Local News

Port Pirie Catholic Schools Suspend Fee’s

Port Pirie is set to benefit from the South Australian Catholic schools’ latest announcement. Education fees will be suspended for three months immediately in Port Pirie, to assist families that have been financially impacted by the Coronavirus. Catholic Education SA director Neil McGoran believed that school fees should not be one of...

Theft of Masks from Port Pire Hospital

A woman will face court after allegedly stealing face masks from a hospital in Port Pirie. Police allege a woman attended the Port Pirie Hospital and stole 100 face masks. Police arrested the 46-year-old from Risdon Park and charged her with aggravated theft.  She has been bailed to appear in the Port Pirie...

Changes in Landfill in Whyalla

Whyalla City Council have advised that there will be changes to landfill opening hours. The Mount Laura Waste and Resource Recovery Centre (Landfill) will be reducing operations to weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm, however the facilities will be closed on weekends. Customers are encouraged to use cashless forms of payment such as...

Clare Valley Council Encourage Community Spirit

The Clare & Gilbert Valleys council are encouraging locals to come together while times are tough saying, “We are a community well known for its resilience.” In recent times, the region has overcome fires and floods. Council are asking locals to reach out to each other, as well as various online...

Small Tourism Business Grant Fund

Yorke Peninsula Tourism are encouraging locals to apply for funding through the South Australian Tourism Commissions Small Tourism Business Grant Fund. The funding aims to provide financial support for sole traders and small tourism businesses with an annual turnover greater than $100,000 and less than $1 million who have experienced financial...

Brock Gets Answers to Freight Vessel Crew Movement

Member for Frome Geoff Brock has concerns about crew movement from freight vessels docking in regional ports, following a question asked in State Parliament this week. Mr Brock has asked for assurances for regional communities regarding overseas freight vessels berthing in Port Pirie, as well as restricting crews from mingling with...

Port Augusta’s Anzac Day Celebrations Cancelled

The Port Augusta RSL Sub-Branch have advised that, in consultation with the RSL SA State Branch, all local activities for ANZAC Day 2020 have been cancelled, due to the Coronavirus. Any one person who wishes to lay a wreath at the War Memorial in Gladstone Square can do so at any...

Closure of Wineries in South Australia – New COVID-19 Direction

To reduce the spread of the Coronavirus within South Australia the State Coordinator has made a direction to restrict wineries with cellar doors and restaurants attached to them. All wineries, cellar doors and restaurants located at wineries in South Australia have been directed to close and cease the sale of food...

Two Men Arrested at Port Pirie

Two Port Pirie men will face court after they were arrested for causing a disturbance at a local shopping center after they were refused entry. Earlier this week, police patrols were called to a shopping complex following reports of two men causing a disturbance outside a supermarket. Port Pirie police spoke to...

$120 Million in Funding for SA Regional Roads

The Spencer Gulf will benefit from $120 million dollars in funding, after it was identified that South Australia’s regional road network required maintenance. RAA’s Senior Manager for Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain said, “The funding allocation for critical regional routes will save lives, create jobs and help transport efficiency.’’ The Stuart Highway...