Locals News and Stories

January 23, 2017
Jake sees the future benefits

Jake is kind of shy. He is a quietly spoken young man, on the cusp of his twenties about to leave his teenage years behind. If you were to meet Jake and make the time to listen he will tell you why he loves Port Pirie. Jake loves that Port Pirie is close to places […]

January 23, 2017
Frank's recollections of a full life

Frank Balmer sat comfortably in his high-backed chair and gazed upon a photo. He looked up and said with a sunny smile, “I’m in a good place.” Frank is aging in place, his home, an aged care facility, is nestled in a quiet suburban street, overlooking a leafy green park. Port Pirie to Frank is […]

January 22, 2017
Change your view! You are the new energy of our city of Port Pirie.

Change: To make or become different. Since time immemorial people, places, perceptions and philosophies have changed. We have evolved. The annals of history cite inspirational examples of how change has shaped individuals, environments and communities. The story of Port Pirie its past, present and future is a perfect example of change, positive change. From the […]

December 17, 2016
The Recorder Christmas 1919

This article appeared a century ago as the first message from the editor of Port Pirie’s Recorder. The Recorder had just been changed in name at the time this appeared, with ownership had been taken over by Mr J.E. Davidson, who lived in Port Pirie for many years. Mr Davidson was well connected in Broken […]

December 4, 2016
Port Pirie's proud tradition of pageantry rolls on

While the 2019 Port Pirie Christmas Pageant dates back to 1960 in its present form, parades and pageants have been a vital part of the community going back to the 1880s. Pageants were a grand part of civic life for decades, with Labour Day, Empire Day, various religious feasts and sporting events celebrated with marches […]

January 29, 2016
"Like me, those who left Pirie often return."

Nicole was “born and bred” in Port Pirie and it’s evident she has a passion for her job and her home. Like so many before her, after attending primary and secondary schools she left her home to forge a career in Physiotherapy studying her Degree at the  University of South Australia. However, like so many […]

January 23, 2016
I see Port Pirie changing for the better.

Blend on Alexander is not what you would expect to find in a country town. The warm tones of wood and exposed brick, the designer blackboards outlining the menu, stainless steel and touches of black give the impression of industrial chic cafes found in Brunswick, Newtown and Brompton - not downtown Port Pirie. Brady Welch […]

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