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Community Comes Together To Talk Action

Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, hosted a community drug and alcohol forum in Renmark earlier this week, an event that took place to provide an opportunity for leaders and organisations in the community to come together and hear what the Government is doing to reduce the harms of drugs in...

Rangers Broadening their Range (of Knowledge)

Local rangers and environmental staff had the opportunity to come together at the South Australian Ranger Association’s Annual Migration, which took place at Calperum Station in Renmark this week. The annual migration was a two day event and started with a visit to Chowilla regulator within the game reserve, the featured...

Minister for the Murray Launched Judicial Inquiry

Minister for Water and the River Murray, Ian Hunter, has called for a legal review of NSW water theft allegations following Tuesday night’s episode of Four Corners. Mr Hunter spoke on behalf of Murray River communities, stating they were stunned by the report’s claims that New South Wales public servants...

Netballers Ready to Bounce Back After Round 12 Upsets

A few Riverland A1 netball teams will be looking to re-energise this coming weekend after last rounds upsets. Defending their premiership, Loxton North battled hard in the first three quarters of their match against Renmark, down right up until the final break. A strong last quarter saw them take the victory...

Serious Car Crash in Waikerie

Two local women have been flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the Medstar emergency helicopter following a serious car crash in the Riverland yesterday morning. Police, along with the CFS and SES, were called to Ballantine and Noble Rd in Waikerie following the two-car collision at around 9am. One woman...

Calling Young Rural Women with a Spark

Young trailblazers across the Riverland and rural SA have an opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime 'Power Trip' to the nation's capital through an initiative launched yesterday. Now in its fourth year, Country to Canberra’s prestigious 2017 Leadership Competition will award at least 10 young Australian rural women a chance to rub...

Renmark West Shed Lights Up

Local emergency services attended an out of control blaze in Renmark West over the weekend, reported to have caused close to $80, 000 worth of damage. MFS received the call out to Tarcoola Street at 2.45PM on Saturday and by the time they arrived a shed (which was fortunately not attached...

Your Thoughts on 'No Jab, No Play'

Proposed legislation that could see unvaccinated children banned from being enrolled at South Australian childcare centres, kindergartens and schools is now up for public comment. Feedback is now being sought from Riverland parents for the proposed ‘no jab, no play’ law. Under the proposed changes, parents and guardians would need to provide...

Meet the New Chair of the Riverland NRM Group

The Riverland Natural Resources Management Group have announced their new chair as Anastasia Read. Ms Read’s interest in natural resources began as a young girl growing up in Waikerie. After pursuing a career outside the area, she has returned to the Riverland, and is enthusiastic about helping locally to contribute...

Loxton Police Looking for Bike Theives

Loxton police are seeking information form the local community after a mountain bike was stolen from a Loxton home. Between Wednesday 5th July and Friday 14th July thieves stole the bike from a property on Acacia Ave. Theieves The bike is a black Focus mountain bike, model number JAMC PRO. Also...