Local News

Bowman Street Resurfacing Continues

Resurfacing works began in Crystal Brook last week. As part of the Port Pirie Council's Road Resurfacing Programme, the main business district Bowman street will have its roads resurfaced. Council have requested cars keep clear from 6am through to 5pm, as access to on-street parking will be unavailable. Works are expected to be...

VIOLENCE AGAINST WHYALLA NURSES RISES

Violence against nurses at Whyalla Hospital has reached alarming proportions with a staggering 22 assaults reported in just over 1 month in 2021, according to the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation's SA Branch.Following concerns being raised by the ANMF, Whyalla Hospital management agreed to deploy additional nurses and restraint-trained staff...

FOOTBALL IS BACK ON THE YORKE PENINSULA THIS WEEKEND

Local Football is back this weekend! The Yorke Peninsula Football League launch season 2021 with 4 A Grade matches tomorrow. It'll be a welcome return after last season was thrown into chaos due to COVID-19. Bute will take on Wallaroo at Bute, while Ardrossan travel to Kadina Oval to face Kadina....

Horse Racing Returns to Port Augusta in 2021

  Horseracing returns to Port Augusta this weekend, for the first time in 2021. Another sport that was impacted by COVID-19 last year, the Port Augusta Racing Club is looking forward to welcoming spectators on Sunday. The 'Let The Races Begin' meet gets underway early afternoon, with a 7 race card, 2...

A VISITOR EXPECTED IN PORT AUGUSTA FOR A GOOD CAUSE

A 65-Year-Old Assistant Principle Rick Collister is set to take on a 3,867km bicycle ride from Darwin to Melbourne to raise funds for Beyond Blue - an organisation that provides valuable support for many people, both young and old, who suffer from depression, anxiety and stress.  The solo bicycle ride dubbed...

MAN ARRESTED IN PORT PIRIE

A man has been arrested after he was found in possession of a large number of keys at Port Pirie. About 12.20am yesterday (April 8), Port Pirie patrols stopped a man and woman coming out of Memorial Park. Police had cause to search the pair and located a number of car...

WARNING FROM PIRSA ON RUSSIAN WHEAT APHID

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) have released an update on reports of the Russian Wheat Aphid repeatedly being found in the Mid North, upper Yorke Peninsula and the Riverland, both in seed-treated and non-seed-treated cereals. The Russian Wheat Aphid is among the most economically important and invasive pests of wheat,...

WHYALLA STEELWORKS HAVE THE GOVERNMENTS ATTENTION

GFG Alliance, owners of the Whyalla Steelworks have had an action filed against them in the NSW Supreme Court, by Citibank, who filed the action on behalf of Credit Suisse. The action has caused concern over the future of the Whyalla Steelworks, however Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey says it...

SCHOOLS IN PORT PIRIE HAVE A VISIT FROM KESAB TODAY

Students at Port Pirie West Primary School, Airdale Primary School and Napperby Primary School will be getting a visit from KESAB today for some education sessions, centred around keeping South Australia Beautiful. The visit will assist students to get a better understanding about the importance of recycling, and what materials go...

NEW TOURETTE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP LAUNCHES IN WHYALLA

Whyalla is home to a new, local Tourette Syndrome Support Group, with the first meeting being held tonight. Individuals with Tourette Syndrome, and their family or carers are welcome. One of the organisers of the Group said, "Having Tourettes can feel quite lonely and baffling, at least until the person with...