Local News

Drink Driver Detected In Kadina

A 41-year-old local woman has lost her licence for 12 months and had her car impounded after being caught drink driving in Kadina earlier this week. Just after 1pm on Tuesday (July 20), patrols stopped the driver on Frances Terrace for a breath test. She allegedly returned a blood alcohol level of...

BHP Olympic Dam Records Best Year For Gold And Copper

BHP has recorded its best year for gold and copper production at Olympic Dam since taking over the mine in South Australia’s Far North in 2005. Copper production at the Dam has increased by 20 per cent to 205,000 tonnes for the year, which the company has attributed to improved smelter...

Update On Locations To Book In For Your Covid Jab

As the region moves into day two of the lockdown, South Australian authorities are encouraging people to continue to jump on board the vaccination rollout. Several hospitals throughout the region offer the jab and lockdown medical exemptions allow you to continue with appointments as planned. Various chemists around the region including Risdon...

Country Pub Owners Urge Authorities To Reconsider Regional Lockdown

Country pub owners are calling for authorities to rethink strict covid lockdowns on regional South Australia with no cases reported in the area. This comes as the State announced a full seven-day lockdown from 6pm on Tuesday after a fifth person tested positive for Covid-19 in the city. Rob Rankine, who runs...

Surge In Car Break-Ins In Port Augusta

Port Augusta Police are warning vehicle owners to lock up, following an increase in volume crime throughout the city. Opportune thieves are targeting cars, tempted by what’s being left behind, with common targeted items including, loose change, jewellery and bags. While most of these unseasonal break-ins are occurring in public spaces, accommodation...

Booleroo Centre Main Street Sculpture Installations

A few new friendly faces have popped up on the main street of Booleroo Centre. Several Australian native animal sculptures have been placed along the median strip by the Booleroo Centre Community Development & Tourism Association (BCCDTA) and their installation has tourists and locals flocking for photo opportunities. The Kangaroos, Emus and...

Clare Valley Wine Awarded Top Prize In Belgium

A Clare valley winery has claimed a top prize at the United Nations of Fine Wines in Belgium. Taylors Wines 2016 Masterstroke Cabernet Shiraz blend, was one of 10 thousand wines judged from 46 wine producing countries and brought home the Sylvain Trophy for Oaked Wine. 300 expert judges from across Europe judged...

Whyalla High School Students Show Off CuttleCam

The world of Giant Cuttlefish off Stony Point has been broadcast into living rooms worldwide with the help of year 9 Whyalla High School students and a live camera feed called ‘CuttleCam’. AusOcean employed Whyalla High School as part of its citizen science program, Network Blue. The students constructed the rig, assembled its...

YP Charter Boat Operators To Benefit From Funding

In a good news story for the charter boat industry, the State Government has announced their commitment to a second round of funding for SA charter boat operators. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham recognised the recent challenges the charter boat fishing industry faced and was excited to...

The Whole Of SA Wakes Up In Lockdown

South Australia has woken up to the first day of a seven-day lockdown after more Covid cases were announced linked to the Modbury Hospital outbreak. A fourth and fifth case were announced yesterday morning, one of whom was in quarantine while the other was out in the community when they returned...