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New Memorial Bollards in Port Pirie's Memorial Park

Port Pirie Regional Council and the Port Pirie RSL Sub Branch have installed four brand new memorial bollards in Memorial Park. The bollards are located at the Royal Australian Air Force Memorial, Royal Australian Navy Memorial, Foresters Lodge Memorial and Women’s Soldiers Memorial. The 3 thousand dollars required for the RSL to...

Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship

Five years since the tragic death of Stansbury nurse Gayle Woodford who was murdered in remote SA, applications are now open for the sixth annual Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship covers all course fees for a Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice through Flinders University. Since her passing, a second scholarship...

Burra Country Music Festival Postponed

The Burra Country Music Events committee have announced that due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid restrictions they have decided to postpone the Burra Country Music Festival this year. The demand of extra volunteers and additional costs to keep every safe has pushed the event organisers to make the call. With extra time...

Whyalla Secondary School Progress And Year 7's Heading To High School

The new 100-million-dollar contemporary Whyalla Secondary School is starting to take shape. The new school is located on Nicolson Avenue in Whyalla Norrie in between the UniSA and TAFE campuses, and will replace Whyalla’s 3 existing high schools - Edward John Eyre High, Whyalla High and Stuart High. The school will accommodate...

Regional SA Road Works Begin

Works have started for several of the road safety upgrades confirmed for the Upper Spencer Gulf region. A total of 15 projects have been given the green light and are officially getting underway as part of the state and federal government Covid stimulus and road safety packages. The Stuart Highway is receiving...

Joy Baluch Bridge Update

The Joy Baluch Bridge Duplicate in Port Augusta is well underway with land piles going up on the westside and marine piles on the east side. As of the end of March, 16 of the required 46 steel piles had been constructed, meanwhile 132 bridge beams and 22 headstocks are being...

Whyalla Go-Kart Meet And Kadina DPA 2021 ProTour

A big weekend ahead for sport around our region. Whyalla Go Kart Club are set to host their first KartSport SA meet tomorrow and Sunday, while Organisers of the KartSport SA event say Whyalla is a great track and a great club; offering everything you could want in a race meeting including...

Mount Remarkable Community Tree Program

The community tree program from the District Council of Mount Remarkable is now open for all locals. 1500 tree seedlings from a range of species were originally available, however there are now limited stocks remaining. An order form and payment is required to Council Office before collection, and collection is available today. Each...

Port Pirie Drug Driver

A 52-year-old Port Pirie woman was caught driving under the influence of drugs on Wednesday night. Upon drug and alcohol testing she returned a positive result to methamphetamine and police located an ice pipe on the rear passenger footwell. After conducting a vehicle search police also allegedly located a knife, about half...

Footy Around The Region

All five local footy leagues will return this weekend. In the SGL, 2020 Premiers, South Augusta will be hoping to turn the start of their season around with a win against Prop Risdon, having lost to Port in round one last Saturday. In the YP League, the CMS Crows will be fighting...

Firearms Found In Truck On Augusta Highway

A 54-year-old man has been caught in Port Augusta two times over the legal blood alcohol limit with two insecure firearms in his truck. National Heavy Vehicle Regulator officers stopped the man on Monday night on the Augusta Highway, where they located an insecure firearm. Port Augusta Police attended and found a...