Local News

COVID Test Numbers Spike In Ceduna

After two local service stations were listed as exposure sites over the past two weeks, numbers of COVID tests have spiked in Ceduna. Compared to the previous day, testing in the town went up by 300 per cent on the 5th of October, the day after SA Health revealed a case...

Lincoln Man With Serious Injuries In Home Disturbance

Police are calling for anyone with information about a Port Lincoln home disturbance early yesterday morning to contact Crime Stoppers. Patrols were called to an area in Bomar Street, after reports of yelling and a possible assault, with police unable to locate any victims or offenders. Later yesterday afternoon, police located a...

Lincoln Man Arrested With Arson Offences

A Port Lincoln man was arrested on Wednesday morning for an arson incident earlier in the year. At 11am, a 30 year old local man was arrested in relation to an incident involving a Barley Road shed burning down on June 25th. The man was charged with serious criminal trespass and arson,...

New Our Town Centre Opens In Cummins

A brand new Our Town centre is opening today in Cummins, aiming to help local residents' mental health. The ten year Our Town initiative aims to build the capabilities of rural and regional residents in SA, to support each other's well being in the face of mental health and wellbeing issues. The...

Two Eyre Peninsula Schools Celebrating Anniversaries

Two Eyre Peninsula schools are celebrating anniversaries today and tomorrow. Opening in 1946, the Wudinna Area School is holding 75th birthday celebrations. Former students and guests are invited to gather at the school today for a guided tour of the facilities, followed by the opening of the school time capsule. Tomorrow afternoon, old...

Opposition to Local Desalination Plant Grows

Opposition to a proposed desalination plant at Billy Lights Point is gaining momentum, with fishers and tourism operators protesting in the Port Lincoln marina yesterday. A desalination plant is shortlisted for the area, one of the 20 potential sites looked at by SA Water over the last six months, with a...

Government Invited to Invest in Tumby Jetty Upgrade

The District Council of Tumby Bay is inviting the State Government to co-invest in a local jetty upgrade. With the town hosting up to 7 cruise ship visits with up to 100 passengers each this summer, the jetty is currently not in a condition to allow large cruise ships, nor smaller...

School Football Goal Posts Stolen

After three goal posts were stolen from a Whyalla school, police are calling on the community’s help to locate them. Between 7pm on Monday and 6:45am on Tuesday, three white football goal posts were stolen from the eastern oval at Edward John Eyre High School in Whyalla Norrie. Police are calling on...

Whalers Way Rally to Be Held Sunday

Whalers Way locals will rally against a proposed suborbital rocket launch complex in the area this Sunday. Southern Launch is proposing to build the compex, and has attempted to launch three rockets from the site, however strong winds, technical faults and the rocket catching alight during an ignition sequence postponed the...

EP Invited to Develop Drought Leadership Skills

Eyre Peninsula residents may soon be able to develop their leadership skills in response to drought, with applications opening for the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Program. The program gives farmers and regional communities an opportunity to gain skills and knowledge through training and mentoring programs that aim to build...