In January 2014, an intense heat wave and strong winds fueled an outbreak of hundreds of bushfires in South Australia. NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image of grass and shrub fires raging in Yumbarra Conservation Park on […]
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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced it would partner with natural gas and electricity provider, Alinta, and the South Australian Government to undertake a $2.3 million full feasibility study into […]
HEAT WAVE UPDATE: On 16 January 2014, there were a total of 65 heat-related presentations to metropolitan Adelaide hospitals. In SA country hospitals there were a further 25 admissions for heat-related conditions.
All South Australian waste holders must register their unwanted chemicals before 28 March for the 2014 ChemClear program being planned for an April/May collection. So far more than 16,000L/kg of obsolete product […]
With temperatures predicted to rise above 40 °C continuing, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, today reminded Australia’s veteran community to take steps to ensure the heat doesn’t impact […]
With more scorching days forecast this week, South Australians are being reminded to take care of pets and native animals as well as the people around them. Department of Environment, Water and […]
As temperatures are forecast to soar in South Australia over the coming days, SafeWork SA reminds workplaces to ensure they have measures in place to cope with the heat.
Four sport and community clubs across the Yorke Peninsula will share in $256,925 funding to build a new pool, a skate park and install important irrigation and watering systems, as part of […]
In a letter to the editor of the Coober Pedy Regional Times on 29 August 2013, Liberal Candidate for Giles, Bernadette Abrahams drew attention to the dilapidated welcome sign just out of […]
A local couple have come forward to claim their first division prize of more than $1.4 million from Saturday’s $30 Million X Lotto Megadraw! The winning woman was absolutely astounded when she […]
A reward of up to $200,000 is now on offer for information that leads to the location or conviction of those responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Port Lincoln woman […]
After months of planning the SA Water Vacswim 2014 program has commenced. This annual water safety program provides lessons in swimming pools, lakes and beaches at over 130 locations throughout the state. […]
Three individual winning entries each worth $1,428,571.43 were purchased in Coober Pedy, Port Lincoln and West Beach in South Australia. There were also two winning syndicates of 20-members each in Berri and […]
Total Fire Bans have been declared in EIGHT fire ban districts across the State. Interactive Weather Map of heat affected areas of South Australia for 1 January 2014 Temperature forecast for the region for […]
Over the past two months there has been a significant increase in the amount of reported fuel thefts in the Mid North region. The thefts have mainly occurred from large agricultural vehicles, […]
Speed cameras detected 158 motorists speeding in the Adelaide Hills last weekend as part of Operation Safe Hills, equating to over 12% of the 1227 vehicles that went through the speed cameras deployed […]
UPDATE: Monday, 30 December 2013 5:33pm Missing woman Julie Richards has been located safe and well by an Adelaide patrol a short time ago. Police thank everyone for their assistance in this matter.
Two 10-year-old boys were arrested at Port Lincoln after allegedly breaking into cars. The offences occurred at the Port Lincoln Foreshore area on Sunday 29 December and about 4.45pm.
Police are investigating the disappearance of 2442 sheep from a rural property on the Eyre Peninsula.
Police have arrested a 42-year-old Ceduna man for theft and assault.
Police are searching for the owners of two cannabis crops at Coffin Bay and Wanilla. On Sunday 29 December, following a report from a member of the public, police located 25 small […]
Sunday, 29 December 2013 5:19pm Police have reported two women for drink driving in the States mid-north this morning.
During Christmas in Coober Pedy this year you must visit Radeka Downunder and see the amazing “Christmas Lights Display” and Electric Trains, from Tuesday December 24th until Saturday December 28th., 9pm – […]
An electrician from the north-eastern suburbs has been banned from working in the industry for his dangerous electrical work. On 10 December 2013, in proceedings brought against him by South Australia’s consumer […]
to be examined at seminar during VICENZAORO Winter show VICENZA, ITALY: DECEMBER 23, 2013 – The new year is likely to be a most significant one in terms of the regulation of […]
This year’s road safety message from police and Motor Accident Commission’s is: All we want for Christmas is you. It is simple and a more light-hearted message than the sombre note we […]
Police have arrested three youths after a break-in at Port Lincoln yesterday. At about 6.45pm, three men allegedly forced their way into a Cronin Avenue house and assaulted two men inside the […]
Minister Ian Hunter, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation has issued the following statement relating to a fire that destroyed the Fregon Community Store on the APY Lands earlier today.
