Local News

Lincoln SES Crews Called to Sinking Boat

Port Lincoln SES volunteers were called to an area, just outside of the Port Lincoln Marina, after a boat was taking on water yesterday afternoon. At around 2:41pm, four SES volunteers assisted the occupant of the boat to dispel water using bilge pumps. SES Eyre District Officer, Paxton Barr has urged people...

GP's Raise Concerns Over Recruitment Struggles

Local GP’s are concerned over struggles to recruit new doctors and get trainees to stay in the region, according to the national rural chair of the RACGP. Dr. Michael Clements visited Port Lincoln on Friday, to meet with local GP’s and discuss the rural GP shortage in South Australia.  Dr. Clements says...

Lincoln Driver Charged with Several Offences

A Port Lincoln driver has been caught for a number of offences on the weekend. Just after 8:45pm on Saturday, Port Lincoln police pulled over a 36 year old local driver, who was driving without lights on in an unregistered car. The learner driver did not have a supervising driver, was not...

Drink Driver Caught at Wudinna

A man has lost his licence after being caught drink driving at Wudinna last week. After 10.25pm on Friday, police stopped a 24 year old local man on Tree Road, submitting the man to a breath test. With the test returning a positive result of 0.121, the man lost his licence on...

Upgraded Whyalla Airport Officially Opens

The newly upgraded Whyalla airport has officially opened. The 12.1 million dollar upgrade was funded through the Federal Government, allowing for an expansion of the terminal, enhanced facilities including a new cafe, disability friendly facilities and improved security. The upgrade also allows for more safety for emergency personnel, with a new safe...

Thousands Raised for Mitochondrial Disease Research

Local Port Lincoln residents have raised over $3,000 for Australians living with mitochondrial disease.  The Bloody Long Walk is a fundraiser for mitochondrial disease research, an illness that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing organ dysfunction or failure.  Local residents Toni Mantle and Mal, Sharmayne and Meagan Munro formed a fundraising...

Local Tuna Industry Figure Appointed to New Committee

A prominent figure in the local tuna industry has been appointed to a new aquaculture committee. Seafood Industry Australia announced last week they would absorb the National Aquaculture Council and launch the Aquaculture Advisory Committee, with representatives from different aquaculture sectors included. Michael van Doorn from Dinko Tuna Farmers in Port Lincoln...

CFS Called To Out of Control Burn at Tiatukia

The Port Lincoln CFS is reminding landowners preparing their property for the fire season to watch the fire and weather conditions, after they were called to an out of control burn yesterday. At 5pm yesterday, the Lincoln CFS brigade responded to a grass fire near Richardson Road at Tiatukia, originating from...

Whait Reserve Project Receives Government Funding

The City of Port Lincoln has received thousands of dollars in a new State Government grant round, aiming to rejuvenate open spaces around SA. Over $322,000 has been given to the council for the new $700,000 Whait Reserve Activation Project, which includes upgraded facilities, ovals and a nature playground. The space is...

Coffin Bay Shellfish Take Out Top Business Excellence Award

Coffin Bay Shellfish have taken out the prestigious Port Lincoln Business Excellence Award at the event on Saturday night. With 98 business submissions for awards, the Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Tourism received 6,900 votes.  For the top award, Seishin Spa was the public voters choice and was also given a...