2023 People’s Choice Award

The 2023 People’s Choice Award winner was announced at the Regional Showcase Awards Celebration Evening. Read this year’s top stories below.

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Adnyamathanha language program takes huge strides

The Leigh Creek Area School and Leigh Creek Community Progress Association are placing more bilingual signs along the Akurra Trail to the water’s edge of Arrunha Awi (Aroona Dam). Continue reading.


Barn owls join fight against Kangaroo Island pests

Barn owls are being recruited for a pilot project on Kangaroo Island to eradicate up to 5000 feral cats feeding on local wildlife and spreading disease to livestock. Continue reading.


Birthing services return amid Island baby boom

Bringing birthing services back to Kangaroo Island is creating a baby boom for mothers previously forced to travel to Adelaide at 35 weeks, with the State Government today announcing that a $10 million upgrade at the local hospital is underway. Continue reading.


Burra wheelbarrow race to roll again after 40 years

The great Burra to Broken Hill Wheelbarrow Push will roll again – in a shorter format – four decades after it first trundled its way through the state’s mid-north. Continue reading.


Carp Frenzy to lure tourists back to Riverland

The organisers of the annual fishing competition hope the event can help struggling tourism operators regain some summer trade after the flooding while also raising awareness about invasive European Carp in the Murray Darling Basin. Continue reading.


Clare oval redevelopment complete

After many years of lobbying and planning, the $5.7 million, purpose-built sporting precinct looks set to be a jewel in the sporting crown of the Clare Valley. Continue reading.


Connecting with the earth by walking barefoot in nature

Artist Presten Warren is feeling on top of the world after winning a slew of awards for his paintings this year. Continue reading.


Direct meat buying system aims to be a cut above the rest

An Adelaide Hills entrepreneur has launched a meat buying platform which aims to offer an alternative to supermarket shelves by connecting consumers directly with small farmers. Continue reading.


‘Dreams come true’: Dilapidated Aboriginal health clinic gets $15m upgrade

After years of bureaucratic stonewalling, leaders of an Aboriginal health service in Ceduna are “very emotional” about receiving over $15 million from the state and federal governments to replace their mould and asbestos-riddled clinic. Continue reading.


Endangered fern survives against all odds in Mount Lofty Ranges

Ecologists from the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre have rediscovered an endangered fern species not formally seen in the state since 1998. Continue reading.


Fish return to Coorong after River Murray’s salt-flushing flood

As thousands of dead carp and bony bream continue washing up on Fleurieu Peninsula beaches, new life is appearing in the Coorong and Lower Lakes with River Murray flooding flushing out water once too salty for fish to survive. Continue reading.


Girl on a (toilet door) mission

Clare artist Holly Geyer has a unique way to help schoolkids cope with mental health issues. Continue reading.


Historic Port Lincoln museum celebrates 50 years

Mill Cottage Museum will mark a golden anniversary with a celebration of its storied history. Continue reading.


Landmark Mount Gambier attractions adopt dual names

Mount Gambier has officially named six sites including the Blue Lake and Cave Gardens with both their European title and their name in Bunganditj, the language of the Boandik peoples. Continue reading.


Local app helps Fleurieu and KI grow

The all-in-one Fleurieu App has reached 50,000 downloads, a milestone founder Susie Williams hopes will help even more people support the region. Continue reading.


Outback outpost fires up for big weekend

It may seem like a long way to drive for a loaf of bread, but visitors to Farina in the Far North this weekend can discover Australia’s most remote pop-up bakery while taking in some cricket and a trainload of history. Continue reading.


Pick of the crop for SA farmers’ Harvest 100 playlist

South Australian farmers about to spend long hours and weeks out in the paddocks will be able to sing along to their very own Harvest 100 music download, curated from more than 900 song suggestions from across the state. Continue reading.


SeaLink ferry captain farewells high seas

Kevin Eatts has spent his life traversing the seas as a fisherman and for the last 24 years as master of the SeaLink ferry to Kangaroo Island – earlier this month, he took off his captain’s hat for the last time. Continue reading.


‘South Australia’s best tasting tap water revealed

The location of the state’s tastiest tap water has been revealed – and the result may surprise. Continue reading.


The Generals mark River Murray rebirth

Tall river red gums that Tony Sharley nicknames The Generals now carry a high-water mark, the lines adding another chapter to their 600-year story that also features their silent vigil as Captain Sturt navigated the River Murray in the early 1800s. Continue reading.

Regional Showcase People's Choice Award

The Regional Showcase People’s Choice Award gives South Australians the chance to choose their favourite story about the state beyond the city limits. The top 20 InDaily stories from across regional South Australia have been selected based on reach and impact and are now eligible for public voting. The story with the most votes will be the 2023 People’s Choice Award winner.

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