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PLANS FOR NEW PUBLIC SPACE IN RENMARK

The Renmark Paringa Council has started plans to turn an 84 year old art-deco bank into an open public space. Following an attempt to sell the Murray Avenue building, elected members decided to demolish the building instead and create a new space for the community. A public consultation in which most residents...

LOCALS URGED TO GET INVOLVED IN ADVISORY COUNCILS

Helping guide the policies implemented by the State Government, local residents are being encouraged to get involved in new advisory councils. The Disability Advisory Council, the Youth Advisory Council and the LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council have all been recently launched. In a statement, Minister for Regional Development Clare Scriven says the councils will...

SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE

Parents affected by the temporary closure of a local school following a fire are being urged to contact the school direct if the shut down is causing them difficulties. The Berri Regional Secondary College is closed for a second consecutive day after a fire broke out in the early hours of...

IN DEPTH KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY

Renmark will be transformed from Friday, thanks to a large-scale multimedia exhibition. In Depth will turn the Murray River into a responsive art instillation with projection, story and sound. Creative director Lee Cumberlidge said it honours the cultural and spiritual significance of the land and river to First Nations People, “This instillation...

PLANNING FOR RIVERLAND ROSE AND GARDEN FESTIVAL

Organisers of the Riverland Rose and Garden Festival are encouraging locals to start thinking about the event now. The festival is being held in October but the committee is asking locals to get involved this year and enroll their gardens in the program The event organisers say no garden is too big...

CHECK YOUR FLIGHT PLANS

Locals looking at boarding flights across the border in Mildura are being urged to check their flights. Regional express flights to and from the centre are being closely monitored. The airline announced it will not be flying to five locations including Kangaroo Island, they are blaming Qantas’ moved into regional areas. Image by jemafg from Pixabay   ...

HARD RUBBISH COLLECTION

The Berri Barmera Councils hard waste collection for Berri gets underway tomorrow. Residents are being asked not to put items out too early. Items left on nature strips will be collected between tomorrow and Sunday, but only if your home is within the town boundaries. Anything exceeding the 2 cubic meter limit will...

ROUND 6 OF RFL

Another big weekend coming up in local football. Waikerie will take on Berri at home, still humming from last weeks massive win at Loxton North. Renmark Rovers will be hoping to continue their unbeaten season when they take on Loxton.   Barmera-Monash will take on Loxton North at Barmera Lakeside.  Photo by Sandro Schuh on Unsplash

WAIKERIE CITRUS FEST IS BACK

Waikerie Lions Club have stepped in to save the Waikerie Citrus Fest. It has been two years since the event was held, the next one is set for the June Long Weekend. Among the focuses, the importance of keeping fruit fly out of the region. Loxton Waikerie Council and Citrus CSA are also...

QUAD BIKE THEFT IN WAIKERIE

A quad bike has been stolen from a Waikerie property sometime in the last 2 weeks. The unregistered bike taken from the back of a property on White Street in Waikerie. Riverland Police are asking anyone with information or anyone that may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area to call Crime...