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Kids Clean Up Their Act

Airdale, Napperby and Port Pirie West Primary Schools are participating in Keep South Australia Beautiful’s (KESAB) recycle relays. The organisation has been delivering world class community-based environmental sustainability education programs since it began in 1966. They worked with the kids in the hope of creating a positive image when it comes to...

Whyalla Orchard Community Art Project Funding

The federal government’s Regional Arts Fund has given the Orchard Community Art project over $4000 to create a community garden in Whyalla. Emerging artist Matilda Sweeney will lead the artistic component working with Aboriginal digital artist Lyall Ware-Campbell to document the project. Country Arts SA CEO, Mr Steve Saffell said it was...

Road Fines Increased from Today

Among the State Government’s raised fees announcement, they have also raised fines to curb a number of driving offences. Most fines will increase by 5% including reckless hoons while low-range speeding will jump 1.7%. The new schedule will come into effect today and will also see vehicle rego and licensing fees surge...

Woman Found with Cannabis and Rifle in Port Pirie

A 44-year-old woman from Port Pirie was reportedly in possession of cannabis and unsecure firearm when police searched her home at the weekend. Officers from Port Pirie, Brinkworth and Gladstone conducted the security audit on Saturday night. They found over three kilograms of cannabis and a rifle, she will appear in court...

Upgrade for Port Broughton Combined Sporting Club

The Port Broughton Combined Sporting Club will use a $350,000 grant to build a new set of change rooms which is almost 10 years in the making. President of the Broughton Mundoora Football Club Leigh Rogers says the news is extremely welcome and will make a lot of people happy. "It is...

Another Step Forward for Lincoln Gap Project

A new battery storage system is the newest step towards reliable power production for the Lincoln Gap project which is located just outside Port Augusta. The $500 million project will boast 59 wind turbines and storage capable of powering over 150,000 households in South Australia. Once complete, the 10 mega-watts battery will...

SANFL Indigenous Round in Port Pirie

Port Pirie’s Sports Precinct will host Adelaide and Port Adelaide when they verse each other in an SANFL Indigenous Round match on Saturday July 13. The game is the highlight of a big weekend of football on Memorial Oval as the South Australian Country Championships will also be that weekend. The Championships...

Teachers Strike for Better Learning Environment

A number of schools around the state will be either closed or offering modified education programs today (Monday July 1) due to a strike by teachers who voted to stop work. They’ll be calling for better learning environments as well as improved conditions and pay for teachers. Whyalla teachers are engaging in...

Earthquake Shakes Jamestown

Residents in Jamestown may have felt rumbling or heard a loud crash last night. That was due to a magnitude two earthquake that hit the area at around 7:30pm. Jamestown local Phoebe said she didn’t know what was happening. “I didn’t know if it was an explosion or what was happening, I was...

Big Win for Orroroo Locals

Wednesday’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot Draw saw two friends from the Mid North win $200,000. The pair bought the ticket from Orroroo IGA and was confirmed by SA Lotteries on Thursday June 27. The winners say they’d been buying a weekly ticket for years and will use the money to pay some bills. "Yesterday...