Tourism drive

A landmark Mount Gambier hotel is set to undergo a million-dollar refurbishment in a bid to champion the region’s “homegrown heroes”. The Mount Gambier Hotel...

Livestock prices surge to new high

Mount Gambier’s saleyards are setting new records, with cattle attracting prices never seen before in the region....

COVID vaccinations rolled out

Limestone Coast residents have started rolling up their sleeves and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Staff at Mount Gambier’s Dr...

Sawmill upgrade to drive efficiencies

OneFortyOne has further strengthened its commitment to the Green Triangle region with a $16m capital investment at...
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Cycling tour scores increased funding

The cross-border Tour of the Great South Coast cycling event is scheduled to make a return in 2021, after organisers of the event received...

Connection program to support small businesses

Small businesses across the Limestone Coast are now engaging professional services free of charge through Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast’s (RDALC) Expert Connection program. RDALC’s...

Choral society performances resume

After being sidelined for 18 months due to COVID protocols, the Millicent Choral Society has resumed public performances. The 15 current members took to...

Millicent showcased

A welcome to Millicent expo on Friday night drew a gathering of 300 to the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre. Staged by...

After Dark stomps into action

The 16th annual Coonawarra After Dark events kicked off last Friday evening, which saw hundreds of people flock to the Coonawarra to join in the vintage celebrations. Established wineries DiGiorgio Family Wines, Zema Estate and...

Plaque unveiled for mill diamond jubilee

The diamond jubilee of the Kimberly-Clark Australia Millicent Mill was celebrated on Tuesday when Premier Steven Marshall unveiled a commemorative plaque at a celebratory lunch. As part of a one-day whistle-stop tour of the region,...

Orchestra concerts planned

After a COVID-imposed closure last year, the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra and its choristers are planning concerts for 2021. The first will be on June 26 in the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre in Mount Gambier and the second on the...

Imitation firearm amnesty finishes

The amnesty on gel blaster firearms has ended, following a six-month period. Gel blasters were declared regulated imitation firearms from October last year. Owners had a six-month amnesty period to apply for a firearms licence and register their gel blaster...

Lyssavirus warning

People heading outdoors are reminded to avoid any contact with bats. This follows two exposures in South Australia last month involving bats carrying Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABL). The Department for Health and Wellbeing’s Communicable Disease Control Branch Director Dr Louise...

Seasonal workers arrive in state

The first of around 1200 seasonal workers from the Pacific Islands last week arrived in South Australia to cover critical worker shortages and help support thousands of local jobs in the state’s agriculture and horticulture industries. Just over 200 workers...

Prescription monitoring measures in place

Doctors and pharmacists will now be able to better identify patients who are abusing prescription drugs and are at risk of overdose, with the launch of a new real-time prescription monitoring system across South Australia. The new ScriptCheckSA system provides...

Mount Gambier motel damaged by fire

Fire caused extensive damage to a Mount Gambier motel room on Sunday afternoon. The fire started in a ground floor room at the Presidential Motel on Jubilee Highway. The female occupant of the room had to climb through a window...

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Police have arrested a man after they stopped a car in Mount Gambier and searched a passenger and a home, locating drugs and an imitation firearm. About 10am Friday officers stopped a Ford Ranger utility on Vansittart Road at Mount...
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Sport

Basketball fans fuel the Pioneer Passion

For the first time in almost two years, the Ice House will be alive with plenty of Pioneer passion once again this Saturday night. It has been a battle, but the Castec Rural and One Forty One Mount Gambier Pioneers will finally begin their respective NBL1 South campaigns. It will certainly be a night not to miss with Mount Gambier’s only national team embarking on a...

Demons put on clinic over Millicent

Many footy fans believed South Gambier was on track to make the jump from non-finalists to contenders this year and Brayden Kain’s men certainly...

McConnell and Stafford stand out in cat fight as reigning premiers bring winning form into new season

Reigning Bendigo Bank Western Border premiers North Gambier sent a statement in the opening round by smashing Casterton Sandford at Vansittart Park on Saturday. Despite...

Leading football women celebrated

After two big semi-finals on Sunday, the Limestone Coast Women’s Football League hosted its end of season presentations at McLaughlin Park. The toast of...

Bulldogs deliver in opener

EAST GAMBIER V WEST GAMBIER East Gambier has backed up the pre-season hype surrounding its new look A Grade line-up with a resounding 27 goal...

Casting with Coatsy

Monster seas and gale force winds absolutely smashed the south coast over the weekend. Seven metre waves made a bit of a mess of...

Intriguing netball battles ahead

ROUND 2 PREVIEW SOUTH GAMBIER V WEST GAMBIER South Gambier had its moments against the reigning premiers in round one but will need to be switched...