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Premature Babies Given Toys for Comfort

Premature babies born at Port Augusta Hospital are being given crocheted octopi to curb their stress and provide comfort. Hospital Director of Nursing Alison Hoare says the toys named Octo-pals are a soothing tool for the babies because the tightly coiled tentacles feel like the umbilical cord. The babies with an octo-pal...

New Billboards for Augusta Highway

Augusta Highway has new artwork for motorists in the form of two double sided billboards promoting Port Pirie. They spread the Come See Change message and will be in full view to the thousands of travellers that drive alone the highway. One billboard is just north of Tin Man roadhouse boasting about...

Copper Coast Rate Rises

Copper Coast Council is the latest to confirm its waste fees following the announcement of the Marshall Government budget for the next financial year. All other fees and charges were decided in April but conversations surrounding waste collection means the charges for using the Copper Coast Resource Recovery Centre weren’t finalised...

Price Rise for Fares from Whyalla Airport

Whyalla Airport will see a hike in fare prices by up to $80 to cover costs of an upgrade from the Liberal Government. The Marshall administration insists on the airport upgrades but won’t pay for staff to operate and maintain equipment. SA Labor has said they’re calling for the Marshall Government to...

Drink Driver in Roxby Downs

A man lost his licence on the spot for sixth months after being caught drink driving on Wednesday June 26. Just after 9pm, police stopped a 29-year-old man on Aquila Boulevard, Roxby Downs who returned an blood alcohol reading of 0.096, almost double the legal limit.  He receieved an instant loss of...

Getting South Australians Active

The office of Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) are conducting a state-wide consultation on the health and well-being of South Australians and want to hear from you. Game On, Getting South Australia Active; The South Australian Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan; and The Grants Review are all under examination with the...

International Star Adrian Eagle's Local Connections

International soul-rapper Adrian Eagle has reduced the weight on his body and with it, the negative energy in his life. While he grew up in Adelaide, his grandmother and uncle live in Port Pirie and he would often visit to say hello. Shedding the weight has given Eagle the confidence to take...

Dog Park Closed in Whyalla

Whyalla Dog Park on the corner of Searle Street and McLennan Avenue will be closed today due to weed spraying. Council crews will be using chemicals to destroy lawn clover and prevent burrs which can give dogs problems if they get stuck in their fur, ears or paws. Workers can’t spray if...

Farmers Conference Starts Tomorrow

Goyder Council are hosting a free Conference for Farmers tomorrow in Burra. The 'Farming Conversations - A Focus On The Future Event' will have guest speakers include members of the CSIRO & Elders, and is an opportunity to talk with industry experts on animal nutrition and wellbeing. Other topics of discussion are...

Over Half a Million Flu Vaccines Distributed Across S.A.

Due to the high number of flu cases this season, more than 600,000 flu vaccines have been sent to general practitioners and immunisation providers around South Australia. SA Health's Director of the Communicable Disease Control Branch, Dr Louise Flood, said they’ve distributed over 100,000 more doses than last year. This will aid...

Health Job Cuts Revealed

The State Government has now revealed which hospitals will be losing staff in the health jobs cut that will see 1,140 employees sacked over the next 12 months. The cut is outlined in the budget and will include dismissals from the following regions: Barossa Hills/Fleurieu (8 staff axed) Eyre Far North (4 staff...