Local News

Operation Eyre Safe Stop 1200 Drivers

Police yesterday conducted a vehicle compliance operation on Eyre Peninsula at Lincoln Gap, tanks as part of an ongoing road safety operation. Operation Eyre Safe, began in May in the wake of the rail closure in the lower Eyre Peninsula. Yesterday’s operation saw more than 1200 drivers stopped, 1077 tested for alcohol,...

Local Men Raise $24,000 for Ride for Sick Kids 2019

The Ronald McDonalds Ride for Sick Kids has wrapped up for 2019 with local men Mark Forbes and Trent Adams taking part in the ride for their second year running. Over the year the two have been fundraising for the charity hosting their major event, the Bogan quiz night that saw...

Port Lincoln Leisure Centre Project Almost Complete

The Port Lincoln Leisure Centre Stadium Expansion construction is expected to be completed and ready for use by mid-December. Locals will soon able to enjoy the centers upgrades that embrace a new indoor sports show court with space for spectator seating, an outdoor basketball shooting court, three new squash courts, new...

One Day Left of Movember 2019

Tomorrow is the last day of Movember with Eyre Peninsula residents encouraged to show their support for men's health by supporting locals participating in the annual grow out. Almost 100,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have registered this year - a 19% increase on last year - with nearly 620 kilometres...

Port Lincoln Primary School Stranger Danger Incident

Port Lincoln Primary School parents, teachers and children have been left alarmed following an incident on Tuesday afternoon triggering stranger danger. During the school's lunch hour, some students were approached by a man at the school perimeter asking if they wanted to go home with him. The man has been described by...

Eyre Peninsula Farmers Robbed of Opportunity in GM Crops

Eyre Peninsula farmers have come across a hick up following the labour party’s decision to continue the GM crop moratorium – putting the state’s economy and jobs at risk. The Marshall Liberal Government introduced new regulations to lift the GM crop moratorium on mainland South Australia, which was to take effect...

Port Lincoln Uses Upcycled Materials for Christmas Tree Comp

Local schools and community groups are being encouraged to enter in this year’s 'Create an upcycled Christmas Tree' competition. The competition run by the Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce aims to bring the community together and have groups working together to create something beautiful out of upcycled materials. All trees entered will...

Three Arrested Over Port Lincoln Break-in

Port Lincoln Police have arrested a man and two teens after a break-in in the township over the weekend. Sometime between 6.30 pm and 7 pm on Sunday 24 November, sheds at the Port Lincoln Resource Recovery Centre were broken into and a pushbike stolen. Following CCTV investigations, police yesterday arrested 3...

High Range Speeding Driver Loses Licence

A drive has lost his license on the West Coast after being caught high range speeding. On Tuesday afternoon police conducting speed detection duties on the Eyre Highway caught a Ford sedan travelling at 158km/h in a 110km/h zone. The driver, a 25-year-old man from New South Wales was issued with an...

RAA and Authorities Plead to Reduce Spiralling Road Toll

The RAA is pleading for a reduction in road trauma following another death on SA roads this week bringing the states road toll up to 100. This year’s toll is already up to 20 deaths compared to this time last year, raising concerns for many across the state. RAA Senior Manager Safety...