Naracoorte, March 04, 2024

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Snake season

Snake season

By Nasik Swami
Be on the lookout for hungry and angry venomous snakes. That’s the message from a local snake catcher as the weather starts to warm up in the South East. […]

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Telstra secrets

Telstra secrets

By Chris Oldfield
TELSTRA expects the SA Government will announce during its Country Cabinet meeting in Naracoorte a commitment to partially fund 27 mobile phone towers. The 27 towers form Telstra’s $40 million Limestone Coast Connectivity project, with each tower estimated to cost $1.5 million. The telco giant, which posted a $2.1 billion profit after […]


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Crime wave

Crime wave

By Chris Oldfield
IN the shadow of darkness, sometimes thieves are lurking down side streets, back roads and farm paddocks, checking for unlocked cars, sheds, houses and gates to steal whatever they can. “It is a sign of the times, driven by the high cost of living as a result of high electricity prices,” according […]

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Some crimes reported

Some crimes reported

By Chris Oldfield.
SOME of the criminal activity in the district is reported by SA Police on its website. According to the site, reports in recent months included the arrest of two men who triggered an alarm in June at a Blackwell Rd waste management business. The criminals aged 39 and 36 were charged for […]

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Pasin ponders phone towers

Pasin ponders phone towers

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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NLC hangs up on Telstra

NLC hangs up on Telstra

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. […]

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Telstra’s plan for 27 towers

Telstra’s plan for 27 towers

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, […]

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100% mobile coverage in 2 years

100% mobile coverage in 2 years

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 […]

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Telstra’s plan for 27 towers

Police services on the radar

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 […]

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Environment of fear

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 […]

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Union: Not enough incentives

Union: Not enough incentives

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 […]

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Our cardio Phil dies

Our cardio Phil dies

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 […]

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