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Whyalla Receive Funding For Grassroots Sports

Grassroots sport in Whyalla is set to receive significant funding after the Marshall Liberal Government announced the recipients of Round One of the Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program.  Whyalla is set to receive $900,000 across two football and cricket ovals as part of the Grassroots Program. The Marshall Government has...

Farmland Values Remain Strong

New figures reveal the median price of Australian farmland increased 10.7% last year, making it the fifth consecutive year of growth.  South Australia saw a solid 17% growth, which was the highest growth in the country. Chief Executive of Rural Bank, Alexandra Gartmann says the figures confirm the long-term resilience...

Whyalla Woman Drink Driving with Expired Licence

A woman has been caught drink driving in Whyalla on Monday night.  Just before 3am on Tuesday night, patrols stopped Hyundai sedan on Newton Street and breath tested the driver. The 39-year-old from Whyalla returned an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.104. Further checks revealed the woman had an expired licence. She was reported...

Port Lincoln Homelessness Still an Issue

Last week a code blue was called for those sleeping rough in cold temperatures across South Australia, although it wasn’t applicable to the Eyre Peninsula, despite homelessness still an issue in the region.  The code is called when temperatures drop below 6 degrees and gives those doing it tough access to...

Bogan Quiz and Games Night For Ride For Sick Kids

Locals are invited to take part in a Bogan Quiz and Games Night on July 5th hosted by Mark Forbes and Trent Adams who are raising money for the Ronald McDonald’s Ride for sick kids.  Ride for sick kids is an annual ride that raises money for children with serious illness...

EP Farmers Urged to Apply for Mixed Species Cropping Grants

Natural Recourses Eyre Peninsula are encouraging farmers from across the region to apply for a mixed species cropping grant, with the purpose of undertaking mixed species summer and winter crops for 2019-20.  The funding has been made available through the Australian Government’s national Landcare Program which provides EP farmers the opportunity...

Wally the Wipeout Waste Wizard Come To Port Lincoln

Wally the wipeout Waste Wizard show is coming to Port Lincoln this week that demonstrates and teaches kids how to reduce food packaging in schools.  The 40 minutes entertaining and interactive performance will enlighten children on recycling systems and the use of a two and three-bin system that will also incorporate...

Australian Red Cross Bring More Good Appeal

Eyre Peninsula are being encouraged to support the Australian Red Cross as it conducts it's annual 'Bring More Good' appeal.  It comes as figures reveal their volunteers made a total of more than one million phone calls to lonely and isolated Australians last year. Director of Community Programs, Kerry McGrath, says...

Mental Health Breakthrough Round Award Winners Announced

Award winners have been announced for the Eyre Peninsula Mental Health Breakthrough Round awards.  This year will be the first year that will see someone from each of the six EP football and netball leagues recognised for the award. The round is set to be played this coming Saturday, June 22nd with...

PTSD is higher in Paramedics than Other health Professionals

New research conducted at Flinders University has found that first responder paramedics are not receiving enough help to overcome psychological injuries caused by their work. According to researchers from the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University, rates of PTSD among paramedics are estimated to be twice as high...