Police in the state’s Far North are investigating the circumstances of a fire that has destroyed the Kaltjiti/Fregon community store, causing an estimated $2m in damages. The alarm was raised before midnight […]
The Community Council for Australia has commended the Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos and the Abbot government for not proceeding with a new tax that would have brought into question all the income-producing […]
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) and South Australia Police are working together to detect illegal hunters and poachers in the Kingston District. Anyone hunting feral species, such as […]
A man tracked his stolen iPad to a Greenacres address using the ‘Find my iPad’ tracking app yesterday. Police attended and searched the premises at about 5.45pm on Tuesday 17 December, allegedly […]
Issued at: 16:46 on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for Thursday, 19 December 2013 in the following Fire Ban Districts:
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the launch of the Emergency+ smartphone app by the Australian Government. When activated, the Emergency+ app provides users with their GPS reference which they […]
“Police encourage the use of tracking apps as they are a very useful tool in detecting lost or stolen property” Police have arrested a 34-year-old woman from Hallet Cove after a “phone […]
Monday, 16 December 2013. Police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man from Port Augusta for drink driving and driving with an expired learners permit. At about 12.50am Sunday 16 December, police […]
Over the past five years, on average, nine people have died on South Australian roads each December. In the crucial period from 23 December to 3 January, three have died and 27 […]
A tank containing toxic radioactive acid has burst at Rio Tinto’s Ranger uranium mine within the bounds Kakadu National Park. Up to one million litres of radioactive acid slurry has escaped the […]
Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, and Jamie Briggs, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development have announced today that the Australian Government will provide up to […]
The Federal Coalition Government will be “winding down” the operations of the Prime Minister’s Council on Homelessness, Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has told a housing conference in his first major […]
ABC TV Lateline By Michael Coggan A doctor who played a key role in establishing the Northern Territory Government’s new mandatory alcohol rehabilitation program has quit in protest at the way the […]
“ …. effectively means that Council Development Assessment Panels have been stripped of their powers. “This clandestine decision, to push the regulation variations through yesterday, has left Councils in the dark and […]
Two local Ceduna police officers yesterday received Police Service awards for their diligent and ethical service in SAPOL. In a small ceremony at the Ceduna Police Station, Assistant Commissioner Neil Smith awarded […]
Roxby Downs Police have arrested an Andamooka man for trafficking cannabis following a search at Andamooka yesterday. At about 1.30pm yesterday, Roxby police along with local Detectives and a police drug dog, […]
A community forum hosted by police in Victor Harbor to chat face-to-face about local crime issues was well attended. Approximately 60 local people met with police and discussed a range of topics […]
Today, OZ Minerals presented an update on the Carrapateena resource and nearby discoveries at the ‘2013 SA Exploration and Mining Conference’. The Carrapateena project and mineralisation discovered at Khamsin and Fremantle Doctor […]
Wednesday, 4 December 2013 10:20am Update in Monash murder investigation Police are following ‘positive lines of inquiry’ into the murder of a man at Monash, in the state’s Riverland. Detective Inspector Greg […]
Funding for the Alcohol and other Drugs Council (ADCA), the national peak body representing organisations and workers in the sector, has been axed by the assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash. […]
Lake Eyre National Park will now formally be known as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park after a request by the newly-formed Arabana Parks Advisory Committee. Lake Eyre National Park will now formally […]
SafeWork SA regrets to inform of a workplace fatality in which a reaping contractor died at Cockaleechie, near Tumby Bay, on Tuesday, 26 November 2013. While performing a maintenance task on the […]