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Rebates for Drought Affected Livestock Farmers

The Federal Coalition and South Australian Governments are delivering $5 million in Federal rebates for drought-affected livestock farmers who invest in on-farm water infrastructure.  The rebate aims to help farmers in rural and regional areas in drought and install new water infrastructure to improve drought resilience. Farmers can claim up to a...

Superannuation Loopholes

Workers across the Eyre Peninsula are being warned they may not be able to trust their payslips when it comes to superannuation. New research reveals nearly three-quarters (74%) of Aussie workers mistakenly assume super contributions on their payslip have actually been paid into their super account.However Chief Executive of Industry Super...

2019 SA Dragon Boat Regatta

The Streaky Bay Dragon Boat Club will be hosting the state boat regatta in streaky Bay on February 16th.  The annual event will see dragon boat crews from all across regional South Australia gather for the fun will filled day of boating. Schools and community groups are encouraged to join in on...

Petstock National Adopt a Pet Day Success

Over the weekend Petstock successfully hosted National Adopt a Pet day seeing up to four cats taken home and adopted.  Port Lincoln has a high rate of homeless cats with organisations doing their best to take in and re-home cats and kittens across the region. Making a Difference Cat Rescue has approximately...

Small-town Reinvention Workshop Coming to Kimba

Locals are invited to attend a Small Town Reinvention Workshop in Kimba on Wednesday 27th of February.  The one day workshop is an interactive session hosted by a group of small-town community builders that activate positive community and economic change across rural and remote Australia. The unique opportunity will feature presenters and...

Fraud Awareness Seminars

The Tumby Bay District Community Bank will be hosting community seminars on Fraud Awareness.  $107,025,3001 was lost to scammers last year in Australia and banks are encouraging people to become more aware of likely fraudsters.  The seminars will feature guest speakers from the Lincoln Computer Centre and SA police. Talk topics will cover...

Sharinga Roadhouse Fire

Just after 1:30 am this morning, CFS crews were called to a fire at a well-known roadhouse on the Flinders Highway at Sheringa, on the Eyre Peninsula.  The fire affected two vehicles and a cabin, causing over $50,000 damage.    8 CFS trucks with 40 firefighters attended the scene, with SAAS and SAPOL...

Boat in Distress off Kangaroo Island

Two Port Lincoln-based tuna boats are responding to a boat in distress off Kangaroo Island to help the Gretta vessel who has taken on water.   The distressed boat located Southwest of KI  Sanders Bank signaled a call on VMR Channel 21 just before 1 pm today.    Reports say the boat was taking...

Eyre on Eyre Project

A new project titled ‘Eyre on Eyre- Unifying the Eyre Peninsula Tourism Experience’ is set out to invest in the regions coastline assets and revamp the infrastructure of access points and camping spots.  The project is an initiative of Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula along with Wayfound Consultants, and...

Lower Eyre Peninsula Grant Applications Open

The Lower Eyre Peninsula Community Grants are now open with up to $45,000 in funds available for community projects.  The Lower Eyre Peninsula district council is inviting applications for two specific grant support programs. The community Capital Support Grant, will see to assist community and sporting clubs in the council area to...