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WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SCHEME EXTENSION

Riverland & Mallee farmers may benefit from an extension to the on-farm emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme.   Water Minister Keith Pitt welcomed the South Australian Government signing on to extend the scheme into the 2021-22 financial year. Minister Pitt said. “The rebate scheme is about delivering practical support for our farmers...

LOCAL FOOTY BACK TOMORROW

Following a week off Riverland Footy returns tomorrow. The Waikerie Magpies return home and may welcome back some familiar names following transfers lodging this week as the host top side Loxton. The Berri Demons head to Panther Park to take on Loxton North, with the Panthers needing to win to keep finals...

FREE TRADE VISA CHANGES TO IMPACT RIVERLAND

Regions like the Riverland may see fewer backpackers from the United Kingdom, following recent free trade talks between Australia & the United Kingdom.  For decades many backpackers from the UK have done their 88 days of Agricultural work in the Riverland. The deal is the first major free trade deal the...

SEDAN FIREARM DISCOVERY

Riverland police have arrested two men following the discovery of illegal firearms in sedan. Last Friday police conducted a search of a sedan address as part of an ongoing investigation. Among other items, Police discovered a  .22 calibre handgun and ammunition in a vehicle on the premises. Police say the serial number of...

SKILLS AND TRAINING ON THE AGENDA

Skills and training will be top of mind today for local MP Tim Whetstone as he hosts Minister David Pisoni. Tonight the duo will host a skills and training forum at the Berri Hotel with all interested invited to attend. Local MP Tim Whetstone said “The forum will also have a focus...

RIVERLAND STATE 8 BALL CHAMPS

The Riverland 8 Ball association have been crowned state affiliate champions, following a tournament over the long weekend. The team of Peter Kennedy, Glen Carter, Shawn Salmon, Mick Radak & Arron Trenthway from the Riverland took on the best from the state in Whyalla and ended up taking out the tournament. The...

MAN TO FACE COURT AFTER HOUSE FIRE

A house fire in Barmera last week has been attributed to an electrical fault from a hydroponic cannabis set-up. Friday morning crews were called to the house on Thiele Road,  following reports of a fire. Crews were able to put out the fire, however the house was severely damaged. As a result of...

YAMBA DRUG TRAFFICKING ARREST

As further details emerge from last week’s operation Ironside arrests, alleged drug trafficking at Yamba has now been thrown into the spotlight.   18-year-old Apostle Broikos was arrested last week over the matter, as a part of the Joint AFP & FBI operation.  The accused faced court last week and was refused...

VINTAGE A WINNER FOR RIVERLAND WINE SECTOR

The recent Riverland winegrape vintage has been described as 'almost perfect' by local industry experts. In a post vintage statement provided by Riverland Wine they say the once in a lifetime event of near textbook conditions is producing wines of outstanding quality. Figures calculated post-harvest indicate the local crush was up by...

LOCALS TAKE ON FINKE DESERT RACE

A number of local motorsport enthusiasts took on the annual Finke Desert Race in Alice Springs over the long weekend in both the motorcycle & car sections. The event was tragically cut short due to death of a spectator after the man was struck a vehicle on the day two of...