Local News

Senator Meets with Aquaculture Industry Over Desal Plans

Independent Senator Rex Patrick has met with members of the local aquaulture industry over a possible desalination plant at Billy Lights Point, as a coalition to stop the development launches. The senator met with representatives of the aquaculture and tourism industry in Port Lincoln yesterday, to discuss the effects a desalination...

Fire Postpones Whalers Way Rocket Launch

The first rocket launch at Whalers Way has been postponed yet again, after a fire broke out at the site yesterday. Just after 4pm yesterday, Southern Launch and TiSpace attempted to launch the Hapith 1 rocket, but the rocket suffered an internal fault during ignition and caught alight, with on site CFS...

Port Lincoln Police Investigating Crime Spree

Port Lincoln police are investigating a crime spree in the city over the past week. A number of homes, sheds and cars have been broken into, including two homes on Kurara Road broken into and robbed on Wednesday. An unlocked vehicle, parked on a Hermitage Court driveway, was entered and a set...

Streaky Action Plan To Help Prevent Drug Harm

Aiming to prevent the harm caused by drugs and alcohol in the region, the Thrive Streaky Bay and Districts Committee are looking for local residents help to create a new Community Action plan. Thrive received funding through the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to create solutions and activities to minimize the communities...

Last of Winter Sports Grand Finals This Weekend

The last of the regions winter sports grand finals are being played this weekend. At Ravendale, Wanderers take on Marauders in the Port Lincoln Hockey Men’s A grade final, with Marauders up against Panthers in the Women’s A Grade decider. Great Flinders football and netball Grand Finals will be played at Tumby...

Rocket Launch Postponed For Second Time

For the second time in a week, the first trial rocket launch at Whalers Way has been postponed. At 2:18pm yesterday, the countdown was halted just before lift-off, as during the final steps one of the systems did not come online. In a statement, Southern Launch says the rocket was put into...

Lincoln Police Investigating Unlocked Car Theft

Police are investigating after an unlocked car was stolen in Port Lincoln yesterday morning. At around 2:30am, a white 2016 Hyundai Sante Fe, with the keys left inside, was stolen from an address on Whillas Street. Police are encouraging vehicle owners to always lock their vehicle, remove valuables from their car and...

Disappointing Results For Local Goose Survey

After conducting the last survey 20 years ago, a new aerial survey of the protected Cape Barren Goose has returned disappointing results. The survey, which occurred in a number of regions including the lower Eyre Peninsula, was undertaken in February to give a clearer understanding of the size and distribution of...

Endangered Osprey Chicks Hatch In Lincoln

Two endangered osprey chicks have hatched at a Port Lincoln nest, after eggs were laid in early August. The rare event was seen by several people via a live camera feed, set on a barge at the entrance to the Lincoln Cove Marina. The ospreys are an endangered species, with just 40...

Submissions Closing Soon For Hummock Art Prize

Submissions for the Hummock Hill Art Prize are closing soon, with just a few weeks left for regional artists to submit their entries. The prestigious prize exhibition is scheduled for October 8 and will run through until November 5. Hummock Hill Art Prize Coordinator, Terissa Shepherd, is encouraging young and emerging artists...