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MID-MURRAY COUNCILLOR QUESTIONS TOUR DOWN UNDER SPENDING

A Mid Murray Councillor has questioned why council supported the recent Tour Down Under travelling through the council district, claiming it was a waste of money. Speaking to the Murray Valley Standard, Councillor Peter Smith said that shop owners in Mannum were inconvenienced and the idea that it put the council...

PARINGA CRIME SPREE

Riverland police are calling for public information that may lead to the apprehension of local thieves following a spree of thefts in Paringa. Tuesday night this week a wallet containing cards was taken from a car parked on Ian drive Paringa. The same night a car parked on Joyce Street Paringa was...

TEMPORARY WATER ALLOCATION PRICE DROP

Local irrigators have seen some relief in temporary water pricing, dropping to a low of $530 per megalitre for temporary allocation last week. The ever contentious subject saw water prices hit a high in October over $1000 for a temporary water allocation. Speaking to the Murray Pioneer, CEO of the Central Irrigation...

RESPONSE ON INCORRECT SIGN

More information has come to hand on how a misspelt road sign was installed in Berri. The sign that indicated the direction to the town of Remnark rather than the correct spelling Renmark was installed late last week, with many locals thinking something was a little odd. In a response from the...

NEW WATER MINISTER IN THE RIVERLAND

Newly appointed Federal water Minister, Keith Pitt has wasted no time in exploring the Murray-Darling basin and is currently in the Riverland. Minister Pitt took the helm of the water portfolio following a ministerial reshuffle that saw the previous minister David Littleprourd return to the Agriculture portfolio. Mr Pitt said the tour...

PHONE TOWERS TURNING ON IN WUNKAR AND MURTHO

Mobile phone towers in Murtho and Wunkar are set to be officially opened today, two well known mobile blackspots. Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said the Coalition Government is delivering more reliable services for regional communities though improved network infrastructure. Mr Pasin “Each new mobile tower is connecting regional communities, increasing productivity...

HEADSPACE HERO GROUP INFO SESSION TONIGHT

The local office of the nation’s youth mental health agency, Headspace is still on the lookout for young Riverland residents to join the HERO group for 2020. The group is open for applications now for those aged 16 to 25 who are passionate about young people in the region. Tonight, headspace is...

SPRAY DRIFT WARNING

Local Riverland & Mallee Grain growers undertaking summer weed control are reminded of the requirement to comply with changes to 2,4-D label instructions, introduced in 2018. Leading spray application specialist Jorg Kitt says changes to 2,4-D label instructions have implications for spray quality, efficacy and adjuvant use. Dr Kitt,...

HOLDEN DEALERSHIP SADDENED BUT REMAINS BUSINESS AS USUAL

The Riverland’s sole Holden dealership, Rosenthal Automotive says it’s shocked and saddened with the Holden brand’s imminent departure from showroom; however insists it remains business as usual locally. Holden’s parent company General Motors earlier this week said its global priorities showed it couldn't justify the investment necessary to ensure the brand...

NEW WATER GROUP TO BE A VOICE FOR SA

It’s hoped A new group that aims to advocate for a healthy river Murray in South Australia will become a voice for all river Murray stakeholders in the state. The group new called “Water Communities SA" is hoping to see all river user groups at the upcoming inaugural meeting, being irrigators,...