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"Articulate" Youngster Runs Against Whetstone

A 21 year old Renmark university student has been endorsed as the South Australian Labor candidate for Chaffey in next year’s State Election. Sim Singh-Mahli, who says he will advocate for better health care and education in the Chaffey electorate, is currently the only other candidate to be running against sitting...

Young Pelicans Set to Take Flight to Fiji

Three young soccer players have their eyes on a tournament in Fiji. Moorook’s Jiji and Tessie Mitchell and Winkie’s Belinda Rayner were selected to play in the Ultimate Fiji Soccer Cup in December. The three Barmera United soccer guns had attended several trial days and training camps this year in the...

Libs Promise to Bring Back Local Legal Services

The State Libs have announced that a should a Marshall Liberal Government be elected next year, they plan to restore full time community legal services in the Riverland. Under the State Liberals’ policy, a full time, on-the-ground legal community service will provide face- to-face advice for Riverland residents and those...

Nippy's Opens the Lid on New Venture

Local Chocolate milk enthusiasts will be pleased to know the $10 million expansion of the Nippy’s Moorook plant will see a new milk product line hit the supermarket shelves later this month. The family owned company plans to release a line of their iced chocolate, coffee and strawberry in 500ml...

Reckless Drivers Over the Weekend

Riverland police had a busy weekend keeping local drivers in line. At about 2pm on Friday, a 25-year-old woman from Loxton was stopped driving on Bookpurnong Road, Loxton. Police will allege that further checks revealed that she had never held a licence. She was subsequently reported and will be summonsed to...

Riverstock Rosey With Excitement

Moorook's Riverstock music festival was named one oftwo Riverland regionaleventsto score a share in $400k under theRegionalEvents& Festivals Program (REFP) and CommunityEvents Development Fund (CEDF). The Renmark Rose Festival also received funding to undertake logistical support, marketing and communications. Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said he was delighted to be able...

Cops Catch Dodgy Chemist in Loveday

A local man has been arrested for serious drug offences. On Thursday last week police searched a house on Rawnsley Road, in Loveday, where a large amount of chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of illicit drugs was located. The man was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing a...

Field Days Celebrates 'Groundbreaking' Pavillion Project

The first sod was turned on grounds of the 'Exhibition Centre Pavilion' at the Riverland Field Days event. Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, performed the honours and anncounced the new project, which has been fundered under the Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said that the project...

Quiet Achiever, Paul, Take the Prize

The Riverland wine industry has recognised it's local talent in awarding the 2017 ‘Riverland Wine Industry Person of the Year’ trophy to Paul Kernich of Angove Family Winemakers. Company Director, Richard Angove said Paul was a "quiet achiever with a fine palate and an attention to detail rarely seen". Image via Angoves...

Cadel Ferry Gets a Facelife

The ferry load restriction at Cadell will be lifted with the launch of a new steel hull ferry from Wednesday 20th September. The 25 metre steel hull ferry will replace the current 18 metre timber hull ferry currently operating under a 16 tonne per vehicle load limit. In order to replace the...