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Plans For The Rest Of The Local Footy Season Following Lockdown

For the first time this season, football was put on hold across the state due to COVID-19 restrictions over the weekend. With only 6 rounds left in the regular season, SANFL have spoken with local leagues about how the game might look with restrictions post-lockdown. Head of Community Football at SANFL, Lisa...

Port Augusta Prisoner Denied Bail For A Third Time

A former shark fisherman from the region has been refused bail for the third time following charges against him pertaining to the assault of a hospital worker. Callen Andrew Watherston faced Magistrate Susan O’Connor via a video link from the Port Augusta Prison, where she once again refused to grant him...

Whyalla RSPCA Animal Numbers

The number of animals in Whyalla’s RSPCA shelter has unfortunately nearly doubled since the last state-wide lockdown in November last year. An extended kitten season, coupled with an influx of rescued animals has seen numbers across all three regional SA shelters skyrocket. Currently Whyalla has 13 animals in care on site, and...

Golden North Ice Cream Needs Your Vote In The SA Consumer Awards

Voting in now open for the 2021 SA Food and Beverage Consumer Awards, and Laura based Golden North ice cream is calling for some local support. ​​The awards recognise local brands for their excellence and quality in the South Australian food and beverage industry. ​Golden North has been operating out of Laura...

Working Holiday Maker Visa Amendment To Help Regional Hospitality And Tourism

In hopeful news for the Upper Spencer Gulf, upcoming changes to the Government's Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program will help fill a critical shortage in the region. According to Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, businesses all over regional and rural SA are struggling to find staff but especially in the...

Regional MFS Assessments Underway

The regions eight local metropolitan fire services are being put under the microscope with their annual assessments now underway. The regional station proficiency and audit assessments will return this year after a year off last year due to covid. It’s a chance for fire fighters across all 17 regional stations to showcase...

Flinders Hit Covid Jab Milestone

Residents in the Flinders and Upper North are encouraged to make a booking for their COVID-19 vaccinations, with the Local Health Network hitting a milestone this week. Over 7,500 people have received a COVID vaccination in the north of the state, with bookings filled up for the next week across clinics. Executive...

Whyalla Foreshore Master Plans Consultation

A number of ideas for the expansion and rejuvenation of the Whyalla foreshore have been outlined during a presentation on the City of Whyalla's Foreshore Master Plan. It follows workshops and community surveys earlier in the year and amongst the suggestions, facilities such as a Marine Discovery Centre with a university...

Morgan Sawmill Given Green Light To Work Through Lockdown

The Morgan Sawmill in Jamestown has been given the green light to fire back up after the state government decided to include forestry as an essential service.  In a significant blow to the billion-dollar industry, SA companies were forced to shut down for 24 hours after the profession was left off the list of essential services on...