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Calling All Firey Women

An award-winning workshop is coming to the region designed to provide women with the skills to protect their families and livelihoods in the event of a fire. The Country Fire Service are calling on local ladies to sign up to their free Firey Women Bushfire Safety Workshops across South Australia. Participants will...

Australian of the Year Nominations

Your chance to nominate someone for the 60th Australian of the Year Awards will end in one week. The 2020 awards honour Australians with diverse backgrounds and the government is calling for submissions on who you think deserves one of the prestigious awards. Categories include Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of...

Port Pirie Man Stabbed at the Weekend

A 30-year-old man was stabbed in the chest over the weekend, admitting himself to Port Pirie Hospital on Sunday night. He told police that he was walking on Desteno Street when two men demanded he hand over money. When the victim declined, they allegedly stabbed him on the left side of his...

Two Men Drink Driving in Roxby Downs

Two men from Roxby Downs were charged with drink driving at the weekend after random breath tests were carried out. One was a 35-year-old man who recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.082 and issued with a six-month loss of licence. The other was a 22-year-old man returning a reading of 0.059,...

Regional Development for SA

A new strategy is being created to boost the regional communities and the government are seeking locals help. The state-wide Regional Development Strategy will be prepared under the consultation of locals through a number of forums held around the region starting tonight in Port Pirie. An independent advisory panel will prepare the...

Drink Driver Asleep in Drive-Thru

A 26-year-old man has been reported for drink driving after falling asleep in a petrol station drive-thru at the weekend. Police were called to the service station at Whyalla Playford Saturday morning where they allegedly found the local man asleep in the passenger seat. He returned an alcohol breath test reading of...

Tourists Flocking to Regional SA

South Australia has greeted almost seven million visitors according to the latest annual National Visitor Survey taken in March, up seven percent from the previous year. The visitors sure know how to spend their money as well, the data showing the festival states tourism income rising to a record high. Those travelling...

South Australian Unemployment Rates Surge

More than 4000 South Aussies have lost their job since the Marshall Liberal Government was elected last year. That’s according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week. The unemployment rate currently sits at 5.9 percent -- with 13.2 percent of youths jobless. Shadow Minister for Employment Tom Koutsantonis...

BHAS Triples Two-Bowl Jackpot Series

Broken Hill Associated Smelters (BHAS) Bowling Club have created a tournament to give lawn bowl enthusiasts a new way of playing. Lawn bowlers around the Port Pirie region and wider can now register for the BHAS Triples Two-Bowl Jackpot Series which runs for four weeks. The changed game play features two games...

South Australian School System Changeover

As children around the state return to school today, for most it will be business as usual, however for many year seven students it means they’re even closer to high school. And in two and a half years, seventh grade will join high schools around the state and families are being invited...

Uniting Country SA Reconciliation Plan

The Uniting Country SA developed their first Reconciliation Action Plan, or RAP, in 2014 and after five years say they’ve achieved their goals. The company recently took part in the NAIDOC Week celebrations in Port Pirie and say the RAP was put in place to increase their Aboriginal staffing numbers and...