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”
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
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 […]
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 […]
Restrictions on recreational fishing at Port Pirie will remain in place after scientific sampling of fish, crabs and shellfish detected above permissible levels of lead.
The State Coordinator and Police Commissioner Grant Stevens today (18 December 2020) announced people who have travelled to South Australia from particular areas in New South Wales are required to immediately self-quarantine […]
The Australian Government is continuing to provide unprecedented support for the aviation industry, with $66 million in grants under the Regional Airports Screening Infrastructure (RASI) grant program announced for eligible regional airports […]
28 Nov 2020 7:38pm An update has been made to the Parafield Gardens Cluster in South Australia. The Emergency Management (Parafield Cluster Isolation No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and […]
South Australia Emergency Management (Stay at Home) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 under section 25 of the Emergency Management Act 2004
FIRE BAN & FIRE DANGER RATING ADVICE FOR 10 November 2020 Issued at: 16:23 on 09 November 2020 TOTAL FIRE BANS
15 Sep 2020 10:45pm An update has been made to Residential Aged Care restrictions in South Australia. The Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 7) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked […]
15 Sep 2020 10:41pm An update has been made to the cross border restrictions in South Australia. The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel No 13) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and […]
New home sales in South Australia have grown in the past three months to their highest level in 6 years, as local builders prepare for a further influx in demand as buyers […]
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.
Coober Pedy – Out of Sight – Out of Mind
Ask any local – The liquor restrictions are simply not working effectively any more – by Margaret Mackay
Previously disengaged students in Coober Pedy Area School, South Australia are coming back thanks to an innovative program customising school to meet each student’s individual needs.
National Volunteer Week 2020 is Monday 18 May – Sunday 24 May 2020 “Changing Communities, Changing Lives” The Coober Pedy Mine Rescue/SES Unit is the primary rescue unit in Coober Pedy and […]
Coober Pedy’s MINI-GEMS is one of eight council-run child care centres to receive financial assistance from the state government.
(New COVID-19 update) The 28 day extension will commence at 1pm on 2 May 2020
Today (15 Apr 2020 11:45am) the State Coordinator made a new Direction providing an update relevant to wineries, cellar doors, breweries and distilleries.
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 […]
The Marshall Liberal Government has announced details of its second economic stimulus package – which includes significant payroll and land tax relief for thousands of businesses across the state as well as […]
The March meeting of the Andamooka Progress & Opal Miners Association (APOMA) gave rise to debate around grave concerns for the future sustainability of Andamooka and other towns and communities in the […]
Regional Express (Rex) has finalised the first stage of network reductions with effect from Monday 6 April 2020.
Igniting memories of a story that millions of Australians can relate to, Michaela Burger pays tribute to her Greek migrant family and hard-working, fun-loving larrikin father, Luke, in A MIGRANT’S SON. From […]