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Public Consultation on Business Plan

Port Pirie residents are invited to have their say in the largest Business Plan public consultation as the regional council’s Executive Management Team travel around the region. Council is providing increased opportunities for public input in the 2019 – 2022 Business Plan holding a Pirie Districts Community Forum at Napperby Hall...

Two Men Found Dead in Flinders Ranges

The bodies of two men were found in the Flinders Ranges yesterday afternoon following what’s believed to be a climbing accident.  The alarm was first raised at 1:30pm when their campsite was empty which started a major rescue operation to find the pair. A 62-year-old man from Norwood and a 44-year-old man...

Art Gallery Closed for Air-Con Installation

The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery have closed its doors for four months to install a new air-conditioning system. The installation will reinstate the venue to being ‘A Class’, which means it will be able to host world class exhibitions. The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery will be one of only two...

Uni Hub Launch in Port Augusta

Good news for the Port Augusta residents wanting to further their education with the launch of their very on Uni Hub next month. Port Augusta’s Uni Hub Spencer Gulf campus will be officially launched by Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey at the Central Oval Community Sporting Hub on September 13. Uni...

Whyalla Jetty Works Begin

The Whyalla jetty carpark and southern marina breakwater will close today as construction on the new Jetty starts. This morning, residents may have seen fences go up with the area set to be the home of machinery during the construction. The boat ramp is still accessible with buoys put in the water...

Jim Barry Wines Wins Winery of the Year

Jim Barry Wines in Clare has taken out the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Winery of the Year award, a welcome birthday present on their 60th anniversary this month. The winery also walked away from the Clare Valley Wine Show last year with six gold medals for riesling, which has never happened...

Operation Fatal Distraction

Operation Fatal Distraction wraps up today after a week that lead to heat being put on the police rather than the public. The week long campaign was put in place to curb motorists engaging in distracting behaviours like using their phone. However, it was overshadowed by controversy surrounding a SAPOL Manager in...

Man Admits to Killing Relative at Terowie

A 30-year-old man has told the Port Augusta Magistrates Court he murdered Martin Meffert in Terowie 14 years ago. The man cannot be identified because he was under 18 at the time of the murder which happened sometime between February and October in 2005. A break in the cold case lead police...

New Wind Farm for Crystal Brook

Crystal Brook residents will soon have an eyesore among the Flinders Ranges with Neoen being given the go ahead for a new wind farm. The French company plans to build 26 wind turbines along with lithium-ion battery and a solar farm.  The State Commission Assessment Panel have approved the $500 million project...

Defendant Pleads Not Guilty in Nathan Freer Murder Case

Adriana Tennant has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge following the death of Nathan Freer in Quorn two years ago. The Supreme Court in Port Augusta heard Nathan Freer died from multiple fractures and internal injuries after being hit by a vehicle and dragged more than 10-metres on November 24,...

Students Taught About Road Safety

High school students were given a confronting talk about the devastating results of distracted drivers when a Government funded program visited the region last week. Booleroo Centre District School, Jamestown Community School and Gladstone and Peterborough High Schools were shown the dangers of using your phone on the roads – and...