Local News

South Coast Beach Volunteers Needed

There is a call for volunteers to help monitor sand erosion on South Coast beaches. If you have ever wondered why there are polls in the sand at Victor Harbor, Middleton, Basham Beach and Chiton Rocks, they are there to measure sand levels and help inform coastal management decisions. Victor Harbor Coastcare's...

Tailem Bend Man Dies in Palmer Crash

A 30-year-old Tailem Bend man has died in a car crash in Palmer. Just after 6.15pm on Monday 13 May, police and emergency services were called to Reedy Creek Road where a two car collision had been reported. Sadly the driver of a white Honda Civic died at the scene while the...

'Game Changing' Bridges Function Centre Unveiled

A $20 million dollar function centre in Murray Bridge has been unveiled. After 11 years of development, The Bridges Function Centre at Gifford Hill was officially opened on Monday 13 May with a ribbon cutting by Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP. Mayor of the Rural City of Murray Bridge Breton Lewis said it is...

Meningie Rapist Due to Be Sentenced

The Meningie hobby farmer who kidnapped and raped a European backpacker is due to be sentenced in court today (Tuesday 14 May). Jean Bristow was arrested in February 2017 after chaining a 24-year-old woman in his shed and sexually assaulting her. The 54-year-old was meant to face sentencing on 2 May but...

Woman Charged for Drink Driving in Middleton

A woman is due to face court on drink driving charges following a crash at Middleton last year. The 43-year old St Peters woman was taken to hospital on Sunday 9 December after a 4WD station wagon left the road and crashed into a tree on Mill Terrace. Police will allege forensic examination...

Space Station Visible from South Australia

The International Space Station was visible in the clear South Australian sky on Monday 13 May. Around 6.30pm there were multiple sightings of the station passing overhead for about 5 minutes. There will be more opportunities to spot the station overhead this week: You do not need a telescope; if the sky is...

Hills Residents Against ALDI Supermarket Plans

Hills Residents are getting louder in their opposition to plans for a new supermarket in Stirling. The State Government’s Independent Planning Commission is considering a proposal to build an ALDI supermarket at 3-5 Pomona Road, between the Southeastern Freeway exit and entry to the town centre. There has been public outcry since...

Thieves Target Uraidla Pizzeria

An Adelaide Hills pizzeria has been hit with a spate of thefts in recent months with a fire pit the latest to be stolen over the weekend. The owners of Lost in the Forest bar in Uraidla have taken aim on social media at those responsible for a missing chimenea, collectable...

Victor Harbor Nurse Awarded for Humanitarian Work

  A Victor Harbor nurse has taken out an industry excellence award this month. David West, was one of four recipients of the humanitarian prize in the Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards on Friday 10 May. He is a mental health nurse and manager who provides specialist mental healthassessment and treatment for Victor...

Jane Goodall Names Monarto Chimp 'Hope'

A new baby chimp at Monarto Zoo has been named ‘Hope’ by world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall. Visiting for her “Rewind the Future” tour, the wildlife ambassador gave the name to the baby of first-time mum, 25-year-old Hannah. Dr Goodall officially opened 'Jane Goodall's Chimpanzee Conservation Centre' at Monarto Zooalogical Park in 2008. The...