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Youth Central Closing Down

The adolescents of Whyalla will no longer have Youth Central in Westland Shopping Centre, as it’s closing its doors. The safe haven was open for a three month trial and received a consistent number of young people each week. It was staffed by local volunteers and set up by SA Police with...

Whyalla Jetty Works Begin Soon

Parts of Whyalla’s southern marina breakwater will be closed from next Monday with construction on the new Jetty scheduled to begin. Fences will go up around the car park area, which will be used to house the machinery for the duration of the construction and also to keep people safe. The boat...

Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride

Almost 100 people will start their journey through the Flinders Ranges today for the Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride. The Jamestown riders will travel more than 1000 kilometres over the next four days with this year’s journey being extra special. One of the organisers, Justin Voumard lost his battle with cancer last...

Techstars Startup Weekend Coming To Whyalla

Whyalla’s new ‘Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC)’ will host the first Techstars Startup Weekend since 2017 thanks to the support of The University of South Australia. The event penned in for September will see participants working on business models, in a competitive environment. Expert entrepreneurs from across the globe will be supporting...

Speed Limits and Funding Increases For Goyder Highway

The State Government have announced that they plan to reinstate speeds on the Goyder Highway between Crystal Brook and Gulnare. The announcement means that road users will be able to travel 110 km/h, after the limit was reduced by the previous Government. As part of the announcement up to $70 million will...

South Australian Living Arts Festival Continues Regional Tour

After dazzling audiences across Port Pirie, Minlaton & Booleroo Centre last weekend, the South Australian Living Arts Festival continues its tour across our region this week. Whyalla will host the Travelling Light show this Saturday, when the ‘big ship’, the HMAS Whyalla welcomes the display to the ‘Steel City’. The best place...

Motorcyclist Caught Speeding At Roxby Downs

A motorcycle rider has had his bike impounded after he was caught speeding at Roxby Downs on Sunday afternoon. Police will allege that about 4.15pm on Sunday, police were conducting mobile radar duties on Andamooka Road when they detected a blue Yamaha WR450 dirt bike travelling at 152km/h in a 100km/h...

Three Arrests After Stabbing Incident In Port Pirie

Three people have been arrested in relation to an incident last month where a man had to be flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital with a punctured lung. The 33-year-old victim admitted himself to Port Pirie Hospital on Sunday July 21 telling police he was approached by two men on Desteno Street...

Carjacking in Port Wakefield

Two Port Augusta men and a Port Pirie woman have been arrested for aggravated robbery of a car at Port Wakefield. A woman was sitting in her Mitsubishi Lancer at a service station on Port Wakefield Highway last Thursday when two men kicked her out before stealing it. A 26-year-old man, 28-year-old...

New Smelter Owners a “Wonderful Outcome”

The Port Pirie smelter is set to dramatically reduce the emissions and assist with the health and wellbeing of the community under new management. The plant reopened last week under global commodity trading company Trafigura who now own 98% of Nyrstar. Member for Frome Geoff Brock said this is wonderful news for...

SA Drivers Speeding

Almost three quarters of South Australian drivers have admitted to speeding when overtaking another vehicle. That’s only one of the surprising results uncovered in a recent RAA survey of 1400 motorists. Alarmingly, 84% of respondents admitted to sometimes driving over the limit by 5 – 10 kilometres. While 50% said they sometimes exceed...