By Chris Oldfield. MEMBER for Barker Tony Pasin would prefer a different funding method than the “all or nothing” approach of Telstra’s Connect Limestone Coast project. The $40 million project involves 27 phone towers scattered across the region, each costing $1.5 million. But the project relies on Federal funding for 50 percent of the cost. […]
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By Chris Oldfield AN unexplained drop in mobile phone services throughout the district, Telstra profits, Optus and looming satellite mobile services are among reasons the Naracoorte Lucindale Council has rejected Telstra’s second call for ratepayer cash. But the main reason is cost-shifting and ratepayers being asked to pay for a taxpayer funded federal government responsibility. […]
By Chris Oldfield During the next few years Telstra hopes to build 27 mobile phone towers throughout the region, each costing around $1.5 million. Called Connect Limestone Coast, Telstra expects to fund 25 percent of the cost itself, anticipating the Commonwealth will pick up 50 percent of the tab. It will be up to councils, […]
By Chris Oldfield ACROSS the Limestone Coast and throughout Australia, Optus and SpaceX plan to provide 100 per cent mobile coverage by the end of 2025. The deal means an Optus customer should be able to connect to Starlink’s satellites to get mobile service if an Optus network is not available. It also means Crs […]
By Nasik Swami A regional policing review team has been set up to examine police requirements in the Limestone Coast region. The review is part of the strategies employed by the South Australia Police to make communities in the region safer from criminal activities and increase police presence on our streets. SA Police told The […]
By Nasik Swami Many children in the district are growing up in an environment of fear because of domestic violence, says a regional community family care organisation. Limestone Coast-based Centacare says their data shows many children from the area have developed unusual behaviour patterns because of their experiences at home. The executive manager for Domestic […]
By Nasik Swami Give enough incentives to attract and retain police officers to work in rural South Australia. That’s the call to the government from the Police Association of South Australia, the union representing police officers. President Mark Carroll told The News that it was a “perennial challenge” to attract enough police officers to work in […]
By Chris Oldfield AFTER saving hundreds of lives in our district, and throughout South Australia, leading cardiologist Dr Phil Tideman OA, has died as a result of bowel cancer, aged 64. It was at Naracoorte and Robe that in 1999 Dr Tideman first teamed up with the Kincraig and Robe Medical Clinics, setting a blueprint […]
By Chris Oldfield ANOTHER acting CEO will soon be called on to fill the void at Robe District Council’s August meeting. Current acting CEO Debbie Brokenshire is unable to attend and she initially called on the director of childcare Karla Dew to cover council’s August meeting as its acting CEO. Ms Brokenshire, founder of The […]
By Chris Oldfield DEBBIE Brokenshire of The Governator, was this month ratified by Robe District Council as its acting CEO. Although Ms Brokenshire will miss the next monthly meeting, she will be back until October 31, or until the CEO position is filled. Appointed for the next four months by Robe mayor Lisa Ruffell, Ms […]
Your Say: Ken Grundy, Naracoorte Most power prices have risen by 25% but there are some reported to soon double. The feeble answers provided across the board say to ‘put on an extra jumper’ or ‘shop around’. Just imagine if basic food or fuel prices suddenly rose by such astronomical amounts – there would be […]
By Nasik Swami Strangulation of women has emerged as a new trend among perpetrators of domestic violence in Naracoorte and its surrounding towns. The revelation was made by the Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Service (LCDVS), which noted an increase in reports of women being strangled by their intimate partners in the last six months. LCDVS […]
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