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Two Port Pirie Locals Drink and Drug Driving

Two motorists were caught drink and drug driving last week within an hour of each other on Port Pirie roads. A 49-year-old Port Pirie woman was issued with an instant six-month loss of licence after she blew 0.091, almost double the limit. The other driver, a 51-year-old man also from Pirie, allegedly...

Driver More Than Three Times Over Limit

A 32-year-old man will front court after he allegedly tested positive to a blood alcohol reading in Roxby Downs earlier this week.  Just after 3pm on Wednesday 14 August, Police were conducting a driver testing station on Olympic Way, when they stopped a Toyota sedan and breath tested the driver. He returned...

Final Four Stops for Travelling Light Show 

It’s the final weekend to see IlluminART’s Traveling Light as they wrap up their SALA projection art tour. The show has been touring the state this month projecting artworks onto silos, landmarks and community halls in various towns. Tonight, residents of Wallaroo have the chance to see the show before it moves...

The Whyalla Show this Weekend

Whyalla residents will be treated to the annual Whyalla Show this weekend as Jubilee Park is taken over. This years show includes stilt walkers, the Griffini jugglers, the drumming monkeys plus a new feature to the show.  The comedian known as the Beautiful Bogan, Marc Ryan will be headlining the first ever...

Port Pirie Solar Farm Opens

Port Pirie residents will be the first to reap the benefits of the new solar farm that was opened off Abattoirs Road. It’s been two years in the making with developers Renew Power Group meeting with Pirie Blocks Road land owners in 2017. While its official opening was this week, it has...

Upper Spencer Gulf Leaders Visit Oz Minerals Carrapateena

The Mayors and Council CEO’s of the Upper Spencer Gulf recently had a day trip to the Oz Minerals Carrapateena copper-gold project, some 160km north of Port Augusta.  Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin and CEO Chris Cowley, Port Augusta Mayor Brett Benbow and CEO John Banks and Port Pirie Mayor Leon Stephens...

Trafigura Could Restart the Sinter Plant

The much talked about lead smelter in Port Pirie could restart the sinter plant in coming weeks because of other disruptions.  The smelter had an unplanned closure earlier this year when the blast furnace had a steam eruption and the TSL furnace had a gas duct failure.  The plant reopened in July,...

Drought Funding Provides Walkway for Popular Reserve

Residents in Clare now have a walkway to the Pinks Reserve thanks to the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Fund.  The new footpath provides walkers, runners and cyclists with an easier route from Riesling Trail to Pinks Reserve in the Clare Valley.  The Riesling Trail Committee worked with the Clare and Gilbert Valleys...

Magpie Swooping Season Begins

Protecting your baby is second nature to most people and it’s the same for most other animals.  That’s why people around the region are being asked to be careful when doing outdoor activities as the infamous magpie swooping season begins.  August to October is the time of year the birds are nesting...

Two People Caught Drug Driving in Port Pirie

Two drivers were caught drug driving in Port Pirie earlier this week as the month-long Operation High Impact Fatal 5 continues.  Just before midnight on Tuesday, a 31-year-old Port Pirie man tested positive for methamphetamine and was told not to drive for 24 hours. An hour later, an 18-year-old Napperby man tested...

Three Teenagers Arrested After Break-in

Three teenagers have been arrested in Clare following an alleged break-in at Clare High School and various windows being smashed at other venues. Earlier this week, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were reported for property damage, serious criminal trespass and theft after they turned themselves into the Clare Police Station with...