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GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR LOCAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

Local groups and individuals who are committed to the regions health and wellbeing are encouraged to apply for Flinders university community grant funding. The aim of Community Partnership Grant program is to build on the health and wellbeing in the local community, as well a means of Flinders University saying...

BOOST FOR LOCAL TOURISM

A new tourism campaign is urging Australians to book a holiday at home and help give local tourism operators including those in the Riverland a boost. The latest installment of the Holiday Here campaign is aiming to provide inspiration for those who are able to plan and book their next holiday....

PASIN - STAFF WANTED IN BARKER

Local Federal MP Tony Pasin has re-iterated the message that staff are wanted to fill positions locally in the electorate of Barker. The Local Federal MP said “Over the past couple of months he’s spoken to employers who are crying out for staff to fill positions and say they are just...

RIVERLAND SENATOR WELCOMES FUNDING BOOST FOR FOOD RELIEF

Riverland based Senator Anne Ruston has welcomed a further $5 Million funding dollar boost for food relief providers. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said “This additional funding brings the Government’s total investment in Food Relief during the pandemic to $25 million across three our national providers – Foodbank,...

GILGEN TO COACH AGAIN AT THE LAKESIDE

Riverland football coaching appointments keep flowing in, with the Barmera-Monash Roos the latest club to announce their A-grade coach for 2021. This week, the Barmera-Monash Roos announced Corey Gilgen would be re-appointed as A-Grade coach, following coaching in 2019. Mr Gilgen was due to coach this year, prior to the season...

RIVERLAND CHRISTMAS APPEAL BACK FOR 2020

The long running Riverland Christmas appeal is now accepting donations, with donations able to be made in all major Riverland towns. This year sees a slight change to the appeal with the handover for toys tying in with The Salvation Army Annual Christmas Party at the Berri Town Hall later this...

LOCAL GEL BLASTER BUSINESS SHOCKED BY REGULATION CHANGES

A local Gel-Blaster owner and business operator is still coming to terms with significant changes to gel blaster regulations. Last week it was announced that Gel-Blasters would be declared as a regulated imitation firearm, meaning owners would need to obtain a firearm licence or surrender their blasters. Chris Mapley, owner of...

LOCAL TOWNS NOMINATED FOR AG TOWN OF THE YEAR

Several Riverland towns have featured on the shortlist of towns for the SA Ag town of the year award. Amoung the 70 nominations, local towns Berri, Loxton, Moorook, Renmark or Waikerie can all now be voted for to make the final five. Now in its second year, The Agricultural Town of...

CLUB CHAMPS KICK OFF AT LAKE BONNEY YACHT CLUB

A small but passionate field of local sailors took to Lake Bonney on Saturday for Heat one of the Lake Bonney Yacht Club Championships. With a shift in winds late in the day all yachts completed the course in good time. Experienced hand, Steve Thomas aboard 'Cat-titude' took out the catamarans...

MAN INJURED AFTER BOATING INCIDENT ON RIVER MURRAY

A man has been injured and flown to hospital, following a boating incident at Nildottie yesterday afternoon. Just before 5.30 yesterday afternoon police and paramedics were called to the River Murray following two occupants of a 4 meter fiberglass boat with a small outboard being thrown out of vessel. A 35-year-old...