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Whyalla Council’s First Community Group Meeting Yesterday

Yesterday marked the first Community Group meeting with Whyalla Council. Council members met with three groups to discuss issues, ideas, initiatives and endeavours that could benefit the city. The Whyalla tourism focus group, Whyalla Art Group and the Whyalla Golf Group were all present. The City of Whyalla initiated the meetings in an...

Speeding Drink Driver in Paskeville

On the weekend, Yorke Mid North Highway Patrols stopped a 26-year-old Wallaroo man on the Copper Coast Highway, after police received a call from a member of the public. The driver was detected travelling 133km in 100km zone and allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.239. The man was issued with...

Want to Catch a Snapper?

Snapper fishing is currently banned in the Spencer Gulf in an effort to secure the long-term future of the species, strengthening numbers for the benefit of all South Australians. Despite the ban, recreational fishers hoping to catch a Snapper this season can enter into the ballot for a ‘Snapper Tag’. Without...

Port Pirie Works Depot Closure

The Port Pirie council have advised locals that the Works Depot will experience a temporary closure today from 8am. The depot on Broadstock Road, will see a planned SA Power Networks power outage due to routine maintenance and may affect surrounding areas on Broadstock road. The Works Depot power is expected to...

Two Arrested in Port Augusta

Port Augusta police have arrested two men for numerous offences. Just after midnight on Saturday, patrols approached an empty car which had the number plates covered, 300 metres from the local decommissioned power station. Two men returned to the car carrying a large amount of copper wire. The patrol detained the two...

Clare Valley Locals Doing Their Bit for Australia’s Bushfires

  With current bushfires causing devastation across the country, Clare Valley and Mid North businesses and residents are doing their bit to help. In Clare, Shelley Thrussell and Sonia Goss hosted two Metafit sessions yesterday, with 100 per cent of all proceeds going towards the CFS. Local Business ‘Made with Grace’ has banded...

Copper Coast Citizen of the Year, Maureen Wahlstedt

The Copper Coast Council have announced the Copper Coast Citizen of the Year for 2020 is Maureen Wahlstedt.  Maureen follows the 2019 award winner Raelene Haynes in being recognised for her contribution to the community. The Award Ceremony is set to take place on Australia day as part of Council’s Australia Day...

Bite Sized Grants Now Open

Applications are now open for the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board’s (NRM) Bite-Size Grants. A portion of the Community Grants budget has been allocated to the Bite-Size program, to provide support for small, short-term projects ranging from $200 - $500 in value. Projects may fund potential training events, purchase of...

2019 the Driest and Warmest Year on Record

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Annual Climate Statement; revealing that 2019 was both the warmest and driest year on record for Australia. South Australia broke records with the mean temperature in 2019 at 1.52 Celsius above average. January was the warmest month Australia has ever recorded, whilst Port Augusta experienced...

Whyalla’s AFL Match Tickets

Tickets for Whyalla’s AFL match scheduled for March 7th will go on sale this month. The newly redeveloped Bennett Oval is set to host the match between the GFG-sponsored Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs. The $2.8m Stage 1 redevelopment project is currently underway and will see facilities upgraded and the oval...