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POLICE ISSUE SCAM WARNING

Local Police from the Murray Mallee Local service area warning the community about scam activity and are urging the community not to click on links in unsolicited phone messages from unknown numbers. One recent example involves messages which claim lost luggage belonging to the recipient has been recovered and provides a...

NO SUCH THING AS A SAFE TAN

With the warmer months now here at the UV rating for today at an extreme 11 we're being warned about the dangers of tanning. Local Riverland residents are being warned there's nothing healthy about atanas new research suggests the message is not getting through to many Australian teenagers. An alarming 4...

SHADOW COUNTRY CABINET CONTINUES TODAY

Day two of the Labor Listens shadow country cabinet in Riverland continues today following last night’s community BBQ and Forum in Loxton. On the itinerary today includes a a shadow cabinet meeting in Berri as well as individual shadow minister visits throughout the day. A strong crowd was in attendance at last...

LOCAL ROWER UP FOR AWARD

Former Loxton Rower, Alexander Hill and his crew mates have been acknowledged for their efforts in 2018 with a very prestigious award nomination. The Australian men’s 4 rowers have been nominated for the AIS team of the year award. The 4 are up against the Australian men’s 4000 pursuit cycling team, the...

NATIVE FISH MAKE A MOVE TO BOOST STOCKS

A small number of native fish have made the big trek this week from the Riverland to a quiet backwater in New South Wales in an effort to boost fish stocks. The small fish has disappeared from much of its former range however the riverland has played a key role in...

IRRIGATION TRUST TO CELEBRATE 125 YEARS

The Renmark irrigation trust will soon celebrate 125 years with the milestone approaching rapidly. On December the 23rd 1893 the RIT became Renmark’s first local government authority after the SA Parliament passed a statute giving it the authority to manage the irrigation settlement for its members. The trust also has the honour...

SHADOW CABINET IN THE REGION

As a part of the Shadow Country Cabinet, SA Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas together with the shadow cabinet will be in the Riverland Sunday and Monday. The shadow cabinet will be holding a community BBQ and forum this Sunday at the Loxton Football Club from 5pm where community members are invited...

MCHAPPY DAY TOMORROW

McHappyDay is here tomorrow and people across the Riverland are encouraged to support the work of Ronald McDonald House Charities by dropping into Mcdonalds Renmark. The organisation provides a 'home away from home' for sick and injured children, as well as their families, while they receive treatment in hospital. Since...

RESULTS IN FOR BERRI-BARMERA AND RENMARK-PARINGA COUNCIL ELECTIONS

The makeup of Councillors in both the Berri-Barmera and Renmark-Paringa council is now clearer with both now provisionally declared following preference counting. The Berri-Barmera council will some Councillors return while some new faces will be taking seats. The elected Berri-Barmera Councillors are Margret Evans, Rhonda Centofanti, Trevor Scott, Ella Winnall, Adrian Little,...

INTERESTING FIND AT LOCAL FLOODPLAIN

The Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) Wetlands and Floodplains Team have been busy and have spotted a number of very interesting crustaceans. The team found what is knows as shield shrimp while undertaking a recent monitoring survey on the Chowilla Floodplain. SAMDB wetlands ecologist Nathan Creeper said the curious little mini-beast...