Local News

Deliberately Lit - Black Hill Conservation Park Fire

A significant fire in Paracombe was believed to be deliberately lit following a police discovery of hundreds of butane gas canisters at the source of the blaze. The fire sparked at Black Hill Conservation Park at 2am on Wednesday 17 April and was contained by around 6pm. At the height of the...

Easter Road Safety Campaign

A safety campaign is being launched today in a bid to prevent numerous road deaths over the long weekend. Public holidays are a notorious time for car crashes. Between 2013 and 2017 a total of seven people died and 273 were injured during Easter, according to the most recent State Government data. Thankfully,...

Managing Recycling in the Fleurieu

The Mayor of Alexandrina wants to reassure Fleurieu Peninsula residents that recyclables are being appropriately processed. A recent report on 60 Minutes showed many Australian plastics ending up in warehouses or shipped to South-East Asia to be illegally burned. A year on from the China Sword Policy, in which the Chinese government...

Hemp Harvest Headaches in SA

Hemp growers in South Australia are reportedly struggling as they face thefts and untimely bad weather. While initial results of the State’s first hemp harvest have been reportedly positive, Fleurieu Peninsula farmers Robert and Dianne Mignanelli have reported relentless thefts around the clock with thousands of dollars worth of plants being...

The Feasibility of Meat Processing in KI

A feasibility study into meat processing on Kangaroo Island is underway to assess how locally grown and processed red meat can feed the island. Livestock SA and the State Government have joined forces, committing to almost $30,000 for an independent feasibility study to be conducted into artisan meat processing options. There are...

Hills Copper Mine to Become Pumped Hydro Site

A closing mine in the Adelaide Hills is to be resurrected. AGL plans to build a pumped hydro energy storage facility at Kanmantoo after agreeing to a $31 million deal with the copper mine operator Hillgrove Resources. If the proposal progresses past the five-year development and building stage, it could drive...

Paracombe Bushfire Watch & Act

CFS crews are responding to an uncontrolled fire on Gorge Road at Paracombe. Update at 11:30am -  Whilst this fire has been named Paracombe, Paracombe residents are advised that this fire currently poses no threat to that area, and is currently located entirely within the Black Hill Conservation Park, which has been...

SAPOL Fined for Echunga Freezer Death

One of the highest penalties for breaching the Work Health and Safety Act was handed down on Tuesday 17 April over the death of a woman at a police training facility in the Adelaide Hills. The South Australian Police were fined $390,000 over the death of Debra Summers, who was trapped...

Labor Endorses Mat O'Brien for Seat of Barker

The ALP has endorsed the Vice President of SA Country Labor as their candidate for Barker. Mat O’Brien lives and works in the Rural City of Murray Bridge as a councillor. He says his main focuses will be the River Murray, schools, hospitals and more investment in regional roads. Mr O'Brien is up...

Do You Know Where Your Fish Comes From?

Ahead of Good Friday and Easter, there are calls to ensure South Australians are better-informed about the origin of their seafood. It comes as a new study reveals nearly 41% of all Australians don’t know whether their seafood is local or imported.Jo-anne Ruscoe, executive officer of the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association,...