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Bennett Oval Installs New Cricket Nets

The Whyalla City Council has recently completed the installation of brand-new cricket nets with four new lanes of synthetic pitches at Bennett Oval. The new nets replace the previous two-lane facility with concrete pitches and chain mesh fencing, which was deteriorating due to age. These new cricket nets will further add to...

Coobowie and Wool Bay Could Soon Lose Their Post Office

Over 200 residents in Coobowie and Wool Bay could be left without a post office, with the current service located in the Coobowie General store set to close. With an aging population and a lack of bank branches which spans regional Australia, residents rely on the store for their post and...

Port Pirie Set For Annual Toy Run This Weekend

The 35th annual Port Pirie Toy Run has been confirmed by Mayor Leon Stephens, this weekend. Toy Run boxes will be collected on Saturday with the run then taking place on Sunday, during which families can line the streets to watch Father Christmas ride past several businesses and toot in acknowledgement...

Petrol Prices Surge Across The Region

Petrol prices have hit their highest on record across the Region, with experts blaming a fallback from the pandemic and higher demand as widespread travel resumes. Current prices are being advertised at around 166.9c/L across most regional and rural outlets yesterday. The RAA’s Mark Borlace says current prices are the highest we’ve...

Pine Bridge Upgrades Urgently Needed

Urgent upgrades are needed to a more than 70-year-old bridge in the State’s Mid-North, which cannot bear the burden of modern agricultural freight. The Pine Creek Bridge on the Laura to Appila Road which was built back in the 1940s, and has a 30-tonne load limit which means that agricultural, livestock,...

SA Health Tender Calls For EOIs For Port Augusta Quarantine Facility

A Port Augusta quarantine facility is being investigated by SA Health, to allow for a rapid response to a potential Covid outbreak. There are two days remaining on the tender, which is calling for expressions of interest from organisations to manage facilities in regional centres if an outbreak occurs. In light of...

Port Pirie Council And KESAB To Host Composting Workshop

Off the back of several councils across the country struggling with contaminated waste issues, Port Pirie are holding a free composting workshop this Saturday. The Regional Council and KESAB are partnering up to deliver a waste education opportunity to the community. Understanding waste and what ends up at final destinations such as...

Final Days To Submit To The Whyalla Christmas Pageant

With exactly a month to go until Christmas, the festivities are ramping up right across the region. Port Pirie’s stationary drive through pageant is set for the evening of Saturday, December 4; and the Port Augusta pageant will roll through Central Oval the following day, Sunday December 5. Meanwhile, following the success...

Dan van Holst Pellekaan Sworn In As Deputy Premier

Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan was sworn in as the new Deputy Premier of South Australia late yesterday, during a ceremony with the Governor. Although the gig isn’t officially his yet, with the ceremony largely administrative, and a vote this Thursday amongst the party room to likely confirm the...

SES Issues Severe Weather Alert For Flinders And North East Pastoral

A severe weather warning alert has been issued by the State Emergency Service in the Flinders Ranges and southern parts of the North East Pastoral districts, today. Rainfall totals could hit 30-50mm today and even heavier falls of 50-90mm tomorrow, which may cause ponding and overland flow, with rises in local...

Spencer Gulf Cities Mayors Meet With Shadow Cabinet

On Monday (November 22) the Mayors of the Spencer Gulf Cities (SGC), a strategic partnership between Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla, addressed the Shadow Cabinet. Mayor Leon Stephens spoke as President of the Region and highlighted that a 9% population growth target has been set by the 3 cities reflecting...