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Davenport Community Seeking Municipal Assistance

Indigenous leader "Tiger" McKenzie has appeared before the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee campaigning for Aboriginal people living in sandhills at the Davenport community in Port Augusta. Davenport was once regarded as one of the best managed communities in Australia, however in recent years it has allegedly fallen into disarray with...

Port Pirie Man Sentenced For Breaking Up Argument With His Car

A 74-year-old Port Pirie man has been sentenced to 3 years and 9 months jail, after he attempted to break up an argument between two men by driving his car into them.   Accused man, Kevin Maxwell Reynolds, faced the Adelaide District Court last week after his poor decision left one...

Seven Point Pork Affected By JBS Cyber Attack

Production at the world's largest meat processing company, JBS Foods, who own Seven Point Pork in Port Wakefield, has been shut down after they fell victim to cyber-attacks. Hackers targeted the company information systems, and have affected the company globally including the 47 facilities in Australia. The federal government has confirmed they are aware of...

Clean Seas Gets The Green Light For Kingfish Farm On Point Lowly

  Whyalla City Council has granted a three-year lease to Clean Seas to access the Point Lowly Marina for its proposed Yellowtail Kingfish farm, provided strict conditions are upheld to minimize the impacts on the Giant Australian Cuttlefish population. Clean Seas’ operations will bring a new industry to Whyalla, with additional employment...

530 New Electric Car Charging Sites To Be Installed Across The State

Port Augusta, Hawker and Snowtown are among hundreds of new locations which will soon become home to an electric vehicle fast charging station. 530 new fast-charging stations have been confirmed across the state, with the proposed network set to create sites at supermarkets, motels, holiday parks and petrol stations, with the...

Whyalla Woman Avoids Jail After Fraudulent Flood Relief Claim

A 26-year-old Whyalla woman has faced court and narrowly avoided jail after dishonestly claiming Federal Disaster Relief for the 2019 Queensland floods, while she was more than 2000km away. Shakira Elizabeth June Gallagher, was already on a good behaviour bond for possessing an illegal chemical used to make Methamphetamine when she...

Regional Community And Grassroots Sport Infrastructure Grants

The State Government have confirmed grants for sports clubs across the region, from Port Pirie to Whyalla and the Yorke Peninsula. Over 4 million dollars has been earmarked for clubs and associations across the north of the state, helping support grassroots, regional and district facilities. The projects set to benefit include family...

Burra Skate Park Upgrades Open

The kids of Burra had the chance to test their skills and get some exercise on the weekend, when the town’s newly upgraded skate park opened on Sunday.   The 460-thousand-dollar development includes an extension to the original skate ramp, designed and created by skate park specialists Grind Projects. The new park...

The Weekend Of Local Footy

This weekend in local footy, SGL’s Port Pirie showdown was a nail biter, with Solomontown defeating PropRisdon by just 3 points and holding onto their undefeated record so far this season. In the Yorke Peninsula the CMS Crows ran away from Bute and Central Yorke pulled off the win against Kadina. In...

Rest In Peace And Condolences To All Who Knew Them

Two fatal incidents for our region over the weekend bring the state's death count on our roads to 47, compared to 43 at the same time last year.   Major Crash Investigators are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash at Redhill on Saturday. Just before 3pm, police were called to the Augusta Highway...

Whyalla Airport Upgrades Are Progressing Nicely

The upgrades at the Whyalla Airport are reportedly progressing well, with construction currently being wrapped up on steel erection, followed by roofing, cladding and guttering. The 12-million-dollar project will include an expanded terminal, enhanced facilities, upgraded runway and improved security measures, alleviating the need for additional security for passengers arriving in...