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Drug Drivers Caught with Weapons in Port Lincoln

On Tuesday police stopped two vehicles for a driver test, both drivers returned positive results to drugs. A 29-year-old Port Lincoln man tested positive to cannabis and a 33-year-old Port Lincoln woman tested positive to methamphetamine. Both drivers may face further chargers following forensic analysis. On the same day police stopped a Holden...

Local Woman Rolls Car While Drink Driving

A woman has lost her licence for a year after she was caught drink-driving at Cleve on Tuesday night. Patrols were called to the Cleve – Kimba Road at about 10pm after reports that a Holden station wagon had rolled and collided with a tree. The driver, a 53-year-old local woman was...

Healthcare Professionals Confidence in System Increases

A new survey involving healthcare professionals from regional and rural areas has found growing confidence the system can cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 9 in 10 healthcare workers (92%) have expressed confidence in the system's ability to respond, up from just 1 in 2 workers (52%) just over a...

Lock Down No Excuse for Abuse of Any Kind

A renewed campaign is being launched to raise awareness of non-physical forms of abuse, following a rise in domestic violence during the COVID-19 lockdown. Research shows 1 in 2 Australians find it difficult to recognise non-physical forms of violence, which may include emotional, financial and technological abuse. Despite many regional and...

Rex Announce Compulsory Face Masks on All Flights from June

Regional express airlines have announced that as of June 1st it will be compulsory for all passengers to wear faces masks on all Rex Flights as an extra layer to protect against the spread of COVID-19. The airline has made it clear that passengers will be denied boarding if they refuse...

NREP Hooded Plover Winter Surveys

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula will begin their winter surveys on the Hooded Plover at six inland locations across the region during the non-breeding months. The hooded plover winter surveys are a part of the Saltmarsh Threat Abatement and recovery project that will continue through until 2023. The Hooded Plover is listed as...

Handwritten Letters to Record Australian History of Pandemic

  Eyre Peninsula residents are being invited to share their personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic with a handwritten letter to be saved for future generations. The "Dear Australia" campaign is being run by Australia Post with selected letters to be placed on the record at the National Archives in Canberra. Nicole...

Have your Say on the Mobile Black Spot Program

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is encouraging locals to have their say on the design of the next round of the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP) to ensure it continues to improve coverage for regional communities. The program has already funded 49 mobile base stations in Grey for regional...

Young Aussies Struggle to Cope With Life During Pandemic

A report has uncovered the profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on young Australians, especially those living in regional and rural areas. Among the findings, Australians aged 13 to 17 feel their ability to cope well with life has almost halved from 81% to 45% since the pandemic response was...

Local Businesses Awarded in Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards 2020

Two Eyre Peninsula Businesses have been listed as winners in the 2020 Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards. The awards recognise producers in each state under four categories including dairy, earth, paddock and sea. Clean Seas were awarded for their Spenser Gulf Hiramasa King Fish, while Gazander Oysters were awarded for their Premium...