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Cadell Harvest Festival Could be Scrapped

The Cadell harvest festival, famous for its giant pumpkin competition, could be scrapped, due to a lack of volunteers to run the event. Organiser Jason Lukacs is conducting a survey on social media, asking if the event should be re-branded, moved away from Easter or cancelled altogether. The festival has been running...

The Countdown is on to the Riverland Field Days

There are just four weeks to go before the Riverland Field Days fires up for its 62nd year. Organiser Tim Grieger says the program for the event will be available next week. Hosted on a purpose built facility just out of Barmera at the Riverland Events Centre, the event showcases 350 exhibitors...

Truck Driver Remembered as "A Hero"

The truck driver tragically killed last Thursday when his vehicle collided with another truck is being hailed a hero. SA Road Transport Association Executive Director Steve Shearer rejected SA Police suggestions that pulling over would have been the safer option. He told the Murray Pioneer that 26 year old Coen Fraser's decision...

Loxton Sporting Precinct could Cost Another $1.2m

Loxton's new sporting precinct under construction could cost another 1.2million dollars, bringing the total to $13.4 million. The design previously agreed to, excluded a mezzanine fit out, however at a recent user group meeting, Loxton Netball Club stakeholder Kathy Schliebs said it would be "crazy" not to include the fit out. The...

Pasin Opens New Community Hub

Member for Barker Tony Pasin officially opened the new Karoonda Early Childhood Centre and Community Hub on Tuesday. The purpose built facility will be home to childcare service and provide additional space to cater for a range of community and social activities. The $550,000 piece of infrastructure was funded through the Federal...

New Councilor for Mid-Murray

Kirsty MacGregor has been sworn in as the Mid Murray district's newest councilor. Cr MacGregor, a small business owner from Mannum, assumed her seat at a Mid Murray Council meeting at Cambrai on Tuesday after being inducted by Mayor Dave Burgess. Cr MacGregor was the winner, by two votes, of an election...

Truck Driver Tests Positive for Meth

A truck driver has been caught driving under the influence, as police continue to target bad driving under Operation High Impact F5. On Monday a B-double truck was stopped at a driver testing and vehicle inspection station at Truro. The driver, a 29-year-old Queensland man tested positive for methamphetamine. He was issued a...

Riverland Wineries Named Finalists in Wine Tourism Awards

Two Riverland Wineries have been announced as finalists in the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards. Primary Industries Minister and Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said it was great to see a diverse list of wineries, wine tourism experiences and wine regions nominated as part of the awards. In The Riverland,...

Tributes for Former Member for Barker Dr Jim Forbes

Former Member for Barker Dr Jim Forbes has died. Dr. Forbes entered Parliament at the age of 32 in the 1956 Barker bi-election. He served as the divisions local member until 1975. Dr. Forbes held a number of senior positions in Government including as the Minister for the Navy, Minister for the...

MDBA Independent Panel Asks for Feedback

There is still time to have a say on how the independent panel should assess social and economic conditions in the Murray-Darling Basin. The deadline for feedback on the terms of reference and assessment framework is the close of business on Friday. Independent Panel Chair Robbie Sefton has urged the public to...