Local News

Sign Of The Times: Parking Threatens Bus Stop

The future of a bus stop in Ellen Street was brought into question in the latest Port Pirie Regional Council meeting. Traders have requested council to switch the bus stop from the western side of Ellen Street to the eastern side, allowing for more parking outside shops. Changes could involve diverting...

Reduce fire risk.

Wakefield Regional Council is issuing advance notice to some property owners to slash their blocks to an acceptable level to reduce the risk of fires in the region this summer. The notices are part of a campaign to promote a safer, healthier community, with council also taking action to address unsightly...

Nominations For SA Environment Awards Now Open

Nominations for the SA Environment Awards for 2019 are open. The awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge South Aussies who give their time, expertise and passion to our natural environment. There are 4 award categories; the ‘Jill Hudson Award For Environmental Protection’, the ‘Young Achiever Award’, the ‘Unsung Hero Award’, and...

Port Pirie Regional Council Budget and Business Plan Mapped Out

Port Pirie Regional Council has thanked the community for its continued interest and assistance with shaping the area’s future plans. After the Council’s largest public consultation effort, a budget and business plan have been adopted for the next three years. The request for involvement in the planning process generated a notably positive...

Adult Learner's Week Classes in Clare

Today marks the start of Adult Learner’s Week celebrations at the Clare Library, with the first in a series of free daily workshops beginning this afternoon. It covers “Crocheting for beginners” Adult Learner’s Week is an Australia-wide initiative supported by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training and coordinated by Adult Learning...

Whyalla Adult Learning Open Day

An Open Day featuring a variety of activities aimed at giving adults new learning experiences will be held at the Alex Ramsay Community Hub (ARCH) in Whyalla tomorrow. It will take place during Adult Learners' Week, which is celebrated around the world and runs from September 1-8 each year. Advancing Whyalla...

New Midwifery Model Launched

Expectant mothers are set to benefit from better access to midwives throughout their pregnancy, with a new way of caring being trialled in the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network. The new model was launched in Wallaroo last week and aims to ensure mothers and babies receive the best rural maternity...

Two Drivers Caught Speeding

A 21-year-old learner motorcyclist will face court after allegedly failing to stop for police on the Augusta Highway. Police when they attempted to stop the man driving erratically before he sped off hitting speeds of more than 170km/h. The local L-plater was eventually stopped on Johnson Avenue in Stirling North and reported...

RFDS Launches Community Campaigns

The Whyalla Royal Flying Doctor Service Support Group has launched two new community campaigns to help their 2019/20 fundraising plan.  The first initiative “Spreading the Word” aims to provide support group members as guest speakers to interested organisations. While the second initiative will see the group offer a “Have BBQ Will Travel”...

Port Augusta Recognised in the SA Public Education Awards

The Port Augusta Children’s Centre has been nominated in two categories in the 2019 South Australian Public Education Awards. This year judges had to select 30 finalists from almost 2000 nominations from across the state for the 10 awards up for grabs.  The centre’s ‘Way to Play’ program has made the top...