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Graphite Mine Proposed For The Region

South Australian graphite developer Renascor are looking to develop the Siviour mine near Arno Bay on the Eyre Peninsula. Renascor has taken a significant step towards becoming a major supplier to the global electric car industry, after striking a deal with a major Korean lithium-ion battery materials purchaser. The Memorandum of Understanding...

Davenport Community Allegedly Run Into Issue With Government Services Requiring A Permit

The Davenport community just outside Port Augusta, has allegedly decried a permit system which requires it to now ask permission before delivering government programs there, following the appointment of a separate land and asset manager.  The South Australian Aboriginal Lands Trust (ALT) installed its own land and asset manager in Davenport...

Quorn Aerodrome Puts Government Funding To Good Use

The Quorn Aerodrome is now equipped with an illuminated wind direction indicator (windsock) and a new perimeter fence, thanks to Government funding. The Commonwealth Regional Airports Program and the SA Government Support Regional Aviation Program, granted the Flinders Ranges Council $135,125 for the work; 82.6% of the projects’ combined cost. The Flinders...

Port Pirie Drugs and Firearms Seized

Three people have been reported after a drug and firearm seizure in Port Pirie. At 7.15pm on Monday (September 6), patrols were called to a disturbance on Kingston Road, and upon searching the property located a large amount of drug paraphernalia and cannabis. A second address in Port Pirie West was also...

Port Augusta Group To Assist With Antisocial Behaviour

A new leadership group has been formed to assist with antisocial behaviour across Port Augusta in the lead up to Summer. The Port Augusta Responsible Communities (PARC) announcement was made by Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan, following the Council’s alleged advocacy for the enhanced coordination and assistance in decision making and...

Unbroken Art Exhibition Opens In Whyalla

A Whyalla art project launching this morning at the Middleback Arts Centre is looking to raise awareness about domestic violence in the community. The Unbroken exhibition features a number of artworks from twelve local women with lived experiences of domestic violence. Exhibition facilitator, Richard Parker, says he’s hoping people engage with the issue and...

Shearing Training Centre In Jamestown

Young shearers and wool handlers are being given a head start in the industry, thanks to a state-of-the-art training centre in Jamestown. Funding for the centre was secured through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) grant program, the Jamestown Show Committee, as well as local farmers who donated around...

Pilot Safety Education Seminar In Port Pirie

Port Pirie pilots are set to benefit from a safety education seminar led by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), this weekend. The seminar will focus on issues such as fatigue, distractions and loss of situational awareness, which leads to around 80 percent of aviation accidents linked to mistakes, errors or...

Maitland Grain Growers Forums Begin

A new series of forums set to begin in Maitland this month has The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) calling on suggestions from grain growers and industry stakeholders. GRDC Grower Forums are being held to gather grassroots input into GRDC’s investment plans and consolidate local priorities, which will be considered...

WFL Jim Hewitson Medal And YPFL Mail Medal Counts

The Whyalla Jim Hewitson Medal and Yorke Peninsula Mail Medal were held last night. The WFL medal count was held at West Whyalla Football Club and the YP Medal count was held at Anglers Inn in Wallaroo. The 2021 WFL Medal was awarded to Steven Jackson on 17 votes, second was tied...

Burra Mines Meet Technology

In a first for the region, the historic Burra Mine Site is set for an augmented reality make over, with the Regional Council of Goyder meeting with potential contractors to develop plans. Visitors will be able to use their mobile device to see a depiction of how the mine looked at...