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ALLOCATIONS STILL 87%

Riverland irrigators will remain on 87% allocations, following the latest update from the department of environment and water. Department for Environment and Water (DEW) Water Delivery Manager Jarrod Eaton said the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) controlled storage's have decreased by 1 per cent (to 43 per cent capacity). Despite the outlook, the...

RENMARK PIPPED AT THE POST FOR AG TOWN OF THE YEAR

Renmark has been pipped at the post for the inaugural ag town of the year award, following the presentations last Friday. The award was presented last week at the SA regional showcase awards, with the award being presented to the town of Cleve. Renmark was in the field of finalists with Cleve,...

SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN NOW ENTERING THIRD DAY

The search for a woman missing in Sedan will recommence this morning, with the search now entering its third day. The Missing Woman, Deborah Pilgrim(pictured) was on a camping trip at Sedan and hasn't been seen since 6 o'clock Sunday morning. Mounted operations, trail bikes, the chopper and SES volunteer’s scoured bushland...

MURRAY DARLING EMERGENCY FISH PLAN

The federal government has made the unprecedented step of releasing a native fish emergency response plan for the Murray Darling basin ahead of what could be a hot & dry summer. The plan was released yesterday by the Minister for water resources David Littlepoud yesterday who said “Make no mistake, we...

STOLEN BIKE IN LOXTON

Riverland police are calling for information in regards to a stolen mountain bike, taken from a Loxton address. Sometime between 10pm on 9 October and 10am on 10 October, a grey Merida 19 Big Nine 40 MD mountain bike was stolen from an address on Second Street in Loxton. Anyone with any...

CELTIC CELEBRATION - RFDS FUNDRASIER

Preparations are well underway for fundraising event that is set to celebrate all things Celtic music and dancing. Event organisers of “welcome to the Ceilidh” say they are looking forward to the event, set for the 16th of November at the Berri Hotel. A spokesperson from the event said they’re locked...

SEARCH TO RESUME TODAY FOR MISSING PERSON LAST SEEN IN SEDAN

A search for a missing person, last seen in sedan will resume this morning with Police from the Murray Mallee LSA are calling for public assistance to help locate the missing woman. Surrey Downs’s woman Deborah Pilgrim aged 55 was last seen yesterday morning at Pearce road at Sedan, approximately 1km...

NEW SAFETY STANDARD FOR QUAD BIKES

Riverland and Mallee users of Quad Bikes will see a new standard for the popular farm tools that will see roll over protection mandatory on all new quad bikes. The products are very popular among local farmers both in dryland and horticultural settings. Each year 16 Australians lose their lives due to...

BEST OF RIVERLAND TOURISM UP FOR AWARDS

The best of Riverland tourism has been recognized as finalists for the 2019 SA Tourism Awards. Tourism industry council of SA CEO Shaun de Bruyn said the Riverland is home to many fantastic tourism experiences. This year, local finalists include The Big 4 Renmark holiday park, Canoe the Riverland, Murray River Walk,...

SEASON STARTS FOR RIVERLAND BOWLS

Riverland bowls is underway, with local bowlers playing two round to start the season. Teams played on Saturday & Sunday to kick of the summer pennant season with Berri the only side to record 2 wins. Round one saw Loxton defeat the lawns 61 to 54, Berri 65 over Barmera 48...