Local News

SES - TAKE CARE IN THE HEAT

With the recent hot spell of weather the State Emergency Service are reminding locals to take care during this heat event. The SES suggest keeping cool by staying inside as much as possible and turning fans and air conditioners on early in the day to stop heat from building up. They also...

SHADOW HEALTH MINISTER TO VISIT

As per local member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone’s invitation Stephen Wade the state shadow health minister will be in the Riverland next week meeting with community members and key industry stakeholders. Local member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone says it’s important for Stephen to visit the Riverland and is looking forward to...

POLICE NEWS - SHED BREAK IN

Riverland Police are investigating the theft of chemicals from a residential shed that accrued in Loxton. Sometime between 5pm on Monday this week andmidday Tuesday thieves gained access the a shed on Bullwinkle Rd in Loxton. Subsequently 27-plastic containers of herbicide were taken. Also in Loxton sometime between Monday morning and Tuesday morning...

SPEED LIMIT CHANGE IN MORGAN

Motorists in Morgan will have to watch their speed with speed limit changes about to take place. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have advised that the speed limits on sections of Fourth and High Streets in Morgan will change from 60km/h to 50km/h in February. Also changing will be the...

ROAD UPGRADE SET TO START SOON

The intersection of Holder top road, Searle road and the Sturt Highway in Waikerie is set for an upgrade with work expected to start soon. The project is expected to cost 1.52 million dollars and will see the construction of a staggered T intersection with sheltered turn lanes. Funding for the project...

STATE LIBERALS PLEDGE MORE QUARANTINE BINS IF ELECTED

The South Australian Liberals are promising two new permanent fruit fly quarantine bins to enhance the Riverland’s protection against fruit fly if elected in the state election in March. The two new proposed quarantine bins will be put at entrances into the Riverland between Mannum and Swan Reach and the Lindsay...

DRIVER CAUGHT DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENCE

A woman from Renmark has had her car impounded after she was found to be driving with a suspended NSW licence and also testing positive to drugs. Just before midday on Tuesday, the woman was stoppedby a police patrol on in Renmark. Police checks revealed the woman was driving while her NSW...

NEW PROGRAM FROM LIFE EDUCATION

Riverland Primary School students are set to be given greater skills to help tackle bullying both online and offline. This comes as Life Education launches a new program module for 2018 called "Relate, Respect, Connect". Kellie Sloane from life education says the program aims to teach local students the importance of respectful...

POLICE NEWS - MAN CHARGED WITH LIGHTING FIRES

Despite the warnings Riverland police have detected more drug drivers. A 34 year old Renmark man tested positive for methamphetamine while driving on Government Road in Renmark. He was issued with a 24 hour driver direction notice and the sample will be sent for further testing. Also, a 34-year-old Renmark man was reported...

HALL COMMITTEE HAND OVER THE KEYS

After 33 years, control of the Cobdogla hall has been handed back to the Berri Barmera Council after being looked after by the Cobdogla hall committee. The committee held its last ballroom dancing event in December and decided to hand back responsibility of the hall to the council. Since the 1980s the...