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LIGHTING UPGRADES AT RENMARK OVAL 

Upgrade works to lighting at Renmark’s number one oval are expected to commence this month. The upgrades sees a full replacement of the light towers, with the new lighting to allow night football & cricket. Council say works are expected to start on the 11th of July to run for 4 to...

GRANT FUNDING UP FOR GRABS

Local non-for-profit groups can now apply for grant funding through the ANZ's Seeds of Renewal program. Up to $15,000 is available to assist with environmental sustainability, financial well-being, housing access and other projects which help local communities to thrive. Mark Bennnett, ANZ's head of Agribusiness said applications are now open and he's...

RENMARK PUSHED BUT STILL UNDEFEATED IN RIVERLAND NETBALL 

Renmark remain undefeated in Riverland A1 Netball, however were pushed in the most recent round by Barmera. Just two points split the top two sides, however Renmark pushed on to win 62 to Barmera’s 53. Loxton were too good for Waikerie, while Loxton North had a 59 to 43 win over Berri. Winners...

NAIDOC EVENTS ALL WEEK ACROSS THE RIVERLAND

It's a big week for NAIDOC week events across the region. This morning sees a traditional NAIDOC arch take place in Berri, prior to a flag raising ceremony at 11.15am next to the Berri Visitor Information Centre. Local NAIDOC week awards will also take place this morning, prior to a number of...

FUEL PRICE WARNING FOR LOCAL DRIVERS 

We're being warned petrol prices could climb even further at Riverland petrol stations. Currently the excise paid on fuel is half its usual rate, however that's set to end in September. The cheapest unleaded in the Riverland this morning is $2.07 per litre at some outlets in Loxton & Renmark, compared to...

MAGPIES JUMP TO SECOND ON RFL LADDER 

Waikerie have sent a timely reminder to the local football community they're a real contender for season 2022. Boosted by Mitchell Hahn’s return from SANFL side West Adelaide, and a four goal haul to seasoned Magpie campaigner Craig Miller, Waikerie were too good for Loxton, winning 15.9-99 to the Loxton 2.9-21. Loxton...

LOCAL RIDER SHOWS STRONG FORM AT HATTAH 

Local motorcycle rider, Jack Colbert cracked the top 50 at the grueling Hattah Desert Race in North West Victoria. Held over the weekend, Colbert finished 45th overall out of over 400 entries, and finished 9th in the under 19's class. The weekend’s efforts was the local riders first competitive outing in three...

STATE FUNERAL FOR NIEL KERLEY 

SA football icon Neil Kerley is set to be honoured at state funeral. This week the football legend who grew up in the Riverland died in a car caccident at Walker Flat aged 88. Today, State Premier Peter Malinauskas via social media said  Kerley's family had accepted the South Australian Government’s offer...

ROUND 10 OF LOCAL FOOTY TOMORROW, RUNNER CONDUCT ON NOTICE 

Tomorrow sees round 10 of Riverland Football.   There's three big games, Barmera-Monash host Renmark, Waikerie take on Loxton while at RFL headquarters it's Berri taking on Loxton North.   Just this week in a letter to clubs, the role of the team runner was outlined following some incidents. The update outlined that...

CENSUS SHOWS LOCAL HEALTH CONCERNS 

As more details emerge from 2021 Census releases this week, it appears the health of the region may be behind the nation in some areas. Of particular note the percentage of locals living with Arthritis & Diabetes was higher than both the state & national average. 13.6% of Berri-Barmera locals reported to...