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Love is in the Air, and so are SCAMS

Eyre Peninsula residents are being urged to stay alert today with romance-related scams expected to spike.  Data from ANZ's scams unit reveals there were nearly 550 cases reported in Australia over the past twelve months, resulting in more than $10 million being sent to online scammers.Marc Broome from ANZ says scammers...

2019 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

Four finalists have been announced for the 2019 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.  The award recognises their leadership qualities and commitment to regional South Australian industries, business and communities. The award allows state and territory winners to bring to life a project or initiative that will benefit rural or regional Australia,...

South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is calling on regional communities to put forward a South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year before nominations close this Friday.  The award forms part of the 2019 South Australian Regional Showcase program which aims to highlight the vital role agriculture and...

Aussies Avoiding Regular Dental Check Ups

New research has revealed that 2 in 3 Aussies delay dental treatments due to their expense, even though Dentists recommend dental check-ups every 6-12 months.  A national survey of almost one thousand one hundred participants were studied on whether Australians are delaying necessary dental check-ups and procedures, and why.   21% of...

Nature Resources EP Fox Baiting

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula will be hosting local group fox bait distribution days throughout the remainder of February and March, and landowners on the Eyre Peninsula are being encouraged to collect the free fox bait.  The group distribution days will be available for farmers across the EP to collect the fox...

Fake News Jeopardising Food and AG Production

A leading geneticist has warned that 'fake news' is playing an increasing role in shaping public policy on food and agriculture production. Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is this week addressing the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society conference (12-15 February).Van Eenennaam, who grew up in Australia, is now a leading science...

Malleefowl Chick Discovered on the EP

A classified vulnerable bird, the Malleefowl Chick has been discovered for the first time in a wildlife refuge on the Eyre Peninsula.  Cameras recently captured a Malleefowl Chick scratching about in the dirt at the Mallee Refuge, inside the Secret Rocks Nature Reserve, near Kimba. Ecologist John Read has been monitoring the...

2019 Teakle Classic Kicks of this Week

The 2019 Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race and Teakle Lincoln Week Regatta is set to commence this Friday, 15th February.  The Yacht race will set sail from the blue waters of the Gulf of St Vincent off Adelaide with competitors challenging themselves with the 160 Nautical mile race. The course will run...

Tickets Close Today For LEPSPYA Dinner

The Lower Eyre Peninsula Sports Person of the Year Awards Dinner is this Friday evening with ticket sales closing today.  The event will take place at Ravensdale Sports Centre with special guest Tennis legend John Fitzgerald to feature on the night. Awards presented on the night include the Sports Power Super Store...

Eyre on Eyre Project Connecting with Local Communities

Regional Development and other organisations, have analysed key coastal locations and are working to improve the Eyre Peninsula’s visitor economy and protect the regions pristine environment.  Through the Eyre on Eyre Project, they’re taking action to make improvements that will benefit not only locals in the region but also visitors.   Their next...