Iconic crater precinct up in smoke

Mount Gambier residents woke early on Tuesday to find the iconic Lakes precinct ablaze, with flames tearing through the western edge of the area. The...

Silence speaks volumes

Limestone Coast residents protesting COVID-19 restrictions have taken to the streets in silence for the latest Limestone...

Water quality under microscope

Two water quality monitoring floats have been deployed at Mount Gambier’s Valley Lake to determine the algae...

Liberal candidate sets sights on closing regional population gap

Liberal candidate for Mount Gambier Ben Hood has identified growing the population of the region as one...

Hunters halted

There will be no duck or quail hunting in the Bool Lagoon Game Reserve in 2022 but...
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Penola parkland trees earmarked for removal

Wattle Range Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to remove the avenue of Cyprus trees in the Penola...

Butcher meats demand

Empty meat shelves have been seen in supermarkets across Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing staff shortages and...

Market feels heat

Saturday’s heat wave had an obvious impact on the number of stalls and shoppers at the community market in...

Bank reaches out 
to Penola residents

The Community Bank Penola and District is offering contact-free deliveries of local supplies to Penola residents, an idea sparked...

Tree-change sparks debate

Tensions flared when the fate of towering 80-year-old trees in the Mount Burr township was discussed at the January monthly meeting of Wattle Range Council. Ward councillor Deb Agnew accused some of her fellow elected...

Final chapter written on 50 year career at Tenison Woods College

Tenison Woods College last year farewelled their longest serving staff member. Library Technician Tory Brett retired at the end of 2021 after five decades as an employee at the college. Ms Brett’s involvement with the college...

South Australian phone program steps up COVID isolation support

Anew phone monitoring program which calls vulnerable South Australians with COVID-19 twice a day is ensuring those in the community who require additional support have everything they need to isolate at home. Wellbeing SA has been allocated $2.3m in extra...

Federal race is on for seat of Barker

Asecond Mount Gambier man has nominated for the Federal seat of Barker at this year’s poll. David Swiggs has been endorsed by Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party. He addressed the Worldwide Rally for Freedom in Mount Gambier on Saturday. His party has...

Regional detox bed pledge welcomed

Substance Misuse Limestone Coast has welcomed Labor’s $4.7m pledge for dedicated drug and alcohol detox beds, saying the region is facing a shortage of alcohol and other drug (AOD) services at a time when demand is rising.  Last week the...

Hospital upgrade ‘empty promise’

Liberal candidate for Mount Gambier Ben Hood has dismissed as “empty promises” a SA Labor commitment that if elected the Blue Lake city’s hospital would undergo a multi-million-dollar upgrading State Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas visited Mount Gambier last week and...

Help is only a phone call away

headspace Mount Gambier has had to implement a temporary change of service deliver due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Community Liaison Worker Nick McInerney said headspace understood COVID-19 and its impacts were creating feelings of uncertainty in the community. “We want...

COVID puts pressure on specialist health services

Limestone Coast residents are reporting difficulty accessing specialist medical services due to increased COVID restrictions at the Mount Gambier Hospital. The SE Voice has been contacted by patients who have had their visiting specialists appointments cancelled. A Limestone Coast Local Health...

New year brings challenges at Robe

Robe Mayor Alison Nunan has praised the majority of the seaside businesses for complying with COVID-related regulations. “I would like to thank the majority of our businesses that put compliance above all else,” wrote Ms Nunan in her first report...
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Sport

Women’s footy ready to reach new heights

The sixth instalment of the Veolia Limestone Coast Women’s Football League is set to be the biggest ever and it all gets under way this weekend. This Sunday’s season opener taking place at Blue Lake Sports Park kicks off a nine-round season which will criss-cross the region showcasing the most talented Limestone Coast women with the Sherrin. The fight for the main prize could be one not to miss with the all-conquering South Gambier looking to begin a dynasty following on from their crushing run to the 2020 flag. But the Demons have lost 15 premiership players and the likes of Kybybolite and Penola will come at them strong, while the other teams have been tirelessly perfecting their game on the training...

COVID chaos crushes Lakers campaign as finals approach

More COVID-19 chaos has hit Basketball Mount Gambier where it hurts as the latest postponement has placed the remainder of the city’s Country Basketball...

Tennis returns serve from break

As the nation celebrates one massive Barty Party during the ongoing Australian Open, the Limestone Coast’s best will have a racquet in their hands...

Juniors begin fight for bragging rights

Young cricketers will be taking guard to fight for regional bragging rights this weekend when the fight for the Burdon and Kerr Shields begin...

Arrows lead archers to contest

Blue Lake Archers’ annual invitational tournament held last weekend was the 17th staging of the event since its inception. The club hosted three separate events...

Limestone Coast Women’s Football League sides prepare for 2022

The Limestone Coast Women's Football League sides will kick off this weekend. Kybybolite eager to ‘go one better’ Kybybolite may be the most consistent team in...

The remarkable record-breaker

Without taking anything away from Giant Flash’s fifth trainer, Tracie Price of Compton, maybe Mount Gambier’s finish-on-lure track has also assisted in turning around...