Local News

Farmers Face Delays on Copper Coast Highway

Farmers and truckies could face delays travelling through Kadina this harvest season due to roadworks on the Copper Coast Highway. The highway is blocked off between the roundabouts for westbound traffic with the works expected to be finished by mid-December. Farmers have said that the works are a major inconvenience as it...

BHP Renews RFDS Partnership

BHP Olympic Dam has renewed its partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and its central operations in a deal worth $300,000 over three years. The contribution will help the service to provide care and much needed service to South Australian communities. Olympic Dam Asset President Laura Tyler says they’ve been operating...

Three Arrested Over Shopping Centre Assault

Two men and a woman have been arrested following an altercation at a Whyalla shopping centre. Police were called to the Westlands Shopping Centre on Thursday afternoon after reports that a group of people were fighting. A man had attempted to mediate a minor disturbance between two men and was allegedly assaulted. Police...

Suspicious House Fire in Port Augusta

Police are currently investigating a suspicious fire in Port Augusta. Just before 8pm on Sunday night, police patrols and fire crews were called to an unoccupied house fire in Parker Court. The fire was contained to a front room and crews were able to extinguish the blaze. The damage is estimated to be...

Mentors Allocated to Drought Affected Farmers

Eight Family and Business Support mentors have been appointed across drought-affected areas of upper Eyre Peninsula, Mid and Upper North, and the pastoral areas. South Australian farmers, their families and regional businesses impacted by drought are being encouraged to reach out and speak with the mentors. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional...

Whyalla's New Waste Management Facility

Whyalla is on track to have a state-of-the-art waste transfer system next year, following the city’s decision to award a ten-year contract to Veolia Environmental Services for waste management and disposal in Whyalla. Veolia was awarded the waste management contract and has since won a $250,000 grant from the State Government...

Port Augusta Locals Save Lives by Donating Blood

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has thanked the Port Augusta community for helping save the lives of 270 Australians. 90 residents, including nine first-timers, donated blood or plasma at the Port Augusta Mobile Blood Donor Centre when it passed through in September. A spokesperson from the The Red Cross Blood Service...

Arid Sculptural Exhibition Winners Announced

Port Augusta’s biennial Arid Sculptural Exhibition has closed and the winner of the exhibition have been announced. Fourteen artists from across the state participated in this year’s exhibition with an impressive 17,000 people visiting the Arid Lands during the exhibition period. Hammond Artist Lisa Wood took out the top prize and The...

Cruise Ships Set to Port in Wallaroo

The Copper Coast is being put on the radar as a cruise ship is scheduled to visit Wallaroo for the very first time in the 2019 to 2020 cruising season. Vasco De Gama is the newest ship of the Cruise and Maritime Voyages fleet and will be making port in Wallaroo...

Whyalla Pride Week Kicks Off

The 9th Annual Whyalla Pride week kicks off today with a full program of events, open nights, activities, tours and a massive Pride in the Park event. Pride week was introduced Advancing Whyalla community group as a way to promote pride in the city while also giving community groups a chance...