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Ardrossan Area School Joins Story Dogs Program

  Ardrossan Area School has some new fury friends helping out students struggling with reading. The Story Dogs program which began in regional NSW back in 2009 has expanded and spread across the country. Once a week during the school term, Yorke Peninsula dog teams’ coordinator, Julie Johnston and her Labrador Gidget, spend...

Clare Valley Launches Short Walks

  The Clare Valley’s diverse landscapes are on full display with the launch of Clare’s Short Walks at Neagles Rock Lookout Loop. Funded by the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Program, in conjunction with the Clare and Gilbert Valleys council A collection of six short walks, from 40 minutes to 4 hours and ranging...

Peterborough GP Clinic Announces Closure

The critical shortage of doctors in regional South Australia has reached Peterborough, as the town prepares to lose their only GP clinic. Goyder's Line Medical announced it will be closing the doors of its Peterborough medical centre in June, due to a lack of doctors. The next-closest medical clinic is in Jamestown,...

Whyalla Hosts Lawn Bowls Competition

The Whyalla Bowling Club hosted a competition over the Anzac weekend, with local players and visitors competing. Players from Mount Gambier, Whyalla Golf and the host club took part across two days of competition. Starting on Saturday, eight teams of four bowlers rolled into action, playing multiple games of fours and pairs...

South Australian Library Funding In Danger

Public library funding across South Australia could be in danger, the local government sector has warned. The state government’s longstanding funding agreement with the Local Government Association is set to expire in June. Under the current agreement, the State Libraries Board has provided more than 185 million dollars to council libraries in...

The Terowie Curious Art Accident Entries

  Entries are now open for The Terowie Curious Art Accident. Local artists can enter paintings, photography, quilts, craftwork and sculptures to be displayed at the Institute Hall. Various prize money figures have been allocated across the age groups and categories ranging from 200 dollars for adults to 50 dollars for kids under...

Clare Valley Road Closure

  The Mintaro Burra street bridge replacement works have got underway this week. A portion of Burra street between Hector street and Young street, will remain closed for works until approximately mid-June 2021. A detour has been put in place to direct traffic for the duration, however residents weekly rubbish collections should not...

Port Augusta In Talks To Introduce Alcohol Limits

  Alcohol supply controls might soon come into effect in Port Augusta, amid concerns surrounding increased public drunkenness and damage. Some venues are already refusing patrons if they cannot provide ID, but other measures to could come into play following the axing of Port Augusta’s City Safe street patrols last year. Since the axing...

Yorke Peninsula Highways To Be Restored

Over 400 kilometres of Regional South Australia will be dug up and repaired in line with road safety upgrades this month. More than 100 million dollars is going towards 15 separate projects, several of which will cover vast majority of the state’s Mid North.  Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, says...

Whyalla Steelworks Investors Circling

Several investment funds are allegedly circling Whyalla steelworks, as the May 6 court hearing creeps closer. Asset specialists White Oak Global Advisors, Bain Capital Credit and Oaktree Capital Group are all allegedly doing their due diligence on the 430-million-dollar Greensill debt tied to Whyalla’s owner GFG Alliance. Bain, is known for buying...

Hit And Run Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty

A man who allegedly hit and killed a Port Augusta couple last year has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a crash in court. Allegedly, Mathew John Thomas was driving home drunk after attending a party, when he hit Stephen Press and Naomi Braden, on Caroona road in Port Augusta West in February...