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DRUGS AND CASH FOUND IN STURT HIGHWAY TRAFFIC STOP

A truck driver from NSW will face court, following a Sturt Highway traffic stop locating cannabis and a large amount of cash. Police will allege that about just before midday Friday the 4th of September, officers stopped a truck on the Sturt Highway in Truro for a vehicle inspection. Following suspicion, the...

LOCAL POLICE CATCH MORE DRINK AND DRUG DRIVERS

Local Police have yet again caught more local drivers behaving badly. Last Wednesday a 60-year-man from Blanchetown was reported for drink and drug driving after being stopped in Blanchetown, The probationary licence holder was breath tested returning a reading of 0.08 and also returned a positive sample to cannabis. The...

BERRI & RENMARK PICK UP A GRADE HOCKEY PREMIERSHIPS

A passionate crowd was in attendance Saturday for the Riverland hockey Grand Finals. In the A women’s Berri and Renmark were locked at 2 all after extra time. With the game going to a penalty shootout, Renmark held their never to hold on for victory, capping off an impressive season and...

GM CROP GO AHEAD FOR MID MURRAY

The Mid Murray Council will soon move to allow farmers to grow GM crops. Like all other SA councils the Mid Murray Council consulted with its community and the district’s primary production and food processing industries on the option of whether or not to apply to be a non-GM designated area. Mayor...

ATHEL PINES STILL STANDING

Waikerie’s Riverfront Athel Pine trees have been spared the chainsaw for now, however the future of the trees is still unclear. Recently the Loxton-Waikerie council informed the community the trees would need to come down, as they are a prescribed pest and can’t be within 100m of a water course. The trees...

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIL TO RETURN

Following a popular first year, Waikerie’s Christmas tree trail is set to return. Recently it was announced Waikerie’s popular Christmas pageant would not be held, however many see the Christmas Tree Trail will still proceed this year. The project is again planned to be a community partnership and the committee are...

RIVERLAND HOCKEY GRAND FINAL GOING ONLINE

This weekend sees the Grand Final for Riverland Hockey, as this year will mark a very important first. After many recent impressive projects, Media Students from Glossop High School will be live-streaming the A grade grand finals tomorrow evening. Media and Music teacher at Glossop High School, Brenden Baldock said it's a...

RENMARK-PARINGA COUNCILLOR FACING SERIOUS CHARGES STEPS ASIDE

A local Councillor will take an extended leave of absence, following revelations late last week the local elected member was facing a number of serious criminal charges. Earlier this week, Renmark-Paringa elected members agreed to approve Councillor Sim Singh Malhi’s request for a leave of absence. Late last week it was revealed...

LOCAL NURSING STUDENTS AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

Two local aspiring nurses, studying locally have received scholarships to complete their degrees at Flinders University’s Renmark campus, in honour of Loxton-born nurse Kirsty Boden. Third year nursing students Kerry Truscott of Renmark and Alana Stephenson of Monash have been announced as the the recipients of the $10,000 Kirsty Boden Memorial...

LOCAL NETWORK JOINING IN THE NATIONAL RUOK DAY MESSAGE

Today is Suicide Prevention Day as well as RUOK day, with a local suicide prevention group joining the national message of saying there’s more to say after 'are you ok'. It comes as figures show suicide is the leading cause of death among Australians aged 12 and 25. Locally the Riverland...