Local News

NATIONAL PROGRAM RACKS UP MAJOR MILESTONE IN THE RIVERLAND

A chemical container collection program has racked up an impressive milestone in the Riverland. Earlier this year the Drum Muster program run by AGSAFE collected its 35 millionth container in Renmark. The Renmark-Paringa council has teamed up with the program since the year 2000 and locally has collected over 150,000 drums. National Program...

LOCAL VENUES WELCOME RESTRICTION EASING FROM NEXT WEEK

Local Riverland and Mallee hospitality venues will be able to allow more patrons inside from next week. From next week local venues will be allowed one person per two square meters, a move that will potentially double current capacity. A spokesperson from one local hospitality venue said it's good news for the...

MORE LOCALS RETURNING TO THE GYM

It would appear more and more locals are returning to the gym with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions welcomed by the local fitness industry. Fitness was one of the hardest hit industries during the lockdown, with gyms forced to shut down for a significant amount of time. The local fitness industry has...

SOCIAL DISTANCING - VERY IMPORTANT

The peak body representing local doctors the Rural Doctors Association of Australia is reminding locals of the importance of social distancing. The association say that with COVID-19 rapidly fading from memories with further restrictions relaxed, social distancing needs to be the ‘new normal’. Dr Adam Coltzau, Clinical lead of the COVID-19 Rural...

SHOPPERS SHIFTING ONLINE BUT WANTING TO BUY LOCAL

It would appear many local residents have shifted shopping habits online, however are still looking to support local business. Latest survey figures reveal the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more Australians shopping online and wanting to 'buy local'. Nearly 1 in 2 participants in the national survey say they've increased their online...

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Australian of the year awards, with locals now encouraged to nominate local residents. Locals can nominate for the Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero. National Australia Day Council CEO Ms Karlie Brand said...

SPEEDWAY ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW MEMBERS

The Riverland Speedway is extending an invitation to anyone interested in joining the local club. The Riverland Speedway has announced their AGM for the 27th of the July, with the local club keen to see new members involved. A spokesperson from the club said that anyone is welcome, and they are always...

LOCAL DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT

Riverland police have reminded the community they will catch drink drivers, following a drink driving detection in Barmera Last week. At about 2pm last Wednesday, local police detected a 73-yr-old man from Monash after he was tested at a road side breath testing station on the Sturt Highway in Barmera. Police...

LOCAL RESERVE REVAMP NOW FAST TRACKED

The Mid-Murray council will soon commence a $500,000 revamp of Len White Reserve in Swan Reach. with the project now to be fast tracked. The project will see an over $220,000 funding investment from the Federal government under the building better regions fund. Mid Murray Mayor Dave Burgess said the grant would...

LOCAL VENUES WELCOME FURTHER EASING OF RESTRICTIONS

Local hospitality venues have welcomed the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, with more and more returning to their favourite venue. From Friday last week pubs and restaurants can now welcome up to 300 people with a room limit of 75 people apply using the one person per 4 square metre of...