Local News

Port Lincoln Council Facilities Closed For Lockdown

In response to the South Australian Government’s announcement yesterday all City of Port Lincoln Council facilities will be closed to the public for the next six days. Closed facilities include the Council Administration Offices in the Civic Centre, Port Lincoln Library, Nautilus Arts Centre and the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre. Essential...

Tumby Bay Parkinson's Suffers Work to Restart Support Group

Those living with Parkinson’s in Tumby Bay and the wider EP are working to restart a support group and attract dedicated Parkinson’s nurse to the region. Until 2019, Tumby Bay had an established and active Parkinson’s support group helping people all over the Eyre Peninsula even as far as Cleve and...

Last Chance to Apply for Latest Round of Men’s Shed Funding

This Friday is the last day for locals to apply for Men’s Shed funding as part of the latest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has encouraged all Men’s Sheds in the Grey area to apply for financial support across categories that include. Health,...

Locals Urged to Reach Out for Financial Support

Local households and businesses are being urged to reach out for help if they're still struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It follows encouraging figures which reveal the number of deferred bank loans across the country has fallen nearly 70% since the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

CFS Warn Local Farmers of Increasing Hay Stack Fires

The CFS are urging farmers to keep an eye on their hay bales following an increase in haystack fires that have already occurred this season. Hay fires are generally caused by the higher levels of moisture that produce a bacterial chain reaction in hay bales when external temperatures rise. This year saw...

PLHS Year 12 Students Produce Positive Art Exhibition

Despite a very challenging year, the Port Lincoln High School year 12 students are showcasing a positive display of art at the Nautilus Arts Centre. The High School’s annual Year 12 Art Design Photography exhibition titled, Vision 2020, is now on display in the Rotary Gallery for the public to view...

LEP Council Urge Locals to ‘Drive So Others Survive’

The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula is urging locals to ‘Drive So Others Survive’, this harvest season as part of National Road Safety Week. National Road Safety Week, runs from November 15-22, and highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it. Harvest has started across Lower Eyre Peninsula...

EP Women Urged to Ensure They're Up-to-Date With Cervical Cancer Screening

Women across the Eyre Peninsula are urged to make sure they're up-to-date with their cervical cancer screening with concerns many have delayed testing during COVID-19. Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show nearly 1,200 lives were lost to the disease over four-years (2013-2017). However, cervical cancer could be...

Young Diabetics Warned of Dead in Bed Syndrome

A new campaign is being launched to prevent a silent killer known as Dead in Bed Syndrome which can threaten the life of locals who are living with Type 1 Diabetes. Dead in Bed Syndrome is known as an unexpected death in bed of young diabetic patients without any history of...

EP Park Run Return Postponed

This weekend Park Run was expected to return to Port Lincoln and Cleve, however, following the reintroduction of COVID 19 restrictions, the event has once again been postponed by a minimum of 2 weeks. After the event was suspended due to COVID-19 in March, Park Run has been working with SA...