Local News

LOCAL DRUG DRIVER CAUGHT

As a part of a statewide police operation a Riverland driver has tested positive to methamphetamine. A 57-year-old woman from Loxton tested positive to the substance, as police were conducting operation return to school earlier this week. Police also added the driver did not have any children in the car at the...

PROPOSED MOORING CHANGES IN MORGAN

Changes to houseboat mooring at the Morgan riverfront is set to encourage visitors to stay longer as well as improving river access for other users. The changes come in response to community feedback, both from houseboat operators as well as local business. Under the proposed changes, a new overnight mooring site will...

MOTO RUN IN TOWN

Passionate motorcyclists and historic vehicle owners rolled into town yesterday for the 12th annual variety club motorun. This year’s event sees 17 cars, together with 15 motorbikes in the region after departing Adelaide yesterday. VarietySA CEO Mark McGill said the group is looking forward to touring the region. The event concludes on Sunday...

PREPARING TO WORK IN HOT CONDITIONS SAFELY

As we approach summer and many local vineyard operators set to work outdoors in hot conditions, local growers are invited to upcoming working in heat workshop. The South Australian Wine Industry Association has organised for Dr Matt Brearley, Australia’s pre-eminent occupational heat stress consultant, to presenta briefing in the Riverland onTuesday...

TIM - SERIOUS ABOUT FRUIT FLY

Staff at the Yamba quarantine station have discovered larve infested fruit and stopped a potential disaster from entering the Riverland. The larvae were discovered on five separate occasions by inspectors at the Yamba Quarantine Station who check every car entering South Australia on the Sturt Highway. Fruit fly larvae were uncovered...

RIVERLAND MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT WITHDRAWS BAIL APPLICATION

A Riverland man accused of indecently assaulting an eight-year-old girl in a Riverland public bathroom earlier this month has withdrawn his application for bail. Police will allege that around 9pm on Sunday the 6th October, an 8-year-old girl was indecently assaulted by a man in the toilets of a community club. Earlier...

MAN CAUGHT DRIVING AT 150KP/H ON STURT HIGHWAY

Two drivers are now out of pocket and may now think twice about speeding on the road. At about 6.30pm on Saturday the 12th of October, police detected a car travelling at 150km/h in a 110km/h zone near Blanchetown at Annadale. The driver, a 22-year-old man from Adelaide was issued an...

BIKE REPAIR STAND NOW IN BARMERA

Cyclists in Barmera are able to now pump up their tyres as well as other things thanks to a new bike repair stand, installed at Lake Bonney. Barmera identity and SA carp frenzy organiser Kym Manning said he saw one in Aldinga and sparked his interest to secure one locally. The stand...

MISSING WOMAN FOUND

Following three days of searching in Sedan missing Surrey Downs woman Deborah Pilgrim was found night safe and well. Ms Pilgrim was last seen 6am Sunday in sedan, 1km west of dry weather road where she had been camping. A wide scale search had been conducted since Sunday, involving local police as...

RIVERLAND BUSINESSES UP FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE AWARDS

Riverland food & beverage companies have featured as finalists in the 2019 South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards. Local companies up for awards include Nippy's in the Consumer Award which is nominated by consumers. As well as Nippys, Bickfords are also nominated in the same category - the company who...