Local News

Local Heritage Sites at Risk

State Parliament is holding a heritage inquiry by the Environment Resources and Development Committee. Several Councils within regional South Australia are without a Local Heritage Register, making heritage sites difficult to protect. Councils without a register include; Barunga West, Copper Coast, Goyder Regional Council, Mount Remarkable, Northern Areas, Orroroo/Carrieton, Port Augusta, Roxby...

Home and Away in the Flinders Ranges

Some stars of the small screen have been put to work in the Flinders Ranges recently. Filming for scenes to feature in upcoming episodes for ‘Home & Away’ were completed last week, with Patrick O’Connor, Sophie Dillman, Tim Franklin and Courtney Miller the actors involved in the shoot. The cast & crew...

YP Community Grants Now Open

Community groups on the York Peninsula are encouraged to apply for grants through the AGL Wattle Point Community Fund with applications now open. The AGL Wattle Point Community Fund reinvests revenue earned from the wind farm back into the Yorke Peninsula through community-based initiatives, projects and events. $15,000 has been set aside...

Local Whyalla Dolphin in Good Health

The Whyalla Council has announced one of their marina dolphins has recovered from an apparent shark bite sustained around this time last year. On December 12 last year an injured female dolphin was found and reported to Council. Several agencies were contacted including Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula and the Whyalla Wildlife...

Two Girls to Face Court over Arson Charges

Two girls will face court after they were allegedly captured on CCTV lighting fires in Whyalla. At around 6.40pm on Thursday last week, patrols were called to Hincks and Schulz Avenue in Whyalla after reports of small fires. Luckily both fires were extinguished before any serious damage could be done. Patrols reviewed CCTV...

Bread Prices Could Rise if Drought Conditions Continue

Bread prices could be on the rise if drought conditions do not improve according to SA’s leading flour miller. Laucke Flour Mill managing director Mark Laucke says the drought had made it more expensive to buy grain and says it was only matter of time before bread prices went up. The Department...

Port Pirie Mayor Elected to Spencer Gulf Chair

Port Pirie Mayor Leon Stephens has been elected as the Chair of the Spencer Gulf Cities, pledging a renewed focus on the Upper Spencer Gulf region. Whyalla Mayor Claire McLaughlin was appointed Deputy Chairman. Mayor Leon Stephens says they need a direct line to the state and federal governments so they can...

Blood Donor Centre Rolling through the Region this Christmas

The Red Cross Blood Service is calling for more locals to roll up their sleeves as the Mobile Blood Donor Centre rolls through the region next week. The Red Cross is looking for people to donate blood in the lead-up to Christmas for Australia’s biggest ‘Secret Santa’ exchange. Adverse weather conditions in...

Telecommunications Review Positive for Region

The Government’s strategy to invest in regional telecommunications and build a stronger regional economy has been backed up by the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review. Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says the region is already reaping the benefits of the investment in regional telecommunications through more reliable services with investment in Black...

Crime Rates Rise in Kadina

Crime rates in some parts of regional South Australia have risen over the past six years according to new statistics released by SA Police. Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula has experienced 57% increase in crimes reported over 2017 to 2018, with Moonta and Port Hughes experiencing a similar increase. Just over 300...