Local News

Health Job Cuts Revealed

The State Government has now revealed which hospitals will be losing staff in the health jobs cut that will see 1,140 employees sacked over the next 12 months. The cut is outlined in the budget and will include dismissals from the following regions: Barossa Hills/Fleurieu (8 staff axed) Eyre Far North (4 staff...

GFG Alliance Hosts Free Sessions

The GFG Alliance have a new initiative providing advice and answers to residents who have questions, concerns or want to learn more about how the business is progressing. Community and Stakeholder Engagement Advisor Denise Sharpe will set up a stall in Whyalla Public Library throughout the year with free sessions for...

Are You Being Scammed?

Police have issued a reminder that “scammers never take a day off” and often changing their avenues of getting your details. They say if you receive an unexpected or unsolicited text, email or call, no matter the time or day of the week. If the message contains a link, it may be...

Marine Scalefish Fishing Licence Buyback Scrapped

The Marshall Liberal Government has thrown out South Australia’s $20 million Marine Scalefish fishing licence buy back, merely days before it was meant to start. The structural reform package was a previous Labor government initiative which was put in place to ensure snapper, whiting and garfish stocks would increase over time. This...

Burns Victim Miracle Recovery Due to New Technology

Glenn Ogg is the first person internationally to benefit from new burns treatment after surviving a house fire in Burra, near Clare. The revolutionary technology was developed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s (RAH) Skin Engineering Lab (SEL) and treats burns without using skin grafts. "The composite autologous skin is grown in a...

Solar Power Park in Port Bonython

Port Bonython now has a 2.12-megawatt ground-mounted solar power system with panels, installed to power the Santos processing plant at Whyalla. The system of solar panels consists of 62 array tables of solar modules covering almost 15,000 quare metres and they each weigh about six tonnes. The solar panels will generate over 6...

Legal Aid Office Grand Opening in Port Augusta

Some of the top political and legal figures in South Australia will be in Port Augusta today for the opening of a legal assistance office. The agency will be available to the Upper Spencer Gulf and will deliver free help to thousands of families who need advice in a wide range...

Thieves Take Solar Panels in Whyalla

The City of Whyalla are seeking assistance after their Stony Point cuttlefish site toilets were vandalised at the weekend. It is believed thieves struck the amenities and stole the solar panels and associated electrical works on Friday June 21. With the cuttlefish season now in full swing, Council is rushing to fix...

Dry Cleaners Upgraded in Whyalla

Whyalla’s local dry cleaners have extended their laundromat to include a new Jesko Industrial Dry-Cleaning Processing Facility. Maaric Industrial Services completed the project with funding from the federal government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Package. Together with Jesko Pty Ltd, the project was funded over $340,000 and can now offer additional services while...

Kindergarten Kids Help Vinnies Winter Appeal

Risdon Park South Kindergarten in Port Pirie are doing their part to support the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal this year. The kids and their families are making artwork such as cards and paintings as well as collecting donations for the national charity. The cards and paintings are an idea of...