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Port Pirie Recreational Fishing Meeting And The Search For Way Forward

Key fishing stakeholders in Port Pirie have met to discuss a way forward through the city’s fishing ban. A forum was held last month with SA Health, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), Port Pirie Regional Council and the Port Pirie Amateur Anglers Association, giving local amateur fisherman their...

PAREP And Olympic Dam Set To Partner Up

BHP’s Olympic Dam is expected to enter into a partnership with PAREP in an effort to reduce its emissions to zero for 50 per cent of its electricity consumption by 2025. BHP is set to become the primary customer of the new renewable energy facility in Port Augusta in July next...

Whyalla DV Hub Opening Next Week

At-risk women in Whyalla will have access to more Domestic Violence support than ever before, from October 22, thanks to the growing network of safety in regional centres. The seventh women’s safety hub will open in Whyalla next week after being fast-tracked with a $325 thousand injection from the Federal Government...

What's On Around The Region This Weekend?

Several events are set to go ahead around the region this weekend. The 156th Clare Show is on again this year after being forced to cancel the 2020 event due to Covid. The Garden Hub, and ‘Lego Legends’ kids Lego competition are both new additions to the program, joining returning favourites; show...

Whyalla Football League Mourns The Loss Of President Jack Velthuizen

The Whyalla Football League yesterday shared the sudden death of Jack Velthuizen who served as league president for the past six years. The WFL issued a statement yesterday, mourning the passing of the key figure in local football, "It is with sadness that the Whyalla Football League advises of the unexpected passing...

Port Pirie's Alanah Barr Wins Apprentice Of The Year For SA Power Networks

The SA Power Network’s Apprentice of the Year award winner has been announced, with a Port Pirie local taking home the Playford Medal. From a field of five nominees, Alanah Barr from the Port Pirie depot received this year’s recognition. SA Power Networks Manager or Learning and Development, Angela Coker, says Alanah...

New Port Augusta Wind Farm Shouldn't Affect Sleep According To Study

With the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park wind turbines set to be connected to the grid in the coming months, a new study has been completed to determine whether residents who live within 10km of a wind farm report more sleep issues The report published by Flinders University has discovered that...

Police Investigating Stolen Traffic Equipment In The Mid-North

Police are investigating several traffic safety equipment thefts in the Mid-North over the past few months. Between August and October, police have received numerous reports of thefts from road work sites along the Barrier Highway between Hallett, Mount Bryan and Burra. Plastic traffic cones, road work bunting, speed signs and mounts which...

Tickera Residents Battling Mobile Phone Black Zone

The township of Tickera have been living in a mobile phone black spot for years, and residents are calling out for improved coverage. Many residents have reportedly been lobbying for better coverage for up to 20 years, with Tickera Recreation and Community Association Member, Chris Knight, saying it is a confirmed...

Parvovirus Outbreak Worrying For Whyalla Dog Owners

The RSPCA are urging Whyalla dog owners to get their pets vaccinated, following 22 reported cases of Parvovirus in the city over the past week. Two stray dogs had to be euthanised by vets after being found collapsed on the street, and a local vet claims this strain of the virus appears...

Mid Yorke Peninsula Tennis Association Matches Resume For 2021

Mid Yorke Peninsula Tennis Association will resume games from this Friday (October 15), with new rules reviving the competition.  The Friday night competition temporarily concluded in 2020 as two teams could not find enough players. The association held a special meeting in early August to gauge the level of support before making...