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Increased Price Limits for Rural and Regional Residents on NDIS

The Federal Government has announced an increase to price limits for services provided to regional and rural Australians on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  From July 1, providers will see increases to remote plan funding and price limit loadings, along with changes to billing for travel, non-face-to-face services and other supports....

Local Woman Walks For Guide Dogs Australia Pawgust

A Local business woman has decided to get motivated and join the Pawugust challenge that will see her walk 30 minutes a day for 30 days to help raise money for Guide Dogs Australia.  Amanda Hodge from Cowell says guide dogs are close to her heart following a relative’s unfortunate accident...

Tumby Bay Community Work to Save Whibley Wattle

Locals from the Tumby Bay area school, local council and landholders are on a mission to help save the native Acacia whibleyana, commonly referred to as Whibley wattle.  Since 2017 significant work has taken place to help save Tumby Bay’s endangered flora with funding from the Australian Governments National Landcare Program...

Possibility of Cheaper Flights for Lower Eyre Peninsula

The Lower Eyre District Council and Regional Express airlines are looking into a partnership that will see cheaper flights between Port Lincoln and Adelaide for customers.  Rex Airlines have made an offer under a community fare rates scheme that would offer the locals cheaper airfares from Lincoln to Adelaide. The Airline offers...

Ceduna P-Plater Done Drink Driving

Police stopped a vehicle in Ceduna early Sunday morning 23 February for a mobile driver test.  The driver, a P plater 20-year-old Ceduna woman, recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.135. She was reported for drink driving and breaching the conditions of her probationary licence.   She was issued with a 12 month instant...

Thevenard Man Arrested for False Report

Over the weekend Ceduna Police were kept busy after they have arrested a driver who failed to stop and made a false report to police.  Just after 4 pm on Saturday 22 June, police spotted a station wagon on Thevenard Road.   Police attempted to stop the car but it failed to stop.   A...

Local Musician Creates Unique Guitars from Recycled Materials

A Local Port Lincoln man has taken his passion for music to a new level with his creative ability to make musical instruments out of just about anything including guitars from cricket bats, bike chains and biscuit boxes.  Craig Koen is an Eyre Peninsula musician and was recently acknowledged in the...

Port Lincoln SES Announce New Aqua Boat Lift

The Port Lincoln State Emergency services have announced the arrival of their new Aqua Boat Lift that was officially operational over the weekend.  An Aqua lift is a water tool that helps lift boats out of the water causing no unnecessary damage to other equipment and waterways and does not need...

Northern EP Health Force Build Alliance

Health professionals across the Eyre Peninsula are teaming up to build a stronger health force on the Northern parts of the region as some towns are still struggling without the basic needs of local health care.  Up to 9000 Eyre Peninsula residents have limited access to key health care such as...

More Than Half of Young Aussies Experience Cyber Bullying

Young people on the Eyre Peninsula are being urged to speak up and seek help if they're being bullied online.  It comes as a national survey reveals more than 1 in 2 young Australians, approximately 53%, have experienced some form of cyberbullying. While young people can experience physical and verbal abuse at...