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Port Pirie Receives Another Million

The Port Pirie region have received another million dollars in drought-relief funding as part of second round the Federal Government Drought Community Support Initiative. The funding, which was made available to eligible councils for local infrastructure projects and activities, was intended to provide drought relief support for local communities. Some of the...

Yorke Peninsula Spirit Stronger Than Ever

The Yorke Peninsula Council have stated that, “The Yorke Peninsula Spirit is stronger than ever,” after the community has banded together to restore areas affected by the bushfires. Company BlazeAid have coordinated the ‘clean up’ with the restoration projects deemed to be on track by council. Large amounts of burnt out fence...

Clare Valley's Newest Art Instalment

The Clare and Gilbert Valley Council, are inviting artists to submit expressions of interest in creating a sculpture for the Main Street. ‘Blossom the Possum’ is the unofficial mascot of the Clare Valley and as part of the ongoing renewal of the Main Street, the mascot is set to be celebrated...

Whyalla’s 50-Year-Old Peacock Leave a Legacy Behind

The City of Whyalla Council have announced that the Ada Ryan Gardens peacock has passed away. After living in the garden’s precinct for what is predicted as 50 years or more, the bird was considered an icon of the city. A severe joint infection caused paralysis of the foot, which lead to...

Port Augusta Illegal Dumper Fined

Port Augusta Council’s General Inspectors have located illegal dumping on Depot Creek Road. After a thorough investigation, the offender was located and a $1000 expiation and clean up request has been issued. Council are encouraging members of the community to report any incidents of illegal dumping or suspicious loads around the outskirts...

Whyalla Footy Clubs on Board

The clubs of the Whyalla’s Football League are set to unite at the Marsh Cup AFL pre-season match at Bennett Oval, putting aside 100 years of rivalry. The six affiliated clubs of the WFL will come together on March 7th and celebrate the league’s 100th anniversary at the AFL match. The clubs...

Port Pirie Man Arrested

A Port Pirie man has been arrested and charged following two recent local house break-ins. Between Thursday January 9th and Sunday January 12th, two homes were broken into, with electrical and household items stolen, along with cash and medication. Investigations on both matters by Port Pirie Police led them to search a...

Yorke Peninsula’s Child Safe Officer Course

The Yorke Peninsula will host a ‘Child Safe Officer Course’ in Kadina tomorrow. The event will kick off at the Copper Coast Sport and Leisure Centre at 6pm and offer a complimentary course for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators. The course covers; responsibilities under child protection laws, how the laws...

Port Augusta Community Raises Close to $12,000 for SA Bushfires

Port Augusta’s ‘Cinema Augusta’ have hosted a community fundraiser which raised close to $12,000 for the South Australian Bushfire Appeal. A sold-out screening of the film ‘Playing with Fire’ took place last week, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to those affected by both the Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island...

Extended Drought Support Program Announced

The State Government has opened an extended Drought Support Program to assist primary producers with farm business related costs, which includes a South Australian Council Rebate Scheme. The rebate is open to primary producers facing hardship due to drought in the region. Eligible South Australian primary producers that have been approved for...