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WATER PRICING PROJECTED TO REMAIN LOW 

Water pricing projections for temporary water allocations are expected to remain low for local irrigators this year.  The latest ABARES report outlined scenarios from an extremely wet year to extremely dry year for water pricing, showing a price range projection for South Australia of between $69 and $150 per megalitre. The third...

DATE NOW SET FOR FEDERAL ELECTION 

With a date now set for the Federal Election, Riverland & Mallee locals are being urged to make sure they’re ready to vote. Alex Morris from the Australian Electoral Commission says the deadline to enrol and update your details is 8pm next Monday, 18 April. So far there’s three known candidates for...

FURTHER MOSQUTIO WARNINGS

A further detection of the mosquito-Bourne virus Japanese Encephalitis has been made at another South Australian piggery. While the latest detection was not in the Riverland, a previous detection was with PIRSA urging all pig and horse owners to take action to limit the risk of livestock becoming infected by controlling mosquitoes...

MALLEE DRIVER TO FACE COURT 

A man from the Mallee will face court, after allegedly performing burnouts last week in Pinnaroo.  Police were alerted to the alleged wheel spinning at 11.45pm last Thursday, where on arrival spoke to the driver and occupants of the Holden Commodore Station wagon. The 46-year-old male local driver was breath tested and...

ANOTHER WIN FOR MURRAY MAN 

The annual Murray Man triathlon was well supported once again in Barmera, with competitors travelling from across the nation to compete.  Over 300 athletes took part in the iconic event both Saturday & Sunday, with Melbourne’s Calvin Amos(pictured) taking the win overall, finishing the 1.9km swim, 90km Ride and 21km run...