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Berri Blazing a Trail

The Berri Blazers Basketball club is just months out from their 2017/18 season, and getting ready to move into their new home in the Berri stadium. The club will be one of several sporting groups to make use of the new facilities when they open their doors this September. Club president, Mandy...

Traffic Offences Galore in the Riverland

Local police have been busy with a number of driving offences in the Riverland this week. A police patrol stopped a woman driving at the Berri Plaza shopping centre car park at around 11.20am on Monday.Police checksrevealed her vehicle was unregistered and her driver's license had been suspended since September 2016....

Berri Hosts Vietnam Veterans

The Riverland will be hosting around 95 Vietnam veterans, along with their families, next month for a biennial reunion to be held in Berri. The Riverland Vietnam Veterans Association will host the event from August 17th to August 22nd, over the weekend to coincide with the annual Vietnam Veterens Day, commemorated...

From Local CEO to State Politician

A Loxton local is set to compete in the state election for Cory Bernardi’s recently formed Australian Conservatives Party. The Murray Pioneer reported, Nicolle Jachmann will run for a spot in the legislative council in March 2018. With her years of business, accounting, management and farming experience, Ms Jackmann told The...

Dentist Delays Cause Decays

Riverland parents are being warned by the State Governmen as a number of babies aged under one-year-old are among a worrying spike in cases of South Australian children who were hospitalised due to poor dental health in the last 12 months. Sugary food and drinks and overall poor oral hygiene have...

Don't Buff the Buffel Grass

New signs have recently been erected along roadsides in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region to mark infestations of buffel grass - an introduced, invasive perennial grass. Natural Resources SAMDB District Officer, Dwayne Godfrey, who has been coordinating the project, said the signs are an important initiative to encourage people to avoid...

Darts Players Defend Their Titles

An excellent turn out was had for the Riverland Darts Association's Close Singles held at the Loxton RSL last Thursday night. In the Ladies section, Gloria Dyer went through undefeated to defend her 6th title, taking on Tanya Fisher in the final.The highest score for the ladies was Fiona Wenske with...

Plasmattack in Loxton

A teenage boy has been reported for aggravated assault and carrying an offensive weapon following an incident on Loxton last Friday. Police allege that the boy assaulted another youth using a plasma lighter just before 2pm on Friday 14th July at the Loxton playground. Police attended the playground where a 13-year-old boy...

Port Gets Kids in Primary Position

57 tickets were donated to St Joseph’s school in Renmark by the Port Adelaide Football Club for their clash against North Melbourne at Adelaide oval last Friday night. The tickets were given to the school after the students wrote the club's president and CEO heartfelt letters thanking them for the team...

Independants Rev Up for the Home Stretch

In the Independants footy results, last weekend’s matches saw Wunka take out a huge win 27.26.188 over Cobdogla 1.3.9. Browns Well hosted the Lyrup Lions at Paruna, taking the game out by 33 points on their home turf. Paringa took on Blanchetown Swan Reach, winning the game by 150 points....