Local News

CONCERNS OVER SHEERER SHORTAGES

Livestock SA has re-iterated local wool producers concerns over sheerer shortages and is calling for greater assistance. The industry body this week issued a statement saying that recent comments made by the Australian Workers Union were wrong in that “farmers and pastoralists are normally able to get away with paying below...

CONCERNS OVER SHEARER SHORTAGES

Livestock SA has re-iterated local wool producers concerns over shearer shortages and is calling for greater assistance. The industry body this week issued a statement saying that recent comments made by the Australian Workers Union were wrong in that “farmers and pastoralists are normally able to get away with paying below...

FUNDING FOR NEW HEADSPACE PROJECT

Headspace Berri has been the recipient of further funding to enable them to run a new arts project called “The Future of Here and Now”. The local headspace centre was one of 73 recipients across Australia to receive funding under the Regional Arts Fund Recovery Grant program. Local MP Tony Pasin said...

BIG FIELD FOR DINGHY DERBY

Despite ongoing challenges regarding travel and other uncertainty’s this year’s Riverland Dinghy Derby is still powering ahead with strong numbers. Club officials said they were hopeful of 70 entries for this year’s race however a flurry of late nominations sees 91 competitors set to tackle this year’s race. Club president Scott...

PARINGA BRIDGE REPLACEMENT SPECULATION SURFACES AGAIN

A local Mayor has raised concerns with ongoing long term speculation of  a replacement of the Paringa Bridge that could see the towns of Renmark & Paringa bypassed. For decades a proposed River crossing at spring cart gully had been touted as a possible location; however any development has been a...

NEW VENUE FOR AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN LOXTON

The Loxton Waikerie council has invited locals to their upcoming Australia day breakfast, being held at a new venue. This year council will hold both citizen of the year awards as well as citizenship ceremony’s at the Loxton Oval this coming Australia day morning. Loxton Waikerie Mayor, Leon Stasinowsky said "Council looks...

DOUBLE JACKS BREAK THROUGH IN RIVERLAND DARTS

The double jacks have finally broken through for their first win of the Riverland summer darts season, Following an impressive effort from Fi Wenske scoring a maximum of 180. At the end of the night the scores read Double Jacks 6, to the Expendables 5. In the other Match a direct and...

DESERT ROSE IN THE REGION

Services Australia’s mobile service Centre ‘The Desert Rose” will be In the region this week, providing a number of government services. The truck provides a number of government services including centerlink Claims, medicare registrations as well as assistance to access online services. Late last year the truck was about to embark on...

LOCALS INVITED TO HAVE THIER SAY ON MURRAY DARLING GRANTS PROGRAM

Local Riverland communities are invited to have their say on an upcoming Murray-Darling basin grant programs. The programs up for discussion include the new Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program, and Round 3 of the Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Program. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, said these grants were announced...

BUSY YEAR FOR LOCK OPERATORS

Despite 2020 being a year of challenges and shutdowns local lock operators had their busiest year in the last five. More than 5700 vessels passed through SA Water’s network of locks last year, Keeping local lock operators particularly busy. SA Water’s Senior Manager of River Murray Operations Garry Fyfe said visitor numbers...