Local News

Spring Weather Prompts Rabbit Control

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is urging locals to take the later spring weather as an opportunity to jump on top of pest rabbit control. EP Landscape Board Landscape Officer, Ben Tucker, says with the warmer days rolling in as we approach summer, we can expect to see a drying of...

Stolen Items Found in Port Lincoln Park

Port Lincoln police have recovered several item suspected to be stolen over the weekend. The property found was located at Nelson Square near Cardiff Road Port Lincoln. The property included a black Nike bag containing camping equipment, blow-up mattresses, clothing, a brown shoulder bag, earrings and other items. Locals are urged to contact...

As Summer Approaches it's Time to Slip Slop Slap

Parents of young children on the Eyre Peninsula are urged to be SunSmart with latest figures suggesting many aren't doing enough to protect themselves. They show 1 in 4 Aussies between the ages of 25 and 44 are getting sunburnt on summer weekends, with less than a third (31%) seeking shade...

New Report Discusses Racism Experienced by Indigenous Workers

Local organisatios are being urged to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and take action to stamp-out any forms of racism. It comes as a national survey reveals nearly 1 in 2 Indigenous workers (44%) have been exposed to racial slurs, while 59% have experienced so-called 'appearance racism'. Nareen Young...

Whyalla Police Seize Firearms

Whyalla Police have seized a number of firearms from a Whyalla address on Friday after a tip-off. Acting on information received, police searched a Whyalla Playford address on Friday 13 November.   Three rifles, a shotgun, four handguns and ammunition, all found to be stored insecurely, were all seized.   Three of the firearms were...

Ceduna Driver 4X Legal Limit

Ceduna police have detected an unlicensed drink driver on Friday night. At around 10:30pm police spotted a vehicle and recognised the driver who was known to have never held a licence. The patrol attended the man's home address where they conducted a breath test. The 29-year-old Ceduna man recorded a blood alcohol reading...

Government Dishes Out Small Business Grants

Cash grants of $10,000 for eligible small businesses and not-for-profits still hard hit by COVID-19 will be paid from as early as today. So far, more than 2000 small businesses and not-for-profit organisations have applied under the Marshall Government’s second round of cash grant stimulus – less than a week after they were...

CFS Urge Locals to Be Bushfire Ready

Eyre Peninsula residents are being urged to prepare and plan for the coming bushfire season as the CFS launches its Be Bushfire Ready campaign. Fire Chiefs yesterday joined the Minister for Emergency Services Vincent Tarzia to officially launch this year's fire preparedness campaign that features bushfire survivors from last summer's horror...

Dog Owners Warned About Deadly Disease

Local dog owners are being warned about a recent increase in cases of a fatal bacterial disease, following a number of outbreaks here in Australia. Leptospirosis is commonly spread by rats and may be found near hotspots such as parks, construction sites and more densely populated areas. The disease can also...

Youths Enter Elderly's Home and Steal Car

Five youths have been arrested and charged after a house was broken into and a car stolen on Wednesday. On Wednesday night police were called to a Whyalla address after an 81-year-old woman was confronted by two male youths inside her home. The victim yelled at the youths and they ran away....