Local News

Whyalla’s Ada Ryan Gardens Light’s Up

Whyalla’s Ada Ryan Gardens ‘lights up’ thanks to the latest upgrades currently being installed by local contractors. Powerful in-ground lighting is now featured along the main paths, catching the eye of early-morning walkers and those visiting the gardens at dusk. Council have stated that “Once the project is complete all lights will...

Port Augusta’s Annual Business Plan and Budget Endorsed

Elected members at Port Augusta City Council have endorsed the city’s Annual Business Plan and Budget at a recent meeting. Council said, “The plan focusses on maintaining services and facilities for the community whilst continuing progress towards the long-term sustainability of the Council’s financial performance and position.” According to Mayor Brett Benbow,...

Mid North Drug Operation Busted

Two regional police areas have joined forces to smash a drug operation in Port Broughton. Police from the Yorke Mid North Local Service Area searched a house in Port Broughton, after they had received information from their counterparts in the Barossa Local Service Area that drugs were being grown at the...

SA’s Fishing Future Builds

South Australia’s Blue Crab and Rock Lobster fishers could see a more sustainable future for their industries, following a new commercial fishing management plan which has come into effect. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the two revised plans will see fishers make short term sacrifices to...

Port Pirie Anchor’s Up

 It has been announced by Port Pirie Regional Council that the John Pirie Anchor will be relocated to John Pirie Secondary School as part of an exciting heritage project. The collaboration between the school and Council, will provide students of the school with a sense of identity and connection with the...

Aggravated Robbery in Whyalla

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a Whyalla service station over the weekend, where a female attendant was injured. A man entered the service station on McRitchie Crescent, Whyalla Stuart at approximately 8pm on Saturday armed with a pair of scissors.  He threatened the attendant and stole money before leaving. During the...

Mid North Mobile Coverage Boosted

Mid North locals are set to benefit from a $600,000 partnership to tackle a mobile phone black spot. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said digital connection is vital for regional communities. Regional General Manager for Telstra in South Australia Mark Bolton said keeping connected with family and friends...

Farm and Business Management Program

Locals drought effected primary producers could soon improve their business skills by participating in the ‘SA Farm Business Management Program.’ The Clare and Gilbert Valley Council are encouraging locals to register for the new program that aims to support farm businesses in drought affected areas, whilst building business resilience. Attendees will be...

Clan Lab Allegedly Discovered at Risdon Park

A man has been arrested after a clan lab was allegedly found at Risdon Park. Port Pirie Police attended a Risdon Park home to conduct a search with the assistance of a Police Dog Operations drug detection dog, when they allegedly located a clandestine laboratory at the premises along with a...

Moonta’s Town Hall Receives a Visit

The Copper Coast Council have shared that Councillors Tim Love, Dean Rodda, Brent Walker and Margaret Pope recently received a tour of the Moonta Town Hall repair and upgrade works. The current works on the deteriorated roof trusses are being carried out by contractors who were on site along with Copper...