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Whyalla’s 50-Year-Old Peacock Leave a Legacy Behind

The City of Whyalla Council have announced that the Ada Ryan Gardens peacock has passed away. After living in the garden’s precinct for what is predicted as 50 years or more, the bird was considered an icon of the city. A severe joint infection caused paralysis of the foot, which lead to...

Port Augusta Illegal Dumper Fined

Port Augusta Council’s General Inspectors have located illegal dumping on Depot Creek Road. After a thorough investigation, the offender was located and a $1000 expiation and clean up request has been issued. Council are encouraging members of the community to report any incidents of illegal dumping or suspicious loads around the outskirts...

Whyalla Footy Clubs on Board

The clubs of the Whyalla’s Football League are set to unite at the Marsh Cup AFL pre-season match at Bennett Oval, putting aside 100 years of rivalry. The six affiliated clubs of the WFL will come together on March 7th and celebrate the league’s 100th anniversary at the AFL match. The clubs...

Port Pirie Man Arrested

A Port Pirie man has been arrested and charged following two recent local house break-ins. Between Thursday January 9th and Sunday January 12th, two homes were broken into, with electrical and household items stolen, along with cash and medication. Investigations on both matters by Port Pirie Police led them to search a...

Yorke Peninsula’s Child Safe Officer Course

The Yorke Peninsula will host a ‘Child Safe Officer Course’ in Kadina tomorrow. The event will kick off at the Copper Coast Sport and Leisure Centre at 6pm and offer a complimentary course for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators. The course covers; responsibilities under child protection laws, how the laws...

Port Augusta Community Raises Close to $12,000 for SA Bushfires

Port Augusta’s ‘Cinema Augusta’ have hosted a community fundraiser which raised close to $12,000 for the South Australian Bushfire Appeal. A sold-out screening of the film ‘Playing with Fire’ took place last week, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to those affected by both the Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island...

Extended Drought Support Program Announced

The State Government has opened an extended Drought Support Program to assist primary producers with farm business related costs, which includes a South Australian Council Rebate Scheme. The rebate is open to primary producers facing hardship due to drought in the region. Eligible South Australian primary producers that have been approved for...

Whyalla Council’s First Community Group Meeting Yesterday

Yesterday marked the first Community Group meeting with Whyalla Council. Council members met with three groups to discuss issues, ideas, initiatives and endeavours that could benefit the city. The Whyalla tourism focus group, Whyalla Art Group and the Whyalla Golf Group were all present. The City of Whyalla initiated the meetings in an...

Speeding Drink Driver in Paskeville

On the weekend, Yorke Mid North Highway Patrols stopped a 26-year-old Wallaroo man on the Copper Coast Highway, after police received a call from a member of the public. The driver was detected travelling 133km in 100km zone and allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.239. The man was issued with...

Want to Catch a Snapper?

Snapper fishing is currently banned in the Spencer Gulf in an effort to secure the long-term future of the species, strengthening numbers for the benefit of all South Australians. Despite the ban, recreational fishers hoping to catch a Snapper this season can enter into the ballot for a ‘Snapper Tag’. Without...

Port Pirie Works Depot Closure

The Port Pirie council have advised locals that the Works Depot will experience a temporary closure today from 8am. The depot on Broadstock Road, will see a planned SA Power Networks power outage due to routine maintenance and may affect surrounding areas on Broadstock road. The Works Depot power is expected to...