Local News

Farmers Wanted for Ministerial AgTech Advisory Group

Farmers in the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula are encouraged to nominate for the a new Ministerial AgTech Advisory Group. The group is a part of the State Government’s concentrated focus to grow primary industries in South Australia. AgTech has been identified as a key growth area to help farmers boost agriculture...

School Holiday Guide to Whyalla

School holidays are in swing now and the Whyalla Council have put together a list to keep the kids happy. There are a host of events at the Maritime Museum and Whyalla Public Library. The Museum is holding Trains on the Track during these April school holidays which includes free entry. As well...

New Owner for Struggling Nyrstar

Trafigura Group, a market leader in the global commodities industry, will move to take control of Nyrstar and all assets, including the struggling Port Pirie Smelter. The State Government says the international company has committed $350 billion in funding to restructure Nyrstar. Treasurer Rob Lucas says discussions are ongoing surrounding the outstanding...

New Industry Training Hub for Port Pirie

Port Pirie will be one of ten sites across the country for a new Industry Training Hub. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says $50.6 million was announced to fund the hubs to prepare young people for the workforce. He says Port Pirie has an unacceptably high rate of unemployed youth and...

YP Coastal Management Strategy

The Yorke Peninsula Council is looking to hear from locals on the new Draft Coastal Management Strategy. The Coastal Management Strategy is to provide community-supported directions and actions for coastal open space. As well as providing guidance on the most appropriate ways to enhance opportunities for coastal access and recreation, in balance...

Oysters Right at Home on Windara Reef

More than 50,000 native oysters have been introduced to Windara Reef as part of Australia’s biggest reef restoration project, led by The Nature Conservancy. This is the first of two oyster deployments for 2019, which together will seed the new reefs with over 7 million juvenile native Australian Flat Oysters grown...

Whyalla Council Traineeships

The Whyalla Council is offering traineeship positions to encourage young people to pursue careers locally. Council is advertising traineeship positions in horticulture and civil construction which will involve fulltime work with Council crews to earn qualifications. Council CEO Chris Cowley said filling these sorts of positions was one of the more rewarding...

SA Healthy Towns Challenge Closing Today

Applications close today for the SA Healthy Towns Challenge. Community groups are encouraged to apply and get their health orientated projects off the ground.   Uniting Country SA in Port Pirie secured funding in the last round for their FoodHub Health and Wellbeing Project. The challenge enables rural and regional communities across the...

Workers Sent Home as Contractor Files for Insolvency

Workers at the $480 million Lincoln Gap wind farm near Port Augusta have been sent home after International contractor Senvion filed for self-administration proceedings. The company is reportedly entering a restructuring plan after talks with lenders failed. Nexif Energy, who own the site, is still committed to completing the project and are...

Hummocks/Barunga Ranges Brighter Futures Funding Closing Soon

Applications close this week for small towns to secure funding through the Hummocks/Barunga Ranges Brighter Futures Projects Small towns in the Mid North can secure grants of up to $2,000 The trial is run through the Barunga West Council, Port Pirie Regional Council, Wakefield Regional Council and Northern Areas Council. It aims to...