Local News

Wallaroo Break In’s

Kadina Police are investigating several break-ins in Wallaroo. Earlier this week, three houses under construction were broken into in Prince Street. A Veneto dishwasher stolen from one of the houses. Footage of the incident in which the suspect can be seen, was surrendered to Police. Police are asking anyone with information about these...

Whyalla Mayor Congratulates Tourism Group

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin is looking forward to working with the new Whyalla Tourism Focus Group executive committee. The group’s annual general meeting saw Barbara Derham of the Foreshore Motor Inn, return as chairperson, with Mayor McLaughlin highlighting that community groups such as the Tourism Focus Group are vital in a regional...

Port Augusta’s Joins ‘Clean Up Australia Day’

Registrations are now open for Port Augusta residents to volunteer for ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ taking place on March 1st. Clean Up Australia Day is the nation's largest community-based mobilisation event, with more than 680,000 volunteers doing their bit and removing over 15,000 Ute loads of rubbish across Australia in 2019. Port...

Barunga West Council Seeks New CEO

The search is on for a new CEO for the Barunga West Council, following the resignation of current CEO Andrew Cole, who has accepted an offer as the Chief Officer of the Parliamentary Reporting Division. Barunga West Council Mayor, Leonie Kerley, reflected on Andrew’s time at Council saying, “Andrew brought stability...

Port Pirie’s Online Vouchers for Local Business

Business Port Pirie is offering online Gift Vouchers for local businesses. The Gift Vouchers are available in $20, $50 and $100 amounts and are an initiative of Business Port Pirie, encouraging people to shop local. The initiative will keep money local, whilst providing customers with a huge range of shopping opportunities. Over 60...

Yorke Peninsula Public Consultation

A public consultation to amend the Yorke Peninsula’s Minlaton Caravan Park’s licence has been extended until January 31st. The amendment would allow for a five-year lease with four, five-year rights of renewal, resulting in an overall licence term of twenty-five years. This will replace the Caravan Park’s current licence which expires on...

South Australia’s First AgTech Showcase

Primary Industries and Regions SA is set to present South Australia's first AgTech showcase, “AdvanceAg.” The latest in AgTech innovation will be discussed at the showcase, demonstrating its practical application and benefits ‘on-farm’ through case studies from fellow producers, AgTech developers, and known industry leaders. South Australia’s primary industries contribute $19.7 billion...

Whyalla Welcomes Tech Upgrade

Whyalla is on the way to becoming a high performing city with the installation of the first Gig City Network towers. The Network is a $1 million dollar State Government-funded project, that is expected to provide broadband speeds of up to 1000 megabits (1 gigabit) per second. Gig City has come about...

Port Augusta Welcomes New Citizens

Port Augusta City Council will welcome 20 new citizens this Australia Day. Migrants from nine countries, including Britain, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Thailand and Ireland, will become Australian citizens at the Port Augusta Australia Day ceremony this Sunday. Close to 20,000 people are set to become citizens across the country at various councils...

Port Pirie Council Upgrades Local Playground

Port Pirie Council are upgrading local playgrounds for the benefit of the community. Council have recently replenished the soft fall at Napperby Playground located on Second Street. Repairs and fresh bark chips were installed with one local stated on Facebook “It was wonderful to see.” The Napperby Upgrade is part of Council’s continued...