Local News

WETTER THAN AVERAGE CONDITIONS FORECAST

There’s a good chance the wetter than average conditions will continue through winter, with the Bureau indicating higher than average rainfall. This year several Riverland areas have recorded solid falls, with Loxton currently siting on 114mm of rain for the year. The Bureau's manager of long-range forecasting, Dr Andrew Watkins,...

STATEWIDE FIREARM AUDIT

Riverland and Mallee Firearm owners are being asked to conduct a self-audit of their firearms. The audit forms part of SAPOL’s upgrade of the record keeping database called the Firearms Control System; witch will ultimately interface with the national Australian Firearms Information Network. Superintendent Stephen Howard, the officer in charge of the...

LOCAL VENUES ABLE TO APPLY FOR LICENCE EXTENSION

Local Riverland licensed venues inducing Wineries,pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants will be able to temporarily extend their licensed areas. From Monday, licensed premises will be able to have up to 20 customers per indoor or outdoor area with up to a maximum of 80 customers on the premises – provided customers...

LOCAL NETBALL CALLED OFF FOR 2020

The Riverland Netball Association has made the tough call to not proceed with the 2020 season. In a statement released last night, the Riverland Netball Association said they acted on the responses of all 8 RNA clubs and took into consideration many factors. While netball SA have provided a structured return to...

COUNCIL CALLS TIME ON CHAFFEY COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Renmark-Paringa council has made the tough call to cease operating the Chaffey community centre, effective December this year. In a statement yesterday council say that they are continuously evolving its operations in order to provide services in the most efficient and effective way possible. Throughout its history the centre has seen...

MORE FUNDING FOR DRIVER REVIVER PROGRAM

Some driver reviver sites across the Riverland and Mallee could see upgrades as a part of a national investment. DriverReviverhas been operating in Australia for 30 years and community led by hard-working volunteers from many service organisations and community groups, who give up their own time to promote road safety...

TIME TICKING FOR NRM GRANT PROGRAM

Local Landcare and Agricultural groups are reminded time is ticking to apply for the NRM Agricultural Knowledge Small grants program. Grant funding can be used for many things, including hosting workshops or events which focus on land management farming issues. Applications close at 5 pm Monday the 15th of June. More assistance can...

MORE TO BE KNOWN SOON ON LOCAL FOOTY

While speculation circles around what a possible local football season may look like, as of yet no official announcements have been made. This week one Riverland Independent Football Club said via their Facebook page they were not interested in playing if the season didn’t start by June the 13th.. The Facebook...

INTEREST IN SEASONAL JOBS WEBSITE STRONG

The state government’s website linking primary producers with seasonal workers is attracting more than 1000 visitors per day. The new jobs campaign,Seasonal Jobs SA, was launched last week to help connect jobseekers with agricultural work across the state and boost regional economies dealing with the impacts of coronavirus. Minister for Primary Industries...

STATIC RBT'S NOW BACK IN OPERATION

Riverland and Mallee motorists are on notice with police announcing the return of static/block RBT’s. Police announced the return over the weekend, yet 41 SA motorists decided to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police Assistant Commissioner Ian Parrott said he was disappointed in the outcome. Assistant Commissioner Ian Parrott said...