Local News

UTE STOLEN, CAN YOU ASSIST?

Riverland Police are investigating a break-in and theft from a Renmark property, where a distinctive ute was stolen along with a trailer and motorcycle. Sometime between last Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, a residence on Seventeenth Street was broken into and a number of items were stolen including a Great Wall...

NEW FISHING COUNCIL HOLDS FIRST MEETING

The first meeting of a new Recreational fishing council was held this week in Port Pirie which included Riverland representation. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstonesaid this was an important election commitment he was proud to deliver for the state’s recreational fishing community. Mr Whetstone also said “The Council...

EMERGENCY SERVICES RESPOND TO BOATING INCIDENT

Emergency services were kept busy yesterday in the Riverland, attending an boating incident where it’s understood three people sustained minor injuries. Paramedics were sent to Loch Luna Game Reserve, between Cobdogla and Overland Corner, about 3.40 yesterday afternoon in response to reports of a fire on a boat. No other boats were...

THE GIFT OF SILO

Multinational Grain Company, Viterra has gifted the Waikerie silos to the Loxton-Waikerie council to enable further development of the site as a local precinct for the community. The gifting of the site was confirmed following a recent council meeting with the art project on the non-operational silos the first project in...

POLICE INVESTIGATING BREAK-INS

Riverland Police are investigating several reports of break-ins with one occurring during the Easter long weekend. Sometime between 3pm and 6pm on Saturday 20 April, a break-in occurred at a house on Nelbuck Street, Renmark North. Two necklaces and a Nintendo DS hand-held video game console were stolen. As well Unknown suspects...

GP'S REMINDING OF THE IMPORTANCE OF VACCINATIONS

GPs are reminding Riverland residents about the importance of staying up-to-date with our vaccinations and the benefits of 'herd immunity'. The more people vaccinated against diseases, including influenza, the greater protection for individuals and those around them. It comes as figures show the flu contributes to an average of 3,000 deaths...

LOCAL COUNCILS TO TEAM UP

The Renmark-Paringa council has joined its local council counterparts Loxton-Waikerie & Berri-Barmera in committing to strategic plans. Recently a proposal was put forward by strategic matters – a business in the field of strategy and engagement to work with all 3 Riverland councils. The total cost remains just under $15,000 with each...

LOCAL REDEVELOPMENT CREATES JOBS

Recent Riverland redevelopments of a South Australian business have helped contribute to SA’s largest private employer OTR creating 400 new jobs in 2019. OTR currently employs more than 3200 south Australian’s and recently re-developed its Berri location. OTR CEO Warren Wilmot said “OTR invested $45 million in 2018 constructing and rebuilding 10...

LOCAL MP WELCOMES FUNDING FOR MOBILE BLACK SPOTS

Federal Member for Barker, TonyPasinhas welcomed the opening of Round 5 of the federal Government’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program geared to expand mobile coverage to more communities in rural and regional areas. The Local member said “he’s been fighting for additional funding for the Mobile Blackspot Program past the...

LOCAL BUSINESS ENCOURAGED TO ENTER TOURISM AWARDS

The region’s leading tourism body Destination Riverland is encouraging local tourism operators to nominate for the 2019 SATC tourism awards. Nominations for the2019South Australian Tourism Awardsare now open forallSA tourism businesses acrossmore than 25 categories. The awardscelebrate tourism businesses that have demonstrated excellence throughout the year. In the past Riverland business have...