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CONSTRUCTION SET TO START AT KATARAPKO

The Construction of environmental structures at theKatarapkoFloodplain is about to commence, with an estimated completion date of mid-2020. The works are aimed at having many beneficial environmental impacts will assist to improve the health and sustainability of the floodplain. During the construction phase an increase of heavy machinery and equipment accessing the...

WASTE WATER RESEARCH AT KOM

Research conducted in Kingston-On-Murray, into waste water treatment which sees algae used to breakdown effluent is proving to have positive outcomes. A recent study was conducted comparing High Rate Algal Pond (HRAP) waste water systems compared to conventional systems at the Loxton-Waikerie council’s KOM site. Professor Howard Fallowfield, a Professor at Flinders...

LOXTON SHOW ROLLS ON

Despite some uncertainty surrounding some details the Loxton show will go on this year, despite the show not having their usual venue. With the show won’t have their usual pavilion the show is looking at other venues to host exhibits. Callie McDonald, Loxton Agricultural and Horticultural society president said the committee was...

BASEBALL FINALS TONIGHT

Riverland baseball Finals start tonight at Glassey Park in Berri, with teams looking to secure their place in the Grand Final. B grade starts at 6pm which sees Berri take on Renmark White with the winner going straight through to the Grand final with the loser to get a 2nd...

A WIN FOR LOCAL JOB SEEKERS

Local job seekers will benefit from a new program supporting locals into employment through the Federal Government’s Regional Employment Trials (RET) program. The program is set to roll out in 10 regions across Australia, including the Riverland and Murraylands. The program is underpinned by a $1 million Local Employment Initiative Fund,...

TICKETS SELLING FAST FOR SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

Tickets are selling fast for next Friday’s 5RM Berri Hotel, Natural Fractions Sportsperson of the year award. A spokesperson from organising committee said the preparations are now well and truly underway and the committee is looking forward to a great night to celebrate Riverland sport. As well as sportsperson of the year...

MDBA LAUNCHES DISCUSSION PAPER

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is set to look into the impact of climate change on the environment, industries and communities of Murray–Darling Basin, including the Riverland. A discussion paper was launched yesterday which is inviting collaboration from across the science community. Phillip Glyde, CEO of the MDBA said "The best available...

LOCAL BUTCHER PICKS UP AUSTRALIAN AWARD

A local Riverland butcher has picked up a national award, being crowned to produce the best Bratwurst sausage at the 2019 Australian sausage king awards. Waikerie based business owner Nigel Rollbusch was presented the award in Western Australia over the weekend. What is an added honour, the Riverland based butcher was the...

TEENAGERS CHARGED WITH FIREARMS OFFENCES

Two Riverland teenagers have been arrested after a loaded handgun was found at a Renmark home on Saturday. Around midnight Saturday, Riverland Police attended a house at Renmark and conducted a search under the Firearms Act where officers located a loaded handgun. Police will allege that the juveniles had modified an imitation...

POWERBOAT CLUB BACK AT IT

The annual Riverland round up powerboat day held on Saturday has been hailed a success, despite numbers slightly lower than last year. The event run in-conjunction between the Goolwa aquatic club and the Riverland power boat club sees historic powerboats take to the water. Riverland powerboat spokesperson Daniel Jury said the event...