Local News

PASIN TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Local Federal MP Tony Pasin is calling for locals to join him at community meetings with a number to be held in coming weeks. This week the local MP will host a meeting in Wunkar and later this month will be in both Pinnaroo & Mount Mary. The local MP said "he’s...

SPEEDWAY WRAPS UP FOR SEASON

A strong crowd was once again in attendance at the Riverland Speedway for the annual Easter Meeting. Local racer Rhys Heinrich took out the Wingless Sprint class and claimed the Easter cup, with Adelaide based race Kym Cottrell took out the super sedans. Sam Brumfeild proved too good in the street stocks,...

FUNDING FOR FARM PROJECTS

The local electorate of Barker will share in nearly $6.5 million in federal government small farms smart grants funding. While the funding is rolling out over several projects across the electorate, local Group Mallee Sustainable Farming picked up nearly $100,000 for a High impact digital extension of research and development project. Member...

FRUIT FLY FIGHT GOES TO THE SKY

As the fight against fruit fly continues locally, programs in Adelaide also continue to ramp up. Over the next 10 weeks Almost 100 million sterile fruit flies will be released from the sky to combat metropolitan fruit fly outbreaks to help protect thousands of jobs in South Australia’s horticulture industry. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David...

FANTASTIC EASTER WEEKEND

A number of Easter events were well attended over the long weekend, with many locals and tourists enjoying Easter festivities following last year’s cancellation. The annual 5RM & Rotary club Easter breakfast on Saturday saw good crowds with many enjoying Easter festivities returning. Many locals and tourists also flocked to Barmera over...

RENMARK UP FOR TOURISM AWARD

Renmark has been listed as a finalist in the SA top tourism town award. The local town is the only Riverland contender in the final 32 towns, which can now be voted on via the Tourism Industry Council of SA website. Voting closes on the 23rd of April 2021 with winners announced...

BOOST FOR LOCAL ROAD FUNDING

Local road maintenance has been given a boost under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.  Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said The Roads to Recovery funding in Barker will allow councils across the area to progress a number of projects they determine to be priorities using their local knowledge. Locally the...

WASTE MANAGEMENT CHANGES IN MID-MURRAY

Locals in the Mid-Murray council area will soon see improved waste management services. Last year council conducted a comprehensive review of services with strong public interest. Some of the changes include a user-pays system for large events, as well as considering an alternative hard waste disposal system. Mid Murray Mayor Dave Burgess said...

EASTER BREAKFAST BACK FOR 2021

It’s another busy Easter long weekend across the Riverland, a stark contrast to last year. The 5RM & Rotary Club free Easter breakfast & Berri Easter carnival returns this Saturday in Berri, after missing last year due to covid restrictions. While Barmera celebrates this weekend with a number of centenary events including...

SPEEDWAY CONTINUES EASTER TRADITION

It’s a big weekend for the Riverland Speedway racing this Saturday, continuing the Riverland Easter tradition.   The meeting features a number of classes inducing the Modified sedans Street Stocks, juniors as well as the wingless sprints that will race for the Riverland Easter cup. The Speedway also announced recently that Super...