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Empty Chairs In Whyalla As RAA Launches 2022 National Road Safety Week

There will be empty chairs set up in Whyalla this week representing the lives lost in the region last year, as part of National Road Safety Week. Tragically, the number of lives lost on South Australia’s regional roads increased to 71 last year – up from 64 in 2020. At a press...

Prostate Cancer Screening Equipment One Step Closer For Port Augusta

Men in the Upper Spencer Gulf are another step closer to being able to receive early prostate cancer screenings, following a donation to a local support group. $5000 has been donated to the Whyalla Prostate Cancer Support Group to aid in their efforts to purchase a $90,000 transperineal biopsy machine for...

Port Broughton Seawall Safety Concerns Eased With New Balustrade

A project worth $43,000 has now been completed in Port Broughton, addressing safety concerns over the Seawall. A new balustrade has been installed at the northern end of the seawall to address the issue of the steep drop-off. The Barunga West Council and contractors have now completed works to ensure a balustrade...

Drink Driver Caught In Olympic Dam

A driver has been caught drink driving at Olympic Dam over the weekend. Just after 10pm on Sunday (May 15), patrols stopped a Subaru station wagon on Olympic Way and breath tested the driver. The 31-year-old man from Modbury, returned an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.147 - almost three times the...

Pine Creek Bridge Secures Much Needed Upgrade Funding

The ageing Pine Creek Bridge at Laura will get a new lease on life following a federal investment of nearly $3 million.  One of three bridges in the Mid-North that will be upgraded thanks to a $7.8 million funding injection from the federal government’s Bridges Renewal Program, the old Pine Creek...

Local Footy Results

Round four of the local footy got underway in Whyalla, the Northern Areas , Spencer Gulf and North Eastern League, over the weekend. In the WFL Central had a very convincing win over Roopena, 116 to 38. Similar stories for the rest of the matches this week saw Weeroona Bay get up...

Whyalla Arid Zone Bushland To Receive Funding Boost

Privately-owned bushland in Whyalla's "Arid Zone" will receive a boost thanks to the Revitalising Private Conservation SA Program (RPCSA). Drs Katherine Moseby and John Read's Mallee Refuge Project in the Middleback Ranges spans three private properties over 30 thousand hectares of significant arid zone habitats. 195 properties across SA have shared in...

More Rain Predicted For The Mid And Far North With Winter On The Way

The South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES) is reminding people in the Mid and Far North to be proactive and act now to prepare for severe weather ahead of the coming winter season. Heavy rain and hail sweeping across the state last week provided a timely reminder for all South Australians...

Warning For YP Farmers With Mice Numbers On The Rise

Australian mice experts are warning farmers to stay vigilant against rising populations across the country including the Yorke Peninsula, with another potential plague on the horizon. A wet start to the year has meant a later start to harvesting and there are early reports circulating, that abundant feed has fuelled a...

Few Tractor v. Powerline Prangs Reported In The Mid-North

As sowing season begins across the region, SA Power Networks are calling for vigilance, with 13 separate incidents of farm machinery hitting powerlines already reported. Head of corporate affairs, Paul Roberts says most of the incidents have occurred on the Eyre Peninsula where seeding is more progressed, but there have also...