Local News

The Upper Spencer Gulf Benefits from Unihub Campuses

The Upper Spencer Gulf is ahead of the game, thanks to the regions UniHub Port Pirie and Port Augusta campuses. The National Regional, Rural and Remote Tertiary Education Strategy by federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has highlighted issues affecting regional students' ability to undertake tertiary education. The report found that with fewer...

Port Augusta Police Investigate Suspicious Substance

Police are investigating a suspicious substance which was brought into the Port Augusta Police Station earlier this week. Police allege that a member of the public attended the police station with a sealed plastic bag containing an unknown white powder. The police station was evacuated, while MFS dealt with the HAZMAT, recovering...

Whyalla Museum Closed

Major renovations to HMAS Whyalla, have led to the closure of the museum precinct, for the remainder of the week. Crane work is currently underway, with the museum precinct closed to the public, council staff and contractors. Additional work is set to be carried out once the crane work has been completed. Once...

$21 Million Dollars in Support for Drought-Affected Farmers

The State Government have announced a $21 million dollar package to support South Australia’s drought affected farmers. The ‘Drought Support Program’ is designed to help reduce the immediate burden of drought on farming communities. The package, builds on support measures already in place and will expand the Rural Financial Counselling Service and...

Jamestown Family Recognised

The Sparks family of Jamestown have been featured in the 2020 NAB Agribusiness Calendar. Each month, the calendar highlights businesses that have faced adversity and remained successful by developing new strategies to meet changing demands and challenges. The calendar showcases the Sparks family’s properties, also featuring both Ian and Pam Sparks, along...

Port Augusta Man to Face Court

A 42-year-old Port Augusta man has been arrested after two crashes at Port Augusta West. Police allege that the man had overtaken another car on the back beach before suddenly braking, causing a rear end collision. The man confronted the other driver, putting the driver and passenger in fear for their...

Whyalla’s Marina Beach Remains Off Limits

Whyalla’s small marina beach area and part of the jetty construction site will remain off limits until further notice. Due to the dangers involved in swimming close to a construction area where large equipment and construction materials are in the vicinity, the swimming enclosure is also set to remain closed for...

Burra Businesses Join ‘Shop Local’ Scheme

Burra’s ‘Shop Local Campaign’ is now underway thanks to the Regional Council of Goyder, the Burra Community Management Committee and Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North. The campaign gives shoppers in the Burra region the opportunity to be ‘thanked’ for spending their money locally. The ‘Shop Local Campaign’ will comprise of...

Port Pirie Council Partner with the RSL

Port Pirie Regional Council and the RSL Port Pirie branch have partnered up in an effort to preserve the region’s history, honouring service personnel. With council’s support the RSL have attained grant funding for the repairs of various memorials, with council also seeking expressions of interest from the Veteran community establishing...

Road Toll for Motorcyclists

South Australia has experienced a spike in deaths and road trauma on our roads in the last year. Sixteen motorcyclists have died on our State’s roads so far this year, compared to nine last year. A new licencing legislation was introduced by the South Australian Labor party on April 1st of this...