Coober Pedy Regional Times
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DEATH NOTICE BURNS, Kathleen Anne With deepest sorrow, the Burns family wish to announce the passing of Kathleen Anne Burns5-9-1942 ~ 18-10-2022 Aged 80 Years
By Margaret Mackay Local Member for Giles, Eddie Hughes MP has slammed the behaviour of Westpac Bank after it announced the closure of its branch in Coober Pedy this week.
WOOMERA PROHIBITED AREA – TWO AREAS OF THE GREEN ZONE WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 16 OCTOBER TO 5 NOVEMBER 2022
Exclusion period notification This notice provides notification that the Green Zone will be closed between 16 October to 5 November 2022 to allow Defence to undertake testing activities. For safety and security […]
Rex has been declared the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the inaugural Australian Aviation Awards for2022 organised in partnership with UNSW. The judges recognised Rex’s resilience, adaptability, flexibility, innovation and growth whilstkeeping […]
LETTER TO EDITOR, On 22 March 2022, Administrator Tim Jackson made a public statement in the Council Agenda and meeting that he had self-reported to the Office of Public Integrity (OPI) about […]
REPORT: By consent and in Orders made this week by Magistrate Davis in chambers, it was agreed that TIMOTHY ROBERT SANDFORD JACKSON had defamed and victimised former Councilor of the District Council […]
EDITORIAL/OPINION: Margaret Mackay Editor The State Government has made a decision to extend the governance by an Administrator of the District Council of Coober Pedy for a further maximum time of four […]
Far North residents are invited to help shape the future of South Australia’s outback. Nominations are now open for positions on the Outback Communities Authority, giving South Australians living in the outback […]
OMBUDSMAN SQUASHES TIM JACKSON’S “SELF-REPORT” AND IDENTIFIES A SEPARATE CASE FOR POTENTIAL MALADMINISTRATION
VIZ ‘conduct resulting from impropriety, incompetence, or negligence Mr Tim Jackson, AdministratorDistrict Council of Coober PedyBy email: email@example.com Dear Mr Jackson Your report about your own conductI refer to your report to […]
“……. I believe that Coober Pedy administrator Tim Jackson MUST stand-down” Why did the DCCP Administrator, Tim Jackson instruct for me to be charged with contempt of court when he had no […]
Council is seeking the views of the community on the draft 2022-23 Annual Business Plan (ABP) andBudget. The draft ABP and budget can be found on https://www.cooberpedy.sa.gov.au/noticeboard/public-consultation Hard copies can also be […]
Local residents at Coober Pedy have expressed considerable angst over an alleged stabbing in their community. Today (Thursday 16-6-20220) police released the following information. About 3pm on Sunday 12 June, patrols were […]
Story & Photos: Margaret Mackay © On Thursday 10 March 2022 at approx 3.30pm the Coober Pedy Mine Rescue/SES pagers went off requesting a response. An opal miner was stuck at the […]
“COOBER PEDY NEEDS SOME URGENT RULES IN PLACE”
The introduction of a new crane hire service for the outback region will provide further options for broad range of prospective clients. Based in Port Augusta, Macweld Crane Hire is a recently […]
At 8.25 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 Emergency Service crews were called to a fire at an empty house in Ferrall Street Coober Pedy. CFS Volunteers assisted by Mine Rescue/SES were at […]
South Australian taxpayers have forked out almost $40 million to public servants harassed in their workplace over the past five years, explosive figures obtained by SA-BEST have revealed.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is urging heavy vehicle operators to use their Daily Safety Checklist, ahead of the second major health check of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet.
19 Apr 2021 3:43pm Police are urging the public and business owners to be vigilant in checking their cash after a recent surge in counterfeit notes being passed across the state.
14 April 2021. Statement by the Hon. Ann Vanstone QC Independent Commissioner Against CorruptionAs a result of an ICAC investigation, on 22 March 2021 two South Australia Police officers were charged by […]
The Opal Symposium held at Coober Pedy this year, brings together opal miners from all the opal fields of Australia, major opal dealers and traders plus many from Australia’s Universities and the […]
A 20-year-old Kurralta Park man has been charged with murder following the discovery of the body of a woman in a shallow grave near Hawker
Woman’s body found in Flinders Ranges – near Hawker 8-3-2021
07 Mar 2021 6:39am Two people have died following a crash on the Stuart Highway at Wirraminna in the State’s Far North. A crash involving a B-double truck and a Ford utility […]
UPDATE: Serious Crash on Stuart Highway in Far North 06 Mar 2021 5:17pm Emergency services are responding to reports of a serious crash on the Stuart Highway at Wirraminna in the State’s […]
How much longer are we prepared to allow this shameful situation to exist? Every able-bodied young Anangu male in 2021 is following in the undignified footsteps of their forefathers. “Is this deliberate”? […]
Mallee farming town, Pinnaroo, has been crowned the 2020 Ag Town of the Year during last night’s Regional Showcase event at O’Leary Walker Wines in Clare.
Updates have been made to the Cross Border Travel Direction in relation to the ongoing situation in Victoria. Cross Border Travel Direction No 39 The Cross Border No 39 Direction comes into […]
Updates have been made to the Public Activities Direction, Supervised Quarantine Direction and the Residential Aged Care Directions. Public Activities Direction No 19 The Public Activities No 19 Direction comes into effect […]
29 Jan 2021 5:02pm More than 300 litres of alcohol was intercepted by police last month suspected of being illegally transported into the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. A Far North Highway […]
Commercial and non-recreational drone operators are being warned there are serious consequences for flying drones that are not registered.
Shirley Williams aged 73 and suffering from the onset of dementia did not return home after a medical check up at Coober Pedy Hospital on Monday 28th December 2020 onward but was […]
South Australians are warned to avoid exposure to mosquitoes, following the detection of the potentially deadly Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus and Kunjin virus during routine monitoring.
Rex has offered its full support of National Cabinet’s decision to make face masks mandatory on all Australian domestic and international flights.
Families with children who attend childcare are urged to keep their children at home if they are unwell and practice good hand-hygiene after an increase in reports of viral gastroenteritis in childcare […]
Port Augusta Police are trying to reunite some items of jewellery with the owners. It will be alleged that about 12.30pm on Tuesday 27 October, police spoke to a man riding a […]
In a significant step for the region, a dedicated renal service will be available for the first time for patients in Coober Pedy and surrounding communities. A $200,000 grant from the Marshall […]