Local News

LANDSCAPE BOARD ON THE MOVE

The local office of the Murraylands and Riverland landscape board is on the move this week. For some time the board, formerly known as the NRM board has been located at Wade Street in Berri, however soon will be located at 28 Vaughan Terrace alongside other government departments. Board General Manager Andrew...

NEW AWARD NAMED AFTER FORMER LOCAL FOOTY LEGEND

Former Riverland footballer Tony Modra, who went on to play AFL and kick nearly 600 goals has been honoured with a new medal celebrating country footballs leading goal kicker. Modra who played for Both Loxton & Renmark said this week it was a privilege to be asked, and added he "Did...

TWO ARRESTED IN RENMARK AFTER ALLEGED BORDER BREACH

Two people have been arrested after a Victorian truck driver allegedly attempted to smuggle his girlfriend into South Australia hidden in a B-Double truck. Last Friday the truck passed the Yamba checkpoint after travelling from NSW with the driver having permission to enter South Australia. Following a tip off from the public,...

RENMARK POOL UPGRADES ON TRACK

Upgrades at the Renmark pool remain on track that will see the pool open for the busy summer season. The pool dates back to 1975 and currently sees the construction of new pool gutters as well as an Extension of pool width to incorporate disability access ramp and stairs.  A recent update also will...

ROVERS RULE SUPREME IN RFL

The Renmark Rovers have gone back to back premiers in Riverland A grade football following a 34 point win on Saturday over Waikerie.   Despite the game being close throughout the Renmark Rovers were able to hold the lead for the entire match, holding off a spirited Waikerie Magpies outfit who...

MORE TRAVEL VOUCHERS UP FOR GRABS

In what could benefit the local Riverland tourism economy, another round of great state travel vouchers go up for grabs today. From today South Aussies can enter round five of the program for the chance to get up to $200 off participating tours and experiences across the state. Last week today Premier...

BERRI-BARMERA LEADING THE LOCAL VACCINE CHARGE

New data has revealed that some Riverland council areas maybe a little behind others when it comes to covid vaccination rates. Data released this week shows the Berri-Barmera council area is leading the Riverland charge sitting currently at 35.9% fully vaccinated for those who are eligible. Loxton Waikerie sits just behind...

STOLEN FORKLIFT RECOVERED BY MURRAY MALLEE POLICE

Murray Mallee police have recovered a stolen forklift, after it was hired and not returned last year. In October 2020 a machinery hire business reported to Police that a Manitou Telehandler had not been returned having been hired in June. This week Waikerie police located the vehicle hidden in scrub land at...

SNAKES ON THE MOVE

With the days warming up and forecast for over 30 today and tomorrow we’re being reminded to be aware for snakes. Department for Environment and Water’s Principal Ecologist of Wildlife Management, Dr Karl Hillyard, said snakes are generally shy and will not attack unless provoked, so if you spot one it’s...

STAGE SET FOR RFL GRAND FINAL

Tomorrow is the day of days for the Riverland football league with the Grand Final set to be held in Loxton. It’s the third straight grand final between Renmark and Waikerie with the current ledger one-all. While the two sides are the modern day RFL titans, it’s only the 6th time in...