Local News

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...

RENMARK LIONS CLUB MAKE DONATION TO R.F.D.S

The Lions Club of Renmark have recently donated $3000 dollars to the royal flying doctor service after yet another successful Christmas present wrapping service. Club President Graham Edwards said “the club was pleased to once again be able to provide the Christmas Present Wrapping Service" The funds raised by Renmark Lions...

LOCAL CRICKET TEAM SET TO PLAY AT ADELAIDE OVAL

Renmark North’s strong season in cricket continues and will see them take to the Adelaide oval next month for the final of the state country 20/20 competition. The defending RTCA premiers cemented their spot in the final after winning a nail biting game over broken hill west last Sunday. Renmark north will...

POLICE NEWS - CAR BREAK IN

After an incident last Friday a 32 year old Waikerie man will face court next month following an incident that occurred in Waikerie. It will be alleged the man assaulted another man in Waikerie about just after midday last Friday. The man was subsequently arrested on Saturday and charged with assault...

CARP TRIAL

As a part of the national carp control plan a trial to investigate the impact dead carp have on water quality will commence in the Berri region this month. The trail is taking place in a closed wetland off the River Murray. The University of Adelaide has been contracted to do the...