Local News

Council Reconsidering Carols Funding Cut

A decision to defund a highly popular carols event might be reversed this evening. The Mitcham Council plans to meet tonight to discuss the fallout from last week’s controversial decision to discontinue funding for the Brownhill Creek Christmas affair. The Council had voted 7 to 5 to no longer contribute $45,000 to...

Water Activities Allowed at Myponga Reservoir from Summer

Fishing and Kayaking will be allowed at The Myponga Reservoir later this year. The State Government is pushing ahead with its pledge to fully open reservoirs for public recreation. Myponga Reservoir, which was opened to the public for off-water recreational activity for the first time in April, will have shore-line fishing available, along...

Police Seeking Witnesses to 3-Car Crash on Sturt Highway

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash in the Murraylands at the weekend. Three cars collided on the Sturt Highway near Blanchetown on Saturday 27 July around 8.30pm. Police allege a silver BMW with WA registration plates hit a Ford sedan and then smashed into a ute traveling in the...

SA Rural Doctor Shortage at Crisis Point

A doctor shortage is at a crisis point in 50 South Australian regional towns. A report by Health Workforce Stakeholder Group SA shows despite a raft of incentives being offered to prospective doctors, including 15 weeks leave per year, a car, accommodation and competitive pay, there are still more than 60...

Karoonda Silo Art Project Complete

The huge mural in Karoonda is now complete. Renowned Victorian-based Mongolian artist Heesco Khosnaran has packed up his tools after spending five weeks turning the town’s silos into a colourful portrayal of country life. Tonnes of visitors have passed through the small town to see the representation of landmarks and characters including...

Council Urged to Reinstate 'Carols By Creek' Funding

Calls are mounting for the Mitcham Council to reverse a ‘grinch-like’ decision to no longer fund Carols By The Creek. The Council voted 7 to 5 this week to no longer contribute $45,000 to the highly attended Brownhill Creek affair after 25 years. The Councillors who voted to abolish the carols cited...

Explosives & Guns Found on Murray Mallee Property

A Murray Mallee man has been arrested and charged with explosives and firearms offences after an extensive police search of his land. Officers, with the assistance of Police Dog Kingston, searched houses, sheds, numerous vehicles and scrubland on three Bowhill properties, totalling approximately 250 acres. Police and Bomb Response Technicians allegedly located...

Teen Crashes Car into Mount Lofty Estate Building

Police are investigating how a car crashed into a building on Mount Lofty Estate in the Adelaide Hills. Around 10pm on Thursday 25 July police and emergency services were called to the Crafers property where the vehicle and building suffered significant damage. The 17-year-old male driver from Panorama and his passenger escaped...

Campaign Against Bight Drilling Ramps Up

A campaign against drilling in the Great Australian Bight has ramped up. SA Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has introduced a Bill to protect the Bight from oil drilling, with a view to give it World Heritage Protection. “Polls consistently show a vast majority of South Australians oppose drilling in the Bight, with...