Local News

Funds for Producers to Detect Plant Pests Early

Local primary producers stand to benefit from more funding for early detection of exotic plant pests. In total $15 million has been allocated to the Grains Research and Development Corporation program, with$4.6 million funded by the Federal Government's Rural R&D for Profit program. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said...

Glossop Winery Wins a Bunch of Awards

A local winery with a track record of award-winning alternative varieties has taken out multiple awards at the recent Riverland Wine Show. Glossop-based '919 Wines' took out 3 trophies for its 2018 Reserve Touriga. The popular drop picked up awards for best organic wine, best alternative wine and the trophy for Best...

ICAC CLEARS LOCAL MP OF WRONGDOING

The states anti-corruption watchdog has cleared several regional MP’s, including local member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone of misconduct over their use of an accommodation allowance. Earlier this year the local MP resigned as the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development after what he said at the time was an admin...

STERN WARNING FOR HOON DRIVERS

Police have sent a stern warning to SA Motorists and Motorcycle riders that hoon driving and riding will not be tolerated. Recently footage of hoon behaviour in SA was circulating through social media with Police appalled with the dangerous behaviour displayed. Superintendent Bob Gray, Officer in Charge Traffic Services Branch said This...

NEW FORMAT FOR POPULAR FESTIVAL

The popular Riverland Wine and Food festival returns this weekend with a new format. Rather than one collective festival in Berri as in years prior, this year’s event sees events over three days across the region. A spokesperson from the event said they had to adapt this year due to COVID restrictions...

RIVERLAND CRICKET BACK THIS WEEKEND

The regions cricketers are gearing up for round one of Riverland cricket, set to take place Saturday afternoon. A grade sees a strong Renmark-North side take on Loxton at Loxton while Waikerie-Ramco will take on Berri. B grade this year sadly sees the Kings Punjab 11 and Renmark North not partake,...

LOCAL MP WELCOMES RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed an over $17 Million dollar package to entice job seekers to move to regional areas for employment. The 'Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job' program will see eligible job seekers receive up to $6,000 for Australians and $2,000 for eligible visa holders...

LOCAL MP WELCOMES RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed an over $17 Million dollar package to entice job seekers to move to regional areas for employment. The 'Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job' program will see eligible job seekers receive up to $6,000 for Australians and $2,000 for eligible visa holders...

ROSE FESTIVAL BACK THIS WEEKEND

A group of passionate local rose enthusiasts are gearing up for a big weekend, with the start of the Renmark Riverland Rose Festival taking place tomorrow. Like many events this year, the event sees a modified program however festival goers are still looking forward to the 27th running of the festival....

LOCAL STORE RE-OPENS AFTER 12 YEAR CLOSURE

After a 12 year closure the Paruna general store is set to re-open this Saturday, much to the relief of local residents. Since the closure in 2008 locals have had to travel over 50km to Loxton for basic supplies. New Proprietor, Annmarie Boyce said he feedback from the community has been...