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SWOOPING SEASON WARNING 

We're being told to be careful walking through Magpie territory. Its magpie breeding season, and magpies will use scare tactics to protect their nests from August to October Department for Environment and Water (DEW) Principal Ecologist, Dr Karl Hillyard “Magpies are a very intelligent bird and have an excellent recall of faces...

CONTENDERS SURFACING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 

With local government candidate nominations set to open next week, names of potential Mayors are starting to surface. This week Berri Barmera Council deputy mayor Ella Winnall announced she will run for the position of Mayor,  as will long-term Mayor Peter Hunt - who has held the role since 2006.  At this...

MALLEE FOOTY LADDER SHAKE UP 

Murrayville have earnt a spot in this year’s Mallee Football League finals following a solid win over Lameroo on Saturday. It's the first time Murrayville have made the finals for some time with the Final score being Murrayville 14.10-94 to Lameroo 11.8-74. B.D.T were big winners over Peake, B.D.T 18.13-121, to Peake...

VOLUNTEER GRANTS UP FOR GRABS 

Local volunteer groups are being told to act quickly, and apply for funding under the Families and Communities Volunteer Grants Program. Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 can be issued to volunteer groups for a number of reasons, including buying small equipment, training, as well as promotional activities. Member for Barker, Tony Pasin...

UPGRADES AT RETIREMENT VILLAGE OPENING TODAY 

The ribbon will be officially cut  to open the new community centre at the Loxton Retirement Village today.  The new facility features a number of elements, including a multi-purpose room, semi-commercial kitchen, cinema & and an outdoor entertaining area. There’s many other parts of the near $3 Million project, that’s been welcomed...

FILL UP LOCALLY 

Fuel prices are again cheaper locally than those in the city. Some outlets in Adelaide have increased prices to around $1.95 per litre this week, while today in the Riverland it's as cheap as $1.67 per litre. Fuel pricing experts say some outlets are trying to make money on the fuel, while...

INCREASE IN MACHINERY LENDING 

It appears more local businesses have been buying up on new machinery. The latest lending report from Commonwealth Bank outlining the financial year 2021/22 showed finance for forklifts climbed by 49%. Truck finance also climbed by 13%, while agricultural machinery lending as a whole rose by 11%. The bank say many businesses have...

LOCAL NETBALL FINALS TO START THIS WEEK 

After 15 rounds of Riverland A1 Netball,  Finals are here this weekend. The final minor round of the A1's last Friday saw Berri claim a last round upset over Loxton North 59 to 58. While Berri missed the finals, recent form would have suggested otherwise as they defeated a number of top...

COMMUNITY INPUT CALLED FOR PARINGA PROJECT 

Locals only have until tomorrow to have their say on a Paringa Beautification Project. Recently the Renmark-Paringa Council called for public comment, following the development of concept plans The concepts feature a number of elements, including more trees, increased public gathering space as well as improved lighting. The plans can be found via...

FERRY CLOSURE NOTICE 

Local motorists are advised of a ferry closure later this week. From 9am Thursday the Swan Reach Ferry will be unusable until 4pm due to cable change. Other river Murray crossings nearby can be found via the Blanchetown Bridge upstream and the Walker Flat Ferry downstream. image - Department of Infrastructure & Transport.   ...