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New Greenery For Whyalla's Streetscape

  The streets of Whyalla have just got a little greener, thanks to a partnership between the Whyalla City Council and SA Power Networks. A tree planting project is underway on streets such as Ekblom Street and Gowrie Avenue which involves the installation of new tree species that are suitable to plant...

Seven Day Lockdown Should Lift From Midnight

The current covid lockdown will very likely end as of 12.01am tomorrow (July 28) as originally scheduled, however several restrictions will remain in place. Premier Steven Marshall said in the press conference yesterday morning that regional and remote South Australia will not be exiting restrictions at a different pace to metropolitan...

New Images Released Regarding Stolen Property In Port Augusta

Police are investigating machinery stolen from a property in Port Augusta within the last 12 months, and have now released photos to assist with the search. A drill rig frame, a drill rig hut and an air receiver on a skid were allegedly stolen between Tuesday June 23 last year and...

Clare And Gilbert Valleys Event Funding Applications Open Now

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council are calling for eligible regional event organisers to apply for financial support to help with event delivery. The Council is providing the Events Support Program with strategic financial support for local events which will deliver economic and social benefits to the community and attract tourists...

Plans For The Rest Of The Local Footy Season Following Lockdown

For the first time this season, football was put on hold across the state due to COVID-19 restrictions over the weekend. With only 6 rounds left in the regular season, SANFL have spoken with local leagues about how the game might look with restrictions post-lockdown. Head of Community Football at SANFL, Lisa...

Port Augusta Prisoner Denied Bail For A Third Time

A former shark fisherman from the region has been refused bail for the third time following charges against him pertaining to the assault of a hospital worker. Callen Andrew Watherston faced Magistrate Susan O’Connor via a video link from the Port Augusta Prison, where she once again refused to grant him...

Whyalla RSPCA Animal Numbers

The number of animals in Whyalla’s RSPCA shelter has unfortunately nearly doubled since the last state-wide lockdown in November last year. An extended kitten season, coupled with an influx of rescued animals has seen numbers across all three regional SA shelters skyrocket. Currently Whyalla has 13 animals in care on site, and...

Golden North Ice Cream Needs Your Vote In The SA Consumer Awards

Voting in now open for the 2021 SA Food and Beverage Consumer Awards, and Laura based Golden North ice cream is calling for some local support. ​​The awards recognise local brands for their excellence and quality in the South Australian food and beverage industry. ​Golden North has been operating out of Laura...

Working Holiday Maker Visa Amendment To Help Regional Hospitality And Tourism

In hopeful news for the Upper Spencer Gulf, upcoming changes to the Government's Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program will help fill a critical shortage in the region. According to Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, businesses all over regional and rural SA are struggling to find staff but especially in the...