Local News

Astor Cruise Ship Visit

This Sunday February 10th, The Transocean cruise ship, Astor will be visiting Port Lincoln for the day, with Artists in residence hosted for visitors.  The German-based cruise ship is one of the smaller ships coming into town over the summer with approximately 590 passengers and 300 crew members. The Nautilus Art center...

2019 SALT Festival's New Coordinator

The Eyre Peninsulas Salt Festival has a new coordinator this year, with Sophie Quigley taking over the rains for the festival set to take place in April.  Sophie will be working with the team to lock in the final details of major events and will be working closely with artists, innovators,...

Port Lincoln and Eyre Peninsula Sports

To Sport and in cricket the Eyre Peninsula senior cricket team completed its 2019 Country Carnival campaign with a win yesterday over. EP took on Alice Springs who won the toss and batted at Park 25. The Eyre Peninsula bowlers dominated the innings, bowling out Alice Springs for just 111 with Jackson...

P-Platter Loses license for Drink Driving

A P-plater was caught drink driving in Port Lincoln last night.  Just before 9.30pm on Wednesday 6 February, police stopped a vehicle in Follett Street, for a mobile driver test. The driver, a 35-year-old Port Lincoln man, recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.087. He was reported for drink driving and breaching the...

RAA Push for Road Safety Investments for EP

The RAA is pushing for greater investment in road safety for the Eyre Peninsula including upgrades to several major roads and highways.  This week President and Chairman, Elizabeth Perry and other members from the RAA will visit the region and will meet with community and business leaders to discuss how they can work...

Have Your Say To Help Reduce Waste

Residents on the Eyre Peninsula will have the opportunity to have their say in two new public engagements based on how South Australians can help reduce plastic and fight the war on waste.  Approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year and current studies have shown that if the...

New Shark Deterrent Device Launched

The Eyre Peninsula is well-known for its shark populated waters with locals crossing shark encounters every so often, Shark Shield technology has now launched the world’s first handheld electrical shark deterrent device.  The Ocean Guardian eSPEAR is designed for those diving, surfing, snorkeling or spearfishing.  Backed by 20 years of research, the small, lightweight device...

National Pet Adoption Day

This Saturday, February 9th, is National Pet Adoption Day and Eyre Peninsula Residents are being encouraged to adopt a rescue pet with figures showing around 200,000 are waiting unclaimed in animal pounds around the country.  This year, we're being asked to put aside any preconceptions we might have about rescue animals or...

EP Have a Win in Country Cricket Championships

To Sport and in local cricket the Eyre Peninsula recorded its first win of the 2019 senior Country Cricket Championships in Adelaide yesterday, defeating Barossa and Light by 1 wicket in a thriller at Port Adelaide Reserve.  Barossa and Light batted first and were bowled out for 151 in the 47th...

Port Lincoln Leisure Centre Stadium Expansion Project Continues

Works at the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre Stadium continue on the multi-million dollar expansion project.  Due to the current building works being undertaken the City of Port Lincoln and YMCA will be temporarily closing the Leisure Centre Stadium and Gym this Friday from 6 am to 1 pm.  It is anticipated that...