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Teenage Boys Arrested for Breaking into Cars in Pt Lincoln

Three teenage boys have been arrested in Port Lincoln after a number of cars were broken into early this morning.   At 3am this morning, Port Lincoln police located three boys on Blacker Court. They were carrying gloves and torches and police will allege they were in possession of stolen items from cars...

Port Lincoln Nurse Speaks Up About Bashing to Raise Awareness

On Monday evening Police were called to the Port Lincoln hospital after a patient allegedly punched a nurse in the emergency department several times.  The victim was treated for facial injuries, sustaining a sore face, neck and shoulders. An 18-year-old man from the Eyre Peninsula was arrested and charged with assault and...

7 EP Towns Nominated for Ag Town of the Year Award

7 Eyre Peninsula towns have been nominated for the 2019 Ag town of the year Award including Cummins, Cleve, Kimba, Cowell, Wudinna, Minnipa and Port Lincoln.  The towns were nominated for the inaugural South Australian Ag Town of the Year Award who were among 43 other nominees. Nominations were focused on what...

Year 7 to Join Regional High Schools in 2022

Year 7 is set to join regional high schools across the state in 2022 and the local community is being asked to provide feedback on the transition.  The state government believes by introducing year 7 to high school, students will benefit from different teaching styles that will provide opportunities for more...

New Resource to Help Navigate Faith in the Workplace

A new resource is being launched to help Eyre Peninsula businesses be more inclusive and support a multi-faith workforce.  It comes as figures show Australia is more religiously diverse than ever before, while the number of people who consider themselves to be non-religious is also increasing. CEO of the Diversity Council,...

Port Lincoln Nurse Brutal Hospital Attack

On Monday evening Police were called to the port Lincoln hospital after a patient allegedly punched a nurse in the A&E several times. The victim was treated for facial injuries. An 18-year-old man from the Eyre Peninsula was arrested and charged with assault and bailed to Pt Lincoln Magistrates Court on 10...

Port Lincoln High School Investigate into schools Time Capsule

The Port Lincoln High School are investigating into the school’s history of a time capsule that was buried inside the bricks inside the school's amphitheater.  The school is seeking public assistance from former students who may have more information on when the capsule was buried. There are speculations of when it may...

Streaky Bay Drink Driver Targeted in Operation High Impact F5

Eyre and Western Police are continuing to target drivers under Operation High Impact F5 with Streaky Bay Police detecting a driver this week who was twice the legal alcohol limit.  On Tuesday a car was stopped by Streaky Bay police and returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.095. The 43-year-old local man...

Eyre Peninsula Urged to Apply for Wotif's 'Festival of Wot?'

The famous Wotif have launched the latest countrywide initiative, the Festival of Wot? Celebrating Australia’s unique quirks and the Eyre Peninsula residents are being encouraged to tell Wotif about their cool location.  The initiative aims to shine a light on domestic tourism and is in search to find towns, cities and...

New Guide to Help Parents Cope with Youth Self-Harm

A new guide is being launched to help parents and carers across the Eyre Peninsula support young people who are self-harming.  It comes as research shows as many as 1 in 10 young Australians will self-harm at some point in their lives. Associate Professor Jo Robinson from Orygen says the guide provides...