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LOCAL MP WELCOMES LOCAL RAPID COVID-19 TESTING

Local Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone has welcomed the news of rapid Covid-19 testing coming to the Riverland. The announcement was made recently by Premier Steven Marshall, with the Riverland General Hospital in Berri becoming one of 10 regional SA hospitals to have the service in coming weeks. Mr Whetstone said “This...

MORE TO BE KNOWN ON POSSIBLE LOCAL FOOTY RETURN SOON

More clarity of a possible return to local football is expected to be known soon, with the RFL in continued communication with Community Football SA. Earlier in the week community football SA, a division of the SANFL released an update saying they were working diligently to explore what a comeback to...

COVID-19 RAPID TESTING COMING TO THE RIVERLAND

The Riverland General Hospital In Berri will be one of 10 regional SA hospitals with new rapid testing for COVID-19. Premier Steven Marshall said that SA Pathology’srapidtestingcapability will be rolled out to all metro and ten major regional hospitals in coming weeks to provide clinicians with the necessary information to make...

LOCAL MP ENCOURAGING ANZAC DAY AT HOME

Member for Barker, Tony Pasin has encouraged locals to pay respect this Anzac day at home, and has launched a new campaign. Tony Pasin, the Member for Barker said that “Staying at home on Anzac day feels instinctively wrong to Australians, but believes by sharing how we commemorated ANZAC Day at...

ADRA COMMUNITY PANTRY BACK THIS WEEK

The Riverland ADRA food pantry is back this week after some doubt on the future of the service recently. Recently the food pantry had to make the tough call to suspend operations, in response to the challenging times. The ADRA community pantry is able to utilized for those in need and can...

ARGO BARGE RETRIEVAL CONTINUING - BOAT RAMP CLOSED TO PUBLIC

The ARGO Barge is nearing closer to sitting in its final resting place following a local council alerting the community of some boat ramp and road closures. Recently the Renmark-Paringa Council announced the Patey Drive Boat Ramp and Renmark Ski Site would be closed to the public until this Friday as...

LOCAL MP ENCOURAGING LOCAL BUSINESSES TO APPLY FOR GRANTS

Member for Chaffey, Tim Whetstone has encouraged local small businesses and non-for-profits to apply for state government grants. The state Government will issue one-off $10,000 emergency cash grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The local member said in the first 6 days more than 11,000 small businesses and not-for-profits registered for...

FORMER TOP COP HANDS DOWN SOUTHERN MURRAY DARLING BASIN REPORT

The former top-cop of the Australian Federal Police, now inspector general of the Murray Darling basin - Mick Keelty has handed down his report on water sharing arrangements in the southern Murray Darling basin. As a part of the inquiry the former Top Cop of the AFP travelled to many parts...

SAMDB NRM HERE TO HELP WITH WATER EFFICIENCY

Local irrigators planning to undertake on-farm water efficiency improvements are being encouraged to contact the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (SAMDB NRM) Board. The board are available to discuss many potential opportunities available through the Water Efficiency Program. Michael Cutting, Natural Resources SAMDB Principal Project Officer said while there are...

INDUSTRY FIGURES CALLING FOR CONTINUED ZERO TOLERANCE

Local horticultural industry figures are calling for a continued zero tolerance at South Australia borders in a plea to keep our State Fruit Fly free and safeguard the $1.2 billion horticultural industry. According to industry figures, the threat of Queensland Fruit Fly incursion into SA has escalated over the past decade...