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SA Snapper Stocks in Jeopardy

New scientific research has revealed that South Australia’s treasured snapper stock levels are in a dire state and in need of drastic action.    The latest snapper science from SARDI, released yesterday paints a bleak picture of the snapper stocks in South Australian gulfs with an 87% decrease in stocks in...

EP Football and Netball Leagues Play Mental Health Breakthrough Round

This weekend is set to see the Eyre Peninsula Mental Health Breakthrough round take place across the region with all 6 football and netball leagues to play a game in spirit of mental health this Saturday. The round encourages those within the sporting community to lift the stigma and make it...

Code Blue Called For Regional SA

Weather conditions across the state are expected see temperatures drop over the coming few nights triggering a code blue for regional areas.  A code blue is a government response to extreme weather conditions that helps people sleeping rough and gives them access to shelter during predicted cold overnight temperatures. Affected areas will...

Small Businesses Struggle to Keep on Top of Digital Marketing

A new study suggests small business owners on the Eyre Peninsula may need help to improve their digital marketing skills and financial literacy.  The national survey found a third of small business owners (35%) need help with online marketing and a similar number (30%) with issues like tax, accounting and budgeting....

The Eyre Peninsula's Slice of the State Budget

This week the state budget has been released with a few significant allocations set for the Eyre Peninsula including a substantial sum for the road network, airports and the Dog Fence.  The region is set to see a total of $125 million to address issues that lie on the back of...

Investigations Lead to Arrests

Following several incidents that have occurred over the past months including robberies at Port Lincoln venues and also the theft of firearms in Tumby Bay police have confirmed investigations.  Recently there were three robberies include Port Lincoln Pubs and a service station robbery. Port Lincoln Police officer Superintendent Paul Bahr says that...

Port Lincoln Suicide Prevention Forum

On Friday, Centacare will be hosting a community Suicide Prevention forum that will explore the mental health and suicide prevention space in Port Lincoln and surrounding areas.  The purpose of the forum aims to bring community members together and hear from providers who are currently working in the area and identify...

Local Men Encouraged to Avoid Convenient Loans

A new campaign has been launched warning young men on the Eyre Peninsula about the dangers of so-called 'fast' or 'payday' loans.  In some cases, short-term loans can cost up to 400% in interest and fees. Gerard Brody from the Consumer Action Law Centre is urging locals to think twice before...

Tod Reservoir Petition Lodged for RecFishing

A petition to open the Tod Reservoir to recreational fishing was lodged in State Parliament recently, with approximately 366 signatures supporting the motion.  The petition seeking to reopen the reservoir to the public, also aims to restock native fish species suitable to the area. Local businesses, tourism and councils are set to...

Calls for Action on EP Grain Industry

Following the closure of the railway line on the Eyre Peninsula and the closure of silo storage sites at Minnipa and Kyancutta, there has been calls for urgent leadership and action for grain storage, handling and logistics for the grain industry on the EP.   Viterra has closed approximately six sites...