Local News

LOVEDAY DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT AT 0.217

A Loveday man will face court after being caught drink driving at 0.217 last Sunday in Barmera. At around 6pm Sunday police stopped a Holden ute on Nookamka terrace in Barmera, with the driver, a 35-year-old Loveday man returning a result of 0.217 The loveday man was reported for drink driving and...

PASIN - MORE CERTAINTY FOR LOCAL VETERANS

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed a government call to reject proposed changes to the Veterans affairs gold card, with the local member saying the call will give local veterans more certainty. The local MP said the proposed changes recommended in the Productivity Commission report did not fully support the...

POSSIBLE NEW MARKETS FOR LOCAL WINE PRODUCERS

In what could be a major boost for Riverland wine producers the SA Wine Industry Association has announced new export project. The Emerging Markets Program that focus's on Japan, Malaysia, south Korea and India  will develop an online market intelligence resource for each country and deliver a wine education program in...

CALLS FOR COMMON SENSE ON HEALTH STAR RATINGS

The Peak body for vegetable and potato growers AUSVEG has backed calls for common sense on proposed changes to the health start rating system. Under the proposed change, fresh 100 per cent Australian apple juice would be labelled with 2 stars, while 100 per cent Australian orange juice would receive 2 ½ Stars,...

MAN ARRESTED FOR FUEL THEFT

Riverland police have caught a man who allegedly stole fuel and was in possession of several number plates. Around 11pm Saturday Riverland police located a Green Holden Jackeroo in Lyrup, with the car matching one of one that was involved in a fuel theft last Monday from a Berri service station....

MID-MURRAY RE OPENS

Following the easing of covid restrictions a local council has advised of the re-opening of several council buildings. Yesterday the Mid-Murray council advised that all council offices and libraries were now open, as well as tourist information centers. Mid Murray Council Chief Executive Officer Ben Scales said Council would continue to review...

ACOUSTIC VIBES BARMERA POWERING AHEAD

Despite the recent covid blip in South Australia, next year’s Acoustic Vibes music festival in Barmera is powering ahead. Promoter David Storer said the festival would be a covid safe and seated event overlooking Lake Bonney in Sedunary park. Mr Storer said he was keen to return to the Riverland after what...

BONESEED WEED BATTLE CONTINUES

A local landscape board has been hard at it fighting the pesky boneseed weed. Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board District Managers Kylie Moritz and Hannah Spronk said District teams together community networks had been invaluable and enabled the board to find new infestations. Ms Spronk said the Riverland district team have...

RIVERLAND BACK FROM LOCKDOWN

While the easing of covid restrictions was welcomed by many across the region, Riverland towns were still very quiet on Saturday. Midnight Saturday marked the change of the restrictions that allowed several business groups to open including pubs, clubs and café’s as well as gyms. Riverland and Mallee Schools will also go...

MAN ARRESTED OVER LYRUP HOUSEBOAT BREAK-IN

A Renmark West man has been arrested,  however police are still seeking information following a weekend houseboat break-in and car chase. Just before 6am yesterday a member of the public disturbed two men and woman who were allegedly loading items from a houseboat at Lyrup into a white Holden Astra. The trio...