Latest News

Local News

Port Augusta Choir Hit the Big Stage

A local Port Augusta choir will join Adelaide Fringe favourite Michaela Burger on stage when she comes to the region next month.  The Desert Voices choir will accompany Michaela when she performs at the Institute Theatre on the 12th of September. The show is called ‘A Migrants Son’ and pays tribute to...

Two Men Crash Stolen Car at Risdon Park

Two men have been arrested after crashing a stolen car at Risdon Park at the weekend.  Police were called to Dunn Street after a car had crashed into a light pole and rolled over.  The two occupants aged 18 and 19-years-old were located nearby and have both been charged with illegal use...

Meet ‘n’ Greet with International Photographer

Amateur photographers will soon have the chance to pick the brain of internationally renowned photographer Ben Heide when he comes to the region at the end of the month.  Ben is inviting Yorke Peninsula residents to a travelling workshop which is part of the Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat in Warooka...

$100 Million Funding Proposal for Havilah

GFG Alliance have proposed a $100 million funding project with Havilah Resources, a timely announcement with the mining company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) planned for next month.  Havilah plan to secure the strategic partnership at the meeting, as well as a three-year working program fully funded and expanded scope of work...

Man Arrested After Police Chase through Port Wakefield

A 58-year-old man has been arrested following a police chase through Port Wakefield at the weekend. Police attempted to stop the vehicle when he was driving erratically on Florence Street, but he sped off.  The car mounted a median strip and narrowly avoided a collision with another vehicle on the Augusta Highway...

Man Arrested going 147km/h in a 100 Zone

A 31-year-old man was issued with a fine for over $1000 for speeding at Pine Point, hitting 147 kilometres an hour in a 100 zone.  The Glenside man was also issued with an immediate loss of licence for six months after police caught him on the Yorke Highway. It happened during Operation...

Fishers Could be Banned for Three Years

Fishers around the region now have their chance to speak out about the sustainability of the snapper stock in the Spencer Gulf. It’s the first time the area has even been given a stock status classification of ‘depleted’. The government have put forward two management scenarios that should strengthen snapper numbers with...

Peterborough Subway Rejuvenation

Mid North residents are getting an even brighter community thanks to two students and their community project. Olivia and Tamika from Orroroo Area School have decided to clean and paint the Peterborough Subway. The makeover is part of the girl’s compulsory community project subject at school but is also something that’s close...

Public Consultation on Business Plan

Port Pirie residents are invited to have their say in the largest Business Plan public consultation as the regional council’s Executive Management Team travel around the region. Council is providing increased opportunities for public input in the 2019 – 2022 Business Plan holding a Pirie Districts Community Forum at Napperby Hall...

Two Men Found Dead in Flinders Ranges

The bodies of two men were found in the Flinders Ranges yesterday afternoon following what’s believed to be a climbing accident.  The alarm was first raised at 1:30pm when their campsite was empty which started a major rescue operation to find the pair. A 62-year-old man from Norwood and a 44-year-old man...

Art Gallery Closed for Air-Con Installation

The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery have closed its doors for four months to install a new air-conditioning system. The installation will reinstate the venue to being ‘A Class’, which means it will be able to host world class exhibitions. The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery will be one of only two...