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Wild Weather Over the Weekend

The weather was wet, wild and windy for the Spencer Gulf and Mid North over the weekend. When asked about the heavy rainfall recorded, Meteorologist Hilary Wilson of the Bureau of Meteorologist had this to say, “It has been a wet period over the last few days across large areas of...

James Dunstan Wins Clare’s Portrait Prize

James Dunstan has taken home the annual Clare Valley Portrait Prize. At an awards evening held at the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre, Mr Dunstan’s winning portrait was described as one that ‘immediately commands your attention.’ When accepting his award, Mr Dunstan thanked those who entered portraits as well as...

Tears and Triumphs for Local Footy

It was a wet and windy Preliminary Final for local footy leagues, here are the results in case you missed it. SPENCER GULF LEAGUE South Augusta 12.11- 83 FINAL 5.10- 40  Port Central Oval @ 2:25pm South Augusta will play Proprison in the Grand Final at Memorial Oval next week NORTHERN AREAS LEAGUE Orroroo 13.7- 85...

Whyalla’s New Super School Needs a Name

Whyalla’s new ‘super school’ is currently in construction and needs a name. The Government has begun community consultation on three proposed names for the brand-new school set to open in 2022. The proposed names have been developed by advisory committees made up of the school’s principal, neighbouring school staff and local parents. Education...

NSW Drink Driver Caught in Roxby Downs

A man from NSW was caught drink driving in our region this week. Whilst conducting patrols on Olympic Way, Roxby Downs police stopped a Hyundai station wagon for the purpose of a mobile driver test. The driver was a 39-year-old man from New South Wales. He was submitted to a breath test...

Future Looks Bright for Port Pirie Golf Club

Port Pirie Golf Club’s future is looking bright, thanks to a new partnership with Council. Following several years of discussions, Port Pirie Regional Council and the Port Pirie Golf Club have entered into a partnership to ensure the future of golf in Port Pirie through a program of greening fairways. The arrangement...

Wirrabara Producers Market

The much-loved Wirrabara Produce Market is on this weekend.    From local baked goods to fresh fruit and veg, local honey, plants, preserves and homemade goods, the monthly market is volunteer run and held at 'Progress Park' opposite the Wirrabara Hotel. The market opens at 8:30 this Sunday, with local producers looking...

Local Footy Preliminary Final Fixtures

  SPENCER GULF LEAGUE South Augusta v Port Central Oval @ 2:25pm   NORTHERN AREAS LEAGUE Orroroo v BMW Orroroo 2:30pm   WHYALLA FOOTBALL LEAGUE  Roopena v Central Whyalla Bennett Oval 2:20pm   NORTH EASTERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE South Clare v Min-Man Riverton 2:15 Image Supplied 

Port Pirie Gel Blaster Incident Ends in an Arrest

A man has been arrested in Port Pirie following an incident involving a gel blaster. Earlier this week police were advised of a traffic incident on Augusta Highway at Bungama, where a man driving a car reported that a fawn coloured Toyota sedan was driving aggressively. The Toyota tailgated the victim’s car...

Clare’s School Holiday Program

The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Library are preparing for their latest school holiday program. Bookings are now open for ‘Animal Capers’ which is set to run during the second week of school holidays at Ennis Park. ‘Animal Capers’ will give children the chance to interact with a range of animals through the...

Breakfast with the Birds in Port Augusta

Bird expert Peter Langdon will be in Port Augusta soon for ‘Breakfast with the Birds’. Next month Mr Langdon will be at the Australian Arid Lands Botanical Gardens for his guided bird tour, in the lead up to the “Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2020’ which launches October 19th. The ‘Breakfast with the...