Regional airports land slice of federal funds

Mount Gambier, Kingston and the Coorong will share in a $29.6m round of funding for regional airports across Australia. The second round of the Regional...

Cross-border conversation

Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell has met with Premier Steven Marshall to discuss the impact of...

Politicians pay back allowance

Two South East politicians are paying back incorrectly claimed travel allowances, following revelations from state parliament. Member...

Primary school offers extra family support

Mount Gambier’s Melaleuca Park Primary School is leading the way in a state first for providing support...
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Teen captures attention

A local high school student is celebrating another photography success. Grant High School Year 11 student Maggie McKinnon has been shortlisted out of 720...

COVID-19 cuts wine festivities short

The annual Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers celebration has wrapped up its final weekend of festivities, with tasting experiences at the cellar doors with back-vintage wines...

Fish plan to lure export opportunities

Local fishers have welcomed a grant of $885,000 from the Federal Government for Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) to develop and expand markets for Australian...

Pet survey to shape management plan

The future of pet management is under review in the Glenelg Shire with council calling on residents, both with pets and without, to have...

Conservation gets back to basics

Eleven projects across the region have been selected to receive funding through the Grassroots Grants program. The Limestone Coast Landscape Board received a high level of interest from community organisations in relation to the...

Travellers explore own ‘backyard’

Increased demand for regional travel and “holidaying at home” has resulted in a record-breaking number of people visiting Naracoorte Caves National Park. The past financial year, Naracoorte Caves set a new benchmark for visitors...

Funds granted to community organisations

Grant District Council will provide the equivalent of $1350 to two organisations requesting financial assistance after councillors voted in favour of the proposals at a recent elected members meeting. Councillors voted in favour of providing $550 towards the Mount Gambier...

Oil project approval

Australian oil and gas explorer and developer Red Sky has received approval from the State Government to commence operations at the Killanoola Oil Project in the Penola Trough. A statement issued by Red Sky said the inspection of the...

Crash investigation

Major Crash officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash north of Millicent on Friday, July 30. Emergency services were called to Princes Highway at Furner at 10pm after reports of a crash involving a Toyota Corolla sedan and...

Attendance made public

A report compiling the attendance records of Mount Gambier City councillors at formal and informal meetings has been released. It follows Councillor Max Bruins alleging several councillors were “consistently absent” from meetings, with a report compiling attendances revealed at...

Forestry research funding extended

Forestry research in South Australia will get a $2m boost with the State Government committing funding over four years to the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NFPI) Mount Gambier Centre. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham...

Grant District Council to review waste management

Grant District Council will review its waste management offerings in time for next year’s council budget, with a view to consider expanding bin collection to all of the jurisdiction’s properties. Councillor Barry Kuhl presented a notice of motion calling for...

Childcare services to be expanded

Limestone Coast childcare centres will receive almost $700,000 in funding to provide additional services. Centres in Lucindale, Kingston, Keith, Penola and Allendale East will share in the funding from the Federal Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) which provides...
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Sport

Young football star has plenty to Crow about

Years of dedication and hard work has paid off for talented Mount Gambier footballer Brooke Tonon, with her name called for selection by the Adelaide Crows women’s side during the 2021 AFLW Draft. The 17-year-old from Mount Gambier, but now based at Scotch College was the Adelaide Crows’  second selection at pick 20 alongside Zoe Prowse and Abbie Ballard. It is a moment the teenager will never...

Pioneers back in business

As the NBL1 South season splutters back to life following the South Australian  and Victorian lockdowns, the Mount Gambier Pioneers will be back in...

Casting with Coatsy

We are back. After a long week tucked up at home, we are allowed back onto the water and into the fish. The offshore scene has...

Netballers take to courts

HATHERLEIGH V PORT MACDONNELL Hatherleigh hosts Port MacDonnell as the 2021 Bendigo Bank Mid South Eastern Netball Association season re-starts this Saturday. The mid-court battle...

Big weekend of grand finals looms

The third Saturday in September shapes up to be the centre piece for one of the biggest  weekends in Limestone Coast football and netball...

The wait is over

WEST GAMBIER V CASTERTON SANDFORD After almost a month of waiting, the final leg of the 2021 Bendigo Bank Western Border Football League season is...

Bulldogs look to sharpen teeth ahead of finals

WEST GAMBIER V CASTERTON SANDFORD Neither West Gambier or Casterton Sandford have played for a month, so this weekend will be about blowing out...