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Locals Caught in Possession of 2.5kgs of Cannabis in Port Pirie

Two Whyalla Stuart men were charged with drug offences after a routine traffic stop occurred near Port Pirie. Police stopped a vehicle travelling north along the Augusta Highway and drug tested the driver, who allegedly returned a positive test to cannabis and methamphetamine. His sample will be sent to Forensic Science SA...

Port Augusta’s Iconic Event Tee’s Off

Today marks the official opening of Port Augusta Golf Club’s 2020 Elders Golf Classic. The 5-day event is set to take over the town, with over 900 rounds of golf played in 2019, this year’s format has been somewhat limited due to COVID restrictions. Chairman Ian Cox said, “Despite the restrictions, the...

Round 5 Footy Results

Another weekend of local footy is done and dusted, in case you missed it here are the Round 5 results from across the region. The Spencer Gulf League saw South Augusta take out Port by 33 points (94-61) while Proprisdon defeated West Augusta by 30 points (93-63).  Crystal Brook showed Southern Flinders...

Port Augusta West Fire

MFS have advised that crews responded to a structure fire at a Port Augusta West home and nearby motel business in the early hours of this morning. The fire occurred on the corner of Burgoyne Street and the Eyre Highway at Port Augusta West. According to a witness two people were seen...

Port Pirie’s New Maintenance Program

Port Pirie Regional Council has endorsed a new proactive tree maintenance program following the success of a four-month trial period. The new program follows a zone by zone approach, with a ‘tree crew’ zig-zagging across the region, allowing general tree trimming customer requests to be completed within four weeks, whilst allowing...

Port Augusta’s Rates Reviewed

Port Augusta City Council are holding two information sessions tomorrow, in regards to the proposed changes to the basis of rating for the 2021/2022 rating year. All community members are invited to attend the sessions which are set to take place at Central Oval’s Meeting Room. Council have said, “The proposed change...

Northern and Yorke Grassroots Grants Program Opens

A new $2 million dollar Grassroots Grants program has been launched to help communities in both the Northern and Yorke regions in sustainably managing precious landscapes. Over $170,000 is available in funding, with minimum grants of $1,000. With the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board expecting to fund a range of projects across...

High Range Drink Driver Port Augusta

A high range drink driver has been caught in Port Augusta. While police were patrolling along Carlton Parade they observed a Holden Commodore driving toward them in the centre of the road. As the car approached police it slowly moved back into its lane and continued on. Police conducted a U-turn and...

Round 5 of Local Football

Another weekend of local footy is about to kick off across the region! The Spencer Gulf League will see two clashes tomorrow with South Augusta facing Port at Memorial Oval in Port Pirie (2:25pm) and in Port Augusta, Proprisdon will play West Augusta at Chinnery Park (2:25pm). Central Augusta have a...

Free Hard Waste Disposal Day in Pirie

Locals in Port Pirie will have the opportunity to take advantage of a free service this weekend. Port Pirie Regional Council is offering a Free Hard Waste Disposal Day this Sunday from 10am to 2pm at Port Pirie Waste Transfer Station and then from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at Crystal Brook Waste...

Whyalla Locals Receive Free Tree’s

As part of National Tree Day, Whyalla Council is celebrating with a free plant giveaway initiative. Council is offering one native shrub per individual, with all plants sourced from the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens in Port Augusta. Close to 1,000 plants will be given away to community members, from the rear gate...