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Tickera Still Struggling In A Confirmed Mobile Black Spot

Tickera residents are still suffering through their 20-year-long dark spell. The community had planned to apply for Round 6 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, but with the new government yet to announce an application date or if they are even going to continue the program, that option is...

Five Local Events Secure Support Through The SATC’s Regional Event Fund

A big year of events is already being planned for the region in 2023, and several have now been announced as successful applicants for the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Regional Event Fund. Round one of the 2022-23 fund will support 32 successful event applications held between September 1 this year and...

T-Ports On Track For Wallaroo Bunker Site

South Australian grain handler and shipper, T-Ports, say their new Bunker site at Wallaroo is on track for this season. T-Ports Chief Executive Officer, Scott McKay, says feedback from Yorke Peninsula and Mid-North growers indicated strong support for competition within the supply chain. Mr McKay added while the company had only made...

Clean Seas Post Successful EOFY Results

After suffering from major losses over previous financial years, Clean Seas Seafood is nearing a return to profit following a boost in sales. Last year, Clean Seas posted a $32 million loss, compared to the $14.45 million dollar loss in 2019-2020, but have recorded positive cash flows of 5.5 million in...

New Wi-Fi Nodes Installed Along Whyalla's Northern Coastline

Letting your friends know about your awesome dive with the Cuttlefish in Point Lowly will now be even easier. A new solar Wi-Fi node, bench seat and charging station has been installed at the Point Lowly Cuttlefish Dive site.  It is the first of three nodes that will be installed along the...

Beaufort To Receive 600 Metres Of New Water Main

SA Water will soon begin work to replace around 600 metres of water main in Beaufort. The new pipe, which is being laid beneath Wheat Road, is part of SA Water’s four-year, $155 million water main management program. SA Water’s General Manager of Sustainable Infrastructure, Amanda Lewry, says the new pipe is...

Port Pirie Pools Without Lifeguards and Swimming Teachers

Port Pirie's pool operator is set to run a lifeguard accreditation session later this month. Off the back of a lifeguard and swimming teacher shortage across the Spencer Gulf, Port Pirie's aquatic programs could be at risk. Aquatic services co-ordinator, De Irwin, says they are on the hunt for lifeguards aged 16-years...

Whyalla RFDS Support Group Raise $50,000 For SA/NT Operations

Whyalla's RFDS Support Group has successfully raised $50,000 this year to assist the Royal Flying Doctors Service SA and NT Operations. The funds raised broke last year's record of $45,500, and brought the total amount raised over the last 14 years to almost $450,000. The Royal Flying Doctors rely on auxiliary groups,...

Tradies' National Health Month

Tradies across the Spencer Gulf are being urged to take better care of their physical and mental health as part of a month-long awareness campaign. Figures released for Tradies National Health Month reveal 1 in 4 tradespeople have taken extended periods off work because of an injury. Zac Lowth, from the Australian...

Whyalla Foreshore Hotel Developer Announces Construction Start Date

Late last week the developer of a planned new $138 million hotel venture on the Whyalla foreshore announced the construction will commence later this year. The multi-storey hotel is slated for the site of the Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, and is still subject to a sale with the current owners. Developer, Thrive...

Brush-Tailed Bettongs Journey From WA To YP

36 brush-tailed bettongs have recently made the 2,000km journey from WA to the Yorke Peninsula, where they’ve been locally extinct for more than a century. It was a milestone moment for Marna Banggara, an ambitious project to restore lost species to the landscape of southern Yorke Peninsula. The 36 bettongs were chosen...