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Heavy Industry and Trades Skills Trainees Graduate in Port Pirie

A group of Port Pirie trainee’s have recently graduated from a heavy industry and trades skills course. Program organiser Lynn Wallace, of Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North, stated that 15 young people took part in the course, graduating at the Function Centre at Memorial Oval. The course which provided insight...

Copper Coast Council Include New Green Waste Collection

The Copper Coast Council have introduced a new Monthly Green Waste Kerbside Collection service. As of January, individual households will be able to use the service free of charge once a purpose built bin is purchased from selected facilities. The bin must fit set specifications including a 240L Capacity, hosting a dark...

Sophie Altus Takes Home Top Prize at the Wakefield Regional VET Student Awards

Mid North student Sophie Altus of Horizon High School has earnt top honours and prize money at this year’s Wakefield Regional Vocational Education and Training Student Awards. Sophie, has recently graduated from Year 11, whilst undertaking, not one, but two certificates and also volunteering for CFS. The awards were presented by Wakefield...

Whyalla’s Bennett Oval Development on Track

Whyalla’s Bennett Oval development is well on track according to Council who have stated that Adelaide company Stud Carpentry have kept up the pace despite extreme weather conditions in recent weeks. Mossop Constructions + Interiors have been contracted by Council to complete the grandstand precinct redevelopment, and have stated, “Their hard...

Two Men Arrested in the Mid North

Two men have been arrested after numerous thefts from building and construction sites in the Mid North. Police allege that patrols were called to Avon, after reports of two men stealing railway sleepers. A further search of the men’s vehicle uncovered a large amount of stripped copper wiring from newly built houses,...

Two Men Arrested in the Mid North

Two men have been arrested after numerous thefts from building and construction sites in the Mid North. Police allege that patrols were called to Avon, after reports of two men stealing railway sleepers. A further search of the men’s vehicle uncovered a large amount of stripped copper wiring from newly built houses,...

UPDATE Wallaroo Set to Welcome First Cruise Ship in History

Wallaroo will welcome its first cruise ship in history, when Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Vasco da Gama ship anchoring in town tomorrow. With over 1,000 guests expected leave the dock and spend a full day exploring the Yorke Peninsula. The ship which holds 630 crew, is the first of its kind to...

Music Innovation Funding Arrives in Regional SA

Three schools in Port Pirie, Peterborough and Kadina are set to benefit from the second round of the State Government’s Music Innovation Fund. Close to $30,000 dollars in funding has been allocated to the three schools in an effort to provide all students, including those with complex needs, access to high...

Whyalla Mayor Receives Support from the State Government

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin’s campaign to repurpose the three Whyalla high school sites, has received support from the state government. Following the 2022 opening of the city’s new 100 million dollar school, three sites will no longer be of use, with McLaughlin stating, “The community has concerns over these sites and...

Port Augusta Council Receive Regional Growth Funding

Port Augusta City Council was one of ten projects to receive over $100,000 dollars from the states Regional Growth Fund. The funding is set to assist in the upgrade of Port Augusta’s infrastructure around the foreshore and CBD, in an effort to enhance the city’s tourism and local economy. A number of...