Local News

Parents Unsure How to Handle Kids Mental Health Following Pandemic

It appears many parents on the Eyre Peninsula are worried about their kids’ mental health as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but they're unsure what to do about it. 67% Australian parents report ongoing concerns such as anxiety in their children, but 27% don't know how they can get the support...

Tunarama Introduces Seniors Quest to Celebrate 60 Years

The iconic Tunarama Ambassador Quest has returned ahead of the 2022 festival and to celebrate its 60th anniversary Tunarama has introduced a seniors quest. The seniors quest is for locals over 50 who would like participate in the festivals festivities and raise money for a chosen charity. The Tunarama committee is currently...

Call for Locals to Help Deliver 2021 Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is currently seeking Eyre Peninsula residents to help deliver the upcoming 2021 census. The census happens every five years and counts every person, household and cultural diversity in Australia through a questionnaire that is delivered to every doorstep. Census data tells us about the economic, social...

2021 Mortlock Shield Football Carnival Locked and Loaded

After the forced cancellation in 2020, the Bendigo Bank Mortlock Shield returns tomorrow at Centenary Oval in Port Lincoln. The 2021 carnival will be a round robin event with each of the 5 Teams to play each other starting on Saturday and the final games to be played out on Monday...

Sit-Up Challenge for Men's Health Week

Eyre Peninsula residents are being encouraged to support a ground-breaking clinical trial to help address the number of regional men dying from prostate cancer. The phase-two evolution trial will test a new generation of radiotherapy with existing forms of immunotherapy which have previously failed in treating prostate cancers. Locals can support...

Port Lincoln City Motors Farewell Holden

An 85 year relationship will this week come to an end at Port Lincoln City Motors as Holden pulls out of the Australian market. City Motors have been a Holden dealer since 1936 and one of the earliest in the state, however this Friday the dealership will show its commemoration for...

Last Chance to Give Your Feedback on Port Lincoln Foreshore Plans

Tomorrow is the last chance for locals to give their feedback on the Port Lincoln Foreshore Redevelopment plan. Community consultations opened up last month giving locals the opportunity to provide their thoughts on the proposed plans for the foreshore. In the consultation council have highlighted two key focus areas which include the...

EPCF Call on Locals for Donations Ahead Of Financial Year Rollover

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation is calling on locals to drop a donation to the foundation ahead of the end of financial year. The EPCF supports community groups and organisations in providing grants for a variety of projects and initiatives that impact the community in a positive way. All donations are tax-deductible...

Whyalla Aldi Opens its Doors

This week marks the much-anticipated opening of Whyalla’s new Aldi store, bringing with it the promise of more jobs for the steel city. The new store will be supported by a team of 20 employees, while the construction process also created up to 20 full-time positions. As well as the new Aldi,...

'Identikit' to Help Flush-out Financial Organised Criminals in the Community

Australia's Serious Financial Crime Taskforce has launched a public 'identikit' to help local residents flush-out those who deceive, lie and steal from our community. The identikit outlines ten criminal personas involved in financial crime, how to spot them and report their behaviour to authorities. Taskforce Chief, Will Day, says serious financial...