Local News

Local Grain Growers Beware the Redlegged Earth Mite

Local grain growers should remain vigilant as scientists have discovered insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites in the Grains Research and Development Corporation southern cropping region. Recent laboratory studies on several redlegged earth mite populations in South Australia have confirmed resistance to both synthetic py-re-throids and organo-phosphates. This is the first...

Murray and Mallee Youth Get a Leg Up at Sport

Clubs in the Murray and Mallee have taken home a significant share of vouchers offered by the State Government to assist families with the costs of playing sport. 5,575 of the more than 100,000 vouchers issued have gone to clubs in the two regions - saving families across SA more than...

RSA Soccer this Weekend

Round one of RSA soccer will play out at Loxton this Sunday 23rd April, seeing the next instalment of the Renmark vs Barmera rivalry in the A grade Men. Despite Renmark beating Barmera in their FFA Cup draw several weeks ago both teams were missing high profile players, making for a...

RSA Soccer this Weekend

Round one of RSA soccer will play out at Loxton this Sunday 23rd April, seeing the next instalment of the Renmark vs Barmera rivalry in the A grade Men. Despite Renmark beating Barmera in their FFA Cup draw several weeks ago both teams were missing high profile players, making for a...

Paringa Fuel Thief

A Paringa man was arrested on Tuesday for the theft of approximately 200 litres of unleaded fuel. Police allege the man stole the fuel between 6pm on 12 April and 6am on 13 April from a property at Paringa. He was captured on CCTV. The 28-year-old was granted bail to appear in...

Murray Turtle's In Strife

A Riverland man, John Bannear, has been breeding turtles for close to six decades but now has a new project to save the wild population of the Murray River from extinction. Despite having been around for 220 million years, the Murray turtles are currently suffering under the changes in water levels,...

Loxton Hosts US Engineers for HPV Super Series

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology from Indiana, US, will be the first American team to compete in the Uni SA Australian HPV Super Series when it joins the field for Round 2 in Loxton in May. The team, comprising of six mechanical engineering students, and two support staff, will travel to Australia...

Lake Bonney Easter Regatta

The Lake Bonney Yacht Club saw its 71st Easter Regatta over the long weekend. Friday brought one race for all 4 divisions plus a second for the Misc. Mono division. Winds were light and variable but everyone completed the course. Unfortunately Saturdays’ conditions weren’t as favourable and after an attempted start...

Calling All Local Artists

Local artists have just a few weeks left to register for the 2017 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, with exhibition registrations for the August event closing Monday, May 15. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the 2017 SALA Festival is an open-access visual arts festival celebrating and promoting the diverse...

Riverland Wine Masterclass

The end of next month will see a four hour Riverland Wine Masterclass hosted by Philip Reedman MW featuring wines from four of the Riverland Wine Show Winemaker of the Year awardees. The speakers will talk about their wines, their personal philosophies, the magic of grapes grown in the Riverland...