Local News

Nukunu People Granted Native Title Rights

Traditional Owners of Nukunu have been granted native title rights in the Federal Court after a 23-year battle. It's one of the longest running land claims in Australia's history that started when the Nukunu people filed a native title claim for the area in April 1996. The area covers the cities of Port...

Review of Zoning of Land at Black Point and Pine Point

The Yorke Peninsula Council is undertaking a review of zoning of land at Black Point and Pine Point due to a new Planning System for South Australia. The proposed new system will differ from the Development Plan provisions currently in place, with a series of prescriptive guidelines against which new development...

Rate Increase for Whyalla

Whyalla City Council has proposed a 4% rate increase, rises in the Natural Resources Management Levy, and increased costs in waste management, all to help achieve a balanced budget next financial year. It’s part of their plan to find $160,000 to help the council continue to provide and improve regular services...

Whyalla Mayor Guest Speaker at New Mayor's Forum

The Australia Institute of Urban Studies (AIUS) New Mayor’s Forum is a chance for people to meet some of the women who are shaping the future of Australia. Among the speakers was Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin who said the event was a beneficial opportunity to share what our city is doing...

Whyalla Council's Final Round of Community Grants

The latest round of Whyalla Council’s Community Grants has given much-needed funds to three community organisations in need. The Whyalla Bowling Club, Whyalla Players Inc and the Rotary Club of Whyalla have all shared in almost $14,000 in the final round of grants for this financial year. Mayor Clare McLaughlin is encouraging...

Alarming Increase In Cyclists Breaking The Law

New police figures show that cyclists are breaking road rules and putting both themselves and other road users at risk, with the biggest offence issued last year for failing to wear a helmet. The annual number of cycling traffic offences has increased by 60 percent, from 6285 to over 10,000 in...

Three Drug Drivers Caught In Port Pirie

Port Pirie Police detected drugs in the systems of two women and one man in the past 24 hours. A 27-year-old woman tested positive to methamphetamine, she was also issued an on the spot fine for driving unregistered and had her car impounded. Her 4-year-old son was also in the vehicle at...

Teenager Speeding Along RM Williams Way

A teenager was caught speeding along RM Williams Way near Bundaleer North on Thursday afternoon reaching speeds of over 150km/h. The 18-year-old P-plater was travelling between Spalding and Jamestown when police clocked the Ford Falcon going 56km/h over the limit.  The Clare man's licence has been suspended for six months, he also received...

Port Pirie West Primary School Oval Open For Shared Use

Port Pirie West Primary School Oval’s use has extended beyond school activities. A joint agreement between Port Pirie Regional Council and the Minister of Education, on behalf of Port Pirie West Primiary School, has enabled community access to the oval. While Port Pirie West Primary School has priority use of the oval...

Local Football Set To Heat Up This Weekend

Local football is on this weekend, and a number of top of the tables matches are set to heat up the competition. For the Yorke Peninsula Football, top of the ladder Paskerville face off on home turf against 2nd place Moonta. Similarly, for Northern Areas Football, Crystal Brook have the advantage of...