Local News

Tanunda Motorcyclist Dies on Sturt Highway

A motorcyclist has died after a crash at Shea-Oak Log. Just before 9.50am on Saturday 23 March police and emergency services were called to a single motorcycle crash on the Sturt Highway, near the intersection of Gomersal Road. The solo rider, a 70-year-old Tanunda man, was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital but...

NBN Co Warns Consumers of Scam

We are being urged to be wary of scammers, pretending to be from NBN Co. There has been an 84% increase in enquiries about suspected scams involving the National Broadband Network company since October 2018. On Monday 25 March, NBN Co has issued a notice warning to consumers to be vigilant for...

How Should SA Spend $12 Million?

The State Government has announced a $12 million investment in a space agency and space discovery centre in Adelaide this month and we have polled you to find out where you would like that money spent. The majority said hospitals and health should be the number one priority with roads and...

$20 Billion Investment in Regional Industries

A new national framework will bring $20 billion in investment in South Australia and support the creation of 9,500 regional jobs. That is according to peak group, Regional Development Australia, which praises a State and Federal Government announcement on Thursday 21 March 2019 for a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) to...

Mining Magnate "Twiggy" Against Drilling in the Bight

Iron ore magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has joined the fight against drilling in the Great Australian Bight. Mr Forrest who is backing the construction of a new liquified natural gas terminal in New South Wales has told a Norwegian newspaper, Dagens Naeringsliv, that the bight is “one of the richest marine...

Time to Rethink Water Buyback Caps?

This World Water Day (22 March) researchers are calling for a new approach to the nation’s largest river system. Current Murray Darling Basin policy is built around spending public money to buy more efficient irrigation equipment for farmers in the belief that if less water is ‘wasted’ in maintaining crops, more...

Hills Man to Face Court for Meth Trafficking

A Hills man will face the Mount Barker Magistrates Court in May charged with trafficking drugs. Police allege that they found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the 40-year-old’s property in Bridgewater on Tuesday 19 March 2019. The man was arrested and also issued an expiation notice for cannabis.

Coast to Coast Community Bike Ride

Hundreds of cyclists will be riding from Glenelg to Victor Harbor this Sunday 24 March 2019, in the annual Coast to Coast community ride. The Bicycle SA event encourages riders of all levels to challenge themselves. Funding is also being raised to translate the excitement of cycling into learning opportunities for...

Push for Goolwa School Gathers Steam

The push for a new public school on the South Coast is ramping up. Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes said he believes the State Government is now in negotiations with Investigator College to buy its Goolwa Campus after the private school closes at the end of this year. According to Council data, in...

Drug Addiction Support in Murray Bridge

A drug and alcohol support program in Murray Bridge is set to open within months following the announcement of a $1.5 million Federal grant. Early intervention, educational sessions, one-on-one counselling and support groups will be included in the free service by The Murray Mallee General Practice Network in a bid to provide...