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Port Lincoln City Band FAME Awards Cancelled for 2020

It’s been announced the 2020 FAME awards have been cancelled. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Port Lincoln City Band have been unable to rehearse for the event together which was due to take place next month on July 24th. While the decision wasn’t taken lightly the band continued to call for...

Aussie History Now More Accessible

Eyre Peninsula residents will be able to search our nation's cultural and historical wonders more easily, following an upgrade to the National Library's online research portal. The platform known as Trove currently holds around 6.5 billion records from Australia's recent and distant past and welcomes nearly 70,000 users each day. It...

Drivers Caught Under The Influence in Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln police have detected 5 drivers under the influence over the weekend including 4 women and one male. About 6 pm on Friday, police stopped a ute on Verran Terrace for a random driver test. The driver, a 35-year-old local woman tested positive to methamphetamine. A few hours later, police stopped a...

Port Lincoln Drug Bust

A Port Lincoln woman has faced court late last week following a drug bust in Port Lincoln. Police patrols stopped a car on Heath Street on Thursday evening where they searched a 32-year-old local woman’s vehicle. Police located evidence of drug dealing, Detectives from Port Lincoln CIB were notified, and two houses in...

Bush Lose Out on Broadband's World -Class Speeds

The rollout of the National Broadband Network comes to an end this week, however, a new report reveals most Australians won't gain access to world-class speeds. Despite taxpayers forking-out billions of dollars on building the network, the report states fewer than 30% of homes and businesses will access speeds of up...

Restrictions Continue to Ease for Local Pubs and Restaurants

Local pubs and restaurants across the Eyre Peninsula are set to welcome further easing of restrictions as of Monday with the relaxation of social distancing to 1 person per two metres, with no limit on total numbers, allowing for more customers per premises. Stage three of South Australia’s roadmap for easing...

Mentally Fit EP Encourage Locals to Register for Workshops

Mentally Fit EP are encouraging locals to register for two workshops that give people the tools to have conversations with people who may be struggling with their mental health or feeling suicidal. The Living works Start online workshop provides trainees with the skills to recognise when someone is having thoughts of...

Government Injects $36 Million into Ag Show Societies

Following a large scale of agriculture shows being cancelled across the country, the Australian Government is injecting $36 million to support agricultural show societies. The Eyre peninsula’s Cleve Field days is one of the many shows to be cancelled due to COVID-19. The funding aims to support Ag shows and ensure they...

Locals Struggling to Make Ends Meet

New research reveals many households in Regional Australia are struggling to pay for essential services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around a quarter of regional households have expressed concerns about their ability to pay for groceries (27%), as well as phone or internet bills (23%). It also found slightly...

Bowel Cancer Now the Deadliest Form Among Young Aussies

Young people across the Eyre Peninsula are being warned they're 'never to young for bowel cancer' following the results of a recent study. Figures show nearly 1 in 10 diagnoses occur in people under the age of 50 with bowel cancer now the deadliest form of cancer for Australians aged 25...