Local News

Meth Trafficking Charge in McCracken

A Victor Harbor man has been arrested after police say they found a trafficable amount of drugs in his car. At 1.50am on Tuesday 18 June, officers pulled over the 53-year-old on Hindmarsh Road in McCracken. Police allege he had 10 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle. He has been bailed to appear...

Mid Murray Council Rates Drop Amid Public Pressure

The Mid Murray Council has agreed to reduce the proposed property rate rise following a heated public meeting this month. Protestors of the projected 3.6 per cent rate rise expressed concerns about the hike at a council meeting on Tuesday 11 June amid a rising cost of living and pressure from...

Feedback Sought for Stirling Main Street Design

Adelaide Hills residents are encouraged to share their thoughts on the design of Stirling's main street and surrounds. Community Consultation is now open on a set of draft design guidelines for the area. Adelaide Hills Council Mayor, Jan-Claire Wisdom, said anyone who has a connection to the Stirling main street is welcome...

Purnong Ferry Closed Wednesday

The Purnong ferry will be closed for four hours on Wednesday 19 June. Weather permitting, between 10am and 2pm cables will be replaced and the nearest available crossings will be at Walker Flat and Mannum. Emergency vehicles will not be able to use the Purnong ferry during this time. Image: Google maps

Backpacker Breaks Silence Following Kidnapping Case

A European backpacker who was held hostage at a South Australian pig shed used a little hook to unshackle herself, and then signal for help. Davine, was kidnapped, raped and held hostage for two days in hobby farmer Gene Charles Bristow's pig shed on his regional property in 2017. The 54-year-old man...

Mt Barker Council Claims Failed Company Breached Construction Laws

The Mount Barker District Council says it was never told that Coast to Coast homes was building a subdivision. The now-failed company faces a $10,000 fine if they are found to have breached the Development Act fot not notifying the Council of its plans and for not providing proof of insurance...

Police after Hindmarsh Island Robbers

The perpetrators of multiple break-ins on Hindmarsh Island over the weekend have not yet been found. Six houses in Blanche Parade and Prince Alfred Parade were robbed between 10.30pm Friday 14 June and 6am on Saturday 15 June. Cash, car keys and electronic items were stolen at each of the properties. Police...

Two Hills Teens Charged with Aggravated Robbery

Two teenagers have been arrested for snatching elderly women’s bags in the Adelaide Hills. A 17-year-old Mount Barker boy and 16-year-old Dawesley boy were charged on Friday 14 June with aggravated robbery. Police allege the teens pushed over two elderly women and stole their bags in Gawler Street, Mount Barker at 2.30pm...

Beware of Dodgy Solar Panel Installers in SA

A Victor Harbor electrician has warned homeowners to be wary of dodgy solar panel installers. Tony Minutella, the owner of 'Switched on SA’, said because the solar market in South Australia is expanding, there are a lot more operators out there - both good and bad. The business owner says he receives...

First Southern Right Whale of Season Spotted

The first Southern Right Whale of the season has been spotted on the South Coast. An official whale spotter saw the mammal breaching and travelling towards Granite Island on Thursday 13 June around 9.30am. The whale was about 350 metres from shore at Dump Beach. Ten minutes later, two other whales were...