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RENMARK DRUG BUST

Arrests have been made, following a Renmark methamphetamine bust. Detectives from Riverland CIB with the assistance of officers from the Serious Organised Crime Branch searched two homes in Renmark and another at Edwardstown over the past two months. The searches netted 60g of methamphetamine, 1 litre of fantasy and $6000 cash. Among the...

SPORTING GRANTS UP FOR GRABS

Member for Chaffey, Tim Whetstone is encouraging Riverland sporting clubs and organisations to apply for grant funding thought the 'active club grant' program. Grants of $3000 are now up for clubs through the covid-19 reboot round of funding. Funding can be used for several items including hygiene products, equipment and program funding. More...

JOBKEEPER SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS

Local MP, Tony Pasin has welcomed the extension of the job keeper program. The expansion sees a change to the employee reference date move from 1st of march to the 1st of July. As well to be be eligible for JobKeeper post the 28th of September 2020, organisations will only have to...

LIGHT BULB IDEA FOR BERRI-BARMERA COUNCIL

The Berri-Barmera council is set to embark on a major energy saving project. Council will soon commence the upgraded of over 500 public street lights with LED technology to improve efficiency and lower energy consumption. Council say the replacement of the majority of the public street lights to LED technology represent a...

INVESTIGATIONS TO CONTINUE INTO RENMARK CRASH

Investigations are set to continue into yesterday’s stolen car crash in Renmark. In the early hours of yesterday morning the stolen Ford sedan hit a light pole and flipped on Renmark Avenue. The driver, a 16-yr-old from Murray Bridge and one passenger a 24-yr-old from berri both suffered life threatening injuries while...

CHANGES TO LOCAL COVID-19 TESTING

There has been some changes to local drive through covid-19 screening clinics. From midday yesterday the clinic at the Riverland general hospital moved to corner of Hepworth and Cornwall Streets. In a short statement the Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network say sinage has been installed to clearly mark the entry and...

CALLS TO EXTEND MEDICARE BENEFITS FOR TELEHEALTH

The value of telehealth services in rural areas has being highlighted, sparking fresh calls to extend the current Medicare benefit beyond September. A nationwide survey reveals 54% of GPs conducted at least one video consultation in July with prescriptions, referrals and mental health among the most common items. Doctor Steven Kaye from...

BOOST FOR LOCAL EVENTS

While it has being a tough and uncertain time for local events, Three local tourism events have been given a boost through the state government's 2020-21 Regional Events & Festivals Program. The Riverland Wine & Food Festival received funding under the program, whilethe Riverland Dinghy Club Championships and True Grit both...

SERIOUS CRASH IN RENMARK

A driver of a stolen car and two passengers remain in hospital, following a serious crash in Renmark early this morning. Just before 2.30 this morning Police were called to Renmark Avenue after a stolen Ford sedan hit a light pole and flipped over, before coming to rest in the front...

RIVERLAND SOCCER HEATING UP

Looking at Riverland soccer were a determined Loxton side took it right up to the season favorites Berri, however Berri managed to hold out for a 2-1 win. In the other A grade match Barmera were too good for Renmark winning 3-1. Winners in the B grade were Renmark and Barmera, while...