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Regional MFS Assessments Underway

The regions eight local metropolitan fire services are being put under the microscope with their annual assessments now underway. The regional station proficiency and audit assessments will return this year after a year off last year due to covid. It’s a chance for fire fighters across all 17 regional stations to showcase...

Flinders Hit Covid Jab Milestone

Residents in the Flinders and Upper North are encouraged to make a booking for their COVID-19 vaccinations, with the Local Health Network hitting a milestone this week. Over 7,500 people have received a COVID vaccination in the north of the state, with bookings filled up for the next week across clinics. Executive...

Whyalla Foreshore Master Plans Consultation

A number of ideas for the expansion and rejuvenation of the Whyalla foreshore have been outlined during a presentation on the City of Whyalla's Foreshore Master Plan. It follows workshops and community surveys earlier in the year and amongst the suggestions, facilities such as a Marine Discovery Centre with a university...

Morgan Sawmill Given Green Light To Work Through Lockdown

The Morgan Sawmill in Jamestown has been given the green light to fire back up after the state government decided to include forestry as an essential service.  In a significant blow to the billion-dollar industry, SA companies were forced to shut down for 24 hours after the profession was left off the list of essential services on...

Drink Driver Detected In Kadina

A 41-year-old local woman has lost her licence for 12 months and had her car impounded after being caught drink driving in Kadina earlier this week. Just after 1pm on Tuesday (July 20), patrols stopped the driver on Frances Terrace for a breath test. She allegedly returned a blood alcohol level of...

BHP Olympic Dam Records Best Year For Gold And Copper

BHP has recorded its best year for gold and copper production at Olympic Dam since taking over the mine in South Australia’s Far North in 2005. Copper production at the Dam has increased by 20 per cent to 205,000 tonnes for the year, which the company has attributed to improved smelter...

Update On Locations To Book In For Your Covid Jab

As the region moves into day two of the lockdown, South Australian authorities are encouraging people to continue to jump on board the vaccination rollout. Several hospitals throughout the region offer the jab and lockdown medical exemptions allow you to continue with appointments as planned. Various chemists around the region including Risdon...

Country Pub Owners Urge Authorities To Reconsider Regional Lockdown

Country pub owners are calling for authorities to rethink strict covid lockdowns on regional South Australia with no cases reported in the area. This comes as the State announced a full seven-day lockdown from 6pm on Tuesday after a fifth person tested positive for Covid-19 in the city. Rob Rankine, who runs...

Surge In Car Break-Ins In Port Augusta

Port Augusta Police are warning vehicle owners to lock up, following an increase in volume crime throughout the city. Opportune thieves are targeting cars, tempted by what’s being left behind, with common targeted items including, loose change, jewellery and bags. While most of these unseasonal break-ins are occurring in public spaces, accommodation...

Booleroo Centre Main Street Sculpture Installations

A few new friendly faces have popped up on the main street of Booleroo Centre. Several Australian native animal sculptures have been placed along the median strip by the Booleroo Centre Community Development & Tourism Association (BCCDTA) and their installation has tourists and locals flocking for photo opportunities. The Kangaroos, Emus and...

Clare Valley Wine Awarded Top Prize In Belgium

A Clare valley winery has claimed a top prize at the United Nations of Fine Wines in Belgium. Taylors Wines 2016 Masterstroke Cabernet Shiraz blend, was one of 10 thousand wines judged from 46 wine producing countries and brought home the Sylvain Trophy for Oaked Wine. 300 expert judges from across Europe judged...