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Regional Australia to Face More Frequent and Intense Weather in Coming Years

A new report is warning regional Australians will face more frequent and intense weather events in coming years, resulting in greater property, personal and economic damage. It comes as new figures reveal insurers have already paid-out more than $3.85 billion in claims following a devastating summer of bushfires, storms and hail...

UPDATE: Fatal Crash at Cummins

  A woman has died following a crash this morning near Cummins. Just before 7am, on Wednesday 9 September, police and emergency services responded to calls of a crash, after a Toyota ute hit a tree on Warrow Road about 11kms west of Cummins. On arrival, police discovered the driver the only occupant...

Search Enters Fourth Day For Missing Men

The search for two missing men and their boat in waters south of Port Lincoln will enter its fourth day today. The search today by SAPOL’s fixed-wing aircraft will focus on the coastlines of Lower Eyre Peninsula, Lower Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and the Coorong, looking for any sign of the...

Serious Crash on the Eyre Peninsula

Police are at the scene of a serious crash near Cummins on the Eyre Peninsula.  Just before 7am, on Wednesday 9 September, police and emergency services responded to calls of a crash after a car hit a tree on Warrow Road about 11kms west of Cummins. There are reports of serious injuries...

Whyalla House Fire

Yesterday afternoon at about 4:45 Whyalla fire crews responded to several triple zero call with reports of a house fire. Eight Metropolitan fire fighters and 2 appliances attended an address in Whyalla Stuart where there was fire coming from the bedroom window. Following primary and secondary checks, fire crews found there were...

EPCF Calls on Local Charitable Groups for Community Grants

Local charitable organisations and community groups are being invited to apply for the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundations 2020 community grants. Those who make a difference to the local community are encouraged to apply for small grants between $500 and $2000. The EPCF is encouraging proposals for locally run and led volunteer projects...

Ride Against Suicide 2020

Eyre Peninsula motorbike riders are being invited to join the 2020 Ride Against Suicide. The ride, now in its 5th year will be taking a slightly different approach this year just like many other events across the state with riders now able to ride from where ever they are on the...

Bendigo Bank COVID-19 Community Recovery Sponsorship Program

Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln has announced the opening of a special COVID-19 community recovery sponsorship program. The funding aims to assist local groups and clubs during a time of recovery with amounts of up to $2000 for eligible groups. $150,000 has been committed to the recovery program, designed to make a...

Agricultural Exports Hit $50 Billion Despite Drought and COVID-19

A new report shows the value of Australian agricultural exports exceeded $50 billion in the 2019-2020 year. The figure represents the second most valuable year on record, despite a year-on-year decline of $601 million and the end of nine years of consecutive growth. Livestock experienced the largest growth rate, with the...

Port Lincoln Footy Finals on the Horizon

Local footy fans are being urged to get their tickets for the Port Lincoln Football League finals. This year finals will take place at Centenary oval with limited tickets available. Port Lincoln Football League operations manager Quinn Dutschke said for the first time tickets have been released through the leagues website PLFL.com.au...