Local News

SAPOL Investigates COVID-19 Breaches

South Australian Police are urging all individuals and businesses to comply with self-quarantine obligations enforced by the State Government. SAPOL is currently handling a large number of reports from members of the public regarding suspected breaches of self-quarantine and self-isolation orders of those suspected of not complying with current restrictions. SA Police...

Woman Faces Court in Port Pirie Amid Checkpoint Breaching

A woman has faced court in Port Pirie, after failing to stop at a designated border checkpoint and then coughing in the face of two police officers. Patrols were at a border checkpoint on the Barrier Highway, when a car sped through the checkpoint. The patrol caught up with the car...

Flinders Ranges Council Offer Support

The Flinders Ranges Council will provide immediate support to ratepayers in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Council are offering locals a moratorium on all fines and interest on outstanding rates and service charges for the next six months, with Mayor, Peter Slattery, “Committed to helping the community through this difficult period...

Driver Assaulted and Car Stolen in Port Pirie

Police are investigating after an elderly man was assaulted and his car stolen in Port Pirie over the weekend. About 6pm on Saturday, 82-year-old victim offered a lift to a man and woman. The two people entered the victim’s car and allegedly assaulted him before taking his wallet and car and...

New Digital Library Service Lifts Spirits

Spencer Gulf locals can now enjoy all that libraries have to offer online with SA Libraries digital initiative. With libraries restricting their services due to the Coronavirus, readers can take advantage of a ‘Digital Membership’ that offers access thousands of magazines and newspapers through PressReader; eBooks and audiobooks, as well as...

Take a Digital Tour of Burra’s Art Gallery

Mid North locals can see the winning works of the Burra Regional Gallery’s 2020 ‘Portrait Exhibition’, from the comfort of their own home, thanks to the galleries newest online tour. The Main Room Exhibition currently exhibits work the winning ‘Traditional’ portrait of Ivan McKenzie of the Flinders Ranges which was painted...

Whyalla’s Maritime Museum’s Newest Addition

The Whyalla Maritime Museum have received a very special donation to add to its collection. After visiting Whyalla last year, Port Macquarie local Mr Barry Hacker and his wife Bronwyn were so impressed by their experience, that they decided to donate World War 2 artefacts to the museum. Mr Hacker’s father John...

Yorke Peninsula Mobility Scooters Get a Charging Station

The Yorke Peninsula will now see mobility scooter charging stations available for locals. The Disability Inclusion Initiative aims to allow those who use either an electric mobility scooter, wheelchair or other similar transport, the confidence to venture out into the community without the fear of being stranded by a flat battery. This...

Caravan Parks Turn to Essential Bookings Only

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement on March 24th, regarding restrictions around non-essential domestic travel, Yorke Peninsula Council Holiday Parks, are adjusting their services. Parks will only remain open to provide an ‘essential’ service to those in need, with the appropriate safety precautions in place. As per the Government guidelines –...