Local News

Local Communities will Cop a Blow from Easter and Anzac Day

New research reveals the public holiday 'bonanza' over Easter and Anzac Day won't be good news for all workers throughout the Eyre Peninsula.  It shows the ten-day period starting on Good Friday will cost the nation's retail and hospitality workers a total of $80 million because of ongoing cuts to penalty...

Multiple Drug Busts on the Eyre Peninsula

A number of people have been charged with drug offences after police searched several of properties on the Eyre Peninsula last week.  On Thursday 11 April a search was conducted by patrols and dog operations unit at an address in Cummins, police allegedly located two large cannabis plants, a large amount...

Study Says Human Interaction is Becoming a Lost Form of Art

A new study shows Aussie’s have become more distant and disconnected from one another with human interaction becoming a lost form of art and technology playing a greater role in our daily lives.  The study conducted by a wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard Australia, found that 75% of Australians stay...

National Park's Multiple Entry Park Passes

With the Easter long weekend approaching, locals looking to visit National Parks regularly are encouraged to take advantage of the Multiple Entry Parks Passes.  The passes give visitors value for money allowing them to enjoy National Parks across South Australia multiple times, saving payment each visit. With the new season of autumn...

New Concession Discount for Origin Customers

Origin in partnership with the SA Government will now be offering Eyre Peninsula concession customers a 20% discount on their electricity usage charges to ease the costs.  Concession card holders could save up to $471 per year* on their energy bills for an average household dependant on their current electricity offer...

New Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

Eyre Peninsula residents who are living with Parkinson's disease may have access to a new treatment option on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.  Around 100,000 Australians live with Parkinson’s disease with more than 13,000 new cases diagnosed each year.  Experts say that's likely to increase as our population ages. Doctor Andrew Evans...

RSPCA Junior Rescue School Holiday Workshop

This school holidays young animal lovers will have the chance to learn more about the care of rescuing animals and becoming an RSPCA Junior Rescue Officer.  The Junior Rescue Officer school holiday workshop aims to encourage and engage young children in animal welfare in a fun and interactive way. Junior animal lovers...

$240 Million Transmission Line Project for the EP

Port Lincoln’s electricity supply network will be upgraded with ElectraNet providing the region with a new $240 million transmission line.  Local residents and businesses are set to benefit from Transmission Company ElectraNet’s project to increase capacity and replace aging infrastructure that was built in 1967 throughout the region. After receiving support from...

Aussie Public and Politics Not Meeting Eye to Eye

Voters across the Eyre Peninsula will be able to better hold our local candidates to account with the launch of a new website ahead of the federal election.  The perfect candidate is a non-partisan service which compares data from more than 125,000 real Australians with the stated position of political parties...

And That's a Wrap for 2019 Colour Tumby Street Art Festival

  Yesterday the Colour Tumby Festival wrapped up for 2019 with a successful turn out over the weekend.  All eleven artists worked hard to finish their walls throughout the three-day festival, wowing locals and visitors with their outstanding street art.  The town saw a vibrant atmosphere and people Wondering the streets from one...