Local News

Clare Valley’s Festival of the Lamb Launches

The Clare Valley’s annual ‘Festival of the Lamb’ program will launch tomorrow in honour of the new season lamb. The festival will run over 7 days and celebrates not only lamb but also the first buds of local vines as well as a range of activities, meals and tours for attendees. The...

Drug Traffickers Arrested in Port Augusta

A routine traffic stop in Port Augusta has led to the arrest of two men. Police stopped a Mitsubishi 4WD travelling north on the Augusta Highway and had cause to search the vehicle. Police allegedly uncovered a large amount of cannabis, packaged in seven bags wrapped in duct tape, approximately 3.7kgs. The two...

$20M Package Supports Regional Tourism

$20 million dollars has been allocated to support tourism in our region. Premier Steven Marshall recently announced the ‘Tourism Industry Development Fund’, which has been designed to support and stimulate private sector investment in new and improved regional accommodation, and the development of quality tourism product and experiences.   It is believed...

Whyalla’s Pet Desexing Program Expanded

Whyalla pet owners can save money on desexing and microchipping. Previously, the program offered the subsidised desexing of cats to help minimise the stray cat population in Whyalla. But this year, Council has extended the program to include dogs and is also offering discounted microchipping. The program has been designed to help residents...

Road Closure for Port Pirie Today

Port Pirie locals are being advised of a two-day road closure commencing today.    From 5am Wauchopes Road will be closed due to upgrade works commencing at the Railway Crossing. Downer EDI will be conducting the works until 5pm tomorrow, with Council noting that signed detours will be in place for the...

Storytime Fun in Whyalla

Locals can now watch the Whyalla Public Library’s latest ‘Storytime with Chris and Ali’ at home. Online videos of the popular sessions are easily accessible and include a new story each week. The latest story is all about accepting others is called ‘Green Lizards, Red Rectangles and the Blue Ball.’ The sessions...

Rider 90km Over Speed Limit at Kadina

A Moonta Bay motorcyclist has been caught travelling 90km over the speed limit. Police attempted to stop the motorcyclist at Kadina for traffic offences, when he sped off allegedly travelling at 140km in a 50km zone whilst failing to give way. Once located Police checks on the man’s licence revealed that he...

Semi Final Results For Local Footy

It was a big weekend of local football across the Spencer Gulf League and the Mid North with some teams scoring a one-way ticket to the Grand Final and others eliminated from the competition all together. SPENCER GULF LEAGUE South Augusta 13.5-83 FINAL 13.10-88 Proprisdon Port 7.11-53 FINAL 8.4-52 Central Augusta   NORTHERN AREAS LEAGUE Orroroo 12.8-80 FINAL...

Heart Foundation Hands Outs Cash

Mid North locals could soon become more active thanks to a new funding initiative. According to the Heart Foundation 73% of those live in and around Port Pirie are not active enough, but all that could change with the ‘Active Australia Innovation Challenge’ which offers $10,000 grants for community-based projects designed...

Man Arrested for Car Theft in Port Augusta

A man has been arrested after stealing a car in Port Augusta and allegedly attempting to set it alight. Police will allege that they were called to a hotel in Tassie Street after reports that a Mitsubishi four-wheel-drive was taken from the drive-through bottle shop. The car was later located on...