Local News

Police Keeping Busy

Police in the Yorke and Mid North Service Area have been kept busy this week, making several arrests. Two men have been reported for traffic offences after being caught driving on the Yorke Peninsula this week. A 36-year-old local man was reported for driving disqualified and a 24-year-old local man was reported...

Mental Health Night in Yorketown

Yorketown will host a Community Wellbeing Night tonight to explore steps towards better mind health, learn how to recognise mental health warning signs, and tips on how to access support resources. Anthony Hart will be presenting 4 Steps to Better Mind Health, mind health and wellbeing is one of the biggest...

Nyrstar To Repay Loan

Nyrstar has formally advised the State Government it will make a $42.3 million payment this month. The commitment follows a meeting between Treasurer Rob Lucas and Trafigura representatives over repayment of the $291.25 million loan for the Port Pirie smelter operations. Mr Lucas welcomed the $42.3 million payment as a sign the...

Steelworks Offering Twilight Tours

The Whyalla Visitor and Information Centre has added twilight tours to its schedule to help celebrate South Australia’s History Festival. Locals and visitors have a chance to see another side of the GFG Alliance Whyalla Steelworks during a special twilight tours throughout May. GFG Alliance Media and Communications Manager, Sean Kelly says...

SA Arid Lands Grants Now Open

Land managers, progress associations and volunteer groups in the SA Arid Lands region are encouraged to submit applications for grants of up to $10,000 for natural resources management projects. The second round of Community Grants, which are supported by the SA Arid Lands NRM Board, was launched last month. The Board is...

SA Tourism Awards Open

Local tourism operators are encouraged to nominate for the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards. The South Australian Tourism Awards showcase the State's finest tourism businesses, celebrating those who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and success throughout the year. The program allows entrants to highlight their success and be rewarded with improved business planning,...

Neoen Energy Fund Open

Neoen Energy has just opened its Energy Efficiency Fund for not for profit, volunteer-based community groups located within the Northern Areas Council. The company is seeking to make a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates. Neoen Energy has allocated $60,000 through its Energy Efficiency Fund to support local groups...

GFG Alliance Favourites in China

GFG Alliance’s Next-Gen Steel project in Whyalla has been listed as one of the top 16 most significant projects for China. GFG Alliance signed an engineering feasibility contract for the project with the Chinese global engineering service provider CISDI, in December last year. GFG Alliance Executive Chairman, Mr Sanjeev Gupta attended the...

Drivers Urged to be Careful on Wet Roads

SA Police are reminding motorists to both drive safely on potentially wet and greasy roads and check their vehicles with wet weather forecast across the region today. Police are urging motorists to slow down and allow greater distances between vehicles and use lights where appropriate particularly if lighting and visibility is...

Meeting for Burra Traders

Local traders in Burra are encouraged to work together for a brighter future at a meeting next week. The Goyder Council and Regional Development Yorke and Mid North are hosting the meeting to help further develop the retail precinct of Burra and attract visitors. The meeting will cover innovative ideas to increase...