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Yorke Peninsula $24.5 Million Marine Scalefish Reform

Commercial fishers, including those in the Spencer Gulf, will see a change in catch quotas thanks to the South Australian marine scale fishery undergoing a major reform. The reforms which were finalised this week will take effect on July 1st, and offer fishers a tailored quota based on their catching history...

Whyalla And Port Augusta Hospitals Boosting 24/7 Security

Following the recent reports of up to 22 nurse assaults at the Whyalla Hospital over just a month, staff safety at hospitals in the Upper Spencer Gulf is set to be boosted with the announcement of new 24/7 on-site security protection services. The incidents which all occurred earlier this year included...

Port Pirie To Install Permanent Crane On Smelter Site

  Port Pirie lead smelter is set to receive a new permanent addition to the work landscape in the form of a 76-metre-tall crane. The new flat top tower Crane will be installed between the Slag Caster and the Acid Plant and will be used for maintenance on the Slag caster, blast...

Clare Youth Action Council Propose Outdoor Cinema

At this month’s Clare Valley Council meeting the Clare Youth Action Committee put forward a proposal for the installation of a mobile outdoor cinema. The youth group are hoping to be successful in receiving a grant to purchase an outdoor cinema which will be able to travel around the Clare and...

Spencer Gulf And Regions Counterfeit $50 Notes

SAPOL are urging the public and business owners across the region to keep an eye out for fake 50-dollar notes, after a surge in counterfeit money was uncovered across the state. In the last month police have received over 50 reports of counterfeit notes being passed at retail businesses including regional...

Mid-North Energy Deal Signed

  While visiting the Clare Valley over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison signed a $1 Billion energy deal with Premier Steven Marshall. The money will go towards building on South Australia's already nation leading renewable energy production, with aims to make power prices cheaper for South Aussies. Minister for Energy and Mining,...

Whyalla Man Arrested For Throwing Rock At Ambulance

A man has been charged in Whyalla, after allegedly damaging an Ambulance on Sunday morning. Just after 9am on Sunday, police attended a call out at the intersection of Forsyth Street and Farrell Street, following reports that a man had thrown a rock through an Ambulance window before walking away. Fortunately, there...

Port Pirie Drink Driver Loses License

A 27-year-old Port Pirie man has lost his license after he was caught drink driving in the early hours of Sunday morning. Just after 2am patrols stopped the man who was driving a Chevvy ute erratically along Mary Elie Street and breath tested him. The driver allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading...

Port Augusta And Orroroo New Support Locations For SA Drought Hub

Port Augusta and Orroroo have been named as support locations to South Australia’s new Drought Hub. The hub has been created in the hopes of better preparing farmers for drought, with the Marshall Government contributing 4.4 million dollars to the project. The hub’s headquarters will be located at University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy...

Clare Valley To Receive Wine Region Grant

  The State government have committed over $5 million to help wine regions like the Clare Valley expand their export options globally The wine sector took a big hit last year with China effectively cutting Australia off from their market with a sharp tariff increase. Chief Executive of Australia Grape & Wine, Tony...

Clare Valley's Bold New Wind Vane Sculpture

The Clare Valley has a brand-new addition to the entrance way. The plane on a pole is the Clare Valley Aerodrome’s new wind vane. Used for indicating wind direction, a wind vane is one of the oldest meteorological instruments. This is however a very sculputral/intricate version of the equipment, the plane and propeller not only move...