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2021 Port Lincoln Art Prize Exhibition Officially Open

The 2021 Port Lincoln Art Prize saw its award presentation last night at the Nautilus Art Center, displaying an array of incredible artwork. Up to 68 artists entered the evolving art competition with 83 pieces submitted. This year was the first year a sculpture category was introduced with 9 award categories in...

Port Lincoln Women's Footy Continue to Seek Players for 2021 Season

The Port Lincoln Football League is calling on local women to gear up and give the upcoming season a crack. The women’s footy season is expected to return to Port Lincoln and is set to commence in a months’ time on February 12th with the league seeking expressions of interest for...

Quad Bike Drink Driver

A man has been reported for drink driving after being stopped at Whyalla on Wedeunday. About 4.45am, Whyalla police stopped a man riding a quad bike on White Street and conducted a breath test. He allegedly produced a blood alcohol reading 0.154. Further checks revealed the man was driving with a disqualified licence, and...

Household Electricity Bills to Reduce

  A new report reveals residents across the Eyre Peninsula are set to pay less for their electricity bills over the next three years. A typical SA households can expect to pay around $200 or 11% less for electricity than they do currently, thanks to a reduction in wholesale, environmental and network...

District Council of Cleve Australia Day Awards

Locals are being invited to join the District Council of Cleve in celebrating the Australia Day of the year award recipient on January 26th. The awards presentation will take place at the Cleve Lions Park from 8am with guest speaker, 2019s South Australian Citizen of the year, Ingrid Kennerly. This year’s award...

SA Snapper Stocks to See a Significant Boost

South Australian snapper stocks are about to see a significant boost with more than 300,000 fingerlings to be released into the states waters over the coming months. The $500,000 restocking program aims to help snapper stocks recover from critically low levels in South Australia’s gulf waters. Approximately half of the fingerlings will...

Community Groups Invited to Apply for Round 6 of SCP Funding

Community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding through Round 6 of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities program. The Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities. Federal Member for Grey...

Locals Warned to Avoid Mosquitoes Following Deadly Virus

Locals planning to travel around the state during the remainder of the school holidays are being warned to avoid exposure to mosquitos as experts have detected potentially deadly viruses. The Murry Valley Encephalitis Virus and the Kunjin virus was identified during routine monitoring of chickens in a surveillance flock based near...

Severe Psoriasis Suffers to See New Treatment

Local residents living with a severe form of psoriasis may have access to a new treatment option through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from this month. Psoriasis affects more than half a million Australians and presents as inflamed, red and scaly patches of skin. People living with the condition often fear social...

Rex Airlines Commit to Refunding COVID Affected Flight Tickets

Rex has this week reinforced its commitment to refunding all tickets for flights affected by COVID 19 as the nation continues to experience restrictions, border closures and outbreaks. The regional airline will be offering a full refund of tickets for passengers who are directly affected by current and future COVID-related border...