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The Most Valuable Crop Yield On Record For SA Farmers

Farmers look set to reap the state’s most valuable crop on record, with produce set to be exported world-wide to assist with northern hemisphere grain shortages caused by drought. Crops such as wheat, barley, beans, canola and hay across the Mid-North experienced a dry start followed by a strong Winter, and...

Kingfish Farm Being Watched Very Carefully By The Conservation Council

The Conservation Council of South Australia has raised concerns over a new kingfish farm near Whyalla.  The development by Clean Seas Seafood at Fitzgerald Bay stocked their first batch of kingfish last week, with the farm holding more than 4-thousand tonnes of kingfish in the future. Some in the community have raised...

Three Private School Across The Region Receive Government Loans

Three private schools across the region have been handed a share in loans worth over $71 million by the State Government. The allocations are the first round of a $320 million scheme, to help the schools invest in new buildings, refurbish existing facilities and create specialist learning centres. Port Augusta’s Seaview Christian...

Port Pirie's Frank Green Dog Park To Remain Community Land

Port Pirie’s Frank Green Park will remain as community land, following substantial push back from community members. Council last month proposed that a parcel of land from the dog park be redeveloped as residential land, however following a council meeting it was announced the proposal has been revoked. The consultation phase of...

Three Local Governments Areas Are Lagging In Covid Vaccination Rates

Three local government areas across the region are still yet to hit the 50 percent vaccination target, according this week’s Australian Government Operation Covid Shield Report.  Of the 120 LGAs across the country who are yet to reach the 50 percent full vaccination rate, 19 are in SA including Goyder, Peterborough...

Eight Clare Valley Businesses On The SA Tourism Awards Finalist List

Eight Clare Valley businesses have been announced as finalists in the 2021 South Australian Tourism Awards. Finalists include Blyth Breakout, Bukirk Glamping, Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre, Dingo Dreaming, O’Leary Walker Wines, Paulett Wines and Bush DeVine Restaurant, Sevenhill Hotel and Watervale Hotel. Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA) CEO,...

Memorandum Of Understanding Signed For Proposed Whyalla Foreshore Hotel

Whyalla City Council is working with a developer and hotelier on the proposed foreshore hotel, which is hoped to improve the city’s liveability and enhance its appeal. The three key parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in a deal which will see the proposed hotel development integrated into the Whyalla...

Police On The Hunt For An Armed Intruder In Wallaroo

Police are investigating a break-in at Wallaroo, where an elderly couple was threatened by an intruder who stole their car. About 1.30am on Tuesday (October 5), a man allegedly broke into a home on Harbison Road and threatened the man and woman with a knife, before stealing the keys to their...

Crystal Brook Bus Shelter Installation Delayed

The Port Pirie Regional Council have advised, the installation of the bus shelter at Crystal Brook has been delayed. The Council ordered a new bus shelter was set to be delivered and installed on Eyre Road this month, however due to supplier issues the shelter is now expected to be delivered...

UCSA And UCH Welcome Paper Talk To The Organisation

Uniting Country SA and Uniting Country Housing have welcomed the volunteers and clients of Paper Talk to the organisation. Currently based in Port Pirie, Paper Talk reads the Port Pirie Recorder aloud for clients who are blind or vision impaired, providing them an opportunity to learn what is happening across the...

Whyalla Kerbside Collection Changes Hands

From this week, Whyalla residents can expect a change in logos on the kerbside waste collection vehicles, as Veolia takes over the contract from Cleanaway. Veolia was the previous kerbside collection provider for the Whyalla City Council, holding the contract from 2007 to 2014, while also currently operating the Waste Transfer...