Local News

Last Chance to Vote for Ag Town of the Year Awards

This week is the last chance for locals to vote in the Ag Town of the year awards, with nominations closing tomorrow. The award celebrates South Australian Town excelling in agriculture practices and the vital role agriculture plays in regional communities. So far up to 44 towns have been nominated out of...

Koonibba Rocket Launch Missfire

Yesterday history was almost made with Australia’s first commercial space company rocket launch in the states Far West Coast, however, the launch saw a disappointing outcome. Two Adelaide-based companies, Southern Launch and DEWC attempted to blast off the rocket at noon yesterday from a test range near a small Aboriginal community, Koonibba. Unfortunately, the...

SAPOL Ramp Up Recruitment

Locals interested in joining the police force can do so this year as South Australian police ramps up their recruitment program. SAPOL will be commencing their courses for police officers and protective security officers from October this year until January 2021. The recruitment comes as the pandemic has created additional police duties...

Port Lincoln Leisure Centre Fun School Holiday Programs

As the school holidays approach, the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre will be running some fun programs for local children. The YMCA has worked to bring the community fun and engaging activities for kids to enjoy during their break. Three different programs will run over the course of the two weeks which will...

Locals Encouraged to Join the Fight Against Women's Cancer

Eyre Peninsula residents are being encouraged to join the fight against women's cancer and help support the work of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. This month's Women's Cancer Challenge invites Australians to walk a few kilometers each day from September 20 or walk 35 kilometers on Saturday the 26th...

Rex Collaborates with Other Airlines on Regional Routes

It’s been announced Rex has been granted authorisation to collaborate with other airlines on regional routes include those on the Eyre Peninsula. The grant will allow Rex to collaborate with Qantas and Virgin Australia on local routes traveling from Adelaide to Port Lincoln and Adelaide to Whyalla. The two routes are two...

Port Lincoln Relay For Life Candle Light Ceremony

The 2020 Relay for Life has taken a different approach this year, with teams walking their own walk but are also giving community members the chance to get involved. Relay for Life is inviting locals to join their Virtual Candle Light ceremony this Saturday night at 6:30 pm. Community members can purchase...

Firey Women Workshop This Weekend

This weekend the CFS will be running their Fiery Woman program  for local women to learn the in's and out's of being bushfire ready. The free workshop will run over two full days, Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th from 9am - 5pm at the Coffin Bay Hall. Community Engagement Officer...

Makita Tools Stolen from Port Lincoln Shed

Port Lincoln police are investigating a shed break-in over the weekend. Sometime between 7.30 pm Friday 11 September and 10.45 am Saturday morning 12 September a shed was broken into on Tasman Terrace and serval Makita Power tools were stolen all with the owner's name engraved on them. Tools stolen included a...

Port Lincoln Man Does Burn Out in Front of Police

A Port Lincoln man has had his car impounded after doing a burnout in front of police. On Saturday night, a patrol saw a Hyundai sedan sustaining a wheel spin and driving erratically on Windsor Avenue, Port Lincoln. Police stopped the vehicle and reported the driver, a 29-year-old Port Lincoln man, for...