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EXCITING DISCOVERIES AT CALPERUM STATION

Significant earth mound features created by Aboriginal people have been discovered on the Calperum Station floodplains. Flinders University Researchers excavated six mounds in order to examine their contents. The discoveries can be dated up to 4,000 years old. They believe the earth mounds were formed by the repeated use of earth over...

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR AG TOWN AWARD 

Nominations are now open for the SA Ag Town of the year award. Last year Renmark was listed as a finalist for the award, however the Eyre Peninsula town of Kimba was named the winner. The annual award recognises towns across the state that excel agricultural practices and the benefits it brings...

DRAFT BUDGET RELEASED BY COUNCIL 

A local council is set to receive an extra $800,000 in general rates this year, however is not increasing the rate amount that's set. The Berri-Barmera council will pick up the extra funds through property value increases, and sees an extra 12% collected than last year. Council say the approach is sensible...

RENTAL SCAM DOING THE ROUNDS 

With a squeeze on rentals locally, there's fresh warnings not to fall for rental scams. Murray Mallee Police recently issued a warning, after someone had paid a holding deposit for a home rental that was advertised in a Facebook ad, however the property in question was not for rent. The ACCC says...

SAVILLE MAKES SECOND ROUND AT FRENCH OPEN 

Luke Saville's French Open doubles campaign has progressed to the second round. The former Riverland junior tennis star together with Jordan Thompson won 7-6 7-5 in the first round match,  and will take on the Belgium duo of Joran Vliegen & Sander Gillé in the second round. Luke's wife, Daria Saville defeated...

MASKS TO GO AT LOCAL SCHOOLS 

Masks are set to go from Riverland Schools as SA's emergency management declaration has now been lifted. The declaration has been in place for 793 days and allowed for widespread measures to limit coronavirus infections, including statewide lockdowns. While the declaration has ended, under legislation recently passed by the SA parliament, the...

FARM FUEL THEFT 

Another farm in the Mallee has been targeted by thieves. Earlier this month around 2000 litres of Diesel was taken from a property at Sandalwood, with the thieves also taking shearing hand pieces, generators and tools. Murray Mallee Police are investigating the matter further, anyone with information is asked to call Crime...

MORE MEMBERS WANTED AT LOCAL BRASS BAND 

After two challenging years the Riverland Brass Band are on recruiting drive to get more locals on board. With the group now having a number of performances coming up, they've put the call out for anyone interested to get in touch. A spokesperson said while it's called the Riverland Brass Brand, they...

FRENCH OPEN STARTING FOR SAVILLE TONIGHT 

Former Riverland junior tennis star Luke Saville kicks off his French Open campaign tonight in the Men's doubles. Saville and fellow Australian Jordan Thompson are set to play just after 10pm Australian time. Luke's wife, Daria Saville won her first round match in the women’s draw, and tonight plays Petra Kvitová. Image by Cynthiamcastro from Pixabay   ...

MAN ARRESTED IN RENMARK FOLLOWING DEATH IN MILDURA 

Victorian Homicide Squad detectives have arrested two men following the death of a man in Mildura on Saturday, with one of the arrests taking place in Renmark. Yesterday morning a 23-year-old Mildura man was arrested in Renmark, after the stolen car he was in was intercepted by police with assistance from...