Local News

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Numbers Double

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf has been deemed a success as student enrolments have doubled in just one year. 24 students were enrolled across five degrees at Port Pirie in 2019, with 51 students now studying across both Port Pirie and Port Augusta campuses. Uni Hub chair Brenton Vanstone has said “The increase...

Pursuit with Stolen Car in the Mid North

Police have arrested a man following a pursuit with a stolen car in the Mid North over the long weekend. On Monday police received information that the driver of a white Ford station wagon failed to pay for fuel at a service station on the Augusta Highway at Snowtown. Checks on the...

SIMEC Mining Increases Whyalla Trucking

The city of Whyalla will see increased trucking activity as SIMEC Mining initiates a three‐month iron ore trucking campaign to meet customer demand while awaiting repairs to rail facilities. 135,000 tonnes lump iron ore will be transported, as SIMEC Mining moves the minerals from its Iron Baron mine to Whyalla via...

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Port Pirie Student Shines

Local Port Pirie student Rebecca Balmer has received a Letter of Merit from CQ University for her outstanding level of achievement in her first year of study at the Uni Hub Spencer Gulf. Rebecca received a High Distinction for Psychology for Everyday Life along with the letter acknowledging her high level...

Mistaken Invasive Weed Sold in Ardrossan

It has been alleged that a highly invasive weed, has been mistakenly sold as a plant in Ardrossan across the past three months. The Salvinia weed had been growing in a local store’s indoor pond. It has been reported that pieces of the plant were broken off and sold to customers,...

Whyalla Mayor McLaughlin Thanks Essential Workers

Essential workers across the nation, and particularly in Whyalla, deserve the utmost admiration and thanks, according to Whyalla Mayor, Clare McLaughlin. She went on to say, “Essential workers like doctors, nurses, teachers, police, ambulance officers and those in supermarkets, chemists and council workers are still fronting up to their jobs every...

Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council Develops a Cultural Tourism Strategy

The Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council is currently developing a Cultural Tourism Strategy. As part of the strategy development, Council have initiated a survey to gain an understanding of which tourism services in the region need improvements. The survey also looks at current Cultural Tourism assets, events, places and experiences in the...