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Loxton man arrested for police assault

Two men will face court after a disturbance at a Loxton licence premises this week. Just after 8pm, on Wednesday, police responded to reports of two men behaving disorderly. It will be alleged while police were arresting one man a second man assaulted a Police Officer. A 30-year-old man from Strathalbyn was...

The Riverland's gift of giving

The Riverland Christmas appeal is back this year helping to give those that are struggling in the community a brighter Christmas. Monetary donations and donations of new toys can be left at St Vincent’s De Paul on Barwell Ave in Barmera, ac.care on Crush Tce in Waikerie or Kealley St...

Greens win Bill to extend GM moratorium

The Greens Bill to extend the state-wide moratorium of genetically modified (GM) crops passed the Upper House of South Australian Parliament this week, giving it an additional five years. The moratorium had been due to expire on 1st of September 2019. Greens SA Parliamentary Leader, Mark Parnell, said the current moratorium had...

Teens urged to get jabbed before schoolies

Riverland teenagers heading-off for schoolies celebrations are being urged to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease. Experts say the risk of contracting meningococcal can increase when teenagers older than 15 are in crowded situations, have intimate or close and prolonged contact. In 2016, meningococcal W became the most common strain of meningococcal disease...

Riverland theft blitz over the last month

Police are currently investigating five thefts in the Riverland region in the past month. Sometime between the Friday 27 October and Saturday 4 November, a sporting club on Taylorville Road, Waikerie was broken in to and a ‘Onga’ brand spa pump stolen. Between 4.30pm on Thursday 9 and 5pm Friday 10 November,...

SSM: Tony to fight for religious freedoms

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has made clear his intentions when it comes to his responsibility for a Parliamentary vote on Same Sex Marriage. In a recent statement to the media, Mr Pasin said although he personally believes in the traditional definition of marriage, he will vote in Parliament based on...

Berri man fined for fire negligence

A Berri home owner has been issued a fine following a backyard fire earlier this week. Police and fire crews were alerted to the blaze at on Riverview Drive at about 4pm on Monday. When crews arrived, they located the occupant burning garden rubbish in his yard, the fire was then...

Riverlife flourishes after weir pool manipulations

Following the recent work taken out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, weir pool manipulation monitoring along the River Murray has recorded local wildlife splashing around in the wetlands. Murray-Darling Basin wetlands team spokesperson, Rebecca Turner, said that time-lapse monitoring cameras were installed at Templeton and Whirlpool Corner...

'Lit' and run in Lyrup over the weekend

Police are seeking witnesses to a deliberately lit grass fire at Lyrup over the weekend. At 1am last Saturday, a member of the public reported a fire burning on the Lyrup flats near the Lyrup main road. Several fire crews from Lyrup, Monash, Glossop and Berri attended and contained the fire...

Renmark set to host a new sort of farm

The outskirts of Renmark could be home to a 4.98Mw solar farm as part of the Renmark Paringa Council’s plan to keep the area as 'green' as possible. The farm, which will house 18, 800 solar panels and take up a pocket of space on Ral Ral Avenue past Bookmark...