Local News

Sea Inspection into Southern Blue Fin Tuna Operators

Fisheries officers and PRISA have conducted a joint sea operation to inspect fishing operators that harvest and farm Southern Blue Fin Tuna off the coast of South Australia. PIRSA’s patrol vessel Southern Ranger was used during the operation and inspected permits, logbooks, freezer holds, catch monitoring systems and catch disposal documentation. As...

Harsher Penalties for Fisherman Not Following the Rules

As of this week fishing fines will increase for the first time in 30 years.  A total of 128 individual offences have been reviewed and have now increased their penalties for recreational and commercial fishers. Many fines have not been reviewed since the 1980’s and the industry have called for harsher penalties...

Community Consultation Now Open for Management of EP Landscapes

A new Regional Landscape Plan for the management of Eyre Peninsula landscapes has been drafted and is now open for community consultation. The plan focuses on the priority areas of water, sustainable agriculture, pest plants and animals, biodiversity and community. Ruling Member of the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, Mark Whitfield, says the...

Lower Eyre Peninsula Ag Expo

Today Air EP will be hosting the Lower Eyre Peninsula Ag Expo that will be held at the Marble Range Sports Complex. The Expo kicking off at 9am, will see a great lineup of 7 different speakers over the day to discuss topics such as Soil Biology, canola probability, filling the...

2021 Port Lincoln Art Prize People’s Choice Award Announced

The 2021 Bendigo Bank Port Lincoln Art Prize people’s choice award has been announced following more than a month of the exhibition being on display.   The 2021 People’s choice award was awarded to Lea Jericho from Cummins for her entry, Tacoma, which saw a total of 25 votes. Lea received a...

Hundreds Gather for Tasting Arno

Arno’s Bay Drought Communities event, Tasting Arno was a complete success over the weekend with more than 600 tickets sold. On Saturday, locals and visitors from as far as Whyalla, Lock hill and Adelaide gathered at Arno Bay to enjoy a day of food and wine. Up to four venues put on...

Port Lincoln Series of Vehicle Thefts

Port Lincoln Police are seeking the assistance of the public after a series of vehicles were stolen and broken into in the early hours of Friday morning. The incidents occurred at Tulka Terrace, Happy Valley Road, Bayview Street and Seaview Avenue. A white Nissan station wagon was stolen from Tulka Terrace and later...

National Pet Adoption Month

  Local residents and families are being encouraged to offer a new home to lost and abandoned animals as National Pet Adoption Month gets underway. It's estimated more than 100,000 pets end up in animal shelters throughout Australia each year with many facing a bleak future without finding a new home. Jessica...

Elderly Home Broken into with Car stolen and Burnout

Police are seeking assistance from the community after an elderly victim had her Ceduna home broken into and her car stolen earlier last week. Sometime between 10pm on Tuesday 23 February and 7am on Wednesday 24 February, a home in Ceduna was broken into by smashing a window. The offenders stole cash...

Grant Brandcasters Launch 5CC's New FM Frequency

Monday will see a new era for the Grant Broadcasters network as 765-5CC will officially launch its FM signal. The Eyre Peninsula AM-based station will switch on its FM signal as of 8:10 am on Monday morning, allowing listeners to tune into the station on both the AM and FM frequencies. 5CC...