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RENO'S AT BERRI FOOTBALL CLUB

The Historic Berri Football club Memorial grandstand is set to see a makeover, with nearly $150, 000 to be spent on upgrades. The upgrades will include upgrading the umpires room, medical room and parent change room at the facility. In partnership with multiple clubs, the group was awarded funding through the State...

HALF WAY MARK OF RFL SEASON

Looking at Riverland football this weekend, marking round 8 – the half way mark of the season. After a strong performance last week Renmark return home to take on the inform Barmera-Monash roos who will be keen to take it up to the rovers. It’s a must win for both Loxton North...

VOTE TOMORROW ON VIC/LIBRARY MERGER

The future of Loxton’s combined Library and visitor centre will be decided tomorrow at councils monthly meeting. Back in March the Visitor centre moved into the Library in Loxton’s east terrace, with some residents speaking out on the merger. In a report prepared by council, council said the move has since had...

FUTURE BRIGHT FOR VILLAGE

The future management structure of the Loxton historical village has been decided, with council singing off on a new model. The new arrangement sees the Loxton Community Heritage group taking over the management of the tourist attraction from 1st of July. Loxton-Waikerie council director of corporate and community services Gordon Thomson...

FARMLAND VALUE ON THE RISE

New figures reveal the median price of Australianfarmlandincreased 10.7% last year, making it the fifth consecutive year of growth. South Australia recorded a whopping 17% increase, with Queensland at 15.7% and Victoria at 14.1%. Tasmania was the only state to record a decline, down 5% on the previous year. Chief...

RENO'S UNDERWAY AT LOXTON HOTEL

Locals are invited to check out the renovations at the Loxton Hotel main bar later this month. Stage one of the 6.5 Million dollar Reno’s have been underway since last month. The open house at the hotel will take place on the 30th of June from 2pm. The Hotel is also currently holding...

LOCAL SENATOR TOP OF THE LIST

The make-up of Senators for South Australia has now been declared, and is good news for local senator Anne Ruston. While it’s been known for some time Ms Ruston was elected, the declaration yesterday has shown the local senator as SA’s top senator. The final tally saw Senator Ruston from the liberal...

MUSICAL NOW LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Riverland musical society production of Legally Blonde. Rehearsals have been underway for some time for the cast of 31, with the first show to take place on the 13th of July at the Bonney Theatre in Barmera. There’s six shows in total and Riverland...

MDBA - WATER RESOURCE PLANS UNDERWAY

Despite some parts of the plan behind schedule, Water resource plans for the Murray Darling Basin are well underway. MDBA Executive Director of Water Resource Planning and Accounting, Dr Peta Derham, said the coming months would be a test of the state and territory governments' commitment to submit high quality water...

COMMUNITY GRANTS OPEN IN RENMARK-PARINGA

Community groups in the Renmark-Paringa Council area are invited to apply for grants, with a program now open for applications. The Community Development Grants program provides funding for community initiatives including projects that develop community capacity and/or leadership and capital works projects delivering community facilities improvement. An information session is set to...