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ANZAC Day Eve SALT Festival Program Jam Packed

It’s another big day for SALT patrons as this year’s Festival passes the half way mark. The Eyre Peninsula Street Art Festival Youth Workshop gets underway at 9 O’Clock this morning.  Local muralist Josh Harris will host the workshop for participants and will demonstrate live the street art process through until 4pm...

Cycle 4 Sam Raises $70,000 For Woman's and Children's Hospital

The 2018 edition of Cycle 4 Sam came to a close yesterday afternoon at the Port Lincoln Jetty.  The 14 rider strong peloton crossed the finish line at just after 3.30pm, having spent the previous 6 days on their bikes, riding some 900km’s across the lower half of the Eyre Peninsula.  This...

ANZAC Day Service On Eyre Peninsula

Tomorrow is ANZAC Day with numerous services planned across the Eyre Peninsula to commemorate the sacrifice of our nation’s service men and women.  Streaky Bay will hold their Dawn Service from 6.45am at the jetty. Wudinna residents will gather at Standley Park from 6.15am for their dawn service. In Kimba a morning service...

Sardine Industry To Obtain MSC Accreditation

The South Australian sardine fishery is to enter full assessment to obtain the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fishing.  Upon entering the assessment process, the fishery will be subject to third party independent assessment by accredited certification body, MRAG Americas.  The fishery is the first sardine fishery to enter the...

West Coast Drink Driver Blows More Than Double Legal Limit

A drink driver was detected by West Coast police at Bookabie last Friday afternoon.  Penong Police stopped a vehicle heading west on the Eyre Highway near Bookabie, about 30 kilometres west of Penong at just after 1pm on Friday.  The driver, a 25-year-old Western Australia man, recorded a blood alcohol reading of...

SALT Festival 2018 Officially Underway

Port Lincoln’s SALT Festival was officially opened on Friday evening during a special ceremony at the SALT headquarters on King Street. Port Lincoln Mayor Bruce Green was given the honour of opening this year’s Festival with the opening also featuring the work of photography and adventurer Che Chorley with his Land,...

Precribed Burn Planned For Today On SA Water Land

A prescribed burn is planned at Mungerowie Scrub near Port Lincoln for today weather conditions permitting.  The prescribed burn will start at 10.30am and should be complete by 8pm on Tuesday.  The burn will include 300-400 hectares of SA Water land approximately 18 kilometres west of Port Lincoln and 20 kilometres east...

High Range Drink Driver Reported On Sunday

A Port Lincoln man will face court after he was allegedly caught drink driving in Port Lincoln on Sunday morning.  At just before 5am on Sunday police observed a car travelling on Tobruk Terrace and pulled it over to breath test the driver.  The 27-year-old driver allegedly returned a positive result of...

Weekend Results For Great Flinders and Mid-West

In Great Flinders Football and Tumby Bay defeated reigning premiers Ramblers by 28 points on Saturday afternoon at Tumby Bay.  The Blues inaccuracy in front of goal saw them lead by just 6 points at half time, however a 3 goal to nil third term helped set up the comfortable win...

SALT Festival Officially Launches Today

The 2018 SALT Festival will be officially opened this afternoon at the SALT shaker on King Street in Port Lincoln from 4pm.  The SALT Festival is Lower Eyre Peninsula’s art, science and creative thinking extravaganza with nearly 200 differing events, exhibitions and performances planned for the next 10 days.  SALT Festival spokesperson...