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Wudinna New Year's Eve Celebrations

This year Wudinna is turning it up for New Year’s Eve with a special event for locals to celebrate the coming New Year. On the 31st December from 6 pm the Wudinna town oval will see celebrations and entertainment for the whole family including live music to feature throughout the night,...

Locals Encouraged to Camp More to Improve Happiness

With the end of the school year just around the corner, researchers are encouraging families to go camping not only for its positive impacts and affordability but also to help regional communities who are suffering from droughts and fires. Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s report found significant educational advantages to caravan...

Regional Stroke Australians at Greater Risk

A national audit reveals regional and rural Australians are at greater risk of death or disability from stroke because they're not receiving the best available treatments. It found 79% of metropolitan patients access a dedicated stroke unit compared to just 55% percent of inner regional patients and 35% of those in...

Man Arrested Following Port Lincoln Shooting

Police have this week arrested a man in relation to the Port Lincoln shooting earlier this year. In February a 30-year-old Port Lincoln man was shot in the leg at Forest Road Wanilla, 25km northwest of Port Lincoln. Last month police appealed to the public for information regarding the incident and following...

Southern Cross Launch to Hold Community Consultation Sessions

    Southern Cross Launch will this week will be holding community information and consultation sessions for locals to get a better understanding of the rocket launch site that is due to be built at Whalers Way. Plans of the first rocket launch are aimed for mid-2020, with its first contract signed with...

Patient Assistance Transport Scheme to Become More Accommodating

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced that Country South Australians travelling long distances for medical specialist appointments will be given more flexibility to plan their trips under changes to the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS). Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the Government has listened to feedback from regional...

New Research Reveals Community Bushfire Prep Needs Boosting

With bushfire season well underway, a new study from the University of South Australia has revealed that individuals are doing all they can to ensure the safety of their homes and properties however more can be done on a community level.    In partnership with other Universities researchers examined the perceptions...

Aussies Losing Sleep Over Financial Burdens

Local households are being given a timely warning to get their finances under control, especially as we head into the festive season. It comes as a new survey suggests nearly seven million Australians are losing sleep because they're worried about money. Nearly 40% of respondents say financial concerns cause them to...

Regional Growth Fund Supports Charter Boats Affected by Snapper Ban

Charter boat operators impacted by the snapper closure are set to receive support through the Regional Growth Fund with up to $500,000 in grants to be directed to them. The closure will be in place until 2023 in aims to restore the dwindling snapper stocks. The Charter Boat Diversification Program is set...

Coffin Bay National Park December Park of the Month

The Coffin Bay National Park has been titled National Park of the month for December and to celebrate park rangers will be putting on an array of activities of for visitors and families. Throughout December there will be activities such as ranger-guided kayak tours at Little Yangie Bay, beach detective children’s...