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NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW FOR AG TOWN OF THE YEAR

Following a launch late last year, nominations are now open for the SA Ag town of the year. The award forms part of the 2019 South Australian Regional Showcase program and aims to highlight the vital role agriculture and other primary industries play in regional communities. Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone is...

MORE FRUIT FLY FOUND

It what is another blow more Queensland fruit fly's have been found in Loxton, following initial detection's in late 2018. Minister for primary industries, Tim Whetstone told the Loxton News four Queensland fruit flies were detected on Monday which extends the quarantine zones until April the 4th Mr Whetstone also said the...

FARMING FORWARD - NEW THEME FOR LOCAL GROUP

Leading local Broadacre farming group Mallee Sustainable farming are kicking off the year with the theme “Farming Forward” The group is set to hold a forum next month to discuss many local riverland and mallee farming issues going forward. Topics on the day include climate and risk into the future, farmer wellbeing,...

CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY WORKSHOPS NEXT WEEK

To understand the road transport chain of responsibility laws more including recent changes, Grain Producers SA are set to host a series of workshops across the state including the Riverland. The workshops are aimed at assist primary producers in understanding their obligations and risks in the CoR chain, and help them...

SES WARN FOR WARM WEATHER

With another extremely warm day forecast for the RIverland today the SES has re-iterated their warning on warm weather. The SES says you should take precautions as well as checking on family and friends regularly. As well as this the SES advise to drink plenty of water even when not feeling thirsty...

COUNCIL APPOINT BUILDER FOR SPORTING PRECINCT

The Loxton-Waikerie council have appointed a builder for the multi-million dollar Loxton Sporting Precinct project, following a statement released yesterday. After a very extensive design and tender phase Adelaide based Company Badge Constructions have been appointed to construct the new over 11.5 million dollar facility. In what is a bonus for...

MDBA HOLD MEETING ON FISH DEATHS IN LOWER DARLING RIVER

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) held a preliminary meeting yesterday to investigate the latest fish deaths in the lower Darling River. The meeting included environmental water holders, river operators, fish scientists and water policy officials from all basin states including South Australia. MDBA Chief Executive, Phillip Glyde said "The fish deaths in...

SAVILLE SET TO START AUS OPEN

Former Riverlander Luke Saville will be action today the Australian open as the men’s doubles gets underway from Melbourne Park. The former Wimbledon and Australian open junior winner will team up with Sydney’s Max Purcell. The duo will take on Maximo Gonzales and Nic Jarry from Argentina and Chile respectively in...

STAY COOL IN THE HEAT - SES

With the Riverland forecast set to again well exceed 40 degrees the SES has issued a warning to play it cool in the heat. The SES advises things you should do include keeping cool by staying indoors as much as possible and turning fans and air-conditioners on early in the day...

LOCAL MP BACKS HEADSPACE

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has backed the federal government’s announcement of a further investment for Headspace. The federal government will invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental well being of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassador’s project and funding for its...