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South Australians Told to Come Home

As of 12.01am Wednesday, South Australians in Victoria will no longer be able to return to their residence and quarantine. State Coordinator, Commissioner Grant Stevens is encouraging any South Australian currently visiting Victoria to make their way home. “If residents return to South Australia from Victoria prior to Wednesday they are required...

Yorke Peninsula’s Hillside Copper Mine Receives Final Approval

Rex’s Minerals have received the final approval for their Yorke Peninsula Hillside Copper Mine project, securing the State Governments plans to establish South Australia as a world-leading copper precinct. The company has been granted its Program for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation (PEPR) approval, with Rex’s Managing Director and CEO, Richard Laufmann,...

Woman Caught Close to 5 Times Over the Limit

Whyalla Police have detected a driver almost five times over the legal limit. Police stopped a vehicle that was straddling lanes on Jenkins Avenue, veering across in front of another vehicle nearly causing a collision. The 29-year-old Eyre Peninsula woman submitted to a breath test where she returned an alleged positive blood...

Regional Businesses Confidence Outshines the City

Regional Businesses and consumers in the Yorke-Mid North region have reason to smile, following Bank SA’s recent State Monitor which was conducted by an independent research firm. The Monitor shows that regional business confidence have increased across South Australia. The Yorke-Mid North in particular saw an increase in consumer confidence by 9.8...

Woman Arrested After Alleged Hospital Assault

Port Pirie Police were called to the Port Pirie hospital late last week, after reports a patient being treated was behaving in a violent and aggressive manner. The woman allegedly caused damage to property and medical equipment, whilst also allegedly assaulting a doctor by hitting her in the chest, causing the...

Port Augusta’s Wave Skatepark Closed

Port Augusta’s popular attraction the ‘Wave Skate Park’ has been temporarily closed. The park will remain closed as council undertakes much needed maintenance works, following reports of ‘serious structural damage and vandalism’ that has allegedly been caused by locals. It is expected the park will reopen within 2-3 weeks, with council reporting...

SALA Map for the Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is welcoming the South Australian Living Artists or SALA Festival, a state-wide festival of visual art. Local Clare Valley artists and venues alike are involved in this year’s festival, with the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre excited to launch their Clare Valley SALA Map for 2020...

Yorke-Mid North Youth Music Program Kicks Off

Young budding musicians and performers across the region are getting ready to jump online tomorrow night, for the first session of the 2020 Youth in Music Mentorship Program. The free program which has been tailored for young people in the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula Regions, to assist in the development...

Round 4 Results

Another weekend of local footy is done and dusted, in case you missed it here are the results from across the region.  The Spencer Gulf League saw two clashes on Saturday with South Augusta defeating Central Augusta by 16 points on Central oval (68-52). Port took home the win, beating West...

Drivers Caught Out Across the Region

A Provisional driver has lost his licence after being caught by a speed camera travelling along the Copper Coast Highway at 160 in a 100 zone. Police issued the driver with an on the spot fine of over $2,000 for speeding and breaching a condition of his Provisional Licence. The 18-year-old from...

Port Augusta Locals Walk for a Good Cause

Port Augusta locals will be able to do their bit for a good cause this weekend with the ‘Strides Diabetes Walk’ set to take over the town. The Lions Club of Port Augusta are hosting the walk this Sunday which will commence at the Eastern Foreshore at 10am. Locals are encouraged to...