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Minister Corey Wingard Visits the Eyre Peninsula

Yesterday Minister for Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Recreation and Sports Hon Corey Wingard visited the Eyre Peninsula to meet with various organizations. During his visit in Port Lincoln, he presented a check of $190,000 to the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre that will help see the upgrades of the facilities. Plans to...

Tunarama Making the Festival Affordable

This year Tunarama goers can expect to spend as little as possible, with Tunarama catering a great deal of free events for the family.  The festival will be in full swing this Friday with many events for the kids including face painting, the children’s Tuna Toss, Lil Mr and Miss Competition...

West Coast Australia Day Celebrations and Awards

This Australia day the Community breakfasts will be held across the West coast with the citizenship awards to be presented in Wudinna, Streaky Bay and Elliston.  The Wudinna community breakfast and award ceremony will be held this Saturday 26th January at the Apex Park commencing from 8.30 am with the award...

Holiday Fishers Reminded of SA Fishing Rules

Holiday fishers on the Eyre Peninsula are being reminded to make sure they are up to date and aware of the fishing rules ahead of the Australia Day long weekend.  While majority of fishers do the right thing it is important that all fishers adhere to the various rules to preserve...

Mental Health in the Workplace Not Taken Seriously

Local businesses and organizations are being encouraged to put a greater priority on mental health.  It follows a national survey which found most Australian workers would rather fake a ‘sickie’ than request a day off for mental health reasons.Helen Silver from Allianz says we need to do more to tackle the stigma...

Farm Shaming Website Under Fire

A new website run by an animal activist group called ‘Aussie Farms’ is under fire by David Littleproud, Minister for Agriculture, for farm shaming.  The website was launched yesterday which has a map showing all the locations and details of farms and slaughterhouses across Australia, including farms on the Eyre Peninsula. Minster...

Thursday Officially Kicks off Tunarama 2019

Tunarama is approaching with two days to go until the official opening of the festival.  The weekend will kick off as of Thursday with the sideshow ally and merchandise stalls opening from 12.30pm running throughout the entire festival. The Art Exhibition will be open from 9 am until 6 pm open every...

Kimba Youth Skate and Activity Park Plans

The District Council of Kimba is seeking community feedback on a proposal to construct a Youth Skate and Activity park adjacent to the existing playground equipment at Lions Apex Central Park.  Through the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Program, the Kimba Council was successful in receiving funding to have...

Review On More Regional Buses

The state government has begun a review to explore how government school buses in regional areas can provide travel for all students who attend any school.  Currently, more than 430 school bus routes provide transport for students across regional South Australia with around 14,600 students use the services. The Government is also...

Soaring Temperatures Create Soaring Energy Bills

New research suggests local households are dreading their summer electricity costs with many likely to cutback other essential items to afford their upcoming bills.  The survey commissioned by iSelect found nearly 6 in 10 Australians (59%) will make cutbacks with nearly a third of parents (31%) planning to cut back on...