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NEW CHAIRPERSON AT DESTINATION RIVERLAND

Destination Riverland, The region’s leading tourism authority has seen change of the guard with a new chairman as well as new deputy chair. Former deputy chairman Brenton Pankhurst will now lead the board following the retirement of Deb Alexander, who has remained on the board as a director. Mr Pankhurst said “It’s...

MORATORIUM ON GM CROPS LIFTED

Member for Chaffey and Minister for primary industries Tim Whetstone has welcomed a state government announcement that will see genetically modified crops allowed to be planted in South Australia. Mr Whetstonesaid the Anderson Review found the GM moratorium in South Australia provided no price premium compared with GM crop growing...

RIVERLAND PRODUCERS UP FOR AWARDS

Two of the regions major food & beverage producers have been named as finalists in the SA Premier's Food and Beverage Industry Consumer Award. The two local finalists include icon of the region Nippy’s as well as Bickford’s who own own and run Renmark’s 23rd Street Distillery The companies join some of...

CADELL FERRY SET FOR MAINTENANCE

Cadell Ferry users are advised maintenance planned for tomorrow will see the ferry unable to be used. The closure is set to take affect from 10am through to 2 pm. Alternative river crossings can be made at the Waikerie Ferry upstream or the Morgan Ferry downstream. image - Wikipedia commons. ...

TOOLS TAKEN FROM LAMEROO

Police from the Murray Mallee LSA area are seeking information from the Lameroo community following the theft of power tools from a Ute in recent times. Sometime overnight between Sunday evening the 11th August and Monday morning the 12th of August power tools and batteries including brands of Milwaukee and...

NEW COP FOR THE MURRAY DARLING BASIN AUTHORITY

Following a meeting in Dubbo last week The Murray Darling basin Authority has agreed to agree to recommend two new water resource plans to the Minister for Water Resources as well as other items. The Authority also welcomed the creation of the new position of Inspector General to oversee Basin-wide compliance,...

TOURISM MINISTER ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR REGIONAL EVENTS

Regional destinations across Australia including the Riverland and Mallee will now have greater access to crucial funding to help them secure lucrative international business events, following changes made to the federal Government’s Business Events Bid Fund Program. Last week Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham announced a series of changes to the...

TOP THREE WIN BIG IN RFL

Turning to sport and looking at Riverland football where in Round 15 the top three sides once again showed their finals credentials. Barmera-Monash had a solid win over Loxton, Barmera-Monash 16-19-115 to Loxton 9.9-62. Renmark ended Berri’s slim finals chances winning by 167 points, while Waikerie returned to their winning...

Future of Berri Club In Doubt

The future of the Berri Club is up in the air once more, with creditors seeking debts dating back to the 2013 to 2017 financial years. The club closed its doors on June 30 for small renovations, new signage and solar panel installation, however during the temporary closure two creditors contacted...

Pasin Puts Spring Cart Gully Crossing on the Agenda

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has used a visit by Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, Hon. Mark Coulton MP, to highlight the potential for a river crossing at Spring Cart Gully. While the idea is not new, Mr Pasin said he wanted to use the opportunity to raise...