Local News

Healthy Eating Activity and Lifestyle Program hits the Riverland

To combat chronic disease and encourage healthy lifestyles, the Riverland Division of General Practice will be facilitating a Healthy Eating Activity and Lifestyle Program, called HEAL, developed by the Exercise and Sports Science Australia. The 8-week lifestyle modification program will support participants to make long term healthier choices through increased awareness...

Heavy Vehicle Access a "Band Aid" Solution

A local mayor has called last weeks announcement that heavy vehicle access has been expanded for trucks travelling through the Riverland, a “band aid” solution. District Council of Loxton and Waikerie, Leon Stasinowsky, slammed the news, saying that by diverting bigger trucks through Moorook and Loxton to avoid infrastructure like the...

Man Stabbed in Waikerie

A man has been arrested over a stabbing in the Riverland this week. Police will allege a 32-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen at a Waikerie property about 4pm on Wednesday.The victim also sustained cuts to his arms and hands and was taken to hospital in a non life-threatening condition. Detectives...

Pike Floodplain Gets Prepped

Riverland locals may notice bore drilling on the highlands around the Pike floodplain as preparations are being made for a new groundwater management project. Production wells will be drilled along a 15 kilometre stretch between Stanitzki Road and Sturt Highway so a pipeline can be installed to manage salt on...

Mallee Emu-Wren To Return Home

The nationally endangered Mallee emu-wren will be brought back to SA, thanks to the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund. Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin together with partners from Victoria and South Australia, will receive more than $200,000 from a grant under the fund to translocate the threatened Mallee emu-wren back...

Lake Bonney Yacht Club Turns 71

As netball, hockey, footy and soccer wrap up and summer sports are getting underway, the 2017-2018 sailing season of the Lake Bonney Yacht Club Regatta will also be preparing for the warmer months. The season will be officially opened by Berri Barmera Mayor, Peter Hunt, at 1pm on Saturday 30th September,...

Domestic Violence A Daily Task for Riverland Authorities

A local police officer has stepped out to shed light on just how prevalent domestic violence is in the Riverland. SAPOL Murray Mallee Superintendent James Blandford told the Murray Pioneer his staff are “tired” of attending local domestive violence related incidents, on almost a daily basis. Supt Blandford said the region...

Riverland Producers Warned About Stock IDs

Sheep and goat producers in the Riverland are being reminded to ensure stock are correctly identified and that the National Vendor Declaration is correctly filled out before leaving their property. This follows a blitz conducted by Biosecurity SA earlier this year focusing on non-vendor bred consignments at South Australian saleyards. Of the...

Truckers Driving Change On Riverland Roads

Heavy vehicle access has been expanded for trucks travelling through the Riverland to improve the efficiency and safety of freight and livestock transportation. Access will be improved between the Riverland and the Victorian border for Performance Based Standard Level 3A heavy vehicles and double road trains (up to 36.5 metres long),...

Riverland 8 Ball Round 3 A Close Affair

In the 3rd round of Riverland Women’s 8 Ball games were heated, with Renmark RSL again having a tight match against Cobby E’Gals winning 8 – 7. Lyrup Club also won over Renmark Rebels by the same margin of 8 – 7. Monash DV8’s also had a close match against Berri Club...