Local News

Country Arts Writing Place Program Comes to EP

Young writers across the Eyre Peninsula are encouraged to apply for the upcoming Writing Place program that is set to take place in September.  The new to regional South Australia writing program, is a project run by Country Arts SA, CarClew and Australian Theatre of Young People -and will give young...

Drop The Dart for World No Tobacco Day

Today is World No Tobacco Day with young people on the Eyre Peninsula being reminded of the many dangers associated with smoking.  It comes as latest figures show a reduction in teenage smoking rates across Australia but a recent increase in the proportion of teens who are using roll-your-own tobacco products....

Eyre Peninsula Says Goodbye To Train System Today

Today is a sad day for some as the Eyre Peninsula railway system comes to end, after more than 100 years of operation.  The contract will be officially terminated as of the 31st of May with the final train to leave Cummins at 10am and will be heading for Port Lincoln. The...

Ramsey Announces More Drought Funding

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced the Government will provide $1 million in drought funding to four more drought-affected councils in Grey.  This will bring the Government’s total investment under the Drought Communities Program to $110 million. Mr. Ramsey says It seemed unjust to him that some areas and in particular...

IVF More Accessible for Regional Patients

Couples on the Eyre Peninsula who undertake IVF are set to benefit from a new screening test that can help increase the chance of a successful pregnancy.  The non-invasive DNA test has a number of benefits over existing biopsy techniques which can only be used on the strongest of embryos. The...

SA Police School Zone Blitz

Yesterday SA Police conducted a school zone safety blitz that was targeted at drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs going to and from school.  The blitz was statewide and active both during the morning and afternoon. Superintendent Bob Gray, the officer in charge of the Traffic...

Food Allergies Not Taken Seriously

A new survey suggests some residents on the Eyre Peninsula may not be taking people with food allergies seriously, even though it can be life-threatening. More than 80% of people with a food allergy believe others often confuse their condition with lifestyle choices such as being vegan, or simply because they...

Statewide Jetties Strategic Plan

The possibility of aged jetties on the Eyre Peninsula could see upgrades following the state governments plan to develop a statewide Jetties strategic plan.  The strategic plan will explore options in developing a sustainable approach to the future management and prioritisation of investment for South Australian jetties. The Strategic Plan will examine...

NREP Encourage People to Bring Own Fire Wood into Parks

Natural resources Eyre Peninsula are urging those visiting our national parks to ensure they bring their own firewood fire when camping.  Bringing your own firewood into the national park will not only help preserve shelter and food sources for native wildlife but also help the regeneration of our native vegetation. Ranger in...

PL Council Welcome After Hour Customer Support Service

As of this Friday 31st May, the Port Lincoln council will provide a 24 hour, 7 days a week customer support through an after hour phone service.  This will allow the community to log after-hours service requests for all council services including fallen tree branches, blocked toilets, wandering dogs and illegal...