Local News

Coronavirus Case on the Yorke Peninsula

The YP times have confirmed that there is a case of the Coronavirus on the Yorke Peninsula, after a resident contracted the virus on the Ruby Princess cruise ship. It has been reported that the Kadina man has been in self-quarantine ever since returning from the cruise, only travelling to the...

Man Arrested in Kadina

A man has been arrested following an assault and theft in Kadina. Just after 9.30 pm on Friday the 13th of March, a man was at residence in Kadina, when he and another man who was known to him, had a verbal altercation.  The victim was then struck in the head with...

Limitations to Surgical Treatment Across the State - New COVID-19 Direction

To reduce the spread of the Coronavirus within South Australia, the State Coordinator has made a direction under the Emergency Management Act to limit surgery to emergency surgery only. The direction stipulates that the only surgical treatment that may be performed in the State of South Australia will be determined based...

Oz Minerals Carrapateena Ahead of Schedule

South Australia’s Oz Minerals Carrapateena copper mine is ahead of schedule despite the global Coronavirus outbreak. Production has not been impacted at both mines at this stage based on current operating conditions. Oz Minerals began processing the first concentrate from its Carrapateena copper and gold mine in December and is expected to...

Whyalla’s Black Spot Program Upgrades

Whyalla City Council has advised motorists and residents that the city’s Black Spot Program upgrades are nearing completion. The Black Spot Program is an Australian Government initiative that directly targets improvements to the safety of roadways with proven crash history or that are high risks locations. Multiple intersections were identified by the...

Isolation Following Diagnosis or Close Contact

SAPOL have stated that locals must follow directions to isolate and segregate themselves from other people if they are diagnosed with the Cornoanvirus. To reduce the spread of the virus within South Australia; State Coordinator - Commissioner of Police Grant Stevens, has made a direction under the Emergency Management Act highlighting...

Yorke Peninsula Events Postponed

It has been announced that both the Yorke Peninsula’s Seafood on Spencer and the Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards have been postponed due to the Coronavirus. The Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards have postponed the program in its entirety until 2021, while Seafood on Spencer is set to be held on Good Friday...

Regional Gap in Fuel Prices Double

  The RAA have announced that the gap between wholesale fuel costs and regional pump prices have doubled according to recent figures. Wholesale fuel prices have fallen by 36 cents per litre but regional prices have only dropped close to 17 cents. RAA’s Fuel Expert Mark Borlace believes that savings should be passed...

Geoff Brock Says More Could Be Done

In response to the Australian Government’s latest $1 Billion stimulus package to help our economy, employees and businesses, Member for Frome Geoff Brock MP said there could be even more done to help. The recently announced stimulus package includes $650m for job rescue, $300m for business and jobs support and $250m...

Stolen Jewellery in Wallaroo

  Police are trying to track down the owner of several items of jewellery found in Wallaroo. At about 5.30pm on February the 29th, Kadina police located a woman in Cameron Court. When she was searched, police allegedly found the woman in possession of a number of pieces of jewellery. The 37-year-old woman...