Local News

New Doctor Program Could Be Long-Term Workforce Solution

A proposed Federal Government program to lure doctors to the country, could be a long term workforce solution according to The Rural Doctors Association of SA. Under the scheme, the Government will wipe the university debt of doctors or nurse practitioners if they choose to work in regional Australia. Doctors who move...

Police Investigate Early Morning Car Theft

Police in Port Lincoln are investigating the theft of a car in the early hours of Wednesday morning. At about 4am, a 2003 Ford Falcon sedan with South Australian registration S405BFS was stolen from Ellen Street. The car was towing a small ‘tinny’ boat on a trailer, with both later recovered in...

Police Call for Information on Ceduna Assault

Police have released an update on a sexual assault investigation in Ceduna earlier this week. At about 12:30pm on Monday, a woman stopped to help a man on Decres Bay Road, where she was allegedly assaulted. The suspect is described as being of Aboriginal appearance aged 40 to 50 years with a...

Ceduna Area School Opens Multi-Million Dollar Facilities

The Ceduna Area School has officially opened new multi-million dollar facilities. Earlier this week, Member for Flinders Peter Treloar opened the new buildings, ready for use in time for the 2022 school year.  The upgrade includes a new administration building and main entrance, a new consolidated senior learning area, improvements to the...

EP Drivers Urged to Slow Down During Summer

The RAA are urging Eyre Peninsula drivers to slow down during summer, in an effort to reduce road trauma. Almost 20 per cent more drivers were caught on fixed speed cameras during summer compared to winter, the season with the lowest number of offences according to police figures. In the state, January...

Drop in Lower Eyre Second Vaccination Rates

A number of Lower Eyre Peninsula towns are falling behind in the rate of second COVID vaccination doses. Several COVID vaccination clinics are open across the region, with the local health network setting up a pop up jab clinic in the Harvey Norman complex in late November. A number of Eyre...

Police Seeking Information on Ceduna Assault

Police are seeking information regarding an assault that occurred in the Ceduna area earlier this week.  At about 12:30pm on Monday, a woman was assaulted by an unknown man on Decres Road, east of Ceduna, when she stopped to provide assistance to the man. Ceduna CIB are investigating, and members of the...

Students Farewell Closing Whyalla High Schools

Students are saying their goodbyes to Whyalla High School and Stuart High School, as the final classes are held today. The schools, along with Edward John Eyre High School, are closing to make way for the new $100-million dollar Whyalla Secondary College, set to open in Term 1 2022. The Nicolson Avenue...

Funding Awarded for Women's Study Centre

A local Eyre Peninsula organisation is one of the 22 regional community groups across the country sharing in $250,000 through the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program. The 2021 program is supporting remote, rural and regional communities to improve their environmental sustainability, increase financial wellbeing in communities or improve housing access for...

New Abalone Farm to Open at Elliston

A new abalone farm near Elliston is set to begin operations in January.  Two years ago, Dinko Tuna Farmers put in a tender for an existing abalone farm site in the town’s aquaculture zone, with a lease for the site now granted.  Managing Director for Dinko Tuna, Lukina Lukin, says the habitat...