Unregistered fishermen charged

TWO recreational fishermen have been convicted of charges relating to illegal rock lobster fishing near Port MacDonnell.[…]

Emergency connectivity

RESIDENTS in high bushfire risk areas would have mobile phone coverage for at least 24 hours if power is lost under new legislation introduced to parliament.[…]

Dob in a Litterer participants praised

SOUTH Australians have continued to support the Dob in a Litterer program more than six months after its launch with an increase in app downloads, website registrations and reporting.[…]

Nursing stand-off

MOUNT Gambier Hospital continues to be embroiled in staffing resource issues with a key medical workers union claiming it has a shortfall of 10 nurses per week in the medical wards.[…]

Distracted drivers warned

SOUTH Australian Police have detected nearly 81 drivers a day using their mobile phones while driving during the latest Operation Distraction.[…]

Flu outbreaks hit aged care centres

VICTORIANS with the flu are being warned to avoid aged care facilities after the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the eighth death of a resident at a retirement village in the state.[…]

Growth stagnates

THE Australian Electoral Commission’s announcement South Australia will lose a representative at the next federal election has highlighted the need for a responsible and sustainable population growth strategy for the state.[…]

Patient surge denied

HEALTH authorities yesterday denied there had been a surge in patients being transferred from metropolitan areas to Mount Gambier Hospital due to the relocation of patients to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide.[…]

Debt to creditors not ‘insignificant’

THE administrator handling the collapse of the region’s largest woodchip hauling operator has revealed debts owed to creditors are not “insignificant” given the size of the business.[…]

Specialist cleaning at caves

NARACOORTE Cave guides recently participated in a series of specialist workshops and demonstrations on cave cleaning and restoration.[…]