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Golden North Head to Vietnam

Local ice cream makers are taking the world by storm with Laura’s very own Golden North headed to Vietnam. Director of Marketing and Export Sales Trevor Pomery met with buyers at a trade show in Singapore in May last year where he began consultation. Fourteen months later, the local company have partnered...

Port Augusta Men’s Shed Turns 20

The Port Augusta Men’s Shed has celebrated 20 years of operation this week with a morning at the Carlton Parade facility. The program is a self-sufficient community project that provides men with a place they can enjoy social activities. During operation hours, men create items to then sell to local customers with...

Sydney Dance Company Coming to Whyalla

Whyalla is in for a treat with the Sydney Dance Company headed to the steel city this weekend. Three of Australia’s best choreographers will present a number of workshops over the next three days before sharing the Middleback Arts Centre stage on Saturday. Students will be given a unique opportunity to learn...

Port Pirie Firefighters Needed

The Metropolitan Fire Service is looking for a diverse range of people to become full-time firefighters based in Port Pirie. Applications are now open to adult South Australians who meet the criteria with the organisation needing to recruit around 300 new firies. The recruitment campaign called Challenge your Potential is urging people...

Grants Open for Not-For-Profits

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations have the chance to share in around $3 million thanks to the State Government’s Grants SA program. The program provides money for one-off projects that promote wellbeing, and quality of life while improving community participation. Up to $100,000 is available for a range of improvements including upgrades,...

Scholarships Awarded to Uni Hub Students

Five Uni Hub Spencer Gulf students have been awards scholarships to assist with their tertiary education journey. The money was donated by John Pirie Secondary School, Pirie Partnership Group and an anonymous donor. Three of the recipients received a $1000 Country Scholarship, one received a $1000 Country Education Scholarship while another was...

Smile! You’re on Camera

Civic Park is now under constant surveillance after Whyalla City Council teamed up with local police to install 16 new CCTV cameras. Council applied for funding towards the cameras after an outbreak of vandalism in the park late last year. Manager Information Services David Poyner said the cameras will add to the...

Steelworks Temporarily Shut Down

Whyalla residents will be subject to increased noise over the next couple of weeks, with the steelworks pellet plant shutting down for major works. The plant closed on Saturday and plans to finish the works in 30 days but not without increased emissions and work being carried out at night. The scheduled...

Heritage Grants Closing Soon

There’s only three days left to apply for the second round of Heritage Grants which help preserve and restore sites. Round one of the SA Heritage Grants Program allocated nearly $250,000 of funding for 27 State Heritage Places. If you own a State Heritage Place or a place in a State Heritage...

Northern Areas Seven-Year Plan Consultation

Residents of the Northern Areas region now have the chance to give their opinion on what the council should do over the next seven years. The Northern Areas Council are asking for feedback and commentary in regards to it’s strategic plan moving forward. Items on the table for discussion are the Annual...

Joy Baluch AM Bridge Project

The much-anticipated Joy Baluch AM Bridge project could be up for discussion for a little longer. That’s after the Civil Contractors Federation suggested the contract could be handled by a building company outside the state. The state government have coupled the project with another to attract interstate and overseas firms, something the...

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