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CFS Update on Jamestown Hay Shed Fire

CFS are currently attending a hay shed fire on Wenhams Road, Jamestown, in the Mid North of South Australia. CFS currently have 6 fire trucks and a bulk water carrier on scene, along with a water tanker and grader from Northern Areas Council. CFS resources will remain on site for some...

CFS Wallaroo Fire Incident Update

CFS wishes to advise the public that smoke may be visible near Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula throughout today.A hay shed spontaneously ignited late yesterday, approximately 6 km north of Kadina. CFS crews are on site and will continue to extinguish the fire today by pulling the hay stack apart....

Mid North Author Fleur McDonald tackles Animal Activism

After growing up in Orroroo in South Australia’s Mid North, Author Fleur McDonald has loosely based her latest novel on her home town, with the intention to release two further books in 2020. Her book ‘Starting from Now’ tackles Animal Activism and farming accidents and will launch alongside cousin and fellow...

Port Pirie Woman Arrested

A Port Pirie woman has been charged for theft offences following the search of a home in Port Pirie yesterday. Police searched the Port Pirie West home, where they allegedly located a number of stolen credit cards, along with a stolen vehicle. A small amount of illicit drugs were also found. The...

Port Augusta’s Aged Care Residents Smiling from Ear to Ear

Port Augusta’s Police Charity Golf Day has contributed to local aged care facilities, delighting residents in Edenfield Nerrilda and Edenfield Ramsay Auxiliary. The Annual Charity event has a history of success; last year reaching a grand total of $24,000 raised for the aged care facilities and Port Augusta Salvation Army. Police donations...

Whyalla’s Bennett Oval Redevelopment Has Commenced

South Australian company Mossop Constructions and Interiors have begun construction on Whyalla’s new Bennett Oval, wasting no time getting stuck into the job. Stage 1 of the Redevelopment will see Mossop’s undertake a total refurbishment of the grandstand, and catering facilities. The 2.8-million-dollar stage will also see an upgrade of the field’s...

Copper Coast Splash Town Shades Coming in 2020

The Copper Coast’s ‘Splash Town’ will see the installation of four shade sails in 2020. The installation of the sails comes under the $1million dollars Council received in Drought Funding under the Federal Government Drought Communities Programme Extension. It’s hoped the upgrade will boost employment and address social and community needs. The works...

Wallaroo Man Will Face Court Over Illegal Drugs

A man will face court after illegal drugs that were found in his car in Wallaroo over the weekend. Police allege that patrols stopped the car on East Terrace. While searching the vehicle, police located a container holding 50 grams of methamphetamine, which was fixed to the underside of the car...

Burra Swimming Pool Open to The Public November 11th

The Clare and Gilbert Valley Council have discussed this season’s opening of the Burra Swimming Pool at a recent meeting. With summer temperatures well and truly on the way, the community will be able to access the pool in the coming weeks which is set to open up again on November...

Port Pirie College Accepts Grant Funding

Port Pirie’s Mid North Christian College has benefitted from a $50,000 grant to assist in technology updates for the school. The State Government's Independent Non-Government School Capital Grant Funding program was created in an effort to improve schooling community’s infrastructure and facilities. The grant has given every student at Mid North Christian...

Port Augusta TAFE Numbers Sky Rocketing

Port Augusta’s TAFE enrolments have sky rocketed in the last year with locals hoping the growth in students will assist in filling critical skill shortages in regional areas. An increase of over 500 students has occurred at the Port Augusta campus in the last year. A further 2,000 extra enrolments across...