Local News

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER CONTRIBUTES TO NEW BOOK CELEBRATING CENTRAL MARKET

Local award winning Photographer Italo Vardaro has played his part in adding to a new book, capturing the history of the Adelaide central market. Launched last week in Adelaide the book features a recipe by Renmark based market supplier Jim Souris who co-incidentally is Mr Vardaro’s neighbour. Local member for Chaffey Tim...

LOCAL SCHOOLS TO SEE INTERNET BOOST

Riverland schools are set to see a boost in internet speed under a new plan from the state Government. Under a bold plan schools across South Australia will have a high-speed fibre optic internet connection by mid-2020. The massive expansion of the fibre optic network will deliver speeds of up to and...

COMMUNITY LEGAL TO RE-OPEN

As a pre-election promise the Riverland will be able to access full time legal services again with a new legal service to open this week. The newly named Riverland Community Justice Centre in Berri replaces the former Riverland community legal service that was closed last year. The official opening will take...

DRIVERS USING PHONES ON NOTICE

Riverland and Mallee motorists are on notice with SA Police targeting motorists this week who drive while using their mobile phone. Operation Distraction will be running state wide for this week after commencing on Monday, In September a similar five-day campaign saw police issue 578 expiations and cautions to drivers. Superintendent Bob...

REGION'S LAST DVD RENTAL STORE TO WIND UP

In what is an indication of the times the regions last DVD rental store is set to wind up operations later this month. Following Riverland family video closing earlier this year in Renmark, the Loxton Pizza bar and video centre have announced the DVD and music component of the business will...

BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO EMBRACE NBN

With almost all of the Riverland now able to receive NBN services the local Riverland business community is being urged to check they are getting the best service possible. NBN Co has announced plans to introduce new wholesale discount bundles for its fixed line network to help improve the experience of...

SANTA HAS A FINE TIME IN MORGAN

The Morgan Christmas pageant is still making headlines following the driver towing Santa was fined for having an unsecured load after the pageant. The trailer and cargo including Santa were making their way back through Morgan when they were stopped by police. The streets of the town were closed until 8pm however...

FRUIT FLY DETECTION IN LOXTON

The Riverland’s fruit growing community is in shock following an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) being detected in Loxton following the discovery of seven male flies. A 1.5 kilometre outbreak area and 15 kilometre suspension area have been established around the detection point and quarantine restrictions apply in the Newton...

MURRAY DARLING BASIN AUTHORITY MEET IN CANBERRA

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met last week in Canberra to progress its work on the implementation of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan. The Authority was mindful of the critical work in train and further efforts that are needed in coming months to make sure the Plan can deliver the sustainable future essential...

LOCAL SCHOOLS ON VOLLEYBALL TRIP

Volleyballers from both Loxton and Renmark high schools have headed to Melbourne this week for the annual Australian volleyball schools cup. In total 180 students have made the trip with 11 sides from Renmark and 13 from Loxton. The annual Melbourne trip has been a long standing tradition an both Loxton and...