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Drought Funding Provides Walkway for Popular Reserve

Residents in Clare now have a walkway to the Pinks Reserve thanks to the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Fund.  The new footpath provides walkers, runners and cyclists with an easier route from Riesling Trail to Pinks Reserve in the Clare Valley.  The Riesling Trail Committee worked with the Clare and Gilbert Valleys...

Magpie Swooping Season Begins

Protecting your baby is second nature to most people and it’s the same for most other animals.  That’s why people around the region are being asked to be careful when doing outdoor activities as the infamous magpie swooping season begins.  August to October is the time of year the birds are nesting...

Two People Caught Drug Driving in Port Pirie

Two drivers were caught drug driving in Port Pirie earlier this week as the month-long Operation High Impact Fatal 5 continues.  Just before midnight on Tuesday, a 31-year-old Port Pirie man tested positive for methamphetamine and was told not to drive for 24 hours. An hour later, an 18-year-old Napperby man tested...

Three Teenagers Arrested After Break-in

Three teenagers have been arrested in Clare following an alleged break-in at Clare High School and various windows being smashed at other venues. Earlier this week, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were reported for property damage, serious criminal trespass and theft after they turned themselves into the Clare Police Station with...

Port Augusta Choir Hit the Big Stage

A local Port Augusta choir will join Adelaide Fringe favourite Michaela Burger on stage when she comes to the region next month.  The Desert Voices choir will accompany Michaela when she performs at the Institute Theatre on the 12th of September. The show is called ‘A Migrants Son’ and pays tribute to...

Two Men Crash Stolen Car at Risdon Park

Two men have been arrested after crashing a stolen car at Risdon Park at the weekend.  Police were called to Dunn Street after a car had crashed into a light pole and rolled over.  The two occupants aged 18 and 19-years-old were located nearby and have both been charged with illegal use...

Meet ā€˜nā€™ Greet with International Photographer

Amateur photographers will soon have the chance to pick the brain of internationally renowned photographer Ben Heide when he comes to the region at the end of the month.  Ben is inviting Yorke Peninsula residents to a travelling workshop which is part of the Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat in Warooka...

$100 Million Funding Proposal for Havilah

GFG Alliance have proposed a $100 million funding project with Havilah Resources, a timely announcement with the mining company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) planned for next month.  Havilah plan to secure the strategic partnership at the meeting, as well as a three-year working program fully funded and expanded scope of work...

Man Arrested After Police Chase through Port Wakefield

A 58-year-old man has been arrested following a police chase through Port Wakefield at the weekend. Police attempted to stop the vehicle when he was driving erratically on Florence Street, but he sped off.  The car mounted a median strip and narrowly avoided a collision with another vehicle on the Augusta Highway...

Man Arrested going 147km/h in a 100 Zone

A 31-year-old man was issued with a fine for over $1000 for speeding at Pine Point, hitting 147 kilometres an hour in a 100 zone.  The Glenside man was also issued with an immediate loss of licence for six months after police caught him on the Yorke Highway. It happened during Operation...