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Police Taskforce Targeting Regional Methylamphetamine

SA and Federal Police are teaming up to target the supply and distribution of methylamphetamine in regional South Australia. The taskforce is aiming to reduce the illegal drug’s significant and often tragic impact on the state’s community. The Joint Agency Ice Strike Team prevented the importation of more than 300kg of methylamphetamine...

Serious Crash at Nelshaby

A woman remains in a critical condition after a collision on the Augusta Highway at Nelshaby. Police and emergency services were called to the scene on the Augusta Highway near Flinders view drive just after 10am on Monday where a Mitsubishi sedan and a light truck collided The driver of the Mitsubishi...

Joy Baluch Bridge Upgrade to get Underway

Upgrades to the Joy Baluch Bridge are expected to start at the end of this year with the $200 million duplication a vital transport link for Port Augusta and county. Around 13,000 vehicles use the bridge every day and accidents and breakdowns cause chaos, diverting traffic to Yorkeys Crossing, a 26km...

YP Cricket Team to Play at Adelaide Oval

One Yorke Peninsula Cricket team will have the opportunity of a lifetime as they gear up to play on the Adelaide Oval. The Paskeville/Boors Plains’ A grade cricketers will take to the main stage for the final of the Statewide Country Twenty20 Champions Cup. The YP team will face Meadows in the...

Producers Warned Against Spraying

Clare Valley farmers and residents are being warned to think before they spray summer weeds and not to underestimate the impact it could have on surrounding properties. With recent hot weather PIRSA Biosecurity SA says producers must be careful not to spray during inversion periods. Inversion conditions are likely in the early...

Commercial Shipping Returning to Port Augusta

The Northern Power Station site in Port Augusta will be reborn as a $250 million port facility under new owners CU-River Mining. Flinders Power has sold the site to the mining magnate who will build a bulk commodity, transhipment port facility, with a substantial jobs boom predicted for the Upper Spencer...

Foreshore Replenishment Kicking Off in Whyalla

The annual foreshore sand replenishment project will begin in Whyalla today. The foreshore will be busy with earthmoving contractors as they work to improve the quality of the beach and protect the beach side assets. Works will be ongoing for the remainder of the week, just dodging the busy school holiday period. Access...

January Topples Weather Records

January has been Australia’s warmest month on record with Port Augusta smashing weather records. The average temperature for January across the country exceeded 30 degrees for the first time. Port Augusta broke the record for the highest temperature in January, hitting 49.5 degrees. Falling just shy of the national record of 50.7 degrees...

Major Announcement For Former Port Augusta Power Station Site

Port Augusta is expecting a jobs boom and increased investment after a major announcement was made today, outlining future plans for the former Flinders Power site. A media release provided to us by Rann Communication, in conjunction with Flinders Power and CU-River Mining Australia, states the below:   "Jobs and investment are set to...

Hearing for Controversial CFS Bill

Landowners in the Clare Valley, Mid North and Upper Yorke regions are able to join in at a hearing next week to discuss the controversial bill that would give the CFS power to stop farmers harvesting during high bushfire danger days. The Select Committee on the Fire and Emergency Services Bill...

New Assistance Available For Farmers

Farmers across the Northern Areas and Yorke Peninsula now have an easier way to find out what drought assistance they are eligible through a new online resource called FarmHub. The new resource brings together information on drought support available for individual farmers. It will show what fodder, water, transport and living expense...