Local News

NBN Reminds Locals to Be Aware of Scams

The company rolling out the National Broadband Network is warning local residents and businesses about the risk of scams.  Figures reveal more than 9,500 enquiries about suspected scams have been made to the company in the past three months at an average of more than 100 calls per day. NBN's Chief Security Officer,...

NBN Launch Sky Muster

NBN today announced the launch of its Sky Muster Plus wholesale product that will allow more than 36,000 South Australian NBN users to have access to unmetered data for essential online activities.  Online activities such as web browsing, email and pc and smartphone updates will no longer count towards the plan’s...

Weekend Road Accidents See a Fatality

Over the weekend there were two car accidents on the Eyre Peninsula with one seeing a fatality on the Eyre Highway.  In Port Lincoln on Friday evening, a vehicle slid off the road and down into an embankment at an intersection at Marine Avenue causing extensive damage to the vehicle. An 81-year-old...

Survey Shines a Light on Workplace Deaths, Injury and Illness

There are calls to ensure workers on the Eyre Peninsula are better protected from injury and illness, and can take action against employers who fail to look after their safety.  It comes as a national survey reveals 1 in 5 Australians know someone who's been killed at work, with 4 in...

Stamp Collecting Month

Worm farms, veggie patches and nest boxes are just some of the topics local students are set to discuss during Stamp Collecting Month throughout August. To mark the occasion, Australia Post has released a series of stamps displaying a range of sustainable gardening projects, supported by lesson plans for students in...

Round 13 Port Lincoln Football Results

In Port Lincoln football, round 13 on Saturday saw local footballer Matty James play his 300th game for Tasman’s at Ravendale oval marking a millstone for the football club.   Tasmans 18.14-122 thrashed Lincoln South. Mallee Park 16.20-116 won their third game in a row after going up against Bostons 7.8-50. And Waysbacks...

Crash on Eyre Highway

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on the Eyre Highway at Nundroo after a truck hit a tree.   Just after 1.30pm today, a motorist came across a single truck crash.   The Eyre Highway at Nundroo has been closed to all traffic.   Diversions have been put in place for cars...

Stolen Car and Hotel Robbery in Whyalla Last Night

Police are searching for four men following a robbery at a Whyalla hotel last night. Just after 9 pm, four men attended a hotel one man remained in the car while three others, armed with an axe, jumped the counter and stole cash. No staff members were threatened or physically injured during...

Local SES Crews Carry Out Mock Scenario in Crazy Weather

While many of us were tucked up in bed during the crazy weather conditions this week our local State Emergency services were taking the opportunity to train in a mock scenario during severe weather conditions.  On Wednesday night the Port Lincoln SES crews acted out a mock emergency that allowed them...

Smile For Danielle Fundraiser Event

Local woman, Danielle White is having a fundraiser event held in her honour to help raise money for her and her family following her diagnosis of a rare aggressive brain tumour earlier this year.  Smile for Danielle has been an ongoing fundraising campaign that has raised just over $20,000 however more...