Local News

BERRI-BARMERA COUNCIL ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD WINNERS

Citizen of the year honours went to Barmera’s Dr Rapheal Torome following many years of his of service to the local medical sector. Judges had a tough ask splitting the Building Better community award so was awarded jointly to the Barmera Active Community Hub as well as Harmony Day. Young citizen of...

SUNBURN WARNING FROM CANCER COUNCIL

With today forecast to hit 40 the UV predicted to hit an extreme UV reading of 12 were being warned of the dangers of the sun. Latest data from the Cancer Council suggests many people across the Riverland and Mallee are still making basic mistakes with sun protection. Nearly 40% of...

LOCAL MAN DIES IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH NEAR LOXTON

Investigations will continue into how A 61 year-old Riverland man lost his life, following a motorcycle crash near Loxton yesterday. Police and emergency services were called to the scene on Kingston road around 1.30 yesterday afternoon, sadly the Riverland motorcyclist died at the scene. At the time of the incident...

RIVAFEST SUCCESS

The annual Rivafest event has been dubbed a success with a capacity crowd was in attendance Saturday evening in Renmark. The event run by the Renmark-Paringa council attracted many locals and holiday makers to the banks of the River Murray in Renmark. A council spokesperson said they were pleased with the...

LOCAL MP WELCOMES NEW HORTICULTURE LABOUR AGREEMENT

Member for Barker, Tony Pasin has welcomed the signing of a new horticultural labour agreement that will see Riverland growers receive more support to resolve labour shortages. The new agreement sees horticulture growers having access to a skilled and semi-skilled workforce to assist in producing fruit and vegetables. Minister for Agriculture Senator...

BE SAFE ON THE WATER THIS SUMMER

With the River Murray proving to be a popular holiday hang out for many over the Christmas/new year break police are reminding boat operators to be safe on the water for the remainder of the summer holidays. Recently in Morgan an 8-year-old girl was swimming in the River Murray at Morgan...