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Survey Released to Improve SA Road Safety

Notorious danger spots, such as the Horrocks Highway, Georges Corner near Port Pirie, and a lack of overtaking lanes on the Augusta Highway could soon receive attention with a new survey. The State Government are currently consulting on a plan for road safety through to 2031 via a YourSay survey. 40 of...

2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards

Many local councils in our region have opened nominations for their 2021 Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards. Councils are looking for locals who have made a noteworthy contribution to their community, inspiring those around them, in areas such as education, health, fundraising, voluntary service, business, sport, arts or the...

Your Weekend Guide for Spencer Gulf Events

This weekend locals from the Spencer Gulf and Mid North will be kept busy by a number of exciting events that are taking place. Port Pirie will see the arrival of the carnival event ‘Show on the Road’ at Memorial Park, with various session times available across both Saturday and Sunday,...

Pirie’s Bishop Greg O’Kelly Farewelled

Thirteen representatives from Catholic schools in the diocese of Port Pirie will gather at St Mark’s College tomorrow to farewell Bishop Greg O’Kelly. Bishop O’Kelly has played an active role within the Diocesan schools over the last eleven years, with St Mark’s College Principal, Greg Hay stating that, “The Bishop will...

Rowan Ramsey Visits Burra’s Monster Mine

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has visited Burra’s Monster Mine this week. Mr Ramsey heard from CEO David Stevenson about the work that will take place at the Mine office, including the development of an augmented reality experience that will see the building brought back to life, providing visitors with a...

Thank SA Farmers and Fishers Campaign Launched

PIRSA are saying ‘thankyou’ to our South Australian farmers and fishers as part of a new campaign which aims to show support for the industries doing it tough. From the ongoing challenges of drought, to bushfire recovery, to then challenges associated with navigating an unprecedented global pandemic, the ‘Thank SA Farmers...

Break-In Leads to Yorke Peninsula Man’s Arrest

Police have arrested a Maitland man following a break-in at Parafield Gardens. The occupant of a house at Parafield Gardens reported his property having been broken into and his Commodore station wagon being stolen. Later that day, a member of the public reported the same stolen Commodore driving erratically on the Yorke...

Whyalla Reseals More Roads

More roads are set to be resealed in Whyalla over the coming months in an effort to improve road safety in local tourist locations. The Unsealed Roads Program has been continued and is currently focusing on areas near Point Lowly and Douglas Point. This week re-sheeting and widening of 150 metres of...

Whyalla’s Why Not Art Prize Exhibition Opening

Whyalla’s budding artists are set to display their works as part of the Why Not Art Prize exhibition which is opening tomorrow. The COVID Safe event will kick off at 5pm at the Whyalla Art Group’s Darling Terrace Gallery and will be hosted by the D’Faces of Youth Arts Incorporation. Winners of...

Port Pirie’s Draft Business Plan Released

Port Pirie Regional Council have released their draft 2020/21-2022/23 Business Plan and Budget, which is now open for public consultation. Sustained services as well as a new and improved capital works program have been listed as part of the draft budget, with Council focussing on adding stimulus to the city’s economy. A...

Unlicensed Drink Driver Caught in Unregistered Car

A woman will appear in court after she was caught drink driving without a licence in Port Augusta. Earlier this week, police attempted to stop a vehicle on the Eyre Highway for a mobile driver test, however the driver refused to stop. The car eventually stopped at Caroona Road, Port Augusta West,...