Local News

Clare McLaughlin Retiring from Whyalla Mayor Position

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin has announced she will not be running for re-election at this year’s local government election. Upon announcing her retirement, following her service over the past four years, she has left the position wide open to several other potential candidates. Deputy Mayor Phil Stone as well as former acting...

Licence Fees for School Aquaculture Programs Waived

The State Government is waiving licence fees for schools running aquaculture programs, with a view to make it permanent.  The programs, which are currently undertaken by students in Port Lincoln, Cowell and Ceduna, allows schools with a licence to keep, breed, hatch and culture fish. In a statement, Minister for Primary Industries,...

Tunarama to Look At 'Re-Inventing' Ambassador Quest

The Tunarama Festival will look at 're-inventing' the Ambassador Quest for 2024. For the first time in Tunarama's history, the Quest won't be held in 2023 due to a lack of entrant interest, coming as a great loss for local community charities following the nearly $84,000 raised by entrants in 2022. Co-ordinator...

Tour Helps Discover Ways to Increase EP Sustainability

Experts from across the country have spoken to local farmers, as part of a mission to discover ways of increasing profitability and sustainability on the Eyre Peninsula. A number of researchers and advisors, including from SARDI, the CSIRO and the University of Sydney, took part in a three-day tour from Port...

51st Whyalla Show Opens This Weekend

The Whyalla Show is set to go ahead this weekend for the 51st time. Back to its usual pre-Covid format, the festivities at Jubilee Park will include rides, school displays, competitions, sideshows, and the Saturday night fireworks display. Tickets need to be purchased in advance, either online or from the Whyalla Show...

People Forced to Relocate After Bushfires at Higher Risk of PTSD

New research has shown people who are forced to relocate after a bushfire are at a higher risk of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.  Researchers from both Flinders and Adelaide University spoke with people affected by the 2005 Black Tuesday bushfires on the Eyre Peninsula, which took the lives of nine...

Drink Driver Caught in Port Lincoln

A 25 year old drink driver will appear in court after she was stopped by police in Port Lincoln yesterday. The local woman was driving along Hallett Place at about 12:15am, when she was pulled over by patrols for a breath test. She returned a positive reading of 0.080 and was reported...

Local Drivers Urged to Keep Their Distance

With the wet weather continuing across the region this week, Eyre Peninsula drivers are being urged by the RAA to keep their distance on the roads. Latest SAPOL figures show more than 5,000 motorists across SA have been pulled over for tailgating over the past two financial years, resulting in over...

Concerns Over Whyalla School Sites Future Clarified

The Whyalla City Council have clarified queries from local residents, regarding the security and future of the city's former high school sites.  The Department for Education has confirmed that discussions are still occurring about the future of the sites, and in the meantime a regular maintenance program is in place for...

Locals Announced as Finalists in SA Woman Awards

Two Eyre Peninsula residents have been announced as finalists in the SA Woman Awards for 2022. Mentally Fit EP's Emma Gale and Forj Marketing's Sharni-Marie Barney, who also presides as the Chairperson for the Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, have been nominated in the Regional SA Woman Award category. Now...