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SA’s Fishing Future Builds

South Australia’s Blue Crab and Rock Lobster fishers could see a more sustainable future for their industries, following a new commercial fishing management plan which has come into effect. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the two revised plans will see fishers make short term sacrifices to...

Port Pirie Anchor’s Up

 It has been announced by Port Pirie Regional Council that the John Pirie Anchor will be relocated to John Pirie Secondary School as part of an exciting heritage project. The collaboration between the school and Council, will provide students of the school with a sense of identity and connection with the...

Aggravated Robbery in Whyalla

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a Whyalla service station over the weekend, where a female attendant was injured. A man entered the service station on McRitchie Crescent, Whyalla Stuart at approximately 8pm on Saturday armed with a pair of scissors.  He threatened the attendant and stole money before leaving. During the...

Mid North Mobile Coverage Boosted

Mid North locals are set to benefit from a $600,000 partnership to tackle a mobile phone black spot. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said digital connection is vital for regional communities. Regional General Manager for Telstra in South Australia Mark Bolton said keeping connected with family and friends...

Farm and Business Management Program

Locals drought effected primary producers could soon improve their business skills by participating in the ‘SA Farm Business Management Program.’ The Clare and Gilbert Valley Council are encouraging locals to register for the new program that aims to support farm businesses in drought affected areas, whilst building business resilience. Attendees will be...

Clan Lab Allegedly Discovered at Risdon Park

A man has been arrested after a clan lab was allegedly found at Risdon Park. Port Pirie Police attended a Risdon Park home to conduct a search with the assistance of a Police Dog Operations drug detection dog, when they allegedly located a clandestine laboratory at the premises along with a...

Moonta’s Town Hall Receives a Visit

The Copper Coast Council have shared that Councillors Tim Love, Dean Rodda, Brent Walker and Margaret Pope recently received a tour of the Moonta Town Hall repair and upgrade works. The current works on the deteriorated roof trusses are being carried out by contractors who were on site along with Copper...

Locals Cheer as Football is BACK this Weekend

Locals lads across the region are dusting off their boots for the commencement of the heavily anticipated 2020 football season. Teams from the Spencer Gulf, Whyalla, and Northern Areas leagues will be going head to head in round 1 of their adjusted fixtures, which includes 10 rounds of football, with a...

Crystal Brook’s Main Street Improvements

Crystal Brooks’ Bowman Street is about to get a new look, following extensive community consultation, improvement works have now commenced. The street will see the installation of new bike racks and seating in front of the Library as well as the installation of a new shelter and street furniture. The garden beds...

Drink Driver Stopped at Port Pirie

A man has lost his licence for six months after being caught drink driving at Port Pirie West. Port Pirie police stopped a car on Senate Road for a random breath test, when the driver allegedly produced a blood alcohol reading of 0.135. A 68-year-old man from Port Pirie was reported for...

Whyalla City Council Celebrates 50 Years

Tomorrow marks 50 years since the very first council members were elected for Whyalla in 1970. Following an enormous wartime growth of population, an independent form of local government was established in 1944, when the Whyalla Town Commission Act became law. The township then achieved civic independence on May 1st in...