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Australian Farmers Increasingly Incorporate Next Gen in their Business

According to a new survey, Australian farmers are becoming increasingly proactive when it comes to succession planning, with close to 70% reporting they are actively looking to incorporate the next generation into their business through transfer of assets or shared ownership. Commissioned by agribusiness specialist Rabobank suggests the results are up...

Community Leaders Work Together to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

Last week police and key stakeholders of the Port Lincoln Community held a meeting to discuss the concerns raised around the safety of the community following an up roar of anxiety from the general public. The meeting was attended by political figures, police, Department for Child Protection, Department for Education, Housing...

LEDC Community Meetings For Strategic Plan

The Lower Eyre District Council will be meeting with local communities throughout the district this week to discuss the results from the survey they put out earlier this year in regards to the Strategic Plan. The key document outlines the annual budget and financial priorities for the district. The council is now...

Port Lincoln Life Saving Club Seek Community Interest

Locals are invited to join the Port Lincoln Life Saving Club for another information and social event to be held later this month. The Port Lincoln Lifesaving club is a start-up committee with a total of 14 people bringing the organisation together. The meeting to be held on October 27th will give...

Increased Risk of Heatwaves and Bushfires for Coming Months

Communities across the Eyre Peninsula are being reminded that now is the time to prepare, with the release of the Bureau's Severe Weather Season Outlook showing the entire country has an increased risk of heatwaves and bushfires in the coming months. Parts of the country have already seen bushfires, and the...

Anti-Poverty Week Highlights Poverty Line in Regional Areas

The peak body for rural and remote health in Australia, National Rural Health Alliance, has welcomed the beginning of anti-Poverty Week which highlights the need to reduce poverty to improve health and wellbeing in rural Australia. The Rural Alliance believes tackling poverty is a vital part of creating healthy and sustainable...

Local Bus Drivers Fed Up With Irresponsible Motorists

With the return of school, local drivers are being reminded to slow down when passing school buses following a series of near-misses along highways across the Lower Eyre Peninsula. The law states that drivers must slow down to 25km/h when passing a school bus with flashing lights, however, rural drivers are...

Cleve Win inaugural 2019 Agricultural Town of the Year

Cleve has been announced as the inaugural 2019 Agricultural Town of the Year on Friday night at the South Australian Regional Showcase in the Barossa.  Cleve was one of five finalists to be assessed by a six-person panel, and took out the title for its community resilience, agricultural leadership, collaboration and...

Local Horse Rider Takes on World's Toughest Horse Races

Local horse rider Emma Manthorpe is this week embarking on her second extreme horse race ‘Race the Wild Coast’ in South Africa, which is battling Mongolia for the top spot for the toughest horse race in the world. 'Race the Wild Coast' is in Cape Town with 20 riders taking on...

Teenage Girl Arrested for Street Fight in Port Lincoln

A teenage girl was arrested on Friday afternoon following an altercation in Port Lincoln on Liverpool Street. Two teenage girls were involved in a verbal disagreement that saw the incident escalated into a physical fight with one girl assaulting the other. An off duty police officer in the area at the time...