Local News

SA GRAIN & PASTURE REPORT RELEASED

Local Member for Chaffey, Tim Whetstone has backed local Riverland and Mallee grain growers who have contributed to the state producing 5.6 million tonnes in the 2018/19 growing season. Despite this being the smallest harvest in a decade, the value of the crop is more than 10 per cent higher than...

LAKE BONNEY YACHT CLUB HOLDS 73RD EASTER REGATTA

Turning to sport and the lake Bonney yacht club continued a strong tradition over the Easter weekend holding its 73rd annual Easter regatta. With testing wind conditions sailors had to adjust to the lack of breeze, however still took to the lake for great racing. In the Div 1 Mark Moore from...

ELECTORAL ROLLS TO CLOSE TONIGHT

With a federal election looming the Australian electoral commission are urging those not on the electoral roll to enrol by 8pm tonight. People are also being encouraged to make sure their details are up-to-date, especially if they've moved home recently. Evan Ekin-Smyth from the Australian Electoral Commission says the quickest...

LOCAL MP CONGRATULATES LOCAL VOLUNTEERS

Local member for Barker, and Liberal candidate at the upcoming election Tony Pasin has recognised the work of Riverland volunteers with several groups awarded grant funding. Mr Pasin said “Volunteers embody the best of our community with thousands of people regularly volunteering their skills, services and time to make life inour...

RIVER LEVELS LIKELY THE SAME FOR EASTER

Those camping near, or using the River Murray this Easter are reminded thatriverheights andflows are likely to remain near the levels experienced in the past couple of weeks. MDBA Andrew Reynolds Executive Director ofRiverManagement said the releases of water into the MurrayRiverwere meeting demand for water throughout the system. Mr Reynolds also...

RIVERLAND CELEBRATES EASTER WEEKEND

Its set to be a busy weekend across the region as the Riverland celebrates the Easter long weekend. The traditional Rotary Club of Berri 5RM free Easter breakfast returns Saturday morning as well as the Berri Easter carnival on the lawns of Vaughan Terrace in Berri. A spokesperson from the...

LABOR ENTERS BATTLE FOR BARKER

The battle for the federal seat of barker has had another player enter the arena with the Australian Labor Party announcing their candidate. As announced yesterday, Murray Bridge Based Councillor Mat O’Brien will run for the party, after running in the 2016 federal election. Mr O’Brien also recently ran for the...

TIME TICKING TO GET ON THE ROLL

Time is ticking for local Riverland residents to get on the electoral roll, will rolls to close at 8pm tomorrow. Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over are required by law to enrol and vote in the 18 May federal election. Mr Rogers also said “Australians...

GREATER PROTECTION FOR WINE LABELS

Riverland Wine producers may benefit from the Australian government’s latest strategy to protect Australian wine Labels. Under the strategy new Australia’s valuable and world-class wine industry will be better protected from copycat exporters with a new Wine Label Intellectual Property Directory to be launched. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the directory...

BE SAFE ON THE WATER THIS EASTER

Local Riverland boaties are being urged to play it safe this Easter holiday period with marine safety officers to be patrolling across the state. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have said If you are heading out on the water, be boat smart and boat safe – wear your lifejacket,...