Local News

Fire at Field Days Office in Paskeville

A fire has destroyed Field Days offices in Paskeville on the Yorke Peninsula overnight.  At 4:40 early Friday morning CFS crews were alerted to a structure fire on the site of the Yorke Peninsula Field Days on the Copper Coast Highway.  When crews arrived they found the office block was well alight,...

North Coast Road Upgrade on Track

Yorke Peninsula residents have gotten their wish as plans have been unveiled to upgrade North Coast Road. The Yorke Peninsula Council is proposing the upgrade to enhance road safety, improve the road standard, reduce dust, improve access and improve rideability. The road is currently unsealed and has been a key issue with...

Clare Valley at the Forefront of New Wine Tourism Campaign

The Clare Valley is at the centre of a brand new $3 million dollar wine tourism campaign, dipping into the international market to attract visitors. The International Visitation Campaign is focusing on the six wine regions in South Australia. Premier Stephen Marshall says the states world-famous wine regions are important to the...

School Crossing Light Failures In Whyalla

It was a case of bad timing for a spate of school crossing light failures this week across Whyalla with school back in full swing. Traffic lights outside Hinks Avenue Primary School, Fisk Street Primary and Town Primary School were all reported to be out of order earlier this week. Any outages...

Port Augusta's Predicted Property Boom

Port Augusta is the regional town to watch this year with market research company Hotspotting predicting the town will experience major investment growth between 2018 and 2021. The property market is set to benefit from a growing resource sector, which includes a number of renewable energy projects and the construction of...

Mobile Phones Allowed at this Film Festival

The 2019 Whyalla Film Festival has added an innovative 60-Second Film Festival to the line-up to create diversity and community involvement. Festival organisers want people to get their mobile phones out and get out and about to create their own Whyalla-centric short film. The top ten 60-second films will be shown with...

Will Your Town be the Ag Town Of the Year?

Nominations are still open for the Ag Town of the Year with the award aiming to highlight the vital role agriculture and other primary industries play in regional communities. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is encouraging regional communities across the Clare Valley and Mid North to get...

Pearler of a Fishing Trip on the YP

A Yorke Peninsula fisherman has struck gold, discovering a pearl while collecting razorfish. The Port Vincent resident was wading through shallow waters collecting the popular fish to pickle when he plucked the lucky clam. Finding a pearl inside a Razor Fish is a rare occurrence, the shellfish embed themselves in the sand...

Pumped Hydro In Port Augusta

A proposed pumped hydro station near Port Augusta is one step closer as developers have lodged a electricity generation licence for the $410 million site. The Goat Hill Project is set to be located 12km west of Port Augusta, and will feature two 115MW turbines to produce clean and reliable electricity. Pumped...

SA Healthy Town Challenge Applications Open

Round 2 of the SA Healthy Towns Challenge has launched, offering grants for regional towns to develop health programs in their communities. Grants of up to $5000 will be awarded to successful applicants with 6 grants in Round 1 being provided to recipients on their way to improving the health and...