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Whyalla Football League Mourns The Loss Of President Jack Velthuizen

The Whyalla Football League yesterday shared the sudden death of Jack Velthuizen who served as league president for the past six years. The WFL issued a statement yesterday, mourning the passing of the key figure in local football, "It is with sadness that the Whyalla Football League advises of the unexpected passing...

Port Pirie's Alanah Barr Wins Apprentice Of The Year For SA Power Networks

The SA Power Network’s Apprentice of the Year award winner has been announced, with a Port Pirie local taking home the Playford Medal. From a field of five nominees, Alanah Barr from the Port Pirie depot received this year’s recognition. SA Power Networks Manager or Learning and Development, Angela Coker, says Alanah...

New Port Augusta Wind Farm Shouldn't Affect Sleep According To Study

With the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park wind turbines set to be connected to the grid in the coming months, a new study has been completed to determine whether residents who live within 10km of a wind farm report more sleep issues The report published by Flinders University has discovered that...

Police Investigating Stolen Traffic Equipment In The Mid-North

Police are investigating several traffic safety equipment thefts in the Mid-North over the past few months. Between August and October, police have received numerous reports of thefts from road work sites along the Barrier Highway between Hallett, Mount Bryan and Burra. Plastic traffic cones, road work bunting, speed signs and mounts which...

Tickera Residents Battling Mobile Phone Black Zone

The township of Tickera have been living in a mobile phone black spot for years, and residents are calling out for improved coverage. Many residents have reportedly been lobbying for better coverage for up to 20 years, with Tickera Recreation and Community Association Member, Chris Knight, saying it is a confirmed...

Parvovirus Outbreak Worrying For Whyalla Dog Owners

The RSPCA are urging Whyalla dog owners to get their pets vaccinated, following 22 reported cases of Parvovirus in the city over the past week. Two stray dogs had to be euthanised by vets after being found collapsed on the street, and a local vet claims this strain of the virus appears...

Mid Yorke Peninsula Tennis Association Matches Resume For 2021

Mid Yorke Peninsula Tennis Association will resume games from this Friday (October 15), with new rules reviving the competition.  The Friday night competition temporarily concluded in 2020 as two teams could not find enough players. The association held a special meeting in early August to gauge the level of support before making...

Four Schools In The Region Set For School Vaccination Pop-Up Clinics This Term

A school-based immunisation program is set to be rolled out to selected schools across the state this term. Pop-up vaccination hubs will be established at more than 20 schools later this month, including Clare High School, Port Augusta Secondary School, Kadina Memorial School and Stuart High School. It is estimated that the...

Port Pirie West Water Mains To Be Replaced Over Coming Weeks

More than 480 metres of water mains in Port Pirie West are set to be replaced over the coming weeks as part of SA Water’s four-year, $155 million dollar water main management program. New PVC pipes, which are known for their flexibility and resistance to ground movement, are being installed along...