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Guitar Festival Comes to Town

Tonight, the Guitar Festival makes its way to Port Pirie for Guitars in Bars.  The Federal Hotel is hosting the event with some big names lined up.  Jeff Lang, Slava Grigoryan and Kelly Menhennett headline the night showcasing a wealth of musical talent. Tomorrow night the show head to Mintaro where the Magpie...

Jamestown Sheep Markets Closed Again

The Jamestown Sheep Markets will be closed for the third month in a row due to a lack of lamb percentages. The recent dry seasons didn’t help the situation either leading to dramatically lower numbers of sheep yarded. Landmark employee Shannon said there is no supply to come on to the market...

Quorn Show turns 100 with Special Guest

The Quorn Agricultural Show turns 100 this year and has a new name and very special guest to celebrate. The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC has the honour of officially opening the Quorn Show and also approved the new name. Now known as the Royal...

Whyalla’s Marina Closed for Two Weeks

Whyalla marina’s southern and sea-facing breakwaters will be closed to the public for two weeks while the breakwater rock armour installation takes place. Whyalla Earthworks will be continuing the third stage of the development over this week and next shutting the area off for safety. The southern breakwater will be re-opened on...

Pelvic Mesh Sufferers Paving the Way

Three pelvic mesh sufferers from Port Pirie have created ‘Mesh Injured Australia Inc.’ which has helped to fulfil the recommendations of a 2018 senate inquiry. One creator Kim said although it’s fairly new, the company is proving helpful with information and support that would otherwise not be available. "What we found as...

Illuminating Road Safety

Member for Frome Geoff Brock is behind the new flashing stop signs at George’s Corner following a similar system installed at various other intersections along Augusta and Horrocks Highways. The signs are solar powered, activated by oncoming cars and look like your standard stop signs with flashing lights around the edge. Transport...

Drugs Found in Port Broughton

A man has been arrested and two other people fined after police uncovered drugs at Port Broughton on Friday. Police allegedly found methamphetamines, cannabis and other drug paraphernalia in a parked car on John Lewis Drive. A 48-year-old man from Wallaroo was charged with drug trafficking to appear in court at a...

NAIDOC Week

Yesterday marked the start of NAIDOC Week around the country and Port Augusta have a number of events lined up. Tonight, is the Malka Aboriginal Art Awards celebrating 10 years of Malka which means mark or painting.  There’s also an art exhibition starting on the 11th of July and running for five days. In...

Key Health Decisions Now Made Locally

The Country Health SA Local Health Network is being replaced by six new regional health boards to make key decisions local. Those boards include the Flinders and Upper North, Eyre and Far North, Barossa Hills Fleurieu, Riverland Mallee Coorong, Limestone Coast and Yorke and Northern Local Health Networks. CEO of the Flinders...

Skate Park Upgrade

The youth of Burra will have their way with the skate park after receiving a grant of over $200,000 to revamp the place. The state government handed out the money through the planning and development fund and will be the first upgrade since it was built in 2014. The Goyder Youth Advisory...