Local News

New Steps for Whyalla Pool

Whyalla City Council have installed new easy-access pool steps at the Whyalla Recreation Centre lap pool. A number of residents voiced their concerns about the difficulty experienced getting in and out of the pool. Regular Rec Centre patron Yvonne Geelen thanked Council for acting on these concerns after she approached Mayor Clare...

Step Back in Time in Koolunga this Weekend

Koolunga are celebrating their 1869 proclamation this weekend with an all-day party. The town turns 150 this year and will begin celebrations with breakfast put on by the Country Fire Service (CFS) at 8:30 and a church service at 9. The local school will take you on a history lesson and there...

Port Pirie Local Disgruntled with Council

Port Pirie local Steve Webber has been in a two-year battle with the local council regarding his broken air conditioner. The 63-year-old retiree claims the dust from earthmovers nearby have caused the AC to clog and subsequently break down. "There was a 60-tonne truck and a 40-tonne truck working all day to...

Forming the South Australian Dog Fence Board

The South Australian dog fence board have announced they will work closely with the state and federal governments over the $25 million rebuild. Work on the 1,600-kilometre-long fence is expected to begin next year with the board being created to ensure the proper consultation is happening. Orroroo pastoralist Geoff Power is the...

Celebrating Aboriginal Art

An Aboriginal art gallery is having their grand opening this Saturday July 6th in Quorn. 'Jonas and Jaja' celebrated voice, treaty and truth with a NAIDOC Exhibition starting Sunday. This event comes as the Malka Aboriginal Art Prize celebrates 10 years of Malka with an awards night next Monday. Malka is a work...

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Hits Port Pirie

Port Pirie will be treated with some of the best classical musical moments performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra tonight. The concert will be conducted by Guy Noble mixing three renowned composers from Italy and England. ASO Director of Artistic Planning Simon Lord said the connection ASO have with Country Arts SA...

Local Hero Raising Money for Bravehearts

Port Broughton local Tait Mackrill will be taking part in the Bravehearts 777 Marathon in Sydney this Friday to raise money for child victims of sexual assault. While she grew up in the region, she now lives in Sydney playing in the Australian Football League Women’s competition for Greater Western Sydney...

175th Anniversary Settlement for Stockport

Past and present residents of Stockport are invited to the 175th anniversary settlement on Sunday August 4th. Local historian Dennis Berman discovered that the area was first settled in 1844, surveyed the following year and is one of the oldest towns north of Gawler. The town was a part of the transport...

Irrigation Scheme Extended to Clare Valley

Politicians and grape farmers in the Clare Valley have welcomed the potential to extend the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme to the area. Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone said the state government would conduct a feasibility study into the extension of the scheme. Almost $60,000 has already been devoted to the Clare Valley...

Policing in Whyalla & Addressing Local Crime Forum

The Whyalla Residents & Ratepayers Association will host a forum on Policing in Whyalla and Addressing Local Crime tonight. Inspector Mark Hubbard from Operation Eyre & Western Local Service area of SAPOL will be talking about the current crime and drug issues affecting Whyalla residents. He says the night is the perfect...