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Counterfeit Cash Handed Over In Risdon Park

Port Pirie Police are investigating after a counterfeit $100 note was used at a Risdon Park business on Saturday. About 11.30am on Saturday (May 14), a car entered a drive-thru of a business on Senate Road, Risdon Park and paid for items with cash.   After the vehicle left, the staff member realised...

Narungga Cultural Day Set For This Sunday

Yorke Peninsula Council is partnering with Narungga Nations Aboriginal Corporation and Nharangga Aboriginal Progress Association to deliver the Narungga Cultural Day this Sunday, May 22. The free event will be a chance to visit the Minlagawi Gum Flat Reserve, near Minlaton, and learn about traditional science, knowledge, skills, culture and caring...

Crows Premiership Player Hosts Junior Female Footy Workshop In Port Augusta

Young female footy players from Port Augusta and Whyalla were treated to a training session from an AFLW premiership player over the weekend. As part of the Port Augusta Women's Football Competition season launch, Adelaide Crows player Eloise Jones kicked the season into gear with a training day for the girls...

Empty Chairs In Whyalla As RAA Launches 2022 National Road Safety Week

There will be empty chairs set up in Whyalla this week representing the lives lost in the region last year, as part of National Road Safety Week. Tragically, the number of lives lost on South Australia’s regional roads increased to 71 last year – up from 64 in 2020. At a press...

Prostate Cancer Screening Equipment One Step Closer For Port Augusta

Men in the Upper Spencer Gulf are another step closer to being able to receive early prostate cancer screenings, following a donation to a local support group. $5000 has been donated to the Whyalla Prostate Cancer Support Group to aid in their efforts to purchase a $90,000 transperineal biopsy machine for...

Port Broughton Seawall Safety Concerns Eased With New Balustrade

A project worth $43,000 has now been completed in Port Broughton, addressing safety concerns over the Seawall. A new balustrade has been installed at the northern end of the seawall to address the issue of the steep drop-off. The Barunga West Council and contractors have now completed works to ensure a balustrade...

Drink Driver Caught In Olympic Dam

A driver has been caught drink driving at Olympic Dam over the weekend. Just after 10pm on Sunday (May 15), patrols stopped a Subaru station wagon on Olympic Way and breath tested the driver. The 31-year-old man from Modbury, returned an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.147 - almost three times the...

Pine Creek Bridge Secures Much Needed Upgrade Funding

The ageing Pine Creek Bridge at Laura will get a new lease on life following a federal investment of nearly $3 million.  One of three bridges in the Mid-North that will be upgraded thanks to a $7.8 million funding injection from the federal government’s Bridges Renewal Program, the old Pine Creek...

Local Footy Results

Round four of the local footy got underway in Whyalla, the Northern Areas , Spencer Gulf and North Eastern League, over the weekend. In the WFL Central had a very convincing win over Roopena, 116 to 38. Similar stories for the rest of the matches this week saw Weeroona Bay get up...

Whyalla Arid Zone Bushland To Receive Funding Boost

Privately-owned bushland in Whyalla's "Arid Zone" will receive a boost thanks to the Revitalising Private Conservation SA Program (RPCSA). Drs Katherine Moseby and John Read's Mallee Refuge Project in the Middleback Ranges spans three private properties over 30 thousand hectares of significant arid zone habitats. 195 properties across SA have shared in...

More Rain Predicted For The Mid And Far North With Winter On The Way

The South Australian State Emergency Service (SASES) is reminding people in the Mid and Far North to be proactive and act now to prepare for severe weather ahead of the coming winter season. Heavy rain and hail sweeping across the state last week provided a timely reminder for all South Australians...