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DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT IN WAIKERIE

Riverland Police have yet again caught another drink driver and have sent a warning to local motorists that you will be caught if you drink drive. Around 12.30 am last Saturday a 41-year-old man from Mintabie was stopped on Edgar Barton drive in Waikerie and submitted to a breath test. The man...

TECH BOOST FOR HORTICULTURE

In what could benefit both local Riverland producers and the local environment, the Federal Government is set to invest nearly $3 million dollars though the second round of the Smart Farming Partnerships program. The digital remote monitoring project is set to be delivered by Horticulture innovation Australia and roll out over...

RIVERLAND DRIVER CAUGHT DRIVING AT .209

A Riverland driver has been caught having a blatant disregard for safety on the road. 10am Last Thursday, Berri Police were conducting a driver testing station on Shiell road Berri and observed a black Holden ute trying to avoid the station. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and the 49 year old Monash...

RENMARK BREAK-INS

Police are investigating a number of break-ins that have occurred in Renmark Area, and are calling for public information. Sometime between the 10th February and the 23rd February a Showell Avenue property, Renmark was broken into and a considerable amount of property was stolen. Among the loot included a 1991 green ford...

RECORD NUMBERS FOR AG SECTOR

Local primary producers have helped contribute to record numbers for the states Ag sector. Revealed yesterday, South Australia’s primary industries and agribusiness sector has reached record levels, generating $15.2 billion revenue in 2018-19 – an increase of two per cent on the previous year despite challenging conditions. Minister for Primary Industries and...

RIVERLAND CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL BY 2022?

Moves are underway to see if the Riverland could be the home of a new Catholic High School by 2022. Catholic Education South Australia is set to explore the feasibility of a senior school in the region, possibly in Renmark. Speaking to the Murray Pioneer, Director of Catholic education Port Pirre diocese...

CROWS CAMP STARTING TODAY

The countdown is finally over for the highly anticipated Adelaide crows community camp with the club to tour the region today and tomorrow. The club plans to visit over 20 local schools during their camp as well as running the Auskick super clinic today starting at 4.30 at the Berri Oval. The...

MONASH SHED BREAK-IN

Riverland Police are calling for public information following a recent break-in at Monash. Sometime between 5pm on Friday 14 February and 1pm on Monday 17 February, a shed on Jury Road was entered and a Ninja Plus 130 pressure washer and a Power Crest 181 Invertor was stolen. Anyone with any information...

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NEW REGIONAL LANDSCAPE BOARDS

Local Riverland and Mallee residents wanting to be involved in environmental management are being invited to apply for a new board. Nominations and applications are now open for new regional landscape boards. Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone, via his Facebook said that if you or someone you know is interested, this is...

SCAM WARNING FROM SAPOL

Police from the Murray Mallee Local Service Area (LSA) are warning the community to be on high alert to scammers after another victim was fleeced of several thousand dollars following a “gift card scam”. Recently a resident from regional SA reported she received a call from a scammer pretending to be...