Local News

BOAT RACERS READY TO RACE

A solid field of boat racers is set to take to the water this weekend for the Riverland Powerboat Club annual Trophy day. Nearly 30 boats will compete on Sunday at Martins Bend in Berri, a number far higher than expected following recent border closures. The racing will see a strong contingent...

BIRTHING SERVICES SUSPENDED AT WAIKERIE HOSPITAL

The State opposition has demanded the State Government urgently address staffing shortages at Waikerie Hospital.    Earlier this week the local Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network announced birthing services at Waikerie Health Service would be suspended until March, due to an “unplanned shortage” of nursing and midwifery staff. It’s understood 5...

MORE RESOURCES TO COMBAT FRUIT FLY

The state government has committed to more resources to combat new fruit fly outbreaks in the Riverland and metro Adelaide. Recently an outbreak was been declared in Renmark West following the discovery of larvae in a resident’s backyard, This follows two outbreaks already declared in Renmark West and Monash earlier this...

CONCERNS OVER SHEERER SHORTAGES

Livestock SA has re-iterated local wool producers concerns over sheerer shortages and is calling for greater assistance. The industry body this week issued a statement saying that recent comments made by the Australian Workers Union were wrong in that “farmers and pastoralists are normally able to get away with paying below...

CONCERNS OVER SHEARER SHORTAGES

Livestock SA has re-iterated local wool producers concerns over shearer shortages and is calling for greater assistance. The industry body this week issued a statement saying that recent comments made by the Australian Workers Union were wrong in that “farmers and pastoralists are normally able to get away with paying below...

FUNDING FOR NEW HEADSPACE PROJECT

Headspace Berri has been the recipient of further funding to enable them to run a new arts project called “The Future of Here and Now”. The local headspace centre was one of 73 recipients across Australia to receive funding under the Regional Arts Fund Recovery Grant program. Local MP Tony Pasin said...

BIG FIELD FOR DINGHY DERBY

Despite ongoing challenges regarding travel and other uncertainty’s this year’s Riverland Dinghy Derby is still powering ahead with strong numbers. Club officials said they were hopeful of 70 entries for this year’s race however a flurry of late nominations sees 91 competitors set to tackle this year’s race. Club president Scott...

PARINGA BRIDGE REPLACEMENT SPECULATION SURFACES AGAIN

A local Mayor has raised concerns with ongoing long term speculation of  a replacement of the Paringa Bridge that could see the towns of Renmark & Paringa bypassed. For decades a proposed River crossing at spring cart gully had been touted as a possible location; however any development has been a...

NEW VENUE FOR AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN LOXTON

The Loxton Waikerie council has invited locals to their upcoming Australia day breakfast, being held at a new venue. This year council will hold both citizen of the year awards as well as citizenship ceremony’s at the Loxton Oval this coming Australia day morning. Loxton Waikerie Mayor, Leon Stasinowsky said "Council looks...

DOUBLE JACKS BREAK THROUGH IN RIVERLAND DARTS

The double jacks have finally broken through for their first win of the Riverland summer darts season, Following an impressive effort from Fi Wenske scoring a maximum of 180. At the end of the night the scores read Double Jacks 6, to the Expendables 5. In the other Match a direct and...