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 […]
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”? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Local teacher at Coober Pedy Area School, Matthew Key has taken on a Deputy Principal role at Mount Gambier and will leave Coober Pedy with his family in July. Matt and Kim […]
A world first – electric flying craft racing series testing programme will take place near Coober Pedy
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 […]
ELCA’s full list of recommendations for the Federal Government. Excerpt from letter sent by Greg Mullins to David Littleproud, 29 November 2019
Nominations close Tuesday 18 September, at 12 noon for the 2018 Council elections.
Police have arrested a man and a woman and located three children safe and well after a stolen car was dumped and set on fire on the Strzelecki track in the State’s […]
Changes to road rules setting a minimum distance for overtaking cyclists and allowing all age cycling on footpaths will take effect tomorrow. The Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said the changes […]
Police are seeking public assistance to help locate 35-year-old man Danny Ferguson. Ferguson is wanted for questioning following the suspicious death of a woman at Oodnadatta on Friday 3 July. He was […]
UPDATE: 5-7-2015 DEATH AT OODNADATTA DECLARED A MAJOR CRIME Police are searching scrubland for a man following the death of a woman at Oodnadatta on Friday. At 3.30pm on Friday […]
The Productivity Commission today released its draft inquiry report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. “Our recommendations seek to make childcare more affordable, flexible and accessible. Furthermore they will provide a framework […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]