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Whalers Way Rocket Launch Postponed

Strong winds on Friday has led to the postponement of the first trial rocket launch at Whalers Way, as protestors clashed with security guards on the day. Video of an early morning stand-off between protestors and security guards surfaced late Friday, with one person standing in front of a car with...

Whyalla Stuart House Fire 'Suspicious'

Police have deemed a fire at a Whyalla Stuart home early yesterday morning as suspicious. Just after 2am, police and fire crews received reports of a fire at a Brook Street house, which was quickly extinguished. The adjoining house received minor smoke damage, but no-one was injured. Fire Cause investigators attended the scene...

Ports and Hawks Win In Football Finals

In weekend sporting results, Ports caused a big upset in the Eastern Eyre football A grade Grand Final defeating Kimba by 8 points whilst Kimba were victorious in the A Grade Netball defeating Eastern Ranges by 4 goals. The West Coast Hawks were too good for Western United in Ceduna winning...

Port Lincoln Museum Trail Launched

Port Lincoln residents are being invited to visit and explore more of the city’s museums, with the launch of the new Port Lincoln Museum Trail. The Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, Mill Cottage Museum, Port Lincoln Railway Museum and the Port Lincoln RSL Museum have been collaborating for several months to develop...

Tumby Residents Urged To Get Election Votes In

As voting closes today, Tumby Bay residents are being urged to get their ballot papers posted for the council’s supplementary election. As a member of the council recently resigned, the supplementary election will fill the vacancy of Area Councillor. The Electoral Commission has received just over 45 per cent of the district’s...

Suicide Prevention Trial An 'Unqualified Success'

The largest suicide prevention activity ever undertaken in regional SA has been labelled an unqualified success, according to university researchers. The Country Health PHN commissioned trial engaged with 775,000 people across the state over four years, including residents in Port Lincoln and Whyalla. The results found community led suicide prevention training, events...

Whyalla Police Investigating Scooter Theft

Whyalla Police are investigating the theft of a scooter from a car park in the city. Between 2am on Friday September 3rd and 6pm on Monday, the red Bugscooter Vibe with a distinctive light bar on the front was stolen from a unit complex car park in Whyalla Playford. Anyone with information...

Rocket Launches Opportunity For Tourism Diversity

The local RDA says the Whalers Way rocket launch development is an opportunity to diversify the regions current tourism experiences. The first suborbital rocket launch from the complex at Whalers Way will occur later today. The proposal has angered many local residents, with concerns over noise, the environmental impact and damage to...

Rock Throwing Incidents Being Investigated

Whyalla Police are investigating after a number of rock throwing incidents in the city this week. At around 6:15pm on Tuesday night, a boy, aged between 8 to 10, of Aboriginal appearance is alleged to have thrown a rock at a white Mitsubishi ute, but the vehicle escaped damages and the...

Shooting Stars Program Helps Local Indigenous Girls

Up to 150 young indigenous women in Whyalla will soon be hitting the netball courts as part of a new $1.3 million pilot program hoping to drive greater engagement and attendance at school. The Shooting Stars program is targeted at Aboriginal girls from year 3 to 10 with activities such as...