Local News

Wedding of the Year Fast Approaching

The wedding of the year is approaching as the Runaway Brides Mock wedding is set to take place this Saturday with locals invited to watch Lola and Morris get married.  The mock wedding raising money for Variety SA is a fully functional wedding that will see around 15 locals play different...

Announcement of South Australian Grain Industry Blueprint

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone yesterday announced the State Government has committed $140,000 to Grain Producers SA (GPSA) for the development of a South Australian Grain Industry Blueprint.  For the first time, South Australia’s grain industry will have a whole-of-industry focused strategic plan to drive further growth...

Concerns for Children's Perception of Healthy and Body Image

New research conducted by Flinders University shows South Australian kids demonstrate an unhealthy concern about body image when it comes to the perceptions about being healthy.  The study shows that 11-12 year old children describe the negative consequences of consuming various foods on their body, and feel the need to take...

State Budget Injects Millions into Health and Education

Following last week’s state budget announcements in relation to country health and education $140 million dollars will be delivered over 10 years that will see upgrades to regional hospitals and infrastructures.  Member for Flinders Peter Treloar says there have been no projects identified as of yet however they have made plans...

Increased Price Limits for Rural and Regional Residents on NDIS

The Federal Government has announced an increase to price limits for services provided to regional and rural Australians on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.  From July 1, providers will see increases to remote plan funding and price limit loadings, along with changes to billing for travel, non-face-to-face services and other supports....

Local Woman Walks For Guide Dogs Australia Pawgust

A Local business woman has decided to get motivated and join the Pawugust challenge that will see her walk 30 minutes a day for 30 days to help raise money for Guide Dogs Australia.  Amanda Hodge from Cowell says guide dogs are close to her heart following a relative’s unfortunate accident...

Tumby Bay Community Work to Save Whibley Wattle

Locals from the Tumby Bay area school, local council and landholders are on a mission to help save the native Acacia whibleyana, commonly referred to as Whibley wattle.  Since 2017 significant work has taken place to help save Tumby Bay’s endangered flora with funding from the Australian Governments National Landcare Program...

Possibility of Cheaper Flights for Lower Eyre Peninsula

The Lower Eyre District Council and Regional Express airlines are looking into a partnership that will see cheaper flights between Port Lincoln and Adelaide for customers.  Rex Airlines have made an offer under a community fare rates scheme that would offer the locals cheaper airfares from Lincoln to Adelaide. The Airline offers...

Ceduna P-Plater Done Drink Driving

Police stopped a vehicle in Ceduna early Sunday morning 23 February for a mobile driver test.  The driver, a P plater 20-year-old Ceduna woman, recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.135. She was reported for drink driving and breaching the conditions of her probationary licence.   She was issued with a 12 month instant...

Thevenard Man Arrested for False Report

Over the weekend Ceduna Police were kept busy after they have arrested a driver who failed to stop and made a false report to police.  Just after 4 pm on Saturday 22 June, police spotted a station wagon on Thevenard Road.   Police attempted to stop the car but it failed to stop.   A...