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RIVERLAND MAN ARRESTED

A Riverland man has been arrested after he was allegedly found in possession of child exploitation material. Wednesday this week, detectives from the Public Protection Branch arrested a 33-year-old man for one count of possession of child exploitation material. The Man was refused police bail was expected to appear in court yesterday. image...

BASIN AUTHORITY WELCOMES ACCC REPORT

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority has welcomed the release of the interim report by the ACCC into water markets in the Murray–Darling Basin. Executive Director of Basin Plan Regulation, Tim Goodes, said the MDBA willthoroughly consider the issues identified in the report and looked forward to working with the ACCC and state...

PASIN CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FOR CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

A local Federal MP is encouraging local organisations to apply for the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program. Member for Barker Tony Pasin is encouraging regional development organisations, teleco providers, as well as government organisations locally to collaborate on projects and apply for funding. The Program will provide targeted investment in local telco...

LOCAL SPEEDWAY KEEN TO RACE

The Riverland Speedway are hopeful of a successful speedway season following the release of this year’s program. At this stage the speedway plans to hold 7 meetings from October to April next year with a mixture of racing categories as well as dedicated speedway bike meeting. A spokesperson from the speedway...

MILDURA MP CALLING FOR TRAVEL BUBBLE

A Mildura based politician is continuing her push to allow more travel for cross border communities. Speaking recently Mildura MP Ali Cupper said the north-west Victorian city of Mildura should be included in a "travel bubble" allowing movement into South Australia and NSW. The Mildura MP has also asked the federal government...

COUNCIL RELEASES BUSINESS PLAN AND BUDGET FOR CONSULTATION

A local council has budgeted for nearly 7 Million dollars of Capital projects, after releasing its Annual Business Plan & Budget. The Renmark-Paringa council has budgeted for $6.864 million in capital projects, of which $2.354 million worth are externally funded. major projects to be delivered by Council include the Renmark Riverfront Revitalisation...

BOOST FOR LOCAL POTATO PRODUCERS

In what could be good news for Riverland and Mallee potato growers, local producers may now be able to tap into new markets a little easier. Recently commitments have been finalized between Thailand and Australia that will remove the of tariff rate quotas for Australian potatoes. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and...

RIVERLAND WINE SHOW POWERING AHEAD

Despite a challenging year, the 48th Riverland wine show is powering ahead and is now open for entries. The show is one of the oldest continuing running wine shows in Australia and one of the only ones to celebrate inland wine regions such as the Riverland, Swan Hill, Murray Darling, Riverina...

BARINA BORDER RUNNER FRONTS COURT

A Victorian man who was arrested in Renmark late last week for breaching a covid-19 direction remains behind bars. 39-year-old Victorian, Shannon Muscat was caught sleeping in a Holden Barina near the Renmark cemetery last Friday after allegedly being refused entry to South Australia earlier that day. Earlier this week A...

LOXTON LANDCARE OPEN GRANTS PROGRAM

Loxton Landcare has launched a new funding initiative, aimed at helping local community groups and businesses to improve the local environment. Applications are now open for contributions of up to $10,000 to be used for projects that enhance the local environment, or that improve land management skills, awareness and understanding. Chair of...