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Famous Teddy Bear Fence on the Move

One of the Yorke Peninsula’s cuddliest attraction could be on the move. The famous teddy bear fence along the Copper Coast Highway may be shifted after the Copper Coast Council proposed to move the bears to the Copper Coast Visitor Information Bay in Paskeville. Over 1 thousand bears currently occupy the fence...

Blood Levels Rising in Port Pirie Children

SA Health has published the 2018 analysis of Port Pirie children’s blood lead levels, showing some disappointing results. The annual report analyses the blood lead levels of Port Pirie children aged 0-4 years and pregnant women. SA Health’s Director of Scientific Services, Dr David Simon, says the results are concerning. They reflect the...

SA Grain Harvest Estimate Lifted

South Australia’s 2018 to 2019 grain harvest estimate has been lifted to 5.3 million tonnes with many farmers cutting for hay due to the drought and demand for feed. While the harvest estimate is significantly under the 10-year long-term average of 7.9 million tonnes, the farm gate value of $2 billion...

Two Port Pirie Men Arrested For Alleged Copper Theft

Two Port Pirie men have been arrested after they allegedly stole a significant amount of copper cabling, which also knocked out a large number of local phones lines at Solomontown last Thursday.Port Pirie patrols were checking an area around Warnertown Road, when they located two men hiding in a car.A...

Whyalla's New Innovative Jetty

Whyalla City Council has commended the patience and support from the community in regards to Whyalla’s new innovative jetty. Whyalla City Council CEO Chris Cowley says from “public consultations” and “local input through written correspondence, social media feedback and general discussions … has been Whyalla’s very own project.” Maritime Constructions and...

Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Celebrate 1960s Train

It’s almost been half a century since the last passenger train travelled from Peterborough to Quorn, but this weekend the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society will commemorate the route with a special re-enactment.Two trains, featuring the the Brill Railcar 106 and GB4891, which are identical to the ones used on...

Approved Solar Farm for Kadina

The Copper Coast Assessment Panel has approved the installation of a 5.95MW solar farm in Kadina. Set within a 28 hectare property, the 13 acre solar farm will comprise more than 15,000 solar panels and link to the SA Power Networks Kadina East substation. The remaining 15 acres of the Kadina property...

Upgrade To The Skillies Bridge

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is upgrading the Skillies Bridge, Balaklava Road, between Halbury and Auburn. This work is part of the $40 million Australian Government and State Government funded Regional Bridges Upgrade Program, which will improve road safety and increase freight efficiency by upgrading bridges across South Australia’s...

Whyalla Steelworks Completes First Contract for Inland Rail Project

The Whyalla Steelworks has completed its first contract for the Inland Rail project, delivering 14,000 tonnes of steel to New South Wales earlier this week. Liberty Primary Steel has been manufacturing steel for the 1700-kilometre rail project since being awarded the $20 million contract in late 2017.CEO of the Inland Rail...

Crows Vs Power in Port Pirie

Tomorrow, Port Pirie’s newly unveiled Memorial Oval Sporting Complex will host the AFL JLT Series Showdown between the Crows & Power.A big crowd from right across the region will descend on Port Pirie, ahead of the anticipated 3.40 start time.To ensure the smoothest experience for locals & visitors, Port Pirie Council have a...

Yorke Peninsula’s Paskeville/Boors Plains A Grade To Play on Adelaide Oval

The Yorke Peninsula’s Paskeville/Boors Plains A Grade Cricket team will head to Adelaide this weekend for a dream opportunity to play at Adelaide Oval. The Mens team will play in the final of the Statewide Country Twenty20 Champions Cup this Sunday, playing against Meadows after beating out South Augusta and Angaston...