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New Lodges For Regional Cancer Patients

Cancer patients travelling from the regions will soon have new and improved accommodation in Adelaide when travelling for treatment. Cancer Council SA have begun construction on their new $31 million lodge development, which will replace the current accommodation which has been used for over 30 years. Chief Executive of Cancer Council SA,...

Algae Lease Granted To Yorke Peninsula

A commercial seaweed farm off of the Yorke Peninsula is a step closer with the Marshall Liberal Government granting project approval. Commercial seaweed could be a game-changing new industry which processes seaweed into a livestock feed supplement which has been found to cut methane production in ruminants (cattle and sheep), which...

Art Exhibition On The Yorke Peninsula Starts This Weekend

The Easter Weekend YP Art Exhibition has seen a significant increase in participation this year compared to that of 2018 with the event taking place this Friday the 2nd through until Sunday the 4th of April across the Yorke Peninsula. The Exhibition has seen an overall increase in participation of 11% since 2018...

Local Member Faces Adelaide Court

Independent Member for Narrunga, Fraser Ellis, yesterday appeared before the Magistrates Court in Adelaide to face charges following an ICAC investigation into regional travel allowances. Mr Ellis was put on a $1000 bail agreement, and is expected to return to court in May this year. The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption alleges Mr...

Whyalla Receives Cuttlefish Grant

The Whyalla City Council has had major success being awarded over $2 million dollars from the State Government for their Cuttlefish Coast Sanctuary Tourism and Environmental Management Program.  The funding is set to have major benefits for the region, bolstering the project's aim to recognise the cuttlefish coast as a year-round...

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,...