Local News

MAN THREATENED WITH KNIFE IN WAIKERIE

Police are on the lookout for a man responsible for a frightening aggravated robbery yesterday in Waikerie. Just after 6 yesterday morning a man was threatened with a knife at the intersection of Crush Terrace and Strangman Road in Waikerie, with the offender getting away with a small amount of cash. The...

BERRI BREAK-INS

Two houses in Berri were broken into over the weekend, with offenders taking jewellery and a wallet. Sometime between 4.30 Friday afternoon and 9.20 Saturday morning, unknown offenders broke into Guy Street property, No-one was home at the time, but multiple items of jewellery were stolen. Then between 5am to 6am...

LIONS SUPPORTING LOXCARE

A local service club has made a substantial donation to Loxcare. Recently the Berri Lions Club made a donation of $10,000 towards the group, utilising funds raised from sales of the 'images of the Riverland' calendar. Local Lions zone chairman Terry Mullan said "Loxcare provide an important community service in the Loxton...

PLANNING UNDERWAY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL WATERING

Planning for local environmental watering is now well underway for events to take place this coming financial year. The events include the potential of environmental watering at Chowilla, Pike and Katarapko floodplains and weir raising at Locks 6, 5, 4 and 2. Department of Environment & Water Manager, Environmental Water, Tony Herbert,...

PARINGA QUARANTINE SUCCESS

A Paringa based quarantine facility for pacific island horticultural workers has been dubbed an overwhelming success. Over 800 workers from Tonga, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Samoa have undergone quarantine since April without a single case of COVID-19 being detected at the facility. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said the...

FREE TRADE WIN FOR LOCAL PRODUCERS

A free trade deal between the UK & Australia last week could be as a winner for local producers, according to a local MP. Speaking last week local Federal MP Tony Pasin said that farmers and agricultural workers in Barker were big winners in the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement The in-principal trade...

PROPOSED CHANGES TO WINE INDUSTRY SPENDING

Local Wine & Grape producers are encouraged to have their say on proposed changes to how industry funds are used. The industry has seven wine industry funds some sponsored by grower levies that are managed by PIRSA. The Riverland is the major engine room of the SA wine Industry, producing well over...

WAIKERIE BACK ON TOP OF RFL

Three goals from new Waikerie Magpie recruit Dustin Gordon has helped the Pies climb to the top of the RFL ladder following a win over Loxton. Despite a spirited comeback from the Tigers, home team Waikere ran out 26 point winners, 11.9-75 to Loxton 8.6-54. Renmark recorded a big win over a...

FARM SAFETY FUNDING BOOST

Local farmers may be able to tap into additional funding to boost farm safety. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said that increasing safety awareness and training to save lives on farms is a critical national issue.  Recently the federal government announced $1.6 Million in grant funding for activities...

CITRUS INDUSTRY WELCOMES NEW VISA

Following free trade talks between the UK & Australia this week Citrus Australia has called for certainty’s over harvest labour. As a part of the trade deal British working holiday maker visa holders won't need to work in regional Australia for 88 days as has been the case for some time. While...