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ROYAL LIFE SAVING - DON'T DRINK AND DROWN THIS AUSTRALIA DAY

Royal lifesaving has issued a warning ahead of the weekend and Australia day of the dangers of alcohol and water. Stats provided by Royal lifesaving shows that people are twice as likely to drown on a public holiday, as well one third of drownings involving alcohol. Royal Life Saving CEO, Justin Scarr,...

FUNDING BOOST FOR DRIVER REVIVER SITES

Local driver reviver locations can now apply for funding to upgrade their life saving sites. Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said Driver Reviver volunteers do a phenomenal job providing a much-needed break and cuppa for drivers and keeps road users safe by tackling driver fatigue. Mr Pasin added for a regional area such...

LOCAL BASEBALL HOLDING CHARITY ROUND

Riverland baseball will tonight hold their annual charity round, hoping to raise funds for the Jamie Lee Ross foundation. The foundation raises funds to assist those fighting epilepsy and prevent SUDEP_(sudden unexpected death in epilepsy). Riverland Baseball Spokesperson Paul Reid said this is the 5th charity round hosted by Riverland Baseball and...

RIVER MURRAY STORAGE'S SITTING AT 54%

Despite recent mild conditions across the Riverland, some parts of the Murray Darling Basin remain still remain drought declared. MDBA head of River Management, Andrew Reynolds, said the whole of the Queensland part of the Basin remained drought declared and northern and far-west regions of New South Wales were still waiting...

WORKPLACE DEATH IN LOXTON

Police will report for the coroner, following the death of a local man in a workplace accident in Loxton yesterday. Emergency services rushed to a winery on Bookpurnong road in Loxton just before just before 8am yesterday, following reports a truck driver had by struck by his truck near a loading...

UPGRADES AT PINNAROO AIRPORT

A substantial upgrade at the Pinnaroo airport is nearly complete with works to reseal the runway and taxiways now completed.   Southern Mallee Council CEO Jason Taylor said the project was ahead of schedule and under budget. The airport is the Southern Mallee council’s only aerodrome and a key landing strip for...

PLAYER SHORTAGE AT LYRUP FOOTBALL CLUB

A local football club might not make it to the field this year, with the club citing a severe player shortage. The 112 year old Lyrup Football club has currently only 10 players on its senior list, with many needed to compete in this year’s RIFL season. Lyrup Coach John Kindness said...

BOAT RACERS READY TO RACE

A solid field of boat racers is set to take to the water this weekend for the Riverland Powerboat Club annual Trophy day. Nearly 30 boats will compete on Sunday at Martins Bend in Berri, a number far higher than expected following recent border closures. The racing will see a strong contingent...

BIRTHING SERVICES SUSPENDED AT WAIKERIE HOSPITAL

The State opposition has demanded the State Government urgently address staffing shortages at Waikerie Hospital.    Earlier this week the local Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network announced birthing services at Waikerie Health Service would be suspended until March, due to an “unplanned shortage” of nursing and midwifery staff. It’s understood 5...

MORE RESOURCES TO COMBAT FRUIT FLY

The state government has committed to more resources to combat new fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland and metro Adelaide. Recently an outbreak was been declared in Renmark West following the discovery of larvae in a resident’s backyard, This follows two outbreaks already declared in Renmark West and Monash earlier this...