Local News

Storms Cause Major Damage in Snowtown

Snowtown has been left reeling after a super storm smashed through the Mid North over the weekend leaving extensive damage in its wake. Damage is still being assessed in the town with the clean up expected to take several days. The Snowtown Football Club sustained significant damage, losing the roof to the...

Heartbeat Whyalla Makes Enormous Donation

Heartbeat Whyalla have made a $10,000 life saving donation to the Whyalla Hospital on the back of another major fundraiser for the hospital. The community group raised funds to purchase a defibrillator for the Whyalla Perioperative Unit. The new equipment will mean the unit no longer has to rely on a machine...

Farmers Want State's Dog Fence Replaced

Farmers and industry leaders are calling for the State’s dog fence to be replaced after wild dogs have been caught as far south as Burra in the Clare Valley. The impact of wild dogs on the nation’s agricultural industry currently sits at around $89 million a year with 5800 sheep attacked...

Regional Employers Encouraged With Incentive Program

Employers in regional and rural areas are being encouraged to take part in a new government subsidy scheme offering generous support towards the costs of employing apprentices. The Minister for Industry and Skills, David Pisoni says he has contacted regional councils outlining the benefits of the Federal Governments $60 million regional...

Snowtown Oval Upgrades Revealed

The first high-specification modular sports facility has been unveiled at Snowtown Oval, marking the national roll out of building projects to accommodate the rapid growth in female football. The project was partly funded by the Wakefield Regional Council’s latest round of community grants with SANFL and Ausco Modular helping to deliver...

Woomera Military Range Suggested for Radioactive Waste Facility

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick has called on the federal government to reconsider the Woomera Prohibited Area as a location for the national radioactive waste management facility. The Defence Department dismissed the possibility of using the military testing range due to the impracticability and intolerable risk. There are currently 10,000 drums of...

Bureau Predicts a Hot Summer is on the Way

The Bureau of Meteorology has released their summer outlook and they are predicting a hotter than normal summer for the region and the rest of the country. The Bureau's manager of long-range forecasting Dr Andrew Watkins says the outlook shows most of the country has an 80 per cent chance of...

P-Plater caught Drink Driving

A P-plater has lost his licence after being caught drink driving in Whyalla. Just after 2.20am on Wednesday Whyalla patrols stopped a white Holden Commodore driving through the carpark of a shopping centre in Whyalla Norrie. Patrols breath tested the driver, a 29-year-old Whyalla Stuart man, who allegedly returned a positive result...

Premier Denies Cuts to Arts Funding

Premier Steven Marshall has hit back at claims that the state government has slashed arts funding in the regional areas. Labor arts spokeswoman Jayne Stinson is claiming the budget will see $31.9 million of cuts over the next four years and the dismantling of Arts SA which works to support regional...

SA Grain Harvest Predicted to be Below Average

South Australia's 2018–19 grain harvest has fallen to an estimated 4.9 million tonnes with harvest now underway due to the challenging seasonal conditions across the state. The PIRSA Crop and Pasture Report for Spring says the health of crops and pastures across the state is varied with several districts in the...