Local News

FORMER RIVERLAND TEACHER READS TEARFUL APOLOGY IN COURT

A former Riverland High School Teacher has read a tearful apology in court after she groomed one of her students between July & August last year.   34-year-old Renee Underwood fronted the District Court yesterday after earlier pleading guilty to an aggravated count of making a child amenable to sexual activity. The...

CHANGES AT LOCAL CO-OP

The Riverland’s largest grape growing co-operative has seen a number of key personnel changes, with some suggestion of unrest within the co-op grower member community. Recently the long standing CCW co-op recently saw an exodus of senior management as well as a change of chairman, with former chair Peter Hill resuming...

BUSY TIMES AT LOCAL YOUTH THEATRE

The busy times are continuing at the Riverland Youth Theatre. Recently the local theatre group announced their new Playwriting and Theatre making programs. This week the local theatre group announced their September School Holiday offerings, including a number programs tailored for the school holiday period.   An RYT spokesperson said the holiday programs...

LOXTON/BERRI CLAIM A GRADE HOCKEY WINS

Loxton have claimed another Men’s A grade hockey premiership following a 3-2 win over Waikerie. A solid crowd was in attendance for the hockey finals at Glassey Park Friday night and all day Saturday, capping off another big Riverland hockey season. While many thought Loxton would take out the premiership, Waikerie fought...

SUPERMARKET OPERATOR ACCUSED OF UNDERPAYING STAFF

The operators of a number of regional SA supermarkets including two in the Riverland have been accused of underpaying more that 60 workers across the state. The SA based Eudunda Farmers limited employs more than 350 people across 20 supermarkets throughout regional SA. Yesterday it was announced The Shop Workers Union...

MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING LAUNDROMAT DAMAGE

Murray Mallee Police continue to wash the Riverland of crime, arresting a man who allegedly caused property damage to the Loxton Laundromat. Police say the 43-year-old man of no fixed address caused significant water damage at the laundromat on Monday after a hose was cut causing damage to the building. Police...

LIGHTING UPGRADES AT RENMARK AIRPORT

Renmark Airport’s automated lighting system is set for an upgrade. Recently it was reported the airports runway lighting system was unable to be switched on remotely from the air, meaning council staff were needed to switch the lights on manually when aircraft were landing at night. Independent assessments of the Pilot...

LABOUR SCHEME CHANGES WELCOMED BY AUSVEG

Reforms to the Pacific Labour Scheme(PLS) & Seasonal Worker Programme(SWP) could bring in a range of benefits, according to vegetable industry body AUSVEG. The reforms see the implementation of a website to allow employers to apply to join the program. As well the reforms allow PLS workers to be recruited in more...

LOCAL SENATOR WELCOMES WELFARE BENEFIT BOOST

Riverland based senator Anne Ruston has welcomed an increase to a range of welfare benefits. From next week The Age Pension, Carers Allowance, Disability Support Pension will rise by $14.80 a fortnight for singles and $22.40 a fortnight for couples. As well many other allowances will also increase in line with indexation. Riverland...

THEFTS ACROSS THE RIVERLAND

Murray Mallee police are calling for information following a number of thefts this month. Between the 2nd and 8th of September fishing rods and an TV were taken from a property in Moorook, while over the weekend just gone power tools were taken from a property on Banisch avenue Berri. As well...