By David Hewitt for Coober Pedy Regional Times. This week [1-7 January 2023] marks 63 years since five Western Arrarnta Aboriginal men died on the William Creek road, approximately 75 kilometres from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
05 Dec 2020 4:09pm A man has died following a serious crash at Coober Pedy last night. About 10.20pm on Friday 4 December, police and emergency services were called to Robins Boulevard […]
FIRE BAN & FIRE DANGER RATING ADVICE FOR 10 November 2020 Issued at: 16:23 on 09 November 2020 TOTAL FIRE BANS
This article is aimed at providing some perspective for the local community as to why Anangu from remote communities are pouring into our town in mid winter amidst a declared pandemic.
Ask any local – The liquor restrictions are simply not working effectively any more – by Margaret Mackay
Additional police resources will be deployed to regional areas in South Australia this long weekend to monitor travelers. With the Easter long weekend fast approaching, South Australia Police are encouraging all residents […]
Would be travelers and ad-hoc campers should think twice before driving hundreds if not thousands of kilometres to remote or regional destinations to hide out for Easter as the doors to ‘non-essential […]
Regional Express (Rex) wishes to update the 54 regional and remote communities that are serviced by Rex on its immediate plans for the suspension/reduction of services so that they could be prepared […]
The 2020 Opal Symposium committee are feeling very excited to be hosting the 20/20 Vision 10th National Opal Symposium at Coober Pedy on the 8 & 9 April 2020 .
SA Tourism Minister David Ridgway was eager to get into the region last weekend to visit the local business community, particularly given that 43 % of the SA visitor economy spend is […]
A man and woman have been flown to the the Royal Adelaide Hospital following a light plane crash at William Creek on Sunday afternoon
by Margaret Mackay Each year, more than 300,000 people visit Uluru, but the Uluru climb will close for good on 26 October 2019. See: https://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/uluru-and-kata-tjuta/uluru-and-kata-tjuta-national-park/can-i-climb-uluru
12 July 2019 3:20pm Police have seized some property and are trying to identify the owner(s).
Education Minister John Gardner has announced today the State Government plans for TAFE campuses throughout South Australia.
By Margaret Mackay The Stuart Highway was temporarily closed on Saturday afternoon 6-7-2019 for the RFDS to land on the Traeger Roadstrip, near Glendambo in South Australia’s Far North. They landed to […]
Budget Paper 1: Budget Overview A summary publication capturing all highlights from the 2019-20 Budget. PDF Budget Paper 2: Budget Speech A copy of the Treasurer’s speech, delivered to Parliament on 18 […]
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is very pleased to announce a Federal Government investment of $600,000 for a new and innovative flying headspace model based out of Port Augusta […]
Should Government decisions on Mintabie be subjected to an Independent Review/Examination? We have until the 31st of October to email the South Australian Government about why they shouldn’t shut down the Mintabie […]
Access to travel on the Stuart Highway SA will be suspended for up to 12 hours per suspension between 1 October and 21 October 2018
Notice to licence holders at Mintabie: Mintabie township transition to APY Lands The Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan has given written notice to APY confirming his intention to […]
Scientific evidence supports the view that fracture stimulation in the Arckaringa Basin represents an unreasonable risk to the environment The Coober Pedy community has until the 4th of June to submit comments […]
Dear Resident(s), I was in Coober Pedy for three days at the end of January to listen to concerns from a cross section of residents. As a result of that visit […]
SA-BEST candidate for Giles, Tom Antonio, says his party will be calling for a moratorium on proposed fracking in the Arckaringa Basin, east of Coober Pedy, following concerns from residents of the […]
It is with great sadness that the family of Yami Lester announce the passing of Yami Lester (Poppa Yami), Yankunytjatjara leader and Elder, Land Rights and anti-nuclear campaigner on 21 July 2017, […]
A man has died following a crash near Mimili yesterday evening.
If you haven’t yet ordered a service act now Homes and businesses still on the Interim Satellite Service (ISS) need to act right now. nbn will be closing down the ISS on 28 […]
Infrastructure Projects Stream closes 28 February 2017 Community Investments Stream remains open until 31 March 2017 COMMUNITY GROUPS and Local Councils across the regions are being reminded that applications for Infrastructure Projects […]
Probationary Constable Rachel Bagshaw and Probationary Constable Grant Archer graduate today from the Police Academy, as members of a course of 16 new police officers. Probationary Constable Bagshaw, a former ambulance officer […]
TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for Monday, 19 December 2016 in the following Fire Ban Districts: Northwest Pastoral – Very High Northeast Pastoral – High Flinders – Very High