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Whyalla's Potential Hydrogen Boom

In a huge shift to Hydrogen industries and green energy for the future, SA is looking set to become a major player in world steel production and national electricity generation. Whyalla’s natural advantages, especially with the use of electricity powered by local wind and solar, have pushed the town to the...

Clare School Holiday Activities

School holidays are upon us and that means trying to come up with some fun and educational ways to keep the kids occupied. Clare and Gilbert Valleys Library Service presents April holiday activities and nature play, including nature crafts, rock painting and a scavenger hunt. Starting today, children aged 5 to eleven...

Port Augusta Lions Club Donate $1300 to CFS

The Stirling North Country Fire Service (CFS) have had a very exciting year, gaining 13 new cadets and a massive $1300 donation from the Lions Club of Port Augusta. The Lions donate $100 for each new cadet that signs up with the CFS each year and with the staggering 13 new...

MICE WARNINGS FOR YP

Despite generally low numbers of mice around South Australia, the Yorke Peninsula along with the Northern Adelaide Plains and Western Eyre Peninsula have been warned to stay on alert over the Autumn and Winter months. As mice breed through Summer and Autumn, peak mice population numbers are likely for the months...

Drive Thru Flu Vaccinations Open

Another flu season is well on the way, and Crystal Brook Medical Practice and Laura District Medical Practice are teaming up to vaccinate all vulnerable members of the community. Eligible people include those over 65, Aboriginal people, pregnant woman and homeless people. In an attempt to avoid mass gatherings, the clinic will...

Gupta Pens Letter to Whyalla

Following legal proceedings being launched against Whyalla Steelworks owners, GFG Alliance, in the NSW Supreme Court last week, Sunjeev Gupta has thanked everyone for their support over the last five weeks. The letter which became available on Sunday, detailed Mr Gupta’s feelings towards continuing the legacy of Steelworks and building a...

Phase 1B Vaccinations Begin

Phase 1-B of the covid vaccine rollout has reached Port Augusta. The community covid clinic at the Port Augusta Hospital is now open to those that fall in the latest group. If you fit one of the following descriptions; Anyone Over 70, all Aboriginal residents over 55, people over 18 with chronic...

Clare Cancer Screenings This Week

Cancer Council SA’s regional roadshow is heading to the Clare Valley this Wednesday to host a Cancer Screening education session. The session is designed to inform regional South Australians on the importance of the early detection of cancer, which can have drastic impacts on mortality rates. Regional Cancer screening rates in South...

Wilpena Pound $3 million Upgrade

Iconic tourism destination Wilpena Pound is set to receive a 3-million-dollar upgrade investment by the state government and Indigenous Business Australia (IBA). The upgrade is part of a 130-million-dollar investment across the state in a bid to boost nature and conservation park-based tourism. The Flinders Ranges have been the hot topic of...

Woylies Find Home on YP

100 native Australian Woylies are set to find a new home in the Yorke Peninsula, almost a century after they disappeared from the area. Woylies once inhabited more than 60 per cent of mainland Australia, but are now only found in pockets of WA and some South Australian islands. As well as...