Local News

RUSTON - REDUCING FAMILY VIOLENCE

Riverland based senator Anne Ruston has backed a move to invest over 2.3 million dollars across Australia in the pursuit of reducing family violence in Australian communities. Under the Fourth Action Plan of theNational Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children2010-2022, the Morrison Government will commit more than $2.3...

NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON FOR PRESTIGIOUS FARMING AWARD

Locals in the farming community are reminded that applications are closing soon for a prestigious award. Applications for the Mallee Sustainable farming David Roget award for excellence close at 5pm the 31st of January. This Award has been created to remember and celebrate the significant contributions made by the lateDavidRoget. The Award...

RIVERLAND TO CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY

It’s a big weekend of events across the region as the Riverland celebrates Australia day. Saturday evening sees the return of the Waikerie Australia day event at the Waikerie oval. While Sunday sees Australia day Breakfasts in Loxton,Berri, Kingston-on-Murray and Renmark with locals encouraged to attend. The events will also see the presentation...

LOCAL FOOTBALLERS RETURN TO THE TRAINING TRACK

While Riverland football season might still be a while off many local football clubs have returned to the training track this week to kick off Pre-season training. All RFL teams hit the training track this week following a much talked about off season. While squads are yet to be 100% finalised, recruiting...

ARGO BARGE RECOVERY COSTLY

Raising the historic ARGO barge is set to cost a local council a significant amount of money. Speaking to the Murray Pioneer, Renmark Paringa Council CEO Tony Siviour said raising of the historic barge is set to cost in-excess of $200,000 The historic barge sank late last year from its Renmark mooring...

DEMAND FOR GRAPES STRONG

Local wine grape grower body, Riverland Wine has indicated the demand for Riverland winegrapes is strong ahead of this year’s vintage. The local group have said currently it is hard to get fruit on the ‘Grapes for Sale’ register, a far cry of seasons gone by where as much as 25,000tonnes...

GROUP FOX BAITING PROGRAM FOR MALLEE LANDHOLDERS

To assist landholders manage the detrimental effects of foxes, Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) is offering a group baiting program across the Mallee. Landholders are encouraged to participate in the fox baiting program to maximise the positive benefits of a coordinated group approach and achieve a significant reduction in foxes. Fox...

SAVILLE THROUGH TO ROUND TWO AT AUS OPEN

Former Riverland tennis player Luke Saville has made it to the second round of the Australian open men's doubles, following a win yesterday. Former Junior Wimbledon champion Saville, together with fellow Aussie Max Purcell won in round one yesterday over Andre Rublev and Andrei Vasilevski 6-3 6-2. The duo are set to...

FILL UP IN THE RIVERLAND - RAA

The RAA is urging local Riverland motorists to fill up at home as it may be a lot cheaper than filling up in Adelaide this long weekend. Adelaide’s average ULP price this month is 159c/l - compared to an average price of 121c/l in January last year. Motoring analyst Mark Borlace from...

BOAT RAMP UPGRADES COMING IN WAIKERIE

The Waikerie boating community has welcomed news of an upcoming boat ramp upgrade. Council has been successful in applying for and receiving $195,000 (GST exclusive) in grant funding from the South Australian Boating Facilities Advisory Committee (SABFAC) to upgrade the Waikerie Edgar Bartlett Drive Boat Ramp. The upgrade will include construction of...