Local News

Eyre Peninsula Gets Around Get Out Music and Arts Festival

Over the weekend locals from all over the Eyre Peninsula travelled to Cummins to attend the Get out Music and Arts Festival. The event saw approximately 800 people join in on an array of fun activities for the whole family including a very popular colour obstacle course and the skate park...

Severe Weather Flares up Cockaleechie Fire Ground

During yesterday’s severe weather conditions, CFS crews were called to Cockaleechie, where a small grass fire had flared up from last week’s fire. The fire had reignited at around 7:30 AM yesterday morning with fire crews able to contain the fire quickly. Last week’s cockaleechie fire saw more than 3000 hectares burnt,...

Ceduna Break in and Car Theft

A man has been arrested over a break-in at Ceduna last month. Between 10pm and 10.30pm on 3 March 2021 entry was gained to a home on Talbot Grove, Ceduna through an unlocked rear door. A set of car keys were taken from inside and the victim’s Holden sedan was stolen. The...

Ungarra Intruder Caught on CCTV

Port Lincoln police are seeking information from the Ungarra community on Eyre Peninsula after an intruder was caught on CCTV entering a local premises in the early hours of Monday morning. Just before 1am on Monday 12 April, police were called to a residence on Goodes Road Ungarra, about 20kms north...

COVID Vaccine Wise Before Elective Surgery

Local patients waiting for elective surgery should receive the COVID-19 vaccination ahead of the general population, according to the results of a new study. The study, found pre-operative vaccinations for elective patients could significantly prevent infection and COVID-19 related deaths. Associate Professor Amanda Dawson from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons...

CFS Declare Total Fire Ban Day with Extreme Fire Danger

Today has been declared a total fire ban day right across the Eyre Peninsula with severe and extreme fire danger ratings as hazardous fire weather conditions are predicted. Today is expected to see northerly winds up to 55 km/h and a cool change later in the day with winds turning west. The...

Investigation into Port Lincoln Servo Robbery Finds Items

Police are continuing to investigate the robbery of a Port Lincoln Service station last week and have found items linked to the crime. In the early hours of Tuesday April 6th police received calls a young man wearing a Halloween-style mask entered the servo armed with a knife and demanded cash...

EP Farmers Now Able to Apply for Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot

Farmers on the Eyre Peninsula can now apply to participate in the Australian Government’s $23.5 million Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot. Up to 6 Natural recourse management regions across Australia have been selected to test the pilot including the Eyre Peninsula for SA. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said...

EP Tourism Operator Selected to Receive Grant Funding

As South Australia’s regions continue to enjoy record-breaking tourism rates, an additional 12 regional tourism operators are set to receive grants to soar even higher. The latest round of the Marshall Liberal Government’s Tourism Industry Development Fund grants includes a Deco Beach House on the Eyre Peninsula worth $398,016. The project will...

New Treatment Option for Locals Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Local residents over the age of twelve living with cystic fibrosis may now have access to a new treatment option, following its approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare genetic disease which affects around 3,500 Australians and can cause severe damage to the lungs, digestive system...