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WINE EXPORTS STILL STRONG, DESPITE DROP IN VOLUME

The Riverland wine industry has helped contribute to growth in value of Australian wine exports, partially attributed to a drop in export volume. In 2019–20, the average value of Australianwineexports grew to $3.89 per litre free on board (FOB), the highest level since 2004–05, however the total value overall dropped by...

LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW PROGRAM

Local food producers are expected to gain efficiency’s though a cutting egde AG-Tech program. The state government allocated $35,000 to AUSVEG SA to extend the LEAN Efficiency Program to the horticulture industry along the River Murray. The program is based on a successful trial run in the Adelaide plains that provided automation...

RENMARK WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE COVID BREACHES

A local woman has been arrested and will now spend 7 days in custody for multiple COVID breaches. Police will allege last Thursday the 27-yr-old Renmark woman didn’t comply with her requirement for a day one COVID test and was subsequently issued with an expiation notice for the breach. The next day,...

ROAD SAFETY GROUP CALLING FOR DRIVERS TO ELIMINATE RISKY ROAD BEHAVIOUR

New research is providing some alarming insights on why the nation's rural roads accounted for more than two-thirds of fatalities last year. The findings released for Rural Road Safety Month reveal 4 in 5 drivers admit to risky behaviours while 1 in 5 confess they're more likely to break a road...

SA WATER ALLOCATIONS NOW 81%

Local River Murray irrigators can now use 81% of their allocations, following an announcement earlier this week. DEW’s River Murray Water Delivery Manager, Chrissie Bloss, said the increased allocation is based on the latest advice from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Ms Bloss went on to say “Under the updated minimum water...

STURT HIGHWAY ROLLOVER

A man has been caught drink driving after rolling his car on the Sturt Highway. About 6pm Sunday night police attended a single vehicle collision on the Sturt Highway near Truro where the car had rolled several times. The driver a 60-year-old manfrom Newton provided a positive breath test reading of 0.125. The...

MAN TO FACE COURT FOLLOWING RENMARK ASSAULT

A man has been arrested following an investigation into a domestic assault in the Riverland. Police will allege that just before midday Friday a man assaulted his female partner at a service station in Renmark, before driving away from the scene. The victim suffered minor injuries. After searching and making further enquiries, the...

FENCING FOR RENMARK RIVERFRONT

A popular section of River frontage will soon have safety upgrades, in the shape of a balustrade style fencing. Last week the Renmark-Paringa council said they had worked with Safe Work SA to reduce the risk of falls along a section of theRenmarkRiverfront. The new fence will be installed on the...

PASIN WELCOMES ACCC WATER MARKET REPORT

Member for Barker TonyPasinhas welcomed the release of the ACCC’s interim report in to the Murray Darling Basin Water Market. August last year, the federal government called on the ACCC to investigate the market in the basin, to recommend options to improve many aspects of the market. Local Federal Member Tony Pasin...

GREAT CONDITIONS FOR LOCAL SOCCER

Local soccer players enjoyed great conditions over the weekend, with some games played Friday night while the remainder played yesterday(Sunday) in Barmera. In the men's A grade Berri continued their strong form with a thumping 5-0 win over Renmark. In the other Mens A grade game Barmera edged out Loxton 4-2. Winners in...