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NAIDOC Week

Yesterday marked the start of NAIDOC Week around the country and Port Augusta have a number of events lined up. Tonight, is the Malka Aboriginal Art Awards celebrating 10 years of Malka which means mark or painting.  There’s also an art exhibition starting on the 11th of July and running for five days. In...

Key Health Decisions Now Made Locally

The Country Health SA Local Health Network is being replaced by six new regional health boards to make key decisions local. Those boards include the Flinders and Upper North, Eyre and Far North, Barossa Hills Fleurieu, Riverland Mallee Coorong, Limestone Coast and Yorke and Northern Local Health Networks. CEO of the Flinders...

Skate Park Upgrade

The youth of Burra will have their way with the skate park after receiving a grant of over $200,000 to revamp the place. The state government handed out the money through the planning and development fund and will be the first upgrade since it was built in 2014. The Goyder Youth Advisory...

Operation Belt Up Underway

Today marked the start of a state-wide campaign aimed at the use of seat belts, which is a tag on of the month-long campaign ‘Operation Home Safe’. Appropriately named ‘Operation Belt Up’ see police focus on the safety device and the correct usage of it. SA Police Traffic Support Branch Superintendent Bob...

Calling Filmmakers with a Disability

Whyalla and surrounding areas are searching for filmmakers with a learning disability to attend a workshop in September. The week-long course is called ‘Dream It, Screen It’ and will be run by regional South Australia new media and the film organisation ‘Sit Down Shutup and Watch’ (SDSW). The main focus of the...

Operation Home Safe Well Under Way

A state-wide campaign called Operation Home Safe is aimed at cracking down on the factors that are linked with fatal and serious road crashes. As it stands, there have been 60 deaths on SA roads, 10 of which happened on Yorke Mid North, Far North and Eyre Western roads. Acting Officer in...

Port Pirie Sisters Represent Australia

Two sisters from Port Pirie have been selected to represent the country in two prestigious softball events over the coming weeks. Zali begins her campaign today in the Pepper Classic Tournament which sees 18 teams come together from across the globe. The tournament is a three-day comp with four divisions in Minnesota,...

Whyalla Finally Getting New Jetty

Whyalla has finally received the green light to build a new jetty after a two-year process which was approved earlier this week. The final Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure approval took a lengthy time because they needed a number of documents including a lease for the marine area that will...

Port Pirie Students Turn Up the Heat in S.A. Culinary Challenge

The South Australian Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge saw a number of Port Pirie students score a silver medal in the comp. Two students from Port Pirie’s St Mark’s College, Mya and Kasey, scored 83.5% securing themselves a silver medal with those scoring over 90% receiving gold. While two students from John Pirie...

Aboriginal Filmmakers in Port Augusta

The South Australia Film Corporation (SAFC) are hosting a four-month course on film making for Aboriginal people living in Port Augusta and surrounding areas. Professional film makers will assist participants in bringing their stories to life by scripting, shooting and producing two short documentaries. SAFC Associate executive Nara Wilson said Aboriginal stories...