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Clare Valley at the Forefront of New Wine Tourism Campaign

The Clare Valley is at the centre of a brand new $3 million dollar wine tourism campaign, dipping into the international market to attract visitors. The International Visitation Campaign is focusing on the six wine regions in South Australia. Premier Stephen Marshall says the states world-famous wine regions are important to the...

School Crossing Light Failures In Whyalla

It was a case of bad timing for a spate of school crossing light failures this week across Whyalla with school back in full swing. Traffic lights outside Hinks Avenue Primary School, Fisk Street Primary and Town Primary School were all reported to be out of order earlier this week. Any outages...

Port Augusta's Predicted Property Boom

Port Augusta is the regional town to watch this year with market research company Hotspotting predicting the town will experience major investment growth between 2018 and 2021. The property market is set to benefit from a growing resource sector, which includes a number of renewable energy projects and the construction of...

Mobile Phones Allowed at this Film Festival

The 2019 Whyalla Film Festival has added an innovative 60-Second Film Festival to the line-up to create diversity and community involvement. Festival organisers want people to get their mobile phones out and get out and about to create their own Whyalla-centric short film. The top ten 60-second films will be shown with...

Will Your Town be the Ag Town Of the Year?

Nominations are still open for the Ag Town of the Year with the award aiming to highlight the vital role agriculture and other primary industries play in regional communities. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is encouraging regional communities across the Clare Valley and Mid North to get...

Pearler of a Fishing Trip on the YP

A Yorke Peninsula fisherman has struck gold, discovering a pearl while collecting razorfish. The Port Vincent resident was wading through shallow waters collecting the popular fish to pickle when he plucked the lucky clam. Finding a pearl inside a Razor Fish is a rare occurrence, the shellfish embed themselves in the sand...

Pumped Hydro In Port Augusta

A proposed pumped hydro station near Port Augusta is one step closer as developers have lodged a electricity generation licence for the $410 million site. The Goat Hill Project is set to be located 12km west of Port Augusta, and will feature two 115MW turbines to produce clean and reliable electricity. Pumped...

SA Healthy Town Challenge Applications Open

Round 2 of the SA Healthy Towns Challenge has launched, offering grants for regional towns to develop health programs in their communities. Grants of up to $5000 will be awarded to successful applicants with 6 grants in Round 1 being provided to recipients on their way to improving the health and...

Microchipping Day in Whyalla

Chipblitz is rolling into Whyalla in March and will be the last opportunity for pet owners to have their dog or cat microchipped for $10. As of July 1st, last year all dogs and cats are required to be microchipped and registered. The microchipping service provided by the Lost Pets of South...

Duplication of Highway One now Critical

The RAA is calling for the duplication of the notorious stretch of Highway 1 between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta. The road has previously been labelled as the “death corridor” by the Civil Contractors Federation of SA who estimated the duplication would cost $1.2 billion back in 2016. The Augusta Highway between...

Adani Seeking Approval for Whyalla Solar Project

Indian energy giant Adani is pushing ahead with its major solar project in Whyalla, seeking regulatory approval to build a 160MW solar farm in the Steel City. The proposed solar farm will be located near the Whyalla Steelworks. Adani Renewables lodged its request for a generation licence to South Australia’s Essential Services...