Local News

MAN ARRESTED AFTER WAIKERIE PURSUIT

A man wanted in connection with a pursuit in Waikerie yesterday has now been arrested and will face court today. The driver led police on a chase between Waikerie and Tanunda in a stolen Holden Calais sedan which had been stolen from an address in Berri. Police officers terminated the Sturt Highway...

COMMENT WELCOMED FOR DRAFT WATER ALLOCATION PLAN

The South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board has released an updated draft Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse for public comment. The 2017 River Murray Water Allocation Plan went a long way to meeting Basin Plan requirements and is being updated to make sure policies in...

LOXTON STADIUM - DESIGN TEAM ASSEMBLE!

The Loxton Waikerie council has announced it has appointed the design team for the Loxton Recreation Complex. The team is made up of an Architects, Surveyors as well as Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineers. Council CEO, David Beaton said the he was pleased to announce the design team for the project and...

ORCHID SHOW CANCELLED

In what is unfortunate the annual Riverland orchid society winter show has been cancelled. The annual event was set to take place in July at the Barmera Recreation Centre on the 28th and 29th of July. The event was called off due to recent weather events not being conducive to orchid growing...

WOMEN'S FOOTY THIS WEEKEND

In a historic first the inaugural Riverland women’s football competition is set to get under way this weekend. In what has been a big effort from the Riverland football league the first competition will have 5 teams and will play games following the Men’s A grade fixture on Saturday. Although women’s football...

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS THIS YEAR

Local Riverland residents wanting to run for local government are reminded that nominations will be opening soon. It is not compulsory to vote in South Australian council elections however in 2014, 360,000 South Aussies filled in the form and cast their votes. Another important difference from State and Federal elections is...

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Now in the second week of the School Holidays the Renmark-Paringa council school holiday program has once again still has a heap of activities for students to partake in. Some of the exciting programs include a virtual reality program at the town library in Renmark. As well as this circus workshops will...

NEW KAYAK FISHING COMPETITION COMING SOON

Riverland kayak fishermen & Women are invited to a new fishing competition to be held in Bowhill dedicated to increasingly popular art of kayak fishing. The inaugural Bowhill Kayak Fishing Competition will take place between the 27thand 29thof July. Shane McGrath Organiser of the event as well as Bowhill Progress Association chairman...

RIVERLAND MAYORS TO SEEK RE-ELECTION

All three current Riverland Mayors have confirmed they will seek re-election later this year at the local government elections. If elected, Loxton-Waikerie’s Leon Stasinowsky would be in for a 3rd term as Mayor while Renmark-Paringa’s Neil Martinson & Berri-Barmera’s Peter Hunt could be in for a 4th if elected. It is...

POLICE NEWS - DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT 0.164

A man has had his licence suspended for a year after he was caught drink-driving at Renmark in the early hours of Friday morning. Just after midnight thursday, a police patrol stopped a car on 21stStreet and the male driver underwent a breath test. He returned a positive reading of 0.164. The...