Local News

BHP's Olympic Dam Pay System Moves To Weekly Arrangement

BHP's Olympic Dam mine near Roxby Downs are looking to change the way they pay small, local and indigenous businesses following positive feedback from the community. Over the course of the last financial year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mining company fast-tracked their payment terms from 30 days to 7...

Road Closures In Place As Fat Tyre Returns To Melrose

The iconic Fat Tyre Festival is back in Melrose this long weekend. The annual two-day family-friendly event held in the shadows of Mount Remarkable in the Southern Flinders Ranges, is a jam-packed weekend of mountain biking, delicious food, live music and interactive workshops. The event also requires a temporary road closure on...

Port Augusta Fruit Fly Outbreak

Strict measures have been put in place in Port Augusta, as a new Fruit Fly outbreak is declared in the area. A new fruit fly eradication response is already underway with baiting and ground treatment working to contain the outbreak in Port Augusta, and ultimately protecting the state’s $1.3 billion horticulture...

Port Broughton Reveals Time Capsule Contents Almost 40 Years Old

As part of the historic celebrations for Port Broughton’s 150th anniversary, the towns time capsule located in the Port Broughton Office is due to be opened this Saturday (June 12). The Council have estimated that it was built into the wall around 1982, and its location has been marked by a...

KADINA’S OPALS STAR

  Basketballer, Stephanie Talbot, who grew up in the Yorke Peninsula town of Kadina has been named in the Australian Opals Basketball Team for the upcoming 2021 Olympic Games. After playing for The Opals in the 2016 Games in Rio, the Tokyo Olympics will be her second Olympic campaign. The side will be...

Sun Sets On The Whyalla Foreshore Marquee For This Season

Due to the limited use of Whyalla’s Foreshore Marquee as winter approaches, today is set to be the last day it will be available. The usual food vans will continue in the area however, with days and times to be scheduled at the discretion of the operators. Having closed the Expressions of...

Man Jailed For Brutal Baseball Bat Bashing In Wallaroo In 2019

A man has been jailed for bashing another man in the face with a baseball bat in Wallaroo, on Februray 9, 2020. The 38-year-old man has been found guilty of hitting a man’s face with a metal baseball bat before dousing him in petrol following an argument in a house at...

Man Jailed For Brutal Baseball Bat Bashing In Wallaroo In 2020

A man has been jailed for bashing another man in the face with a baseball bat in Wallaroo, on Februray 9, 2020. The 38-year-old man has been found guilty of hitting a man’s face with a metal baseball bat before dousing him in petrol following an argument in a house at...

New Management For The Davenport Community

An outside manager has been brought in to run the Davenport Community near Port Augusta, following complaints by several residents of neglect leading to dilapidated buildings and dangerous living conditions. The Aboriginal Lands Trust has taken responsibility for housing and local services from the Davenport Community Council, after the Council lost...

IIMPACT Rural Health Tour Survey Released

Several community events run by UniSA are set to be hosted in Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Clare in September this year. UniSA’s inaugural IIMPACT in Health Rural Outreach Tour, is a community and health professional education and engagement initiative. Over the course of a week two health professional symposiums will...