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Dog Baiting Spreading to Port Pirie

Dog owners still need to remain vigilant after a property at Port Pirie had dog bait thrown into it in over the last week. Dog baiting is occurring in a wider spread area having been previously seen only in Peterborough.The dog owner came home to find the bait of minced...

Oz Minerals Looking to Employ Locals

OZ Minerals say they are committed to employing locals when it comes to their key projects around the region.A new transmission line between Port Augusta and Olympic Dam will create at least 200 jobs for locals in the region during construction. ElectraNet will spend close to $150 million building the...

Costly House Fire in Port Pirie

A fire has caused one hundred thousand dollars worth of damage to a house in Port Pirie last week. Emergency crews were called to the Alice Street property on Thursday morning to find thick black smoke coming from the windows.Luckily there was no one home at the time and no...

Drug Drivers Caught in Whyalla

Two drivers in Whyalla have been detected driving under the influence of illicit substances by police in the last week. A 26-year-old woman from Port Augusta tested positive for Methylamphetamine after being stopped on the Lincoln Highway. She was issued with a direction not to drive for 24-hours and is expected to...

Port Pirie West Primary STEM Building Unveiling

Port Pirie West Primary School has opened their new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths or STEM building after 10 months of construction. The $1 million building was funded through a State Government grant and it has allowed the school to create different learning areas, including a new library, kitchen area,...

Peterborough Residents Angry Over Waste Water System

Residents of Peterborough are furiously battling against the District Council who are currently proceeding with the construction of the controversial Community Waste Water Management System. The system is being installed throughout Peterborough but requires residents to connect pipes from their property to the boundary connection point without any compensation for the...

Spencer Gulf Councils Giving Local Businesses a Chance

A recent presentation to the Spencer Gulf Cities Meeting from a South Australian Industry Advocate has encouraged the regions leaders to focus on giving local businesses more work opportunities. Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla councils are aiming to boost the local economy through contracts and spending.Through the policy Councils...

Cuttlefest 2018 Kicks Off in Whyalla

Cuttlefest 2018, the inaugural festival celebrating the wild Australian Giant Cuttlefish aggregation, is underway in Whyalla.A series of four Cuttlefest family-friendly events have been put together through various environmental groups and the Whyalla Council. The Marine Parks Regional Coordinator hopes people enjoy the extravaganza and take the time to celebrate...

Police Crack Down on Drivers Over Long Weekend

Police were busy over long weekend, stopping thousands of drivers for drug and alcohol testing as well as speeding. Only one fatality was recorded for the weekend, a 61-year-old man died in a crash at Balaklava on Sunday. Two people were seriously injured in a crash at Port Wakefield.7064 drivers...

Turf Troubles at Central Oval

A recent report on Central Oval in Port Augusta has revealed the turf needs extensive upgrades. Contributing factors to the poor state of the oval include uneven surface levels, surface contours, fertility issues, irrigation issues, and variable turf coverage. These problems have been intensified over the past year due to...

Teen Steals Car from Adelaide and Drives to Whyalla

A teenage boy has been arrested following a Police pursuit with a stolen car from Port Augusta to Whyalla on Tuesday night. Just before 2am Port Augusta Police spotted the boy and the vehicle which had been stolen from Seaton on Monday. The youth driving the car refused to stop...