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Port Augusta local has 1.5 million reasons to celebrate!

On Saturday 3rd of January, A very lucky Port Augusta man is 1.5 million dollars richer after winning a division one prize in the X Lotto Megadraw. The gentleman has been playing X Lotto each week for years and is said to have never won anything of substance. The generous...

Hawker Bowling “Ballin” after funding boost

The 26 members of Hawker’s Belconnen Bowling Club have received some fantastic news to kick off the new year. The loved Belconnen Club in Hawker has received a major funding boost of $244,600 from the National Radioactive Waste Management Scheme. The program has been developed to support projects that provide social...

$1.6M in cash and 6.5kg of Methamphetamine Seized at Port Augusta West

A multi-jurisdictional policing effort has led to the seizure of over $1.6 million dollars cash, and about $3.25 million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine at Port Augusta West. Following an investigation in the early hours of Friday the 11th of December, police from Port Augusta stopped and searched a truck on Eyre...

AFL Will Return in Whyalla in 2021

AFL will return to Whyalla in 2021, with Bennett Oval set to host Port Power taking on Carlton on Sunday, February 23 in a pre season match. It's the 2nd time in as many years AFL will be played in the Steel City, earlier this year a big crowd watched the...

Man Throws a Rock at a Woman in Port Augusta

Police are investigating a rock throwing incident that took place at Port Augusta this week. At 5.25am on Wednesday, a woman was driving south on the Augusta Highway and approaching the Joy Baluch Bridge when a man threw a rock at her car. The impact caused the front driver's side window to...

Australia Contests China’s Barley Tariffs

The Australian Government will take China to the World Trade Organisation to contest tariffs placed on Australian barley exports. China imposed tariffs of 80% on the industry in May this year, with impacts being felt across the sector. Whilst the Federal Government is taking the matter to the WTO, Chair of Grain...

14 Year Old Boy Reported for Driving at Wallaroo

A 14-year-old boy has been reported after he was stopped driving a car at Wallaroo this week. Police stopped a Holden sedan on Magazine Road after checks revealed that it was unregistered and uninsured. The driver was identified as a 14-year-old boy from Bute who also had two juvenile passengers in the...

Whyalla’s Receives Grassroots Grants Funding

Whyalla City Council has been successful in securing $10,000 of grant funding from the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board’s Grassroots Grants program for its Northern Coastline track closure project. Samuel Bourne, Council’s Project Manager of Landscape has said that the project aims to reduce damage to native vegetation through track closure and...

Bowman Park Wins Landscape Award

Bowman Park’s Nature Play Space has received a prestigious award at the Master Landscapers of SA Awards of Excellence. Climbing Tree Creations designed and constructed the Nature Play Space and walked away with the Master Landscapers of SA Award for Best Commercial Landscape Construction ($100,000-$200,000). Bowman Park Nature Play Space was created...

Crime Spree Across the State

A man has been arrested for multiple offences committed across the state, including the Yorke Mid North region. The offender broke into multiple properties in Adelaide over a two-day period, stealing various items, before heading north late last week and breaking into the Tarlee town hall causing extensive damage to building...

Numerous Arrests in Port Augusta

Two incidents in Port Augusta have resulted in numerous people being arrested for street offences. Port Augusta patrols were in MacKay Street at Port Augusta, when they observed a disturbance.  Police intervened and needed to deploy OC spray to quell the disturbance. Five people were arrested and charged with disorderly behaviour and...