Property owners on wrong side of street to miss out on flood protection in South Australian town

Waterski shop owner Kylie Rochaw had been banking on bumper summer sales, in what she expected to be her biggest season since the start of the pandemic. key points: South Australia is bracing for what could be its worst floods in up to 70 years Some businesses in Mannum will be forced to shut indefinitely … Read more

SA floods: Experts warn snakes will seek shelter in backyards and homes

Ongoing flooding across Australia’s southeast has prompted warnings from wildlife experts to be on the lookout for snakes in homes and backyards. South Australia is bracing for flooding in coming weeks as water makes its way into the Murray River from NSW and Victoria, with thousands of homes at risk. As river towns brace for … Read more

Mosquito numbers set to explode with warnings about disease

Australians are being warned to expect an explosion in mosquito populations as we head further into summer, with wet and warm weather set to create ideal breeding conditions. The number of mosquitoes caught in monitoring traps has already boomed, according to mosquito expert Dr Cameron Webb. “Since we’ve started monitoring in October, we’ve seen populations … Read more

Video shows schoolie knocked unconscious after jumping from roof onto table at Port Elliot

South Australia’s police commissioner says alcohol and a quest for social media virality appear to have led to a schoolie being knocked unconscious after jumping off a roof and onto a table. key points: A young man has been knocked unconscious after jumping off a roof at Port Elliot The police commissioner says most schoolies … Read more

Senate estimates: Paul Graham on Adelaide Australia Post sign

The chief executive of Australia Post has apologized “unreservedly” for offending its customers after an Adelaide post office erected a sign saying staff could not take “Indian” photos. Paul Graham faced a grilling in a spillover senate estimates hearing on Tuesday, two weeks after shoppers at Rundle Mall branded the sign “racist”. The sign advised … Read more

Adelaide, SA weather: Temperatures in 30s to mark first weekend of December

Brace yourself South Australia – put away your scarves, box up the heater and shave off that hipster beard, ‘cos summer is here. Well, now quite here, but just around the corner. The first weekend of summer could set the tone for the weeks to come, with 33C forecast in Adelaide on Saturday. In the … Read more

Monster eastern brown snake in Adelaide backyard leaves Aussies horrified

Dealing with unpredictable situations involving big snakes is something that snake catchers are used to doing on a daily basis. However, one snake catcher from South Australia found himself in a particularly nerve-racking situation when he came up against a monster eastern brown snake. Rolly Burrell from Snake Catchers Adelaide shared a picture of the … Read more

Weather Australia: First week of Summer to bring rain in some parts

With summer only a handful of days away, many are questioning how long the current rain cycle is going to stick around for. Some states have already started to see some relief for flood areas as the sun finally starts stepping into the spotlight. But how much rain do we have left? What’s left before … Read more

Loxton Tree of Knowledge flood levels sparks climate change debate

A picture of a tree in regional South Australia has sparked a wild climate change debate. As floodwaters from the River Murray crept up the Loxton’s Tree of Knowledge, one local thought it was a good time to take a picture to put things into perspective. The photo posted on social media shows the tree … Read more

SA Covid update: Thousands of new Covid cases reported

This article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. Get full digital access to trusted news from The Advertiser and Messenger with our great introductory offer. Drive-through testing sites will be scrapped and free RATs offered to all South Australians as the state reaches the peak of its … Read more