Local News

TWO AIRLIFTED TO ADELAIDE FOLLOWING CRASH

Investigations are continuing into what caused yesterday multiple vehicle crash on the Sturt highway east of Waikerie which caused the highway to be closed for several hours. The highway was re-opened around 3pm yesterday following the incident taking place just after 8am. One truck and three cars were involved in the incident...

SPRAY DRIFT WARNING

While recent rainfall may have been welcomed by some Riverland and Mallee farmers are being reminded to stick to the codes of practice when it comes to summer weed control. The Code of Practice provides a standard a safe and effective application of herbicide for summer weed control therefore reducing the...

NEW COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE TO OPEN TODAY

Today is the day that full time community legal services return to the region with the new Riverland community justice centre to open. The new centre replaces the now defunct Riverland Community Legal Service which closed last year due to funding cuts. As an election promise from member for Chaffey Tim...

BARMERA PAGEANT TONIGHT

The Riverlands season of Christmas events concludes tonight with the annual Barmera Christmas Pageant. The annual event typically sees a very strong attendance and event organisers are looking forward to tonight’s event. The event starts at 5pm with market stalls and sideshows opening followed by the pageant at 6.30 pm. Following the parade...

BUREAU ISSUES DOWNY MILDEW ADVICE

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a advice to horticulturalists & Viticulturists in the Riverland for Downy mildew. The bureau has advised those conditions today and continuing through to Saturday are conducive to an outbreak of downy mildew. The advice was issued this morning at 5am while the next advice notice is...

END OF AN ERA AT EAST MURRAY

It’s going to be the end of an era tomorrow as the doors at the East Murray area-school close for the final time, putting an end to over 50 years of education. The school opened in 1967 following many local schools in the area closing such as Galga, Mantung, Mindarie,...

LIONS WRAPPING SERVICE BACK AGAIN

The ever active Lions club of Renmark are back at it again providing their annual Christmas present wrapping service. The service club commenced the service on Monday at the Renmark square and will be wrapping presents right up until the 24th of December. President of the Lions club Alan Maddocks said the...

GRAIN GROWERS INVITED TO 2019 INDUSTRY EVENTS

Riverland and Mallee grain growers are invited to register for Grains research and development council run industry events in 2019. GRDC Grains Research Updates and Farm Business Updates are designed to inform grain growers’ decision-making leading into next year’s cropping season, and beyond and have been scheduled for February and...

BERRI BARMERA COUNCIL CEO-LESS

Local residents are still somewhat shocked following Berri-Barmera Council CEO Andre Stuyt's sudden departure just 5 months into his tenure. It’s understood staff from the council were officially informed earlier this week following Mr Stuyt's departure last Thursday. In a brief statement released by council yesterday, Mayor of the Berri-Barmera Council Peter...

PUBLIC COMMENT WELCOME

Community comment is now being welcomed from local Riverlanders on the SA Murray Darling Basin NRM Board three year business & operational plan. While the new Landscape South Australia legislation is still being developed, the SAMDB NRM Board is continuing to operate in accordance with the NRM Act. Under this Act,...