Local News

Port Augusta’s Airport Upgrade

A new Precision Approach Path Indicator lighting system has been installed at Port Augusta Airport, acting as a visual aid on the runway to assist pilots. The lighting system has been approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and is commonly used across airports, aerodromes and airstrips, allowing pilots to land...

Whyalla Locals Will Cycle Despite COVID-19

Whyalla cyclists can now rejoice, as another stage of Council’s Strategic Bike Plan has been completed, allowing residents to follow COVID-19 restrictions whilst still enjoying the recreational activity. Works have been finalised on the Ekblom Street leg of Whyalla’s bike path network, linking riders with the Mt Laura Homestead, Whyalla Public...

Drink Driver in Kadina 4 Times Over Limit

A drink driver has blown more than four times the legal limit after being stopped by police near Kadina. Police received a call from a concerned member of the public regarding a suspected drunk driver. Patrols intercepted the vehicle on the Copper Coast Highway, when the driver, a 53-year-old man from North...

New Water Main for Moonta

Moonta locals are the latest to benefit from SA Water’s $137 million investment, with the installation of new water mains replacing pipes along sections of Caroline Street and Frances Terrace. Approximately 387 metres of water mains are set to be replaced with new PVC pipes, which according to SA Water, “Are...

GM Crops Bill Looking Good

The Marshall Liberal Government has reached a position that will enable legislation to pass to lift the Genetically Modified food crops moratorium, allowing GM to be grown on mainland South Australia. The passing of this legislation through Parliament, will provide certainty to farmers who wish to plan for the 2021 grain...

Whyalla Man Refuses Breath Test

A man has lost his licence and car after refusing a breath test in Whyalla early this week. Police were called to Raws Street after reports of a vehicle causing a disturbance. Police then located and stopped the 43-year-old driver and submitted him to a road-side breath test. Two children aged under...

Port Augusta Coastal Path Upgraded

Port Augusta City Council have announced that further infrastructure upgrades are set to take place across the city. The much loved ‘Coastal Path’ is a community asset enjoyed by locals, particularly in the summer time. According to Council, due to extreme heat exposure, sections of the path have lifted and the concrete...

Wet Weather Warning to SA Road Users

Motorists are being urged to not fall victim to wet weather conditions as showers and storms are forecast across the region over the next five days, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting that the Mid North will receive close to 70mm of rainfall during this period. RAA Senior Manager Safety and...

Petrol Prices in Port Augusta Too High

Business Port Augusta has written to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in regards to fuel pricing in Port Augusta. It has been speculated that fuel pricing in the city has been consistently higher than other locations in South Australia, including nearby regional locations such as Jamestown, Port Pirie and Wilmington. As...

Good News for Music Lovers

Regional South Australia’s country music spectacular ‘500 Miles of Music’ has been postponed due to the Coronavirus, although a date has been secured for the return of the event in 2021. June 25th of next year, locals will be able to enjoy performances from some of Australia’s best talent with Beccy...