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Pacific Eden Docks In Port Lincoln Today

The cruise ship season continues in Port Lincoln today with the P&O vessel the Pacific Eden docking at Brennan’s Jetty earlier this morning. The Pacific Eden’s visit is the second cruise ship to dock in Port Lincoln this week with the Seven Seas Navigator having docked on Tuesday.  This is the 7th...

Port Lincoln Skate Park Redevelopment Given Green Light

The redevelopment of the Port Lincoln Skate Park has been signed off on with the Port Lincoln Council winning a state government grant to help fund the project.  The work is due to begin in May of this year courtesy of a $200,000 grant from the state government’s Open Space program.  The...

Parents Rate Online Safety As Number One Concern

A new survey suggests online safety is now one of the top concerns local parents have for their children.  The online survey of more than 2,000 Australian parents found 95% consider the issue as "very important", closely followed by illegal drugs (93%).  Other issues identified in the survey include smoking, alcohol, obesity...

Rural Men Over 50 Most Likely To Fall Victim To Scammers

Latest figures reveal Australians over the age of fifty are three times more likely to fall victim to scams than their younger counterparts.  The data released by the Commonwealth Bank also shows older men and those living in regional and rural areas are more likely to fall victim.  Doctor Brendan French from...

Sales Indicator Figures Positive News For Local Businesses

New figures show economy-wide spending accelerated last month, recording the fastest monthly growth in all states and territories since January 2014.  The latest Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator rose 1.1% in trend terms on the back of a 0.7% increase across Retail and Clothing Stores.  CommSec Chief Economist, Craig James, says the...

NBN Sky Muster Truck To Tour EP Next Week

Eyre Peninsula community members experiencing issues with the NBN are being invited to drop in on NBN Co’s coming Sky Muster satellite truck tour.  The Sky Muster tour will see nbn representatives heading to the Eyre Peninsula to speak one on one with customers who are experiencing issues.  The truck last visited...

Calls For Kimba Community Members To Join RWMF Working Group

The people of Kimba have the opportunity to get involved in investigating economic opportunities and issues associated with the proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.  As part of the ongoing consultation, an Economic Working Group (EWG) consisting of local community members will be established to consider the proposal.  The Department is asking...

Time Running Out To Register For "Menswatch" Sessions

Time is running out to register for the two 'Menswatch' Peer Support Training sessions planned for later this month.  The sessions will aim to help men learn new knowledge and skills and provide a setting for local men to support each other with personal, relationship and mental health issues.  The first of...

Streaky Bay Man Blows Nearly Three Times Legal Limit

A man has had his vehicle clamped after he was caught drink-driving at Streaky Bay last weekend.  Police stopped a Mitsubishi ute on Alfred Terrace at about 9.40pm on Saturday with the male driver undergoing a breath test.  The man allegedly returned a positive reading of 0.145 with further checks of the...

New Study Investigates Cost Benefit Analysis For Rural Road Upgrades

A new AgriFutures Australia funded study has highlighted the need for a national framework to assess agricultural road use.  The report researched activities on rural roads, the current way new rural roads are evaluated and how they are prioritised.  Principal researcher Professor Derek Baker said that the study suggests there are substantial...