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Hardware Chain Might Soon Have A Retailer In The Mid North

A proposal to develop a Bunnings at the corner of the Stuart Highway and Eyre Highway in Port Augusta West. The proposal which was submitted by Augusta Collective will have the hardware store positioned next to the Standpipe Motel, and would make it the first bunnings in the region. The outlet plans...

Port Augusta, Kadina And Blyth Cinemas All Receive Funding

Cinema Augusta, Statewide Cinema Kadina and Blyth Cinema have all recently become recipients of the Government’s 20 million dollar, Supporting Cinemas’ Retention Endurance and Enhancement of Neighbourhoods (SCREEN) Fund. More than $8.7 million has now been granted for 158 independent cinema sites across Australia. 35 thousand dollars has been granted to each...

Local Footy Returns This Weekend

This weekend in the local footy, the SGL’s South Augusta will host Port tomorrow afternoon, while West and Centrals will have to wait until Sunday for their clash. In the YP League, current wooden spooners, Wallaroo, will play host to one of this season’s top teams, CMS crows, and Ardrossan will...

New Owner Operator Announced For Whyalla Beach Cafe

Whyalla City Council has announced a local business has been awarded the contract to operate and refurbish the Whyalla beach café. Smokey Uppercuts were selected by Savills Adelaide as part of an independent expression of interest process, before being formally awarded the contract by Council. A number of high-quality submissions were received,...

All Girls Auskick Program Begins In Clare Today

The new Clare based all girls Auskick Centre is launching a 9-week program from this evening. The 9 week all girls NAB Auskick Program will cater for girls of all abilities, aged 5 to 11, with activities and game play in the hope of developing an ongoing passion for the game...

Weather Warnings For Agricultural Areas And The Coast

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the SES are warning windy and wet conditions are set to peak today. There is the potential for thunderstorms and damaging winds of up to 90km/h, which could cause raised dust about the northern agricultural area and south of the pastoral districts. Wave heights are also...

YP Hooded Plover Population On The Rise

Several years of conservation work by Yorke Peninsula volunteers has finally been rewarded with a 15% increase in the Hooded Plover population. BirdLife Australia has released the November 2020 Biennial Count results, with 285 adult Hooded Plovers counted on Yorke Peninsula beaches, a slow and steady increase of 37 birds since...

Nitrogen Amounts Capped For Quality Export Hay

Research undertaken in the mid-north town of Hart, has led to the National Hay Agronomy (NHA) Project discovering a reduced amount of nitrogen applied during drier growing seasons could be beneficial for growers. Last year’s trials in Hart demonstrated no benefit when applying more than 30kg of Nitrogen per hectare (N/ha)...

Malka Art Prize Winners Announced

The Malka Art Prize exhibition at Yarta Purtli in Port Augusta, has just wrapped it’s twelfth year celebrating Aboriginal artists and their works. The exhibition was the brainchild of the late Marvin McKenzie Senior, who's vision it was to feature Aboriginal art in the community and ensure a space to showcase...

Orroroo Becomes Film Set For Thriller Series

Orroroo will become the next local stage tomorrow, for the six-part thriller series, ‘The Tourist’ starring Jamie Dornan. Filming has already been conducted in and around Hawker and Quorn over the past 4 months and now it’s Orroroo’s turn. Traffic and speed restrictions at certain filming locations will apply and crews will...

Mintaro Mansion Could Become A Sovereign Hill Style Tourist Attraction

A 141-year-old Georgian mansion in Mintaro could soon become a 10-million-dollar Sovereign Hill-style tourist attraction, complete with horse-drawn carts and period dress, under a proposal from the National Trust. At a meeting in Mintaro on Monday night, The National Trust of South Australia chief executive Darren Peacock announced a bill which...