HOUSE FIRE IN APY LANDS

The CFS was called to a house fire in the APY Lands just after 6am this morning following a triple zero call that was made alerting SA Police, who then advised the CFS of the structure fire.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: CAMEL SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT FOR APY LANDS

The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities by taking advantage of a vast food source in the Outback. The camel supply chain project will aid the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Inc receiving $430,000 for the project.

FIRE DESTROYS FREGON COMMUNITY STORE

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 when a fire was noticed at the rear of the store about 11pm. The fire  quickly engulfed the store. The Mintabie Fire Brigade responded but…

NEW ALCOHOL RULES IN COOBER PEDY

Monday, 30 September 2013 9:10am New rules come into effect from today regarding the purchase of alcohol in Coober Pedy. The South Australia Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, Paul White, announced the new rules for take-away alcohol sales in the outback township in an effort to curb alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour. Takeaway sales of cask…

ALCOHOL SEIZED AND DESTROYED NEAR COOBER PEDY

A vehicle suspected of illegally trafficking alcohol onto the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara (APY) lands was stopped by police early Friday morning Friday, 21 June 2013 on the Stuart Highway near Coober Pedy. The Holden stationwagon with seven male occupants was searched and alcohol seized along with a small amount of cannabis in three re-sealable plastic…

SPATE OF EARTHQUAKES HIT SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S FAR NORTH

A spate of earthquakes all within a week of each other have occurred in South Australia’s Far North with three strikes on the APY Lands. A significant 6.1 earthquake struck near Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon and Indulkana on the APY Lands at 8.25pm South Australian Daylight Savings Time CDT Friday night 23 March 2012. The Ernabella quake occurred at a shallow…