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Bute Silo Art Is One Step Closer To Completion

The Bute Silos are one step closer to becoming the centrepiece of the town. Contractors have completed rust damage repairs to the steel drums closest to the main street, and recently finished painting them white. They are now prepped and ready for artist, Scott Nagy, to begin the mural early next year. The...

Yarta Purtli Art Gallery In Port Augusta To Hold Retail Information Session

A new retail art space is set to open at the Yarta Purtli Art Gallery in Port Augusta, later this year. The gallery is now seeking artwork exhibit submissions in the form of wood carvings, paintings, screen printings, glass blowing, and photography. The space will be made available for retail sales for...

Research Finds Regional And Remote SA Battling Higher Cancer Mortality Rate

Cancer Council SA have launched a new fundraising campaign this week to support regional South Australians in their battle with cancer. Research has shown that South Australians cancer mortality rate within five years of diagnosis in more severe the further they live from the city. According to the Australian Cancer Atlas, regional...

Port Pirie Relocates And Expands Vaccination Hub

The Yorke and Northern Local Health Network have announced that a new vaccination hub has recently popped up in Port Pirie, offering Pfizer to people aged 12 and over. The new site is replacing the Port Pirie GP Plus Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic, and expanding their services, with the larger site now...

Whyalla Residents Urged To Attend Community Consultation Sessions

The face-to-face consultation phase for the Whyalla foreshore master plan draft kicks off today and will continue through to the end of the week. The Whyalla City Council will be available to hear thoughts on the Western Foreshore Precinct from 4-6pm today at the South Whyalla Football Club, tomorrow they will...

Don't Be Fooled By The Cape Tulip Toxic Weed

A toxic weed disguised as a pretty flower is now emerging in the Mid-North. The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board is calling on graziers and landholders to hunt down the pest plant called ‘Cape Tulip’ and help remove it from local properties. Landscape Officer, Ben Page, is urging the community not to...

The Ghan Announces Limited-Edition Trips To The Clare Valley

Journey Beyond have just announced the launch of the Ghan’s first-ever day trip to the Clare Valley. The single day regional adventure, to the world-renowned Clare Valley, known for its food and wine—operating this spring with four exclusive departure dates available, starting 8 October 2021. Pete Egglestone, Chief Commercial Officer for Journey...

Siviour Mine Receives Major Project Status

A proposed Eyre Peninsula graphite mine and battery anode material operation is gaining momentum, as the Federal Government grants the proposal Major Project Status. SA-based Renascor Resources is looking to develop its Siviour mine near Arno Bay, as well as creating two processing facilities, which would create up to 200 ongoing...

CFS Begins Trialling State-Wide Farm Firefighting Unit Program

Following post-season reports from the Yorke Peninsula’s devastating 2019/20 summer, the CFS has begun trialling a state-wide program to provide better coverage for participating farm firefighting unit (FFU) operators. The trial program aims to better coordinate FFUs with emergency services to ensure a common approach as well as safety for everyone...