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Port Neill Fire

CFS crews have responded to a structure fire in Port Neil yesterday afternoon. At around 12pm, three  fire trucks, a bulk water carrier and 15 fire crews attended the scene. On arrival the property was completely engulfed in flames and despite helping the owner save some of their belongings, fire fighters were...

Secure and Affordable Power for Regional and Remote Communities

In efforts to drive economic growth, the Morrison Government is continuing to support the supply of secure and affordable power for regional and remote communities. Under round 2 of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, the government is committing more than $25.6 million dollars to back 20 micro grid feasibility...

Locals Invited to Take Part in 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review

Eyre Peninsula residents are being invited to attend a virtual public consultation for the 2021 Regional Telecommunications review. The independent review takes place every three years and looks at telecommunication services in regional, rural and remote communities. Locals will be asked to share their thoughts on issues and opportunities around phone and...

Tradies Encouraged to Look After Their Health

This August is Tradies National Health Month with local tradesmen and women urged to be more proactive with their health. Research reveals the physical demands of being a tradie can often take its toll with 60% reporting regular aches and pains as a result of their job. Zac Lowth from the...

2021 Ag Town of the Year Award Nominations Close This week

Eyre Peninsula residents are being encouraged to nominate in the 2021 Ag town of the year awards with less than a week left. The Agricultural Town of the Year award recognises the importance agriculture plays in South Australia and the positive impact it has on a township and community. Minister for Primary...

Woman Arrested for Arson

A woman has been arrested after allegedly setting a house on fire in Whyalla Stuart. About 9.30pm on Sunday 1 August, police and fire crews were called to a house in Quirke Avenue after reports of a large fire. Fire crews extinguished the blaze, which also caused damage to an adjoining property....

Export and Investment Awards

The Department for Trade and Investment is inviting local exporters to apply for the 59th Australian Export and Investment Awards. Each year, the Australian Government honours and showcases extraordinary businesses achieving export success in global markets. Local businesses that have a level of export experience, big or small are encouraged to share their story. The award...

Free Livestock Forums Coming to EP

Free livestock forums will be held in the coming months to help producers rebuild the state’s sheep flock and beef herd. The forums are set to bring vets and livestock production specialists together to focus on business and production methods to increase livestock numbers. Attendees will have the chance to develop ways...

National Stroke Week Encouraging People To act Fast at the Sign of Stroke

Local residents and health workers who 'act FAST' to reduce the impact of stroke are being celebrated this National Stroke Week (2-8 August). Each year more than 27,000 Australians suffer a stroke for the very first time, which equates to one stroke every 19 minutes. Sharon McGowan from the Stroke Foundation...

Whyalla House fire

MFS fire crews have been called to a house fire in Whyalla Stuart this morning. At around 6:20am 16 fire fighters and three appliances arrived to the home fully engulfed in flames and were able to extinguish the fire within 30 minutes. Thankfully no one was home or injured during the incident. Fore...