Local News

NETTING PROGRAM NOW ROLLING OUT

An over $14 Million dollar horticultural netting program is now being rolled out across the Riverland. After establishing the need for the program, Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said he was pleased to see the progress. Mr Pasin also said while it’s great to see nets go up, there’s still...

RIVERLAND BASEBALL KEEN TO GROW THE COMPETITION

Riverland Baseball are hoping to increase participation this season, with the local league hosting a come and try day tomorrow for juniors and seniors. Recently it was announced the Waikerie Black Sox would not partake in this season, leaving just two sides – Renmark and Berri. The two sides currently playing is...

LAST DAY TO NOMINATE FOR AG TOWN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Riverland and Mallee residents are reminded that today is the last day to nominate a local town for the SA Ag town of the year award. Now in the secondyear, the South Australian AgriculturalTownof theYearaward recognises South Australian towns excelling in agricultural practices and the flow on effect they have on...

EXPERTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM NOW OPEN FOR LOCAL OPERATORS

Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland are pleased to advise that local food agribusiness operators are now able to access free advice, though an Experts In Residence program. The program is able to run through a partnership between Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland (RDAMR) and the Department of Primary Industry...

BERRI COTTAGE HOMES MULTI-FUNCTION CENTRE NOW OPEN

A new multi-function centre at the Berri Cottage Homes has now been officially opened, with local member for Barker Tony Pasin on hand for the official ceremony. Mr Pasin opened the centre on behalf of the Federal Government who, through the Building Better Regions Fund, provided $425,000 to the $1,001,790 project. The...

BARMERA MAN CAUGHT DRIVING WITH DISQUALIFIED LICENCE

A Barmera man has faced court, after he was arrested for driving with a disqualified licence in Barmera earlier this week. Just after 10.30 Tuesday night, Riverland police stopped a man driving on Tonkin Avenue. Checks revealed the 37-year-old man's licence had been disqualified and he should not have been driving. The man...

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR AGRICULTURAL AWARD

The Riverland and Mallee farming community is encouraged to submit local nominations for the Ag Bureau of South Australia ‘Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards’. Nominations can be made for both the Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship sponsored by Department for Environment and Water and the Rural Youth Bursary sponsored by Department of...

EDUCATIONAL ART PROGRAM BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

A local heath support agency is bringing back a popular and award winning educational art program. FocusOne Health, together with TAFE SA are pleased to offer the foundation skills program “In The Name Of Art” supported through the Government of South Australia. The program is an an eight-week interactive community art program...

MID MURRAY SETS OUT FOUR YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

The Mid-Murray Council is hoping to boost the regions economy and grow the local tourism sector as it unveils a proposed strategic direction for the next four years. The plan tiled “our plan 2020-24” outlines five key themes for the region’s future – Our Lifestyle, Our Business, Our Community, Our Growth...

LOCAL MINISTER CALLING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON NEW DISABILITY STRATEGY

Riverland based senator Anne Ruston is encouraging locals to have their say on a new National Disability Strategy with a second round of consultations now open. The new strategy will set out how governments around Australia work together to improve the lives of the 4.4 million Australians with a disability. Minister...