Local News

Locals Encouraged to Collect Super Before Changes Roll Out

People on the Eyre Peninsula are being encouraged to check and consolidate their super accounts with new changes set to come into force at the end of this month. Under the changes, all inactive super accounts with balances below $6,000 will be automatically rolled over to the Australian Tax Office. CEO...

Speeding Driver Caught 35km Over Speed Limit

Earlier this week Police detected a vehicle traveling 35km over the speed limit on the highway near Cowell. Around mid-morning on Tuesday, Cowell Police using a mobile radar caught a station wagon speeding along the Lincoln Highway at 145km/h.  The 30-year-old driver, was issued a fine of $1532  and seven demerit points. Police...

Streaky Bay RSL Sub-Branch's 100th Anniversary

This year on the 3rd of November is the 100th anniversary of the Streaky Bay RSL sub-branch. Known as the foundations for RSL’s was formed in 1916 by returned soldiers who wanted to maintain the Digger spirit of camaraderie, concern and mateship as shown by the troops during WW1. On November 3rd,...

Continuous Series of Car Break-ins Across the EP

Local residents across the Eyre Peninsula are being reminded to lock up their vehicles and remove any valuable items that are left unattended following a continuous series of car break-ins throughout Port Lincoln and Whyalla. While locals remain complacent a number of residents have had their vehicles broken into or rummaged...

Salvos Call for Immediate Action on Financial Reforms

The Salvation Army is calling on government and business to act immediately on the Banking Royal Commission and Senate Inquiry into Credit and Financial Services. There are concerns many Australians who are under significant financial stress are still being exposed to unfair lending practices and spiralling further into debt. Kristen Hartnett...

Miss Team Cara Winnie Mrdjen's Fundraiser

Tunarama entrant Miss Team Cara Winnie Mrdjen will be hosting a fundraiser Dinner by Damian. The dinner will include a three-course meal with canapes, a live auction for big bash tickets, paintings, Port and crows signed merchandise and dinner cooked by Damian. Fun games and music will also be present on the...

LEP Sportsperson of the Year Awards Special Guest Announced

The 2019 Lower Eye Peninsula Sportsperson of the Year Awards is this year coming into its fourth year with the events special guest confirmed for the night. Former Adelaide Thunderbirds’ greatest netballer Michelle den Dekker OAM will be attending the Awards Presentation dinner. Michelle made her Australian netball debut in 1985,...

EP Business Make Finalist for SA Food and Beverage Industry Awards

This year’s finalists for the South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards have been announced with one from the Eyre Peninsula. Out of eleven categories, Clean Seas Seafood has been nominated for two awards including the Business Excellence Award and the New Product Award. The South Australian Premiers Food and Beverage...

Movember Tackle Men's Mental Health Stereotypes

A new survey suggests men across the Eyre Peninsula are still not speaking up or seeking help when they need it for fear of being seen as less masculine.      The survey found 59% of Aussie men believe society still expects them to be 'emotionally strong' and more than a third (35%)...

Ceduna Hold First Meeting for National Agreement on Closing the Gap

Yesterday Ceduna hosted the first of four engagement meetings in South Australia on the development of a new national agreement on Closing the Gap. All four meetings will be led by the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peaks a body comprised of around forty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The...