Local News

SEASONAL WORKERS TO ARRIVE IN THE RIVERLAND

The first of approximately 1200 seasonal workers are set to arrive in the Riverland today, ahead of the busy winter citrus season. The workers from Tonga will quarantine in Paringa before filling vacancies in the horticultural sector. When announcing the program recently the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham...

BAT VIRUS FOUND IN SA

Riverland residents are being warned to avoid contact with bats, following two confirmed exposures of bats carrying the Australian Bat Lyssavirus in SA. The Department for Health and Wellbeing’s Communicable Disease Control Branch Director, Dr Louise Flood, said the latest exposures were the third time in SA that ABL had...

LOCALS ENCOURAGED TO BOOK A HOLIDAY

Member for Barker Tony Pasin is encouraging locals to act quick and secure half priced airfares to boost Australian tourism. The local MP said “We need Australians to take a holiday because every dollar spent on an Australian holiday is a dollar that supports someone’s job, someone’s business and our tourism...

TRIATHLON BACK AT LAKE BONNEY

Looking at sport and a number of Triathletes will take to Lake Bonney in Barmera this weekend for the annual 'Murray Man' triathlon festival. The event which has quickly become a must on the triathlon calendar sees a number of long & short course events tomorrow & Sunday. This year’s event is...

DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT IN WAIKERIE

A man from Truro man be looking for a ride home, after he was caught drink driving over five times the legal limit in Waikerie. Around 9pm Tuesday police stopped the 49-year-old driver from Truro on Coombe Terrace and allegedly returned a positive reading of 0.259. The man was reported for drink...

NZ TRAVEL BUBBLE A WIN FOR THE RIVERLAND

Local Tourism operators may soon see a boost in Bookings from New Zealand travelers, following the news this week of the NZ-Aus travel bubble. In 2019 NZ travellers made up 17% of international visitors to the Riverland, with anecdotal evidence suggesting houseboating is popular with travelers from the land of the...

NEW SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY PROGRAM

The Renmark-Paringa council is pleased to announce the return of council run free movie screenings over the school holidays for local high school aged students.  Council will run the movie screenings at the Chaffey theatre over the upcoming school holidays on the 20th and 21st of April for free. A spokesperson...

NEW LOOK FOR FARM FAIR

The Karoonda Farm Fair returns tomorrow, and is now called the Karoonda Farm Fair and show.     A spokesperson from the event said the community is abuzz with the re-introduction of the event with a number of competitions in multiple categories. It’s not the first time Karoonda held a show, with the...

NSW DRIVER CAUGHT 62KP/H OVER THE LIMIT

A man from NSW has been caught speeding on the Sturt highway, travelling more than 60 KP/H over the limit. Monday afternoon police from the Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Unit were patrolling the Sturt Highway at Murbko when they detected a Ford sedan travelling east at 172km/h in a 110km/h speed zone. The...

BOOST FOR U.S WINE EXPORTS

Local wine producers may benefit from a new U.S market entry program. In 2020 South Australian producers exported just under $50 million of labelled, bottled wine to the US market with The US identified as a priority market for the South Australian wine sector. The Riverland remains SA’s wine industry engine room,...