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Increased Trucking Activity in Whyalla

Whyalla locals can expect to see increased trucking activity across the week, as SIMEC Mining have begun to transport materials to support project activities at the Middleback Ranges. 16 truck movements commenced yesterday and are expected to continue throughout the remainder of the the week along Playford Avenue, Arthur Glennie Drive,...

Peterborough Makes Tracks

With a history dating back to 1875, Peterborough is looking to attract tourists to explore the rich rail heritage of the town with some help from Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North. Council and the community have been working toward a campaign to help drive tourism since mid-2019, and the...

P Plater Caught 53km Over the Speed Limit

A speeding P plater has lost his licence after being stopped on the Copper Coast Highway over the weekend. A Highway Patrol officer was alerted to a dangerous driver travelling towards Kadina from Port Wakefield. Police then detected a vehicle travelling at 153 in a 100 zone on the Copper Coast Highway...

Drink driver Breaches COVID Directions at Port Augusta

A Victorian man crashed his car at Port Augusta while drink driving and breaching COVID19 directions. At 6.30pm on Saturday, police responded to a single vehicle collision where a Toyota sedan had mounted the kerb and crashed into a sign on the footpath, causing minor damage to the vehicle. The driver, a...

Webinar Tonight for Mid North Sporting Clubs

Webinar support has been offered to local clubs, committee’s and associations in the Mid North looking to make a return following the governments gradual lifting of restrictions. Session 5 of the Mid North STARCLUB will cover ‘How to Increase Participation at Your Club’ and kick off from 7pm tonight. In this session...

Whyalla Lights Up

Whyalla residents will see more lighting upgrades commencing in the city today. Local contractors have recently replaced all existing light fittings along Buttlingarra Way and the Marina car parks with long life LED fittings that are set to improve lighting, whilst also reducing power consumption. Further upgrades involve the installation of new...

Port Pirie’s Top Priorities

The results are in, as Port Pirie locals identify the community’s top 5 priorities for Council. Following results from Port Pirie Regional Council’s 2020 Community Plan Survey, business industry support and attraction, upgrading roads and footpaths and Port Pirie’s foreshore redevelopment were considered key priorities. A total of 123 respondents completed the...

Man Arrested with Sword in Mid North

A man has been arrested at Bethel in the State’s Mid North over multiple offences. Police allege that traffic patrols were conducting speed detection duties on Main North Road when they recorded a Holden sedan travelling at 113 in a 100 zone. When the driver was stopped by police, he tested positive...

Port Augusta’s Central Oval Attracts More Than Crowds

With the anticipated return of Local Football on July 11th for the Spencer Gulf Football League, Port Augusta City Council have been working hard to ensure the newly resurfaced Central Oval is in good shape. Birds have been attracted to the newly laid turf in large numbers, with Council concerned about...

Port Pirie Delivers Scholarship Program

Just under one month remains for young locals across the Spencer Gulf and Mid North to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians.  Port Pirie is one of only 10 locations in Australia where the program is being delivered, and successful applicants can receive up to $5000 toward their...

Arrests Follow Mid North Break In’s

Mid North Police have arrested a man and woman following an investigation into a recent series of break-ins and thefts. Sometime between the17th and 24th of May, several rural properties near Jamestown were broken into and items were stolen. Following investigations, police attended a house in Jamestown and recovered a large amount...