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Whyalla Joins National Garage Sale Trail

Residents of Whyalla are encouraged to put their second hand items up for sale at the annual Garage Sale Trail in October. It’s Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event aimed at reducing waste and the overall impact of rubbish on the planet. Whyalla households, schools and community groups are set to join...

Lions Club Helping Local Kids

Two kids have been given charitable gifts from the Lions Club of Port Augusta to help with furthering their development. Gus Price-Baxter has been fundraising to get to Darwin next Month to compete in the Australian Schools Track and Field Championships. The 11-year-old Caritas College student will represent the state in high...

Roopena Football Club Robbed by Three Men

Whyalla Police are investigating a robbery at Roopena Football Club which happened at about 11:30 Sunday morning. Three men entered the club on Fisk Street and stole a large coin machine before getting into a silver Honda sedan, rego S971-AMM. The three men are described as being of aboriginal appearance and wearing...

Kirrihill Wines Takes Home Australia’s Best Value Red

A Clare Valley Winery has been awarded the George Mackey Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Best Value Red at the 2019 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show. Kirrihill Wines in Clare took home the prestigious award on Thursday night before the exhibitor and trade tasting weekend. The award went to their 2018 Kirrihill Regional...

Whyalla Beaches get Wheelchair Access

Whyalla residents that use a wheelchair will soon have access to beach wheelchairs with the new Accessible Beach Program. Three new custom-made wheelchairs will be able to travel over sand, and will also be complemented by beach access mats for wheelchairs, prams and walkers. The final slice of funding for the program...

Accused Killer of Nathan Freer Guilty

Adriana Tennant has been found guilty of manslaughter after she hit Nathan Freer with her ute and dragged him for more than 10 metres at Quorn in November 2017. The 49-year-old woman stood trial in the Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to murdering the father-of-two – Tennant’s guilty plea to...

Global Trade Expo Comes to Port Pirie

Producers, processors or developers from around the region are invited to the 15th Global Maintenance USG Conference & Trade Expo. The three-day expo begins today in Port Pirie and features guest speakers, project case studies and specialised sessions. The expo is designed to help locals explore mining and energy processing, develop business...

Two Drink Drivers in Roxby Downs

Two men have been caught drink driving in Roxby Downs following positive blood alcohol tests at the weekend. A 49-year-old man from Western Australia and a 57-year-old man from Hallet Cove were stopped by police for mobile driving tests. They allegedly returned positive readings of 0.056 and 0.062 respectively, and both received...

Numerous Energy Benefits for Whyalla

GFG Alliance is yet again delivering benefits to the Whyalla community – this time through job opportunities and solar energy savings with SIMEC Energy Australia (SEA) and ZEN Energy. With construction of the Cultana Solar Farm getting closer, SEA and the project’s contract partner Shanghai Electric have 350 positions on offer. Roles...

Upper Spencer Gulf Renewables Focus at State Conference

The transformation of the Upper Spencer Gulf as a renewable energy powerhouse has taken centre stage, with a major conference in Adelaide dedicated to the region. The “Spencer Gulf Renewable Energy Conference” featured presentations from renewable energy companies, market analysts, the Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla Councils and the South...

Clare Family Wins Big

A family in the Clare Valley are the new owners of over $1 million after they took out the division one prize in the X Lotto last week. “I could not believe it when I saw the numbers yesterday!” the winner said. “My son then checked the numbers online and confirmed that...