Local News

Warnertown: the line in the sand in the battle against buffelgrass

Warnertown, home to about 5000 people east of Port Pirie, has found themselves on the front line of a toxic weed working its way down from the outback.It’s known as Buffel Grass; a high density, rapidly growing and aggressive weed that’s highly flammable and a pain for firies to deal...

No future in sight for Port Pirie's Aldi store

A recent announcement by ALDI Australia has cast doubt whether their new store will be built in Port Pirie. According to an ALDI spokesman, even though the site they planned to build on is “exclusive” to the company, at this stage, construction’s been suspended and they aren’t yet able to...

Elon Musk delivers and finishes Jamestown battery

Tesla’s Elon Musk said he’d have the battery finished within 100 days, and that’s exactly what he’s done.The large Tesla Powerpack batteries have officially completed installation, near Jamestown.That announcement was made yesterday, and apart from delivering on what was argued “an optimistic deadline” of December1, it’s put the cherry on...

Port Augusta eyes off weekend markets as an economic opportunity

The Port Augusta CBD has their eyes set on a gift wrapped opportunity to boost the city’s economy. On Saturday is the 10th Augusta Markets and it’s bringing stallholders all across SA.So far, the amount registered is sitting at 80, and there is a variety of products from across SA-...

Whyalla Aged Care reveals new developments

Whyalla Aged Care will have a busy four years ahead-amidst expansions and renovations.The Aged Care has around 11 independent living units at the moment, but they want to boost that number up to 30 by 2020.There’s key reasons for that; the elderly population is rising and the NDIS rollout is...

Port Augusta Jobex rakes in more than 1100

Port Augusta’s Jobex has been hailed a cracking success.More than 1100 people showed up at the job expo, but it was the actual demographic and age group that had most people talking.About half of the attendees were school children from across Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla-who came across to...

Peterborough's History Group archiving potential boosted by Federal Government

Peterborough’s History Group has been handed more than $12,000 by the Federal Government.The $12k of the Federal Community Heritage Grant Program, will mean the group has a better hold on their digitization and archival work- which they’re doing for the Peterborough Times Printing Office Collection.The CHG program is funding by...

Police seize drugs from Whyalla home

Police have raided a house in Whyalla, grabbing more than $9000 in cash and 56 grams of methamphetamine.It all happened on Friday about 10.30 in the morning.Police entered a house in Whyalla Stuart with a drug detection dog, uncovering the cash and drugs, which –when broken down- is about 550...

Port Augusta Prison inmates charged over failed escape

Three men inside Port Augusta prison have had their terms extended after a botched break out attempt last year. Trevor Brooks,Scott Gavin Charters and Benjamin Christopher Glen, all serving time for previous offences, tried to sneak out in 2016 but couldn’t get a truck they’d planned to use through the...

Wakefield Council's new Infrastructure Services Manager revealed

Leon Kruger has stepped on board as Wakefield Council’s new Infrastructure Services Manager.David Hasset was in the position for a good ten years before the switch was made, but Kruger was a good pick for the position and brings a lot of experience with him.Kruger has worked in local government...