Local News

Local Residents Urged To Be Careful During Extreme Fire Conditions

Extreme fire conditions are expected today with the CFS warning residents to take extra care.  Total fire bans are in place today on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula with the CFS giving the district a fire danger rating of Extreme.  Despite the West Coast and Lower Eyre Peninsula fire ban districts avoiding total...

LEP and Streaky Bay Councils Citizen of the Year Awards Close This Week

Today is the final day to nominate for the Lower Eyre Peninsula District Councils Citizen of the Year Awards.  The LEP Council has six categories open for nominations, Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Young Sportsperson of the Year, Community Event or Community Organisation of the Year, Business...

Country Health SA Rolls Out SAVES Program In Rural Hospitals

Patients in country areas have access to extra medical support with the South Australian Virtual Emergency Service (SAVES) program fully operational in 16 regional hospitals.  SAVES links doctors with patients and their local health workers in country emergency departments via the existing Telehealth Network, enabling face-to-face consults using video conferencing equipment. SAVES...

Tunarama Wins Stronger Communities Grant

Port Lincoln’s Tunarama Festival has received a much needed financial boost from the Federal Government.  Tunarama will receive funding of $15,354 through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program (SCP).  The Government’s Stronger Communities Programme offers grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 for small capital projects.  Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he...

Cash Stolen From Vehicle In Wudinna

Wudinna police are reminding local car owners not to leave valuables in vehicles after a sum of money was stolen earlier this week. Sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning a car parked onMedley Terrace in Wudinna was entered with thieves stealing cash from the car.  Police remind motorists to ensure that...

New Port Lincoln RSPCA Office To Open This Saturday

The new Port Lincoln office of the RSPCA will be officially opened this Saturday.  The new office is located on 22 Windsor Avenue and will host a pet friendly family day this Saturday between 10am and 1pm.  The official opening ceremony will commence at 11am. Other renovation plans for the new site...

Eyre Writers Youth Division To Launch New Book

The youth division of the Eyre Writers group will host an official book launch this weekend.  Seven children from Eyre Writers Youth group, aged between ages 11-13 years, have worked on the book titled “The Fragmental Seven”. Eyre Writers Youth Group spokesperson, Vanessa Forsyth, said that the release of the book is...

Member For Flinders Relocates Port Lincoln Electorate Office

The Flinders Electorate Office in Port Lincoln has moved to the newly-restored old Court House on the corner of Adelaide Place and Washington Street.  The Port Lincoln headquarters of the Member for Flinders Peter Treloar was located in the Civic Centre for 20 years with Treloar’s predecessor Liz Penfold establishing the...

New Kimba Consultative Committee Appointed

The Kimba Consultative Committee has been appointed, and includes 14 members plus an Independent Convenor and a Deputy Convenor. The new Committee is part of the Phase Two Consultation process that is continuing in Kimba in relation to the proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.  A total of 51 people applied to...

Police News: Port Lincoln Police Search For Watch Owner

Police are seeking to find the owner of a watch that was located at Port Lincoln on Sunday.  Police found a yellow gold ladies wrist watch with chain wrist strap and have not been able to identify an owner.  Images of the watch have been posted to social media and the SA...