Local News

Berri VIC Future in Doubt

The future of the Visitor Information Centre in Berri is up in the air, following the release of a Report from the Berri Barmera Council.The report revealed a drop in visitor numbers through the centre from just over 30 thousand in 2015/16, to just 12 thousand in 2017/18.The centre, located...

Local Council Nominations Sky High

The Riverland is facing it's most crowded local council elections in recent memory - with 49 nominees facing off for just 26 elected positions across the three local council areas. Renmark Paringa has had 16 nominations for it's eight vacancies. Berri Barmera Concil has had 14 nominations for 8 vanaviesand the...

Government Grant to Assist Migrants a Priority for Pasin

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin is calling for not-for-profit organisations in Barker to apply for $5 million worth of grants to help migrants better integrate into Australian life. The Fostering Integration Grant Program will support the delivery of one-off projects and new or expanded initiatives that encourage economic and social...

RSL and Odd Bods go head to head in the GF

Loxton RSL and Renmark R C Ones had a close match in the preliminary final. R C Ones surprised RSL by having a 2 – 1 lead after the doubles. RSL fought back to have a 5 – 4 lead going into the last round of singles. Games then went 1 for...

DRUGS AND CASH SEIZED

Four men will face numerous charges including drug trafficking following a 3 month police operation. Earlier this week both a car and house were searched in Blanchetown as a part of operation Marryday were methamphetamine and cash were seized. Yesterday a house in Loxton was raided were police found 1.2 kilograms of...

BBQ FOR A CAUSE

No strangers to helping out when needed the Lions clubs of the riverland will combine at field days to raise much needed funds for farmers in need. The Lions clubs of Renmark, Barmera, Loxton and Berri will be donating their takings from their annual field days BBQ to the South Australian...

LOCK 3 NOW OPEN AGAIN

Lock 3 is now open for boat traffic following maintenance works at the facility. SA Water, on behalf of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority have spent the past three months carrying out works including repainting lock gates; replacing gate seals and bottom fenders; rehabilitating upstream and downstream valves and tunnels. Around 4000 people...

FIELD DAYS BACK TOMORROW

The countdown to the Riverland Field Days is nearly over with gates set to open tomorrow morning. Tim Grieger from the Riverland field days said it’s amazing to see the gates open on the first day, a celebration of a years’ worth of planning. The annual event sees over 15,000 attend and...

MAYOR CHALLENGE IN ALL RIVERLAND COUNCILS

For the first time in a long time all 3 Riverland mayors will face challengers at this year’s local government elections. After speculation Ralf Nobile has put his hand up for Mayor of the Berri Barmera Council and will challenge current mayor Peter Hunt. As announced last week current sitting Renmark-Paringa Council...

SPORTS CENTRE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE TO CHANGE

The management of the Waikerie community sports Centre is heading in a new direction following the current managers the Waikerie Community Sports Centre board deciding to relinquish the management of council owned facility. In a statement released by the Loxton-Waikerie council, the board said “they had been in discussions with Council...