Local News

Cummins Crash Not Counted Towards SA Road Toll

SAPOL has released information regarding the number of lives lost on our State's roads which has been revised down from 69 to 68 following the investigation into the death of a woman in September this year. The death of a 19-year-old motorist in a road crash at Cummins, on Wednesday 9...

Coffin Bay Open Garden

Coffin Bay garden Fiddlestix has been selected by Gardens SA to open their garden up to the public for a weekend. The non for profit organisation Gardens SA hunt out unique gardens from across the state and open them up to community members to explore for a small fee. Gardens SA Dianne...

One-On-One Maths Tutoring Through Learning+ Program

Up to 2000 South Australian public school students will soon have access to one-on-one maths tutoring to take their learning further, with the launch of the Learning+ program. Launching next year, the $3.6 million pilot will see qualified teachers deliver tutoring to students online for 30 minutes twice a week. The pilot will begin...

Holiday Here Encouraging Locals to Book a Holiday at Home

A new campaign is urging locals to book a holiday at home this year and help give local tourism operators a much-need boost. The latest installment of the Holiday Here campaign is aiming to provide inspiration for those who are able to plan and book their next vacation. Tourism Australia Managing...

Locals Warned of Discount Scam

Locals are being warned of a discount scam that’s currently cycling the internet. A new scam has emerged targeting victims via social media offering a service to pay off outstanding bills at a discount. Unsuspecting victims test the service by providing one of their utility or other bills to the scammers with...

Walk-and-Talk-a-thon to keep Local Kids Connected

Local schools and students are being encouraged to participate in Peer Support Australia's annual Talk-and-Walk-a-Thon which is taking place throughout October. It follows research showing young Aussies have experienced higher levels of loneliness during COVID-19 with 40% reporting concern for their mental health during the pandemic. CEO of Peer Support Australia,...

Entries Now Open for 2021 Bendigo Bank Port Lincoln Art Prize

The Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln Art Prize is thrilled to be returning for the 2021 event with local artists invited to enter. The Art Prize was launched in 2008 and has grown and developed into a significant award exhibition on the Eyre Peninsula. This year, the prize pool totally at almost...

Breast Cancer Screening Unit Visits Port Lincoln

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Cancer Council SA urging local women to make sure they are up to date with their two-yearly breast cancer screening mammograms. The latest statistics show the screening rate on the Eyre Peninsula and South West was 60.3% compared to the South Australian...

SA 10-year Road Safety Strategy

Community consultations have launched for locals to help shape the development of a new 10-year Road Safety Strategy. The strategy aims to reduce lives lost and serious injuries on South Australian roads. The development of the Strategy focuses on regional, metropolitan and remote roads – places where people live, shop, do business,...

Mental Health is Everyone's Business

This week is mental health week with locals urged to look out for their mates who may be struggling and encourage them to seek support and treatment as early as possible. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester said “Mental health is everyone’s business and we all...