Local News

Port Pirie Gel Blaster Incident Ends in an Arrest

A man has been arrested in Port Pirie following an incident involving a gel blaster. Earlier this week police were advised of a traffic incident on Augusta Highway at Bungama, where a man driving a car reported that a fawn coloured Toyota sedan was driving aggressively. The Toyota tailgated the victim’s car...

Clare’s School Holiday Program

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Library are preparing for their latest school holiday program. Bookings are now open for ‘Animal Capers’ which is set to run during the second week of school holidays at Ennis Park. ‘Animal Capers’ will give children the chance to interact with a range of animals through the...

Breakfast with the Birds in Port Augusta

Bird expert Peter Langdon will be in Port Augusta soon for ‘Breakfast with the Birds’. Next month Mr Langdon will be at the Australian Arid Lands Botanical Gardens for his guided bird tour, in the lead up to the “Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2020’ which launches October 19th. The ‘Breakfast with the...

Road Closure on the Yorke Peninsula

A temporary road closure has come into effect in Kadina. The Copper Coast Council are reminding locals that a section of David Street, between Brittain Road and George Street, is currently closed for resealing and kerbing works. The road will be closed for the remainder of the month, and is expected to...

Whyalla’s $8 Million Dollar Steel Factory

Whyalla’s new $8 Million Dollar steel processing centre will lead to employment opportunities.   Up to 160 jobs will be on offer over a two-year period following the construction of the ‘state of the art’ facility. Premier Stephen Marshall has said, “The new facility will allow steel being processed in Whyalla to...

Insect Trapping Technology Tested on the Yorke Peninsula

  Insect trapping technology is being tested on the Yorke Peninsula and could be a game changer for farmers. Dr Michael Nash, Agricultural Consultant with the Northern & Yorke Landscape Board, is currently trialling DTN Smart Traps, which have on-board cameras to detect, count and report on pests, as a tool for...

Man Jumps Fences to Avoid Police in the Mid North

A man has been arrested in the Mid North following a break in. Police viewed CCTV of the incident where a man allegedly broke into a home. Police then identified the suspect and attended his home at Port Pirie. When police arrived, the suspect ran jumping over numerous fences before being apprehended...

Port Augusta Locals Kept Updated on Duplication Project

Port Augusta locals can now keep up to date with the Joy Baluch Duplication Project thanks to an app. PW2PA Alliance have launched their Community App which is now live, along with a website allowing locals free 24/7 access to the latest news and information on the project. The Community App is...

Whyalla’s Loop Jetty Opens Today

Premier Stephen Marshall will be making an appearance in Whyalla today for the official opening of the city’s Loop Jetty. The new $7.8 million dollar jetty will be opened by Mr Marshall and Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin, with locals able to take a stroll around the jetty’s iconic loop from this...

12 Month Fishing Ban for Pirie

A 12-month fishing closure is in effect from today in waters directly adjacent to the Port Pirie township. The closure is based on advice from SA Health & the EPA, and is in response to new information from a recent University of South Australia report produced in partnership with Flinders Ports...