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Port Augusta Drought Hub Expanding With Help From Additional Funding

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub in Port Augusta, along with seven other locations, are being expanded with help from additional Australian Government funding. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, announced that extra funds will be allocated to the SA Drought Hub to undertake broader innovation...

Whyalla Carols In The Park Cancelled For The Second Year In A Row

The Whyalla ‘Carols in the Park’ has been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to uncertainty surrounding on-going Covid restrictions. Whyalla’s combined Lions Clubs voted to cancel the 2021 event, saying unfortunately the significant Covid restrictions which prevented the 2020 event from staging in Civic Park remain unchanged in 2021. With...

Member For Narungga Fraser Ellis Trial Delayed Post Election

Member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis, has reportedly told the Liberal Party to back him or sack him, after his trial for alleged misuse of parliamentary entitlements was delayed until June 2022, after the March state election. Ellis suspended his own Liberal membership and moved to the crossbench in February, after an...

Yorke Peninsula MFS Road Awareness Program Tour Starting Today

Yorke Peninsula MFS Road Awareness Program (RAP) tour gets underway this morning, visiting six local schools and the Wallaroo Hospital between today and Thursday. Presentations will be given by MFS Firefighter Jarrad Stallard, joined by road crash survivor Yudhi Mohan-Ram who was T-boned whilst on his motorbike, leaving him in a...

Port Pirie Pool Undergoing Pipework Repairs

The Regional Council of Port Pirie are conducting pipework repairs to the outdoor swimming pool at the Port Pirie Aquatic & Leisure Centre. The repairs are scheduled to be completed within the next two weeks, allowing the pool to open in time for the traditional swimming season on November 1. Further investigations...

Mid-North Apprenticeship Training Centre Coming Soon

The Mid-North’s first-ever apprenticeship training centre is set to open in early 2022, based on Burra Road in Saddleworth. The purpose-built training centre is designed to meet critical on land business demands for the future, and propel the next generation of apprentices for New Holland Vater machinery business sites located at...

Port Pirie Recreational Fishing Meeting And The Search For Way Forward

Key fishing stakeholders in Port Pirie have met to discuss a way forward through the city’s fishing ban. A forum was held last month with SA Health, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), Port Pirie Regional Council and the Port Pirie Amateur Anglers Association, giving local amateur fisherman their...

PAREP And Olympic Dam Set To Partner Up

BHP’s Olympic Dam is expected to enter into a partnership with PAREP in an effort to reduce its emissions to zero for 50 per cent of its electricity consumption by 2025. BHP is set to become the primary customer of the new renewable energy facility in Port Augusta in July next...

Whyalla DV Hub Opening Next Week

At-risk women in Whyalla will have access to more Domestic Violence support than ever before, from October 22, thanks to the growing network of safety in regional centres. The seventh women’s safety hub will open in Whyalla next week after being fast-tracked with a $325 thousand injection from the Federal Government...

What's On Around The Region This Weekend?

Several events are set to go ahead around the region this weekend. The 156th Clare Show is on again this year after being forced to cancel the 2020 event due to Covid. The Garden Hub, and ‘Lego Legends’ kids Lego competition are both new additions to the program, joining returning favourites; show...