Local News

Murray Coorong Trail To Be Extended

The Coorong District Council will be able to further extend the Murray Coorong Trail after winning government funding. The trail will be extended by a further 32km from Noonameena to Narrung and Raukkan along the Coorong lagoons, Loveday Bay and the Lower Lakes with $110,000 from the Office for Recreation Sport...

Road Closed South Of Strath Due To Fatal Crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal crash at Strathalbyn. At about 6.15am today (Monday 3 December), patrols and emergency services were called to Alexandrina Road near Giles Creek Road after a Mitsubishi 4WD hit a tree. The driver and sole occupant, a 49-year-old man from Burnside, died at the...

Holdem Handed 2 Life Sentences Over Murder Of Karlie & Khandalyce

Murderer Daniel Holdem has been handed two life sentences for killing Karlie Pearce Stevenson and her daughter 2 year oldKhanadlyce, whose remains were found in a suitcase on the side of the highway at Wynarka in 2015. Holdem had pleaded guilty to the 2008 murders that saw Karlie’s body found in...

Friends And Family Farewell Teenager Killed In Adelaide Hills Crash

Mourners gathered at the Strathalbyn Racing Club on Friday to farewell one of two teenagers recently killed in a car accident in the Adelaide Hills. Mikalyla Eastwood was just 18 years old and had just completed year 12 alongside her boyfriend, 17 year old Hayden Perkins, when the pair were involved...

Search For Barney The Wombat Ends In Tragedy

Tragedy for an Adelaide Hills Wombat sanctuary with one of their long time residents passing away after getting stuck in a burrow. Barney the southern hairy nosed wombat was last seen alive on November 25th headed to his Flaxley burrow, members of the Wombat Awareness Organisation becoming concerned using ground penetrating...

Sunrise Heads To Victor Harbor

Channel 7’s Sunrise program will head to Victor Harbor this week, continuing the show’s A to Z weather tour of the country. Host Sam Mac will be presenting updates from the Solders Memorial Gardens on Flinders Parade on Wednesday between 5 and 8am with a drone to film the crowd forming...

New Mr Percival's To Call Adelaide Zoo Home

Two of the five pelicans hand raised for the new Storm Boy movie, call Adelaide Zoo home. The movie was shot around the Coorong and Lower Lakes, the same location as the original film back in the 1970’s. Salty and Skye, the pelicans who share the role of Mr Percival, were rescued...

Adelaide Hills Sanctuary To Open Butterfly Aviary

Cleland Wildlife Park will open their new butterfly aviary tonight. The Adelaide Hills conservation park are hoping the enclosure will help people understand the importance of the insect in our local ecology, and how their health can be a measure of how well we are looking after our environment. Launching the new...

Mt Barker Woman Busted Growing Cannabis

A 26 year old Mt Barker woman has been reported after police found cannabis plants growing at her home. Officers searched the Carlson St property on Wednesday uncovering 6 plants being grown outside and a further 13 growing inside using a hydroponic set up. The woman was charged with cultivating cannabis and...

Police Hunt Car Thieves After Vehicle Torched In Lobethal

Witnesses say several men ran from the scene of a torched car in Lobethal Wednesday night, police calling on anyone with information on the group to come forward. Locals on Miller Rd say the stolen silver Mazda, which had been taken from an Elizabeth Park home either late Tuesday night or...