Local News

BIG DAY AT THE BURNOUTS

A passionate crowd of nearly one thousand burnout enthusiasts converged on the Riverland speedway Saturday for the annual Riverland Revs Burnout competition. With 2020 being a year of little competitions, over 100 competitors were eager to test their luck in a number of burnout categories. It was a good day out for...

MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING LOXTON ROBBERY

A man has been arrested following a service station robbery in Loxton this morning. Just after 12.30am this morning police were called to a service station on Bookpurnong Terrace after reports that a man had entered and verbally threatened staff before leaving with cigarettes and tobacco products. Staff members were not physically...

CASH BOOST FOR FOODBANK

A local food relief agency has received additional funding from the state government,  ensuring locals can have access to food. The recent funding boost saw $150,000 awarded to foodbank who operate across many areas of the Riverland and SA. Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said  “they really urge any South Australian...

LOCAL MP BACKING LOCAL FARMERS

Local MP Tony Pasin has backed a federal government agricultural investment program. This month applications opened for the Agristarter program that provides loans to Australian farmers. Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the two types of loans – first farmer loans and succession loans of up to $2 million could be...

MOSQUITO COIL FIRE WARNING FROM MFS

The MFS has issued a warning on the use of mosquito coils, following house fires recently in South Australia. With the high number of mosquitos recently the items are a popular deterrent, however can be a fire risk. Recently the MFS responded to 2 house fires in Adelaide which had started...

NEW IRRIGATION INSTALLED AT LOCAL OVALS

Problematic irrigation systems that were less than 10 years old in some local ovals has been replaced.   Sub surface irrigation systems were installed in 2011 at the Berri & Barmera ovals a cost at the time of two million dollars, partly funded by the state & federal governments. The replacement...

FIGHT THE BITE

Riverlanders are being warned to fight the bite and protect against mosquito bites. This week the department of heath said the potentially deadly Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus (MVEv) and Kunjin virus had been detected in a sentinel chicken at Meningie. Last year the same virus was also detected in a surveillance...

NEW DATE FOR ACOUSTIC VIBES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Organisers of the upcoming Acoustic Vibes music festival in Barmera have had to make the tough call to reschedule the event. The event was set for the 23rd of January, however ongoing Australian travel Restrictions have seen the event move to a different date. Event promoter David Storer said the event will...

CHANGES AT LOCAL RDA

Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland has appointed a new chairperson for the organisation. Earlier this week the organisation announced Mrs Jodie Hawkes would take the helm, following a long tenure from Neil Martinson. The Hon Nola Marino MP, Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories said, “Mrs Hawkes will lead RDAMR...

TOTAL FIRE BAN FOR THE RIVERLAND

It’s a day of total fireban for the Riverland fire region today with the CFS issuing a severe fire danger rating. The CFS has asked that local landowners adhere to local harvest codes of practice. A total fire ban also applies for the neighboring Victorian CFA fire district of Mallee.   Further information...