Local News

Three Arrested Following School Theft

Three people have been arrested after an incident at a school in Port Lincoln this morning.  Police will allege that about 3.45am today (Thursday 25 June) patrols were called to the school on Mortlock Terrace after reports of people attempting to break in to a shed. Three suspects, an 18-year-old man, an...

University Fee Overhaul to Benefit Regional and Rural Students

Following announcements of an overhaul of the university fee system, Eyre Peninsula residents looking to study courses such as agriculture, psychology, nursing and maths will see cheaper fees however humanity courses will more than double per year. Specific courses will have additional government support to encourage people to study job-ready courses...

Dollar for Dollar SA Tourism Scheme

Labor is calling for the State Government to offer a $200 SA Tourism Voucher to encourage South Australians to holiday at home, kickstarting the local tourism industry. Shadow Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison believes, “The $200 SA Tourism Voucher would be a great incentive for South Australians to holiday at home...

Government School Grants to Help Prepare Schools for Year 7 in 2022

All government high schools, area schools and R-12 schools will receive funding to help prepare for incoming year 7 students in 2022. $2.8 million dollars will be shared among 77 schools statewide including those on the EP receiving up to $15,000 which will be used to update learning facilities and equipment. The...

Whyalla Show Cancelled

It has been announced that the 2020 Whyalla Show has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Tamy Pond, President of the Whyalla Show Society has said the decision did not come lightly and was made with a heavy heart but in an effort to keep the community safe. Despite many locals expressing...

Global Relay to Kick-Start a New Era of Food Security

A leading expert believes Australia's strength in agricultural science could help prevent an impending food emergency as a result of COVID-19. It comes as a virtual online relay tooks place yesterday (25 July) involving food security and sustainability experts from around the world. The relay will kick-off in Australia with the...

Sleaford Bay Desalination Plant Gets Green Light

Yesterday Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs visited Sleaford Bay, near Port Lincoln to view the proposed site for the Eyre Peninsula’s Desalination Plant. The EP is set to have its long-term water supply secured, boosting social and economic outcomes, with the construction of the $90 million project. Contracts for the...

EP Man Arrested for Arson

Police have arrested a man following a house fire at Pygery, near Wudinna on Monday morning. Police and fire crews responded to reports of a house fire on Port Kenny Road, Pygery just before 8am. When patrols arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames.   Fire crews attended the scene and extinguished the...

EP Hooded Plovers Reach Flying Age

Local bird enthusiasts and Natural Recourses Eyre Peninsula officers were excited to learn that at least 11 hooded Plover chicks have made it to flying age this season on the EP. An increase in monitoring this species began last season and will continue through NREP protection and recovery projects. The Hooded Plover...

MFS Warn Locals to Inspect Chimneys and Flues

Recent cold weather has firefighters reminding locals to make sure their chimneys and flues are inspected and cleaned if they have not done so already this year. Each year the CFS and MFS respond to dozens of fires linked to chimneys and flues that cause a significant amount of damage to...