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Port Augusta's flash mob with a message

Dancers have taken to the street in Port Augusta on Valentine’s day to make a stance against domestic violence.The group of local women, dancing in support of the; ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign, occupied the set of lights on Tassie street, blocking motorists to create awareness for the movement.That campaigns goal;...

Farmers to benefit from locally owned royalties

Farmers with valuable deposits on their land could be up for a cash hand out.Tom Koutsantonis and the Labor Government have said if they’re re-elected, they’ll pay royalties to farmers who have mineral deposits discovered and developed on their land.It’s being called the Royalty Return program, it would give leaseholders...

Fundraiser raises more than fifty thousand dollars for injured Laura footballer

It’s safe to say that Tai Martin Page day has been a huge success.Locals turned out in force across 17 different ANZ bank branches including Port Pirie’s; raising $52,000 towards rehab costs for injured Laura footballer; Tai-Martin-Page.Tai broke his neck and dislocated his vertebrae playing football in the NT this...

Whyalla optimistic strong numbers at Clean Up Australia Day

Whyalla is predicting a pretty strong turnout for this years Clean Up Australia Day.This year there’s going to be two separate clean up days, March 2 for local schools and March 4 for businesses and local residents.Clean up Australia Day has been a stable for SA, since the non for...

Port Augusta reveals its young achievers

Two of Port Augusta’s brightest stars have been nominated for young achiever awards.Both Amelia Greenfield and Mikayla Hudson-were both named on the list, for nominations in the young achiever awards, presented through channel 9.Amelia, who is being considered for the Small Business Achiever Award, has been the owner of Ranges...

Designers behind Whyalla Jetty consider new extras

The team behind Whyalla’s new Jetty are tossing up which extras they’ll go with for the final design.One of these includes wheelchair gates, which would mean there wouldn’t be any limitations on who could actually get on and drop a line.Even though it’s not set in stone at the moment-it’s...

New measures put in place to protect rare fossils

There’s a new plan in place to protect the Flinders Ranges fossils.The state Government is saying they’ll create a new national park to protect and preserve a unique fossil field on Nilpena Station.It’s not just a empty promise; they’re investing more than $1.9 million into it with the goal of...

New Mid North weather stations eagerly anticipated by producers

Mid North farmers are hoping a number of new weather stations will minimise cases of mis-spraying pesticides.The problem, known as ‘spray drift’, happens when there’s more unstable weather that pushes chemicals, like pesticides, off their intended target onto other produce and or livestock.Farmers are getting more and more frustrated about...

Whyalla Wetlands named after former Mayor Jim Pollock

Former Whyalla Mayor Jim Pollock finally has his name on the Whyalla Wetlands.On Saturday, the Wetlands were officially named after Mr Pollock at a large ceremony with as many as 50 people in attendance.He’s now got his name set in stone-as so to speak- on a 14 tonne iron ore...

A Crystal Brook Football Club gets a cash injection

It’s all looking positive for Crystal Brook’s Football Club, who’s going to be able to bank a little bit more money.The club’s received $5000 from the State Government’s Active Clubs program, and little time has been wasted in where to put it.According to the club president, Ian Lambert, they’ve been...