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Owls Brought to York Peninsula to Control Mice Population

A research project on the Yorke Peninsula is investigating if barn owls could provide an alternative, or additional, method of controlling feral mice.The study run by the University of Adelaide is working to increase the barn owl population in order to reduce mice numbers in the region. There has been...

Whyalla Jetty Preparations Underway

Preparations have begun for the installation of Whyalla’s new jetty with construction getting underway this week. Works are currently underway to strengthen the southern breakwater, shoring up the important access point ahead of the construction of the jetty. This involves placing 180 5-tonne rocks along the breakwater, these works are...

Clare and Gilbert Valley Population Increase

Clare and the Gilbert Valley has had a population increase by more than 10% in the last decade in a recent report from the Yorke and North Regional Development Australia. The Copper Coast saw the biggest increase in the region with a rise of 23.5% in that time. The region’s...

Accommodation Shortage for Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Support services in regional South Australia say they are experiencing a critical shortage of accommodation for domestic violence victims who are at times having to sleep rough. In Port Augusta, the wait for long-term accommodation can be up to two years and for transitional housing up to 18...

International Exhibition Set for Port Pirie

The first international exhibition is expected to amaze onlookers at the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery as the 2018 Travel Photographer Society brings their awarded photographs to the city. The exhibition was firstly held at the Whitebox Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and the next stop on the tour is Port Pirie....

Pizza Delivery Man Robbed in Whyalla

A pizza delivery driver was robbed last week of cash and a pizza while working in Whyalla. Police are currently investigating the robbery where a pizza delivery driver attended a home in Whyalla and while waiting for payment, he was approached by a man on the footpath. He was threatened with a...

Stroke Support for Rural Patients

Country South Australians who experience a stroke will now be able to access additional clinical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From June, neurologists at metropolitan stroke units are being made available to support country stroke patients via phone and video conference at any time of day.Neurologists...

Sharpen up for the SA Pruning Championships

The 2018 South Australian Pruning Championships are right around the corner with competitors gearing up for the event. The competition will take place at Churinga Vineyard on Friday, July 6, with contestants coming from throughout the Clare Valley, Barossa and further afield to put their skills on show.There is more...

Kangaroo Survey Takes Off on its 40th year

The annual aerial kangaroo survey is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a low-flying aircraft hit the skies this week to gather data on kangaroo population trends.The survey counts kangaroo populations across South Australia and starts to the east of the Flinders Ranges then across to the New South Wales border,...

Dog Baiting Spreading to Port Pirie

Dog owners still need to remain vigilant after a property at Port Pirie had dog bait thrown into it in over the last week. Dog baiting is occurring in a wider spread area having been previously seen only in Peterborough.The dog owner came home to find the bait of minced...