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Aviation Seminar in Port Pirie

An aviation seminar in Port Pirie this week will emphasise the importance of defencing flying skills to avoid accidents. CASA Aviation Safety Advisors will be delivering a new AvSafety seminar to discuss how knowledge of human factors in three essential pilot skills will enhance aviation safety. The seminar will look at enhancing...

Whyalla Locals Score Awards

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin has congratulated Zia and Cyanne Westerman for their 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards. Twin sisters Zia and Cyanne picked up an award each at the Awards Australia SA gala presentation in Adelaide when they took out their respective categories. They were awarded the Websters Lawyers Service to the Community Award...

SA Community Achievement Awards

Anyone who knows an individual, business or group that is helping to reshape and inspire the community is encouraged to nominate them for the SA Community Achievement Awards. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan says there are a huge number of people in the electorate of Stuart who make enormous...

Australian Arid Lands Botanical Gardens Day

The Australian Arid Lands Botanical Gardens will be celebrating with the rest of the country this weekend for national Botanic Gardens Day. More than 100 gardens from across Australia and New Zealand will be participating, hosting events and showcasing the achievements botanic gardens have made in the field of plant conservation. The...

Rowan Ramsey Claims Grey

Rowan Ramsey has claimed his fifth victory in the seat of Grey in the Federal Election over the weekend. Votes are still being counted but Mr Ramsey has scored more than 60% of first preference votes. This is a significant jump from the 2016 election where he claimed 42%. Mr Ramsey’s declaration comes...

Free Trees for Copper Coast Locals

The Copper Coast Council will give out free native shrubs to locals as a part of their Green Up initiative this weekend. Council gives ratepayers the opportunity to receive up to 2 plants for free from a selection of trees, grasses and shrubs on receipt of their rates notices. This year’s free...

Whyalla Marina Works Underway

Works are underway on the new $400,000 Whyalla Marina; contractors have started demolishing the old concrete floating walkway pontoons. Old concrete moorings are being replaced with new welded aluminium braced frames with new mesh, anti-slip decking and floats. Council Project Officer Sam Bourne says the demolition and construction work is scheduled to...

Clare Art on Show

The Clare Art House in Mill Street will host a retrospective exhibition of all Best in Exhibition winners of the Clare Rotary Art Show for the past 18 years The Best in Exhibition has been sponsored by the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council since 2001. Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Helen Macdonald...

Free Lifeline Counselling Courses

Lifeline will be hosting two free Accidental Counselling Training courses this week in Quorn and Hawker. The 4-hour Training teaches participants tools and techniques to respond appropriately, efficiently and effectively to people in crisis or distress, when there may not be a professional immediately available. It will also give participants the skills...

New Solar for Port Augusta

Renewables firm Pangea Energy and battery producer CellCube have signed an agreement to build a 50MW battery storage system alongside a 200MW solar farm in Port Augusta.   Construction of the grid-scale battery is expected to begin before the end of the year, with plans to be operational in 2020. The $290...

Wet and Wild Local Footy

Possible wet conditions ahead for local footy this weekend. Round 4 of the Spencer Gulf league will see South Augusta go head to head with top of the ladder Prop Risdon. Centrals take on Port and Solomontown play West Augusta. In the Northern Areas Jamestown Peterborough play Broughton Mundoora, Orroroo take on...