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RIVERLAND COVID EXPOSURE SITE 

A Riverland location has been listed as a COVID exposure site. This morning SA Health listed the Blanchetown Deli Takeaway & Hardware as a Casual Contact Exposure Location between 3.00pm and 5pm Monday the 29th of November If you were at the location at the specified dates and times, you must: get tested...

WINERY REJECT 'LOCK OUT' UNION CLAIM 

Accolade Wines has rejected Union claims that maintenance workers had been locked out of the Berri Estate Winery earlier this week due on ongoing pay negotiations. Workers and the union had called for a 3% pay increase, saying it would bring them into line with other maintenance workers in the region...

RIVERLAND ROAD SAFETY OPERATION CATCHES OUT DRIVERS 

A highly visible Riverland police operation has resulted in a number of defects issued this week, together with drugs located. Wednesday this week Riverland Police together with Highway patrol, drug dogs and the Heavy Vehicle Unit found drugs as well issued a number of defects. Some of the detections included a teenage...

RIVERLAND VINEYARDS MAKE FINAL TOP 50 IN THE NATION 

Two Riverland Vineyards have been listed in the top 50 of Australian Vineyards, at the Australian young gun of wine awards. Listed in the top 50 for the nation from the Riverland was the Starrs Reach, Vineyard in New Residence, together with the Markaranka Vineyard near Waikerie. Judges recently narrowed the of...

LOXTON BORN ALEX CAREY NAMED IN TEST SIDE 

Christmas has come early for Riverland cricket fans with Loxton born Alex Carey named to line up for the Australian test side next week. The Wicket Keeper had often been mentioned as Tim Paine's successor however the events of the recent two weeks has seen Carey thrown into the national spotlight...

THIEVES GET AWAY EMPTY HANDED AFTER BARMERA BREAK-IN 

An attempted cigarette heist in Barmera has failed, after thieves broke-into a Barmera Service station in the early hours of Wednesday morning.    At about 3.45am Wednesday thieves broke-into the Barmera BP Service station, with Police saying it appeared they attempted to access cigarettes in a locked cabinet. The bandits were unable...

ROAD REPAIRS ESCALATED TO MINISTER

Locals are still asking questions, as to why a recently re-sealed Riverland road has started to rip and peel.   This week sections of the Loxton to Moorook road, that’s under the control of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport(DIT) peeled in the heat, sticking to cars and trucks. Speaking on the...

SALINITY FORUM REPORTING GOOD NEWS FOR BASIN

The topic of Salinity has been top of mind this week for water managers from across the Murray Darling Basin at a national salinity forum.  The Riverland is home to a number of Salt Interception projects, and last year more than 450,000 tonnes of salt was diverted from entering the River...

WARNING TO LOCAL FOOTBALL CLUBS 

With the Riverland Football Football silly season in full swing, SANFL Community Football has sent a warning to clubs across the state of the implications of breaching Community Football salary cap rules.   In an update to clubs this week SANFL say have now have further integrity officers engaged to implement...

STOLEN RIVERLAND CACTI FOUND IN ALDINGA 

A haul of alleged stolen Riverland cacti have been discovered at an Aldinga Beach property. Last Thursday Waikerie stopped a car on the Sturt Highway near Waikerie with a number of cacti inside, while suspicious Police say they had no reports at the time of stolen plants. Two social media posts in...