle, they...

Damaging Winds Continue With A Wet And Wild End Of The Season Also Expected

A warning for damaging winds has been issued for much of the state, including the the Yorke Peninsula and North West Pastoral Districts. State Duty Officer Robert Charlton wants people to remain vigilant. Meantime a CODE BLUE has also been activated in some regional areas including Clare and Kadina, and will remain...

Some Copper Coast Households Expected To Suffer Through Mortgage Stress

More households on the Copper Coast will be spending more than 30 percent of their pre-tax income on their home loan repayments. According to the Otivo Mortgage Stress Report, the continuing rise of interest rates will particularly affect suburbs such as Jericho, Jerusalem, Kadina, Matta Flat, New Town, and Wallaroo Mines. It...