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Whyalla Man Missing

Police are seeking assistance to help locate missing Whyalla man Darren Kerrison. Kerrison, 57, was last seen at 3.30pm on Tuesday 5 November at his home address on Boettcher Street at Whyalla. Police and family have concerns for his welfare. Mr Kerrison is described as 173cm tall, medium build with short grey...

Port Pirie Lands Liberty Wheelchair Swing

Port Pirie has landed a ‘Liberty Wheelchair Swing’ thanks to The Lion’s Club yearlong fundraising, which was one of the club’s biggest projects in 54 years. Together with the Mid North Education Centre, The Liberty Swing was officially unveiled at the centre earlier this month and is a world-first Australian innovation. Lions...

Peterborough Sets Example for Wastewater Purification

Peterborough’s High Rate Algae Pond project has won the SA Australian Water Association Infrastructure Project Innovation Award. Described as a remarkable wastewater treatment model, the sustainable purification of wastewater has proved to be an efficient way for regional towns to reuse precious water, with the project taking advantage of naturally occurring...

Yorke Peninsula Business Takes Home the Prize

Yorke Peninsula business ‘Redwing Farm’ have taken home the prize for best ‘Hosted Accommodation’ at the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards. Redwing Farmstay is owned by Nicola and Damien Adams who had the idea to renovate one of the buildings on their property into accommodation close to 10 years ago. Redwing Farm...

Man Charged in Port Augusta Courts

Brian David McFarlane who was arrested and charged with murder has appeared in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court this week. Following the death of a man at Andamooka in the State's far North, the offender McFarlane, made no application for bail. McFarlane has been remanded in custody until July next year, after...

Whyalla Wins Garage Sale Trail

The city of Whyalla has taken out the Garage Sale Trail Best Newcomer Award for 2019 as a stand-out performer. The award recognised the city’s involvement in the program which was embraced by council and the community during October. The Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s biggest reuse, waste education and community engagement...

Bomb Response Unit in Stirling North

An explosive device was handed in to the Port Augusta Police Station on Monday, with the station closed and evacuated just before 11am as a precaution. SAPOL’s Bomb Response Unit examined the device yesterday morning in Stirling North at 9am, while local Police are making further enquires to ensure no other...

Another Speeding Driver Caught on the Augusta Highway

A driver caught travelling 50km over the speed limit has lost his licence. Earlier this week, motorcycle patrols were conducting speed detection duties on Augusta Highway at Miranda, when a silver Subaru sedan was detected travelling at 160 kilometres in a 110 zone. The 25-year-old provisional driver from Paralowie received a fine...

Clare and Gilbert Valley Council’s Strategic Plan Approved

   A Strategic Plan to guide Council for the next decade has been approved by Clare & Gilbert Valleys Councillors.   After extensive community consultation, councillors have adopted the plan which is set to provide high level direction for the future investment and delivery of services by Council. Council have stated that the plan...

Port Pirie Aviation Students Flies High

Mid North Christian College’s Aviation Course has been proven to be a success for students. Eight students recently graduated from the latest course. Student Clayton Agnew, has already gained an aviation engineering apprenticeship with a company at Alice Springs airport. The apprenticeship will commence from January next year and is a testament...

Business Port Augusta’s Annual General Meeting is on Tonight

The Business Port Augusta Annual General Meeting will be taking place tonight at the Ian Western Hotel. The meeting will be followed by a series of special presentations, with non-members welcome to attend from 7pm onwards. Unihub are set to make an appearance, with scholarships being awarded to both Ben Leahy and...