Local News

Herd Immunity Will Benefit Everyone Against Influenza

GPs are reminding Eyre Peninsula about the importance of staying up-to-date with our vaccinations and the benefits of 'herd immunity'.  The more people vaccinated against diseases, including influenza, the greater protection for individuals and those around them. It comes as figures show the flu contributes to an average of 3,000 deaths...

Port Lincoln Woman Wins $50,000 on Scratchy

Good news for a local Port Lincoln woman who has won $50,000 on an instant scratch it ticket she purchased from Terry White Chemist Port Lincoln.  The woman rang SA Lotteries to calm her prize saying she believes her late husband was looking down on her. She says she bought the ticket...

Kimba Desperate for a Local GP with Government Failing Them

Over the past three-four years Kimba has been without a local General Practitioner in town with locals having to travel a significant distance while battling sickness to see a doctor in Cleve.  The lack of a general health service has become a burden on the community with the council fed up...

SALT Festival Official Launch With Joe Puglisi Coastal Eyre

Local photographer and third generation fisherman Joseph Puglisi will be featuring in this year’s SALT Festival as a featured artist at the opening night showcasing his work.  Joseph, also known as Bugs, published a book last year exhibiting his photography called Coastal Eyre and shines a light on the fishing industry...

Gazander Oysters Win Award 3rd Year Running

Local family business Gazander Oysters from Coffin Bay have won the 2019 Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Award for South Australia.  Gazander Oysters were 1 of 15 other fresh produce businesses in the state to win the award for their third year in a row. The delicious awards are split into four categories;...

Easter Long Weekend Road Safety Campaign Kicks Off

The SA Police Easter Long weekend road safety campaign will begin today from Midday with the crash risk on Thursday historically higher than normal.  Police are appealing for the public to take extra care, plan ahead and be patient. Each year vast numbers of people travel to regional areas before, during and...

Port Lincoln City Council Take Over Leisure Centre Project

Following the Leisure Centre Stadium Expansion Project’s contractor, Unique Urban Built, going into Liquidation, the Port Lincoln City Council have decided to take over the project and terminate the standing contract.  The decision to take over was made at the Council meeting Monday night with consideration of the community’s best interest...

Long Weekend Home Security

Local police are reminding Eyre Peninsula residents to stay vigilant this Easter long weekend to ensure homes and property are locked up and secure.  While it’s great to take advantage of the holiday’s locals are advised not to let thieves take advantage of their absence. To reduce the chance of theft from...

Coffin Bay Beach Art Music Markets

This Long weekend the Coffin Bay foreshore Lawn Beach Art Music Markets will be held on Easter Sunday for locals to attend.  The day will see handmade jewelry, candle melts, art, tie-dye clothes and assorted goodies. 34 Degrees South will be one of the caterers at the event selling a variety of...

2019 Corteva Young Grower of the Year Award

The 2019 Corteva Young Grower of the Year Award are on the hunt for Australia’s best young grower with entries now open.  Young Eyre Peninsula growers under the age of 35 who champion the success of the Australian horticulture industry and show a commitment to innovation are encouraged to apply for...