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Government Splurges on Public Housing

Tradies and subcontractors right across South Australia will be given a steady pipeline of guaranteed work thanks to a $900 million public housing maintenance tender being released this week. The tender, will support about 800 jobs and provide much-needed maintenance to ageing public housing properties across SA, including the regions. The work...

Port Lincoln CEO Sleeps Rough for a Night

Port Lincoln CEO Matthew Morgan will this week be sleeping out to help raise money and awareness for homelessness. The St Vincent De Paul Society CEO Sleep Out is an annual event that encourages CEOs and local leaders to sleep rough for a night and learn about homelessness and the issue...

Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum Now Open

Registrations are now open for the first Future Drought Fund (FDF) Science to Practice Forum.  The $5 billion initiative provides vital assistance for Australian farms and communities to prepare for the significant economic, social and environmental impacts of inevitable future droughts. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said the...

Whyalla Show Celebrates 50 Years

The Whyalla show has been given the green light to go ahead with its 50 year celebrations in August. The Whyalla city council have begun early preparations to ensure the grounds are in tip top conditions ahead of the show. Ian from Parks and Open Spaces has begun the weeding for the...

Blood Donations Needed Across EP

Facebook is teaming up with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood to encourage more residents across the Eyre Peninsula to donate blood. More than 31,000 blood donations are needed by Lifeblood every week to meet the needs of patients across Australia. Mia Garlick from Facebook says the new Blood Donations feature will help...

Ceduna Drink Drivers Exceed Legal Limit

Two drivers have been caught drink driving in Ceduna, with one four times the legal limit. At about 1.40pm Saturday 12 June police stopped a car and breath tested the driver. The 47-year-old local woman, allegedly returned a positive reading of 0.172. She was reported for drink driving and lost her licence on...

Great Flinders Take Out 2021 Mortlock Shield Championships

Great Flinders are the 2021 Bendigo Bank Mortlock Shield Champions finishing on top of the ladder ahead of Lincoln City after a big weekend of Eyre Peninsula football. Both teams won 3 games and lost 1 over the weekend but Great Flinders coached by Michael Curtis came out on top with...

Teenager Arrested Over Port Lincoln Servo Robbery

A teenage boy has been arrested following the investigation into a robbery at a Port Lincoln service station in April. Just before 2.30am on 6 April, police were called to a service station on King Street after a man armed with a knife and wearing a Halloween style mask entered the...

Eyre Peninsula Residents Listed on Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Two Eyre Peninsula residents have been listed on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list that recognises their services to the community. Dr Betsy Williams from Arno Bay was announced as one of the recipients of the Medal of the Order of Australia for her significant service to international health and her work...

Tumby Bay Council to Hold Supplementary Election

Following the resignation of Councillor Helen Kromer, the Tumby Bay District council will be holding a supplementary election in the coming months. The election will aim to fill Mrs Kromers seat with nominations to open from July 22nd until August 5th.  Councilor Kromer has been part of council since 2014 but is...