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Snowtown set for new renewable energy project

Snowtown is the target of $100 million, solar-energy array, capable of producing 50 megawatts of power, proposed to be built near the town.Tilt Renewables, an Australian-New Zealand Company, plans to harness the sun and link with Snowtown1, a flourishing wind farm to produce more ‘green’ energy.The company says that SA...

New visitor guide rolled out throughout Port Augusta

Port Augusta has launched the latest version of their visitor guide, with copies to be distributed throughout Port Augusta this week. Alongside the print version, an app and a flipbook has also been launched.To coincide with the release, and as the city’s premier visitor information destination, Wadlata Outback Centre- has...

First South Australian country youth team formed in Port Pirie

The first ever country youth team has been formed in Port Pirie with the aim of improving life for young people.The team known as ‘the Young Humanitarian Collective’, operates under the auspices of Australian Red Cross, and consists of Jake Tilley, a cleaner, Chloe Mcbride a waitress and Chloe Murray...

Plains On A Plate brings local produce and producers together

An event aiming to bring community together and showcase the incredible local produce and producers of the region has been held at the Owen Primary School, Owen.Known as “Plains On A Plate,” the event was an initiative of the Adelaide Plains Country Women’s Association and included a variety of market...

Sevenhill Hotel awarded Best Country Dining at SA hotel awards

The critically acclaimed Sevenhill Hotel, has been awarded the ‘Best Country Dining award’ at the SA Hotel Association awards, held in Adelaide on Tuesday. The award recognises excellence in the hotel industry- and after a nomination for best bistro casual dining in the country section, Sevenhill Hotel was announced the category...

Man faces court over police discover drugs in his home

A man has faced court when police discovered drugs and weapons in his home along with a number of traffic offences.Police attempted to stop a car on Flinders Avenue after checks revealed the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured, but the car refused to stop.Police then identified the man’s Whyalla Stuart...

Goyder adopts 10 year financial plan

Regional Council of Goyder is concentrating on delivering to it’s community, through the adoption of a 10-year long term financial plan. Council had deliberated on a business plan and budget over the coming 12 months, with the goal of debt levels to be maintained within acceptable parameters and borrowings to be minimised. As...

Residents urged to get planting for tree day

Residents across Port Pirie and Whyalla are being urged to roll up their sleeves, put on their gloves and turn out in force for this year’s National Tree Day event.Events will be held by both council’s as part of Planet Ark’s 21 year campaign to hold tree day across Australia,...

20 year old unveils third exhibition in Port Augusta

Young up-and-coming Wilmington artist Joel Plevin has finally unveiled his impressive collection of art work in Port Augusta.Known as ‘Plev’s Perspective’, 46 pieces were on show for the 20 year old’s third exhibition, continuing on from displays put forward in 2011 and 2013.The pieces include vibrant and colourful displays of...

Whyalla site of new job creation workshops

The University of SA and the State Government is increasing their commitment to support business and create new jobs through the ‘Future Industries Accelerator’.Future Industries, part of UniSA, has partnered with the universities to distribute the $7.5 million investment, aiming to hold workshops at the Whyalla campus on August 1....

Trans Australian Railway subject of new stamps

Australia post has released a new stamp issue to mark the centenary of the completion of the Trans Australian Railway line. Two domestic base-rate $1 stamps have been designed to feature advertising posters from 1930 and 1960-with one showing a figure on a camel viewing a locomotive and the other...