Local News

NEW GROUP FOR LOCAL WINE SECTOR

There’s a new representative body for Australia’s largest wine grape regions being the Riverland, Sunraysia & the NSW Riverina. The representative body called Australian Commercial Wine Producers Limited represents 70% of Australia’s total grape and wine production. Chief Executive of ACWP, Chris Byrne said the “Premium producers by their numerical majority have...

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE DROP

Local business confidence levels have dropped across the Riverland according to the latest business report from Bank SA.   BankSA Agribusiness Regional General Manager, Mr Les Ryan, said while July had seen a decrease in consumer and business confidence, all regions across South Australia remained optimistic, sitting well above the 100-index...

NO CROWDS FOR LOCAL SPORT

Local Football may look a little different this weekend. While competition sport can resume, it's expected only those required for the running of the activity will be allowed to attend, therefore no spectators. Parents & cares of junior players will be able to attend, however it's advised to keep to one parent...

STURT HIGHWAY SPEEDER

A P-Plate driver has had his licence suspended after being caught speeding on the Sturt Highway. Police will allege that about 2.10pm Yesterday a Mazda sedan was detected travelling at 155km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Sturt Highway. The driver, a 20-year-old Lighstview man was issued a six-month immediate loss of...

STATE LABOR CRITICAL OF FRUIT FLY RESPONSE

The state opposition has hit out at the state governments handling of multiple fruit fly outbreaks in the past year. It’s understood fruit fly restrictions could be in place for some time, with teams still on the ground in the Riverland checking properties. Shadow minister for Regional Development Clare Scriven said The...

FIELD DAYS POWERING AHEAD WITH PLANNING

Despite recent lockdowns and ongoing state border closures the Riverland Field days is still powering ahead and plan to run the event in September. In a statement recently Field Days manager Tim Grieger said “they are confidently planning for a great field days experience for exhibitors and patrons,” The Field Days say...

WICKHAM THROUGH TO SEMI FINALS IN JAPAN

Morgan hockey player Tom Wickham together with his national team mates have progressed to the Semi Finals at the Tokyo games. Yesterday the Australian team won in a dramatic penalty shootout against long time hockey rivals the Netherlands.    The Kookaburras next play tomorrow against Germany for a place in the Grand...