Local News

Cuttlefish numbers on the rise

The 2020 Cuttlefish breeding season is shaping up to be a big one. The season runs from May to August and sees the cephalopods arrive in the waters around Point Lowly, In the Upper Spencer Gulf to breed. Current estimates on total numbers are indicating a population above the two hundred thousand...

Train set for removal

The Port Lincoln City Council has announced that the following a safety and risk and review of Port Lincoln’s Train Playground that the train will be removed, along with the steel tube ‘play train’ due to unacceptable safety risks. Image: Supplied | Port Lincoln City Council  The review came about after an...

Whyalla Drink Driver detected

A man has lost his licence and will appear in court after being caught speeding and drink driving in Whyalla yesterday afternoon. Image: Eyre Peninsula Broadcasters About 1.30pm on Tuesday, June 30th, Whyalla patrols were conducting speed detection duties on McRitchie Crescent at Whyalla Stuart.  At this time they detected a white...

Pre-approval for interstate travellers

Crossing the South Australian border may be somewhat easier from tomorrow with those wishing to enter SA able to apply for pre-approval prior to reaching South Australia’s borders.   Image: SAPOL The new online form will be launched from tomorrow, forming part of a new streamlined process. Any individual who intends to visit or...

EOFY Phone Scams

With the new financial year upon us, the Australian Tax Office and South Australian Police are urging caution around phone scams.   Scammers have been using technology to make it appear as though the calls have been coming from a legitimate number, and will often claim that the recipient's Tax File Number...

AFE Boats Convoy to Farewell Local Legend Sime Sarin

Yesterday afternoon a convoy of AFE tuna boats gathered at the Port Lincoln foreshore to farwell and honour the passing of local leader, Sime (Sam) Sarin. Approximately 14 tuna boats lined up from 3.30pm near the town jetty until sunset, where they let off flares as a small ceremony in the...

Rex to Raise $30 Million for Domestic Operations

Regional Express Airlines have announced the board’s approval of plans to raise $30 million dollars for domestic operations. The Board approved the initiative to raise a minimum of $30 Million, which the Board believes will be all that is needed for the launch of limited domestic operations. Discussions with interested parties including...

Dry-ish July?

  Eyre Peninsula are being encouraged to take part in Dry July and help raise funds for people affected by cancer. As part of efforts to get more people on board this year, Aussies can elect to have a 'Dry-ish July' and choose to go alcohol-free for just some of the month....

Pet Registration Time Around the Corner

As of early July, Eyre Peninsula cat and dog owners will receive registration renewal notices via post email or SMS text. In South Australia, it is mandatory for all dogs to be registered by 3 months of age or within14 days of possession. Cat registrations are currently free and owners are advised...

Elective Surgery Moves Forward in SA following Pandemic

Hundreds of South Australians have received much-needed surgery since the state became the first to restart elective surgery after the nationwide shut down in March in response to COVID-19. SA Health data reveals the number of overdue elective surgery patients has dropped by 21% since the waitlist hit its peak at...