Local News

National Rural Health Alliance Push to Fast Track Telehealth Medicare

The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed the Australian Government’s expansion of telehealth Medicare item numbers but has called for access to be expanded as soon as possible to all health professionals. CEO Dr Gabrielle O’Kane said allowing more people to have consultations with their GP or health professional at home, whether for COVID-19 or something else, is...

RDAWEP Work to Help Local Businesses

Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula are working to help local businesses across the EP, as each and every one of them faces the impacts caused by the coronavirus. Regional Development have created a one-stop webpage that provides local businesses and employers with information on what support and assistance is...

Obstacles Not Enough to Stop PL Tuna Classic Success

The Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna classic saw a successful event over the weekend despite the COVID-19 venue regulations forcing a slight change of plans for the presentations, which resulted in the event taking place at Fisherman’s Point as an outdoor event. The two-day fishing tournament’s major awards were presented to Gilbert...

WA Grand Theft Auto Crosses SA Boarder Despite Restrictions

Despite widely publicised border restrictions being implemented yesterday, a stolen car was detected heading into SA from the western border. Police received information that a stolen silver Toyota Corolla had crossed the border into South Australia just after 1 pm on Tuesday 24 March, and was heading for the roadblock on...

Port Lincoln Takes the Lead in Car Break-ins for Last Year

The RAA has revealed Port Lincoln is number 1 on the top 10 regional locations for auto theft offences in South Australia for last year.  The figures from South Australian Police indicated that thieves were more likely to break into vehicles then steal them with Statewide stats showing there were more...

Public School to See increased Hygiene Supplies

The state government is increasing hygiene support for public schools across the state. As part of an additional $5 million investment to boost hygiene, schools will see not only additional supplies but also potential cleans throughout the day. Extra supplies will include sanitising gels, soaps, toilet paper, paper towels and other hygiene...

Lower Eyre Peninsula Suspicious Grass Fire

Police are investigating a suspicious grass fire on the Lower Eyre Peninsula yesterday morning. Just before 5 am on Monday, Port Lincoln Police received reports of a fire in scrubland at Flinders Highway near Wangary.   Members from the Country Fire Service and two appliances attended and extinguished the fire however it burnt...

Elderly Purse Snatch in Cleve

A man has been reported after the theft of an elderly woman’s purse at a Cleve Supermarket. On Saturday morning, an elderly woman was shopping at a supermarket on Main Street when she placed her purse on a shelf for a short time to collect items. In that small time a man...

Locals Encouraged to Stay Active in Isolation

As more and more locals are finding themselves in home quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19, the Heart Foundation is encouraging people to stay active. Trevor Shilton from the Heart Foundation says many peoples everyday life has been disrupted including physical activity routines and there’s more temptation to spend time on...

Local Business Keeps Community Spirit Alive During Pandemic

Isolation and the closing of businesses during the pandemic hasn’t been enough to kill off kindness and positive spirits of the community as one business pays forward to another. A local business that has closed their doors for the time being had some excess produce in their garden that was due...