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Funding Available for Men’s Sheds

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is encouraging local Men’s Shed organisations to apply for funding under the latest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme. Mr Ramsey has said, “Now more than ever, Men’s Sheds are offering a critical avenue for social support and engagement.” “To stay healthy, we all...

Online Services for Regional South Australians

Locals across the Spencer Gulf and Mid North are being encouraged to share their opinion on both online exercise programs for young people and Telehealth services. The survey has been created by researchers from The Department of Rural Health in collaboration with the University of South Australia in an effort gain...

Children’s Week Launches in Port Augusta

From tomorrow children in Port Augusta will have the opportunity to try something new as part of the national annual festival ‘Children’s Week.’ The program commences tomorrow with various activities on offer for locals from Cheer and Dance classes to come and to try ‘Fit to Learn’ to Nature Play at...

Copper Coast’s Five-Year Transport Plan

The Copper Coast Council are reminding locals to have their say on the city’s draft 5 Year Transport Plan. The plan has been prepared in accordance to the requirements of Council’s Infrastructure & Asset Management Plan for planning the next 5 years, to provide and maintain required levels of service. Council owns...

Have Your Say on Quorn’s Bush Food Walk

This week is the last chance for locals to have their say on Quorn’s Bush Food Walk Draft Plan. The draft plans gives locals access to artist illustrations of the proposed Bush Food Walk which includes a ‘Medicine and Culture Garden’ and also showcases the different ‘food plants’ native to our...

Yorke Valley Dam’s Educational Roadside Display

A new educational roadside stop display is now open at the Yorke Valley Dam, approximately six kilometres south of Maitland. Over 100 locals turned up for the opening of the new attraction earlier this month which highlights the history of water on the Yorke Peninsula and is the result of an...

Whyalla’s uneARTh Festival Looks for Venues

Whyalla’s 2021 uneARTh Festival is looking for venues, after organisers have announced a new ‘open access’ format for the festival. The new format will give more locals the opportunity to host an event at their venue, with registrations now open. Any venue owner can apply for free, from pubs to libraries to...

SA Launches Energy and Mining Strategy

The Marshall Government have launched South Australia’s Energy and Mining Strategy – ‘Building on our Strengths’ which is set to deliver 30,000 jobs. The strategy outlines the central role these sectors will play in delivering an early economic recovery from COVID-19, with the additional jobs expected by 2030. Minister for Energy and...

BHP Abandon Olympic Dam Expansion

BHP have abandoned plans to expand the Olympic Dam mine for the second time. The $3.7 billion dollar expansion proposed a staged increase in copper production at Olympic Dam from 200,000 to up to 350,000 tonnes per annum. With an estimated 1,800 new and 600 on-going jobs on the line, the...

Clare Valley Winery Showcased

The Langton's Clare Valley Wine Show  saw one local winery score big. The Jim Barry Trophy for Best Wine of Show was awarded to Naked Run Wines, for ‘The 2020 First Riesling’, with the team ‘beyond excited’ to received not one but seven trophies on the night.   Owner and Winemaker of...

Speeding and Drink Drivers Caught

Three drivers were caught for various offences over a four day period in both Whyalla and the Mid North. On Thursday patrols stopped a man on Darbon Terrace at Crystal Brook. He was breath tested and allegedly registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.239, which is nearly five times over the...