Local News

Farmers Reminded for Complete Important Survey

Local farmers who've been selected to participate in a large-scale survey are being reminded to complete and return their forms to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Around 27,000 farming businesses across the country have this year been asked to participate in the Rural Environment and Agricultural Commodities Survey. John Shepherd from...

Search For Missing Man Ends with Disappointing outcome

The extensive police search near Kimba has ended as of last night with police unable to find any significant evidence to finding missing man Scott Reddman.  The 19-year-old went missing in April 2018 and his disappearance has now been classed as a major crime. NSW police and dog were deployed to assist...

Nominations Open for 2020 Inspiring South Australian Woman’s Award

Locals are being encouraged to nominate in the Inspiring South Australian Woman’s Award for 2020.  The award, part of Australia Day awards and honours recognises the contribution woman make within our community. This year the award has been renamed to commemorate the 125th anniversary of South Australian women winning the right to vote...

Business Owners Struggle with Workplace Mental Health Issues

New research suggests many small businesses owners are struggling to deal with mental health issues in the workplace. As part of the survey, it was discovered that business owners in the agricultural sector were among the least likely to have discussed mental health days with their staff. The findings have been...

SA Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy Funding

South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy (SAASTA) students will now have the opportunity to take part in the world game while completing their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).  The Marshall Liberal Government has committed an additional $100,000 over two years to establish the SAASTA Aboriginal Football Academy, the state’s very...

Help Available for Phone and Internet Provider Issues

Local residents and small businesses are being reminded that help is available if they have an unresolved issue with their phone or internet provider.  It comes as national figures reveal more than 132,000 complaints were made to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman over the past financial year. The Ombudsman, Judi Jones, says...

Police Search Land Near Kimba for Missing Man

Police are currently undergoing a search on the Eyre Peninsula near Kimba following the disappearance of Adelaide man Scott Redman who went missing in April last year. The investigation of the missing 19-year-old has now been declared as a major crime. The NSW Police Force has deployed a Dog Unit handler, Senior...

Fishers Reminded of Coffin Bay Yellowtail Kingfish Sanctuary Zones

With spring now in the air Yellowtail Kingfish will soon make their annual migration into the shallow waters of Coffin Bay. Fishers are being reminded of the importance of the sanctuary zone areas in the bay to the King fish life cycle. Marine Parks Compliance Officer Lana Roediger said Yellowtail Kingfish are...

Two Woman Busted Drug Driving in Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln Police have detected two female drug drivers in Port Lincoln on Monday night, only two hours apart. On Monday night around 8 pm Port Lincoln Highway Patrols stopped a white Ford sedan on Stevenson Street The driver, a 47-year-old woman from Port Lincoln returned a positive result for methamphetamine. She...

Calypso Star Charters Create Local Environment Fund

Calypso Star Charters is known as a Climate Action Leader and was a carbon-neutral company for 3 years running, and has now taken a step further into creating an environmentally friendly community. From September this year ,Calypso star charters have set up a local environment fund. Funds raised will be distributed to...