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Nominate Volunteers To be Recognised

Port Pirie Mayor Leon Stephens is encouraging people to nominate local volunteers in the local community. The Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service program is a prestigious award to acknowledge and recognise excellence and significant achievement. Port Pirie Mayor Leon Stephens says that volunteers are critical to the ongoing success...

Qantas Flights To Whyalla Increased

Qantas is increasing its services to Whyalla to meet the growing demand being generated from the high number of investments in the region. Flights from Adelaide to Whyalla will increase from 13 to 16 times a week. The increase in flights means earlier and later flights will be added to the existing...

Volunteers Wanted for Wallaroo Cruise Ships

The Copper Coast has begun planning for the first ever cruise ships to make port in Wallaroo at the end of this year. Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ newest ship, Vasco da Gama, will visit the Yorke Peninsula in December and January. The Copper Coast Council is looking for volunteers and community groups...

Port Augusta's Jetty Demolition on Track

Port Augusta’s Eastside jetty demolition is well underway and the works are expected to be completed by the end of February. A small section of the 138-year-old jetty will be retained which will provide a viewing deck and signage which will highlight the significance of the jetty to Port Augusta. Port Augusta...

Ag Town Of the Year Nominations Closing

Nominations close this Friday for the Ag Town of the Year award, it aims to highlight the vital role agriculture and other primary industries play in regional communities. More than 25 individual regional towns have been nominated for the award. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is encouraging regional...

Whyalla Assault Case Placed on Hold

Assault charges against two Whyalla Police officers have been placed on hold due to the investigation conducted by SA Police using tainted evidence. The case has been permanently placed on hold due to evidence being obtained and used contrary to the law and legal rights. Magistrate Brett Dixon has ruled the proceedings...

Energy Connector Plans Released

South Australian power bills are expected to fall as the final plans for a new $1.5 billion extension cord to connect SA and New South Wales are released.   ElectraNet has released its final proposal for the “Project EnergyConnect” link which can carry enough power for 240,000 homes. If approved, the 900km...

Ambulance Volunteers Training Day

15 volunteers from SA Ambulance Service’s across the state will take part in driver training today in Clare. The group will be able to drive an ambulance and support clinicians within just seven training days before moving on to develop their skills gradually. The Ambulance Assist role was introduced in 2018. Acting Director...

Business Forum in Port Augusta

Business SA and Business Port Augusta will be co-hosting the Regional Voice forum next week in Port Augusta. The forum gives local business owners a chance to learn about the issues affecting the business community in the Port Augusta region. It aims to help local businesses gain new connections, new opportunities and...

Rare and Endangered Malleefowl Spotted

An extremely rare Malleefowl chick has been spotted near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula. The species is classified as vulnerable and chicks have not been spotted in the area over the past few years. The Malleefowl chick was spotted in the 900-hectare Secret Rocks Nature Reserve near Kimba. The rare birds are found...