Local News

BERRI BREAK-INS

The trend of Riverland break-ins has continued, this time in Berri. Just after 4am yesterday residents of a home in O'Malley Street in Berri were woken to the sound of their back door sliding open.  The victim got up and noticed someone had entered the home and stolen $60 from the kitchen...

RURAL DOCTORS CALLING FOR BETTER SUPPORT

The Rural Doctors Association of SA(RDASA) have called for immediate action and say the exodus of regional GP’s continues. This week the association held an online meeting for rural members, the largest event of its type, with the doctors group calling for better conditions for rural GP’s who work in...

LOXTON THEFT ARREST

Riverland Police have made a pinch, after a man allegedly stole a battery drill kit in Loxton. Monday this week a business on Dorsch Avenue in Loxton was targeted with a drill kit taken. Wednesday this week police located the stolen drill kit and charged a 32-year-old man with being unlawfully on...

FARM SAFETY - IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE

While there’s a bit going on this week in SA, it’s also national farm safety week. Tragically each year a number of Australian’s lose their lives on farms, with 15% of fatal accidents being kids under 15. Alarmingly, farming only makes up 2.6% of Australia’s workforce, however counts for 21% of workplace...

ARREST FOLLOWING ATTEMPTED RENMARK SERVO ROBBERY

A Renmark servo bandit has been arrested, thanks to swift work from local Police. Police were called to a Renmark Avenue service station yesterday afternoon after a man threatened the attendant with a machete and demanded money after filling his car.   The attendant refused to hand over any money and chased...

ASSISTANCE ANNOUNCED FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

A local MP has welcomed the news that regional workers & businesses will be supported through the lockdown via state government payments. The package announced yesterday provides $3000 for eligible businesses who employee staff as well as payments of $1000 for sole traders.   Fully-funded income support payments of up to $600...

WINE EXPORT DROP

Trade tensions between Australia & China are now evident in the wine sector with exports down in the past 12 months. The latest wine Australia export report showed that exports were down 10% to mainland china in value, and 5% in volume. Wine Australia General Manager Corporate Affairs and Regulation Rachel Triggs...

VOTE ON FOOTY CLUB MOVE

The Loxton Football Club will vote next month if they move their clubrooms to the newly fitted out mezzanine at the Loxton sporting precinct.   Should club members vote in favour, the current and somewhat spiritual home of the Loxton Football Club, the ‘Loxton sporting club’ known locally as simply "The...

LOCKDOWN DAY ONE

The Riverland has woken to the first day of a  seven day statewide lockdown. Over the next 7 days the only 5 reasons to leave home include care and compassion, essential work, to buy essential goods such as food, for medical reasons. Including covid vaccinations or to get a covid test. Locals...

CODE BLUE ACTIVATED FOR THE RIVERLAND

With temperatures over the next week forecast set to be cold a code-blue weather response has been issued for the Riverland. The response means homelessness service providers locally can provide extra services. The current activation is set to run through to next Monday, Locals who may be experiencing homelessness are urged to contact...