Local News

Eyre Peninsula Recipients make it as Finalists for 2019 SATA

Finalists of the 2019 South Australian Training Awards have been announced for their outstanding achievements in vocational education and training, with two finalists from the Eyre Peninsula.  There are 12 awards in total with six for individuals and six for organisations. Individual awards Apprentice of the Year Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of...

Fast Broadband Beneficial for Students in Regional Areas

New research shows increasing access to fast broadband is helping to prepare students in regional and rural areas for our future workforce.  The report by analytics firm, Alpha Beta, reveals demand for digital literacy skills in high growth management and professional jobs will continue to surge.  It also predicts that by...

Police Interview

  Dee had a chat with a local police officer and they discussed some of the issues that lie around car security and car break-ins but also, more importantly, our alarming road toll following the fatal crash near Louth Bay over the weekend.       

Government Invests in Regional Events and Festivals on EP

The Marshal government is investing money into a variety of emerging regional events and festivals through an annual grants program that will include four major Eyre Peninsula events.  The Program designed to help drive the states $6.8 billion visitor economy will see almost $350,000 shared between 30 recipients. Events to see the...

The Lounge: Arabian Night Returns to Port Lincoln

This weekend the Nautilus Art Centre is set to be transformed into an exotic lounge for an Arabian night as a part of the Guitars in Bars and the Adelaide Guitar festival.  The evening will see a range of featuring musicians from multicultural backgrounds to stimulate attendee’s culinary and acoustic senses. The...

Australia Post Community Grants Program

Not-for-profit community organisations on the Eyre Peninsula are being invited to apply for up to $10,000 through the Australia Post community grants program.  The grants aim to support projects and services that address local needs to help strengthen social connections and reduce barriers to participating in community life. Michelle Skehan from...

Over 40's Urged to Get Full Health Check Ups

New research is urging Eyre Peninsula residents over the age of 40 to get full health check-ups even when you are feeling healthy.  The research conducted by Flinders University found that their seemingly healthy participants had an average of 5 unidentified health problems per person, including undiagnosed blood pressure or early...

Eyre Peninsula Schools Become More Self-Sustainable with 3 R's

Eyre Peninsula schools are jumping on board the Australian Sustainable Schools initiative SA that is seeing students lead the way in reusing, reducing and recycling and becoming more self-sustainable.  The initiative is a partnership between South Australian schools and the Natural Resources Management Board where they work together to develop a...

Second Round of Regional Growth Funds Now Open

Following the success of round one, the Marshall Liberal government is encouraging Eyre Peninsula communities to apply for the second round of the Regional Growth Fund of up to $5 million which is now open.  It comes under the Recharging our Regions policy that has been designed to facilitate new economic...

Dog Fence Rebuild

The dog fence being the longest fence in the world, is due for a major upgrade and the South Australian government has plans to rebuild the ageing infrastructure to ensure its purpose continues to serve the state.  The fence 5531 km was originally built in the 1880’s to keep wild dogs...