Local News

WWII Medals Found in Mt Barker

Hills Police are hoping to track down the owner of three World War II medals (pictured) that were handed in at the Mount Barker station this week. A member of the public found the medals on the corner of Albert Place and Hutchinson Street and handed them in on Wednesday 12...

Coonalpyn - One of SA's Healthiest Towns

Coonalpyn is one of the winners of the State Government’s SA Healthy Towns Challenge. Coorong District Council’s 'Coonalpyn Fresh Food Project' has been recognised for its innovative solution to having no town supermarket. Through partnerships with local suppliers, Coonalypn residents receive a weekly delivery of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. It is amongst...

Investment Companies on Notice for Selling Water to Farmers

Investment firms profiting from selling water to struggling farmers are being put on notice. The Federal Government is considering shutting down companies with entitlements to water in the Murray Darling Basin that do not have their own land and are selling their share to drought-stricken farmers. Federal Water Minister David Littleproud said...

Future of Migration in Murray Bridge - Hearing Today

Migration is on the agenda in Murray Bridge today. The Economic and Finance Committee is holding a public hearing in Murray Bridge to discuss the impact of migration and population growth on South Australia’s productivity and economic performance. The Presiding Member, Mr Sam Duluk MP, Member for Waite, said the hearing will inform the Committee’s ongoing...

'Unfair' Mobile Black Spot Funding Grab

The State Government is being criticised for asking communities to front tens of thousands of dollars to increase their odds of getting new mobile phone infrastructure. Damien Cooke, CEO of Regional Development Australia (Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and KI) is calling for a rethink of the new approach to the latest round...

L2P - Helping Murrayland Learners on the Road to Employment

A pilot program to help remove barriers to employment for young locals in the Murraylands is being launched today. “L2P”  is a program to help fast-track learners and help them meet the 75 hours of driving time required to qualify for a provisional licence. It is an initiative of Regional Development Australia...

Damning Report on Reservoir Contamination Risk

Public access to the Myponga reservoir may pose a risk to public health according to a confidential audit. A confidential report commissioned by SA Water and produced by SA Health has been leaked to Opposition Susan Close and the Advertiser. The report finds the promise to open reservoirs across the State cannot...

Pair to Face Court for Stolen Python in Hills

A Mount Barker man is due in court today for stealing a six-feet long snake. The 39-year-old was arrested yesterday and charged with criminal tresspass, theft and unlawful possession. It is alleged he and a 37-year-old Murray Bridge man broke into a Wellington road store on Saturday 1 June and stole cash,...

Neighbouring Houses Spared in Mt Barker Blaze

The cause of a house fire in the Adelaide Hills yesterday afternoon is not yet known. A blaze started at a Galloway Crescent home in Mount Barker around 1.30 on Tuesday 12 June. Upon arrival, firefighters from 5 CFS trucks found a carport ablaze with fire spreading into an adjoining house. Crews were...

Kangaroo Culling in South-East Welcomed by Livestock SA

Livestock SA has welcomed a plan to extend the commercial kangaroo harvesting zone to the State’s South East. The Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu, Kangaroo Island, Lower and Upper South East would be included in the zone under a State Government amendment as well as extending the Murray Mallee and Mid North...