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Yorke Peninsula Boy Arrested for House Fire

A boy has been arrested after a house fire at Port Hughes. It will be alleged that just after 3pm on Tuesday, police and fire crews were called to Dowling Drive after reports that a vacant house was on fire. The blaze was extinguished, and it caused extensive damage to the property...

Drink Driver Arrested at Border Check Point

A high range drink driver was caught in the State’s Far North this week. Police were a Border Check Point when they observed a black Holden Commodore appear to try and avoid the check point and drive to a nearby service station. Police approached the car and directed the driver to stop...

Yorke Peninsula Fisherman Fined

A Yorke Peninsula rock lobster fisherman has been fined for catching undersized rock lobsters. According to PIRSA, the man was caught in February of 2019 by Fisheries Officers with five undersized rock lobsters in his possession, to which he then plead guilty to in court earlier this month. The man was sentenced,...

Whyalla Jetty Exclusion Zone Reduced

Exclusion zones around the Whyalla jetty construction site have been reduced now that barge works have been completed. The northern and eastern buoys have been brought closer to the jetty, while the western and southern buoys have also been moved. The new 165-metre-long jetty is still under construction, presenting potential dangers to...

Copper Coast Council Cannot Close the Coast

The Copper Coast Council cannot ‘close the coast’ over the Easter long weekend but wish to reinforce the State Government’s message to ‘stay home’. It has been advised that all non-essential travel should be put on hold to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, as the Chief Public Health Officer Nicola...

More Coronavirus Transparency in Regional SA

Member for Frome Geoff Brock is calling for SA Health to provide more information and transparency surrounding the location of people diagnosed with coronavirus in South Australia. To alleviate fears and rumours in regional communities, Mr Brock has been in constant contact with SA Health, enquiring about infection rates, with the...

Port Pirie Online Art Gallery

The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery is hosting an online exhibition of the gallery’s first ‘Art Challenge’. In conjunction with the Art Gallery of South Australia’s ‘Start At Home Activities Program’, the Gallery has issued its first challenge, which asks artists to create a narrative portrait. All artworks will be showcased in...

Harder Closures for South Australia

  Labor is calling for South Australia to follow the lead of other states and implement tougher restrictions to protect the state from the spread of the Coronavirus. Following the recent closures by other states, a hard border closure would block entry into South Australia, except for a limited number of exemptions...

Whyalla Break In’s

  Police are investigating a number of business break-ins that have occurred in Whyalla recently. On Friday April 3rd police responded to an alarm activation at a business in Whyalla Norrie. Suspects broke in to a store and stole three generators. Another business premises at Whyalla Playford was the subject of a break-in...

Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund Opens

New funding is on offer for not-for-profit community groups operating in Clements Gap, Crystal Brook, Red Hill, Port Broughton, Mundoora and Wandearah. The 2020 Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund will remain open for applications until April 30th, with grants of up to $10,000 available for eligible groups and organisations. To be eligible...

Copper Coast Libraries Offer Click and Collect

Copper Coast Libraries are offering ‘click and collect’ options for locals in an effort to service the community during the Coronavirus pandemic. Locals can contact the library via phone or email with any requests. Staff will select items from the library shelves, checking them out for an extended loan period and...