Local News

V.I.C NUMBERS GOING UP!

A Riverland Visitor Information Centre is experiencing a boom in popularity with numbers visiting the centre going up. The Renmark-Paringa visitor centre saw nearly 43,000 people walk through the doors in the 2017/18 financial year as opposed to 4 years previous were fewer than 30,000 visited the centre. Council CEO Tony Siviour...

RENTAL SHORTAGE

In what is proving to be an issue for the region on a whole, rental accommodation is proving to be in high demand. The shortage is proving to be tough for many including local employer’s trying to secure staff to relocate to the region. Local real-estate identity Mark Cresp told the...

RIVERLAND MAN ARRESTED FOR NUMEROUS OFFENCES

A Barmera man has been arrested for a number of offences committed in the Riverland earlier this year. Police will allege on the 1st of January, the accused in the company of another man used force in order to steal cash and a mobile phone from a person at Renmark. It is...

MONASH MAN CAUGHT DRINK DRIVING - 0.297

Following an incident on Australia day a Riverland man has been reported for drink driving after a sample returned a reading nearly 6 times the legal limit. Just before 9pm on the 26th January, A 48 year old Monash Man man was driving along Arnold Coats Road in Cobdogla when he...

NEW LOOK FOR CO-OP COMING SOON

The near 100 year old CCW co-op is currently undergoing a rebrand with the hope to showcase local winegrapes though a fresh new profile. The co-op represents over 550 growers and is set to launch its new branding at the AGM, scheduled for May. CCW CEO Sean Cole told the Murray Pioneer...

VOTING OPEN FOR NEW FISHING PANEL

Voting is now open to elect members to the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional development Tim Whetstone said “There are 42 diverse candidates, from across the state, who have put their hand up to be considered for the new council” Locally Renmark’s Peter Teakle has...

CANNABIS LOCATED AT BARMERA PROPERTY

Following a search last week in Barmera, a man has been reported for cultivating cannabis. Just after 9pm last Thursday police attended a Barmera property to conduct a drug search after obtaining information through Crime Stoppers. During the search police located eight cannabis plants being growing hydroponically. As a result A 45-year-old man...

FRUIT FLY FIGHT RAMPS UP

The fight against fruit fly has gone to the next level with sterile fruit flies being released in Loxton outbreak area. The response has been ongoing to the pest, since the first detection late last year. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Tim Whetstone said the release of sterile Queensland fruit...

NEW PANEL FOR KATARAPKO

The Department for Environment and Water has appointed a new chair and members to the Katarapko Community Advisory Panel. Major Projects Acting Branch Head for the DEW Dr Glenn Shimmin congratulated and welcomed the newly appointed panel lead by Chair, Peter Duggin. Other members include, Gavin McMahon, Rosalie Auricht, Kym Werner, Bob...

LOCAL MP WELCOMES HEART RESEARCH

Local Member for Barker,Tony Pasin has welcomed new a new project to tackle childhood heart disease – announced last week in Canberra. The new heartkids project has secured 26 million dollars of federal government funding to tackle childhood heart disease – affecting more than 65,000 young Australians. Mr Pasin said “This...