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Drivers Urged to Slow Down During School Holidays

The RAA are reminding drivers to be wary of speeding on regional roads, during the winter school holidays. It comes after SAPOL figures revealed 64 per cent of SA's 213,304 speeding offences since 2017 were in the country. Out of the state's regions, the Yorke and Mid North ranked as the second...

Partnership Aims to Increase Housing Support Services

Uniting Country SA have partnered with the Southern Yorke Peninsula Community Housing Association, aiming to increase housing support services on the YP. The non-for-profit organisation will now provide tenancy management through dedicated tenancy officers and other social programs, as part of their regional community housing portfolio. The CEO of Uniting Country SA...

Survey to Look at Evolution of YP Tourism

Yorke Peninsula Tourism are inviting the local community to share ideas on how they would like tourism to evolve in the region. The organisation is currently reviewing their Strategic Action Plan and have opened an online survey to research how locals would like to see tourism support their communities. The survey will...

Whyalla Residents Reminded to Register Pets

The Whyalla City Council are reminding residents to register their dogs or cats. All dog and cat owners need to register their pets annually with council between the 1st of July and the 31st of August, with rebates applying if your dog and cat is de-sexed and microchipped. All registration fees go...

Only Bank in Peterborough Set to Close

The only bank in Peterborough is set to close, with Westpac announcing the doors will shut at the local Bank SA branch. Last week, it was confirmed 24 branches under the Westpac, Bank of Melbourne, Bank SA and St. George brands would close across the country, with most of the closures...

Changes to Local National Park Fees

Changes to camping fees across the state's national parks have been clarified, after confusion on social media. National Parks SA says the day the fees were loaded, an administrative error inflated a number of fees, which has now been fixed. The changes, having been trialled for the past twelve months at Mount...

Local Police Officers Recognised During NAIDOC Week

Two local police officers have been recognised for their work with Aboriginal communities as part of NAIDOC Week. Far North Local Service Area commander Superintendent Paul Roberts is the first non-Aboriginal South Australian officer to receive the Unsung Hero award for his work at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, in...

Police Catch Drink and Drug Drivers at Kadina

Police have caught three drink and drug drivers at Kadina over the weekend. On Friday night, Yorke Mid North Highway and Kadina patrols conducted a driver testing station on the Copper Coast Highway. Three drivers were detected, a 57-year old man from Bute and a 46-year old woman from Kadina for drink...

Investigations Continue Into Port Augusta SUV Theft

Police investigations are continuing into the theft of an SUV at Port Augusta. The grey Ford Ranger was stolen from a caravan park in Stokes Crescent at about 2:00am on Saturday morning. It was recovered the following day during a police swoop on a property at Whyalla. Police are hoping someone may be...

Off Road Wheelchair and Mountain Trike Trials To Start

Off-road wheelchairs and mountain trikes will soon be trialled for the first time later this year will the program set to launch in the Mid-North, Southern Flinders and Yorke Peninsula. Access For All coordinator with the Department for Environment and Water, Yvette Eglinton, hopes the initiative will allow people living with...

Construction Ready to Begin on Mount Remarkable Bike Trail

Construction of Mount Remarkable National Park’s ‘Epic Mountain Bike Trail’ is ready to roll. The 42km trail, which is estimated to cost $1.8 million, and makes up part of the $10 million Remarkable Southern Flinders project, will let riders take in the national park scenery as they head into Spring Creek. According...