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Rocket Launches Approved For Whalers Way

The Eyre Peninsula is ready for take-off as three test rocket launches have been approved for the Whalers Way Facility. Southern Launch’s application has been given the green light to use the site at Port Lincoln to conduct the tests before the end of the year. Premier Steven Marshall says “It marks...

Teenager Arrested Over Cummins Bottleo Theft

A teenager has been arrested following a break-in at a hotel in Cummins. Between 9.45pm and 10.50pm on Sunday 13 June a bottle shop on Railway Terrace was broken into and alcohol stolen from inside. Following investigations police arrested a 17-year-old teenager from Craigmore and charged him with serious criminal trespass and...

Port Lincoln Drink Driver Dobbed in

A man has had his licence suspended after he was caught drink-driving in Port Lincoln this week. Police will allege that on Wednesday 16 June, officers received information that a man was driving while under the influence of alcohol. Police later located a Holden ute on Tasman Terrace, and the male driver...

Call for Dogs to Be Secured to Keep Posties Safe

Australia Post is again calling on the community to do its bit and help keep posties and delivery drivers safe with the launch of a new campaign centred on dog safety. This week, households across the Eyre Peninsula will receive postcards in their letterboxes encouraging residents to protect their pets, their...

Port Lincoln Football League Round 8 Fixtures

Tomorrow, the Port Lincoln Football League will resume the season following a break over the Mortlock Shield weekend. Waybacks will go head to head against Mallee Park at Centenery Oval while Marble Range will battle it out against Lincoln South at Wangary Oval. And Bostons will take on Tasmans at Ravendale Oval. Eyre...

Retail Workers to See Pay Rise in Coming Months

A decision to increase the national minimum wage by 2.5% has been broadly welcomed, however many workers across the region will not see immediate benefit. Unions have expressed dismay that local retail workers will have to wait another two months to receive any increase in their pay packets. SDA National Secretary,...

Port Lincoln City Council Release Winter Tourism Videos

        The Port Lincoln City Council are releasing a series of short videos that showcase things to do on the Eyre Peninsula during the winter months. The 15 second videos have been designed to stimulate interest and demand in Port Lincoln and surrounds during the quitter seasons. Two of six videos have been...

Cyclist Increasingly Risky Behavior

An increasing number of cyclists are puting their lives at risk by riding at night without lights. According to the RAA, police figures reveal that around 4000 cyclists were caught riding with no lights on the front or back of their bikes last year, resulting in a large sum of hefty...

Art Attack Comes to the EP

A unique interactive art rock show is coming to Streaky Bay next month. Following a successful fringe season, funk rock band George Glass is making their way to the Eyre Peninsula for their show Art Attack. The new show will see audience members invited up on stage to hit the paint brushed...

Tax Time Like No Other

The end of this financial year is set to be different for local workers as they account for COVID stimulus payments, changes to working hours and early access to super. Australians lodged 4.9 million applications to the government's early-release scheme, however advocates say now is the time to think about rebuilding...