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Kitchen Caddie’s Keep Port Augusta Clean and Green

Port Augusta City Council are offering free Kitchen Caddies to residents, in an effort to change the way the city recycles. Council are currently encouraging locals to introduce the new Food and Garden Organic (FOGO) Kitchen Caddie bins into their households, to recycle food scraps and compostable materials into Green lidded...

Cannabis Plants Seized in Balaklava

A man will face court after police allegedly found cannabis at a Balaklava home over the weekend. After receiving information from the public, Balaklava Police attended and searched a property in Balaklava where they located seven cannabis plants being grown hydroponically in a rear shed. The cannabis plants and associated equipment were...

Wirrabara Community Grant Scheme is Open

Wirrabara locals may soon benefit from funding thanks to council and NBN tower lease payments. The District Council of Mount Remarkable has established the Wirrabara Community Scheme to support of non-profit community groups and services operating in the townships of Wirrabara. The fund is aimed at providing community groups and organisations with...

Regional South Australians Will Receive Better Care

Local Health Networks from the Eyre and Far North, Flinders and Upper North and the Yorke and Northern have benefitted, from the State Government’s Rural Health Workforce plan, according to a recent evaluation. As part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $20 million-dollar plan, 10 allied health trainees are set to complete...

Whyalla’s Locals Get Creative

As celebrations continue across the region for Reconciliation Week, Whyalla locals can join in the fun with an interactive art piece that is currently taking shape. Local youth artist Stacey Brougham has outlined two entwined snakes on the bike path at Civic Park, with the community invited to share their own...

Mount Remarkable Locals Could Pay

According to a report in the Advertiser, ratepayers in Mount Remarkable could potentially face a $2 million dollar legal bill as former senior executives sue for damages. Mt Remarkable District Council boss Wayne Hart is reportedly launching legal action in the SA Employment Tribunal, seeking damages from the council for allegedly...

$20,000 in Cash and 250 Ecstasy Pills Found in Mid North

Three people have been arrested for drug trafficking after being stopped at a border check point at Oodla Wirra over the weekend. At 5.40am yesterday, police were conducting border crossing duties on Railway Terrace as part of South Australia's COVID-19 response when they stopped a car with three occupants. Police had cause...

House Fire at Tarlee

Police are investigating a house fire that occurred at Tarlee on Friday afternoon. Police and fire crews responded to reports of flames coming from a house in Craig Street at approximately 3.45pm. SAPOL have reported that there was no one at home at the time of the fire and there were no...

Unlicensed Drink driver blows 0.290

An unlicensed driver was caught drink driving after Port Augusta Police received reports from concerned members of the public. When located, the 25-year-old driver, recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.290.  He also allegedly provided a false name to police. Police checks revealed the Port Augusta man was unlicensed. He was then arrested...

Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre to Reopens Today

The Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre has officially opened its doors once more! From 10am to 3pm weekdays, locals will be able to visit the Tourism and Arts Centre, which is home to the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery and the Port Pirie Visitor Information Centre. Capacity limits will be...