Local News

Still Time for Crystal Brook Locals to Have Their Say

Crystal Brook locals can still have their say on the city’s final chosen mural design if they get in quick. Artists James Dodd and Jessica Taylor believe, “It is critical that the mural celebrates both the region’s agricultural and colonial history, in a way that can be positively and constructively unpacked.” Port...

Whyalla City Council Revises Rates

Whyalla City Council has taken community feedback into consideration, by implementing a revised rate rise. The revised rate of 2.4% will enable Council to sustainably fund the budget which, “equates to an average of $30 per annum, or just over 50 cents per week for the average residential property,” according to...

Clare’s 'Gonna Group' Looks for Volunteers

The Clare Valley’s ‘Gonna Group’ are seeking like minded individuals who are able to volunteer their time for the benefit of the community. Local men between the age of 18 and 55 are encouraged to join the group who aim to assist the elderly in the wider Clare Valley region with...

Port Augusta’s Teenage Crime Spree

Four Port Augusta teenagers have faced court after being arrested for two separate incidents.   The first incident involved two teenage boys who allegedly stole a car and set it alight. Police were called to the dry Salt Lake next to Tassie Street after reports of a car on fire. The fire...

Regional Tourism Voucher on Offer

With hot spots like Innes National Park and Marion Bay, more South Australians will be heading to the Yorke Peninsula, thanks to a new voucher scheme from the government. In an effort to support local tourism, the South Australian Tourism Commission will provide $50 vouchers to spend on regional accommodation, boosting...

Pirie Band Collateral Damage Nominated for SAMA

Port Pirie Band ‘Collateral Damage’ have been nominated in the People's Choice Punk Artist category, as part of the 2020 South Australian Music Awards. The three-piece band, released their new EP “Drop Your Dacks” earlier this year, with tracks like Monster House and Sell My Soul for a Sausage Roll” attracting...

Projects in Pirie, Clare and Whyalla Score Cash

Funding has been awarded to applicants from Port Pirie, Whyalla and Clare under the Marshall Liberal Government’s $12 million-dollar Regional Growth Fund. Gadaleta Steel Fabrication in Port Pirie received 2 million dollars for the purchasing and instalment of steel processing machinery. SABOR Limited in Clare received $440,000 dollars for the instalment of...

$1M Grant for Indigenous Disability Services

Whyalla’s Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service will benefit from part of a $1 million-dollar Federal Government Grant. The service is one of four across the Eyre Peninsula that make up the SA West Coast Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations Network, which supports nearly 5,000 aboriginal people. The grant will fund a 2-year project...

Tourism Industry Restart Conference

Tourism leaders from the Clare Valley, Flinders Ranges and Yorke Peninsula, will soon join forces at the ‘Tourism Industry Restart Conference.’ Following the year that’s been, with devasting bushfires, drought and COVID-19 pandemic the program aims to rebuild business confidence and will be facilitated by Journalist and Presenter Jessica Adamson. Premier Stephen...

Aviation Training in the Spencer Gulf

In preparation for the upcoming Fire Danger Season, the CFS have taken to the skies for aviation training, based out of Port Pirie Airbase. The training will see activities taking place over Telowie Gorge Conservation Park, Mount Remarkable and the Clements Gap Conservation Park. CFS Manager for State Aviation Operations, Nik Stanley...