DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: TURN CLOCKS FORWARD SUNDAY 5 OCTOBER 2014

DaylightSouth Australians should move their clocks forward one hour from 2am to 3am on Sunday, 5 October 2014.

The start of this daylight saving period keeps South Australia aligned with time changes in other Australian states.

Daylight Saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia. Continue reading

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COOBER PEDY – REX AIRLINES TICKET SALES RELISTED

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased with the announcement by Rex Airlines this morning they have relisted tickets for sale after November 13 and confirmation that services to Coober Pedy will continue. Continue reading

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WOMAN CHARGE OVER STABBING IN COOBER PEDY

An 18-year-old woman was arrested following a serious assault at Coober Pedy overnight.

Police were called to a Coober Pedy address at about 3am on Saturday 20 September and found a young man who had sustained stab wounds. Continue reading

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MACHETE AND FENCE POST USED IN ARMED ROBBERY COOBER PEDY

Shell Service Station in Coober Pedy robbed by two men with a armed with a machete and a fence post

Coober Pedy police are seeking information from the public after two men robbed a service station at Coober Pedy overnight.

Just after midnight, two men armed with a machete and a mental fence post, threatened staff at the Shell Service Station on Hutchinson Street, demanding cash and cigarettes. The male suspects also threatened a customer demanding his wallet.

The suspects then fled on foot leaving with cash, cigarettes and a wallet from the customer. Continue reading

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LOCAL COUNCIL CANDIDATE POSTERS: FOUR WEEK RULE

Candidates in the upcoming Council Elections should not put up early election posters to avoid running contrary to elections legislation.

Local Government Association CEO, Wendy Campana said under Local Government (Elections) Act candidates should not put up campaign posters until Friday 10 October 2010, four weeks from the 7 November polling day. Continue reading

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RAMSEY PLEASED: CASA ALTERS LANGUAGE ON COOBER PEDY AIR SERVICES

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased CASA seems to be giving the green light to REX continuing services into Coober Pedy until the strip can be widened.

After ruling the Coober Pedy airstrip must widen its runway from 18 to 30 metres to meet aviation regulations on Friday the 29th August, CASA informed REX that beyond Nov 13th Rex could not land at the airstrip in cross winds of 10 knots or more, effectively bringing the service to a halt from November 13. Continue reading

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COOBER PEDY AIRSTRIP: RAMSEY ANGRY AT CASA’S INFLEXIBILITY

Rowan Ramsey MP

Rowan Ramsey MP

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has responded angrily to a decision by CASA which threatens to kill off the Rex service to Coober Pedy.

“I am very angry that a Federal bureaucracy in CASA has shown its sheer bloody-mindedness in trying to hitch on to international regulations to which Coober Pedy has an exemption for 27 years.

“Rex airlines and before them Kendall have operated a safe, efficient and incident free service for almost three decades. Continue reading

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