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More Local Volunteer Firefighters Assist Interstate Fires

More local volunteer Firefighters were deployed to NSW last week. Volunteers Anthony Casey of Peterborough, Leon Bentley and Lisa Kruger of Stirling North and Ross Haustorfer of Terowie were among the 50 interstate personnel sent to assist. Northern NSW has been subjected to four different blazes within a 100km radius. With NSW crews...

Clare’s Open Space and Recreational Strategy Consolation

The Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council is currently developing a strategy to ensure these assets and services remain at the forefront of Council’s planning priorities in the coming years. The strategy will provide Council with a day to day decision making platform as well as confirming priorities for the next 10...

Wallaroo Swimming Enclosure Update

The Wallaroo Swimming Enclosure which has previously been closed to the public is currently being inspected, with improvements set to be made in the coming weeks. Within the enclosure, a set of steps near the lookout node and a 25-metre section of floating pontoons can be expected. Last week, divers inspected pontoon...

Social Media Essentials for Business Workshop in Whyalla

Tomorrow in Whyalla a Social Media Essentials for business Social Media Essentials for Business Workshop in Whyallass workshop will take place for locals. The workshop will focus on how Social Media platforms Facebook and Instagram can assist business in communicating effectively with their ideal audience. This workshop will cover the following topics: –...

Yorke Peninsula’s Teddy Bear Fence Slashed

The Yorke Peninsula’s iconic Teddy Bear fence has been hacked apart by vandals. Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello started the fence which is now home to 2,000 bears stretching over a kilometre from Paskeville to Kulpara. In a Facebook post, Costello accused "childish" vandals of targeting the fence in the wake of the controversy,...

Port Pirie Colour Burst This Sunday

Port Pirie will be ‘bursting’ with colour this Sunday thanks to the 2k charity fun run ‘Community Colour Burst 2.0’. As a part of Kid-Tober the St Mark’s College Parents and Friends Community have launched the event which is set to take over the town. Participants are encouraged to wear white with...

INATT Men’s Mental Health Workshop on This Weekend

This weekend Whyalla Men’s Mental Health Group INATT will be hosting a free workshop with special guests, Jeremy Forbes-Halt and former Port Adelaide player Daniel Motlop. ‘INATT’, I’m Not Afraid To Talk; is a local run organisation working towards dropping the ‘man up’ stigma and creating conversation. The event is at the...

Annual Burra Show This Weekend

The annual Burra show will commence this Saturday with gates opening at 10am. The show offers an array of stalls, displays and attractions and will be officially opened by Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello at 1pm. Showbags, rides, stalls and sideshows will be open throughout the day, along with a Ute Muster and Horses...

Port Augusta Man Arrested in Adelaide

Two men have been arrested over a stolen car at Hilton. Police were alerted to a petrol drive off at a service station on Sir Donald Bradman Drive involving a stolen white Toyota Hilux. Police patrols searched the area and spotted the stolen Hilux in the rear car park of a nearby...

Nominations for SA Environment Awards Close Today

Nominations for the 2019 SA Environment Awards close today. The awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge South Australians who devote 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 the ‘Lifetime...