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Riverland Field Days Opens It's Gates

The Riverland Field Days kick off today, for a massive tow day event out at their Field Days site in Barmera. His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC Governor of South Australia and his wife will visit the event today. The Governor will give a welcome speech and meets guests...

Unused Sand Dunes Soon to Heat Homes

Unproductive and unused sand dunes in the Coorong, Murraylands and Riverland regions will be soon be transformed into sustainable timber forests thanks to a joint project by Landcare Australia and the Australian Home Heating Association (AHHA). The AHHA have donated $10,000 towards Landcare’s ‘Agroforestry Demonstration Sites’ project, which was launched at...

Building Site in Renmark Raided

Police are investigating yet another a theft this week. Sometime between 5pm on 10th September and 6am the following day, thieves entered a house under construction on Barrington Street in Renmark and stole various items. The items including a JVC portable CD player, Oakley sunglasses, a Ryobi hand held torch, a Ryobi...

Grains Research Panel Heads to The Riverland

The Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Southern Regional Panel is preparing to embark on its annual spring tour to assess the impact of cropping challenges and the progress of key research investments. There will be several opportunities to meet with the panel across the Riverland including at the Loxton frost trial...

The Ladies of 8 Ball Settle In for the Season

In the 2nd round of Riverland Women’s 8 Ball competition, Renmark RSL had the closest match of the night with an 8 – 7 win over Waikerie Club. All other matches were comfortable wins, with Monash DV8’s defeating Barmera Hotel Cue-T’s 12 – 3, Cobby E’Gals defeating Berri Club Outlaws 12...

The Ladies of 8 Ball Settle In

In the 2nd round of Riverland Women’s 8 Ball competition, Renmark RSL had the closest match of the night with an 8 – 7 win over Waikerie Club. All other matches were comfortable wins, with Monash DV8’s defeating Barmera Hotel Cue-T’s 12 – 3, Cobby E’Gals defeating Berri Club Outlaws 12...

Maintain the Speed and Mantain the Roads

Talks of reducing the speed limit on the Browns Well Highway from 110km/hr to 100km/hr have stirred debate among locals. Of the State Government's list of eight rural roads that needed change, the Loxton to Pinnaroo route appeared to be the ‘riskiest’ based on it's crash history. President of the Murraylands and...

Blanchetown House Burns to the Ground

A newly built Riverland house was destroyed in a fire over the weekend. The blaze was not discovered until hours after it started. The CFS were called to a chicken farm on Murraylands Rd, Blanchetown, just after 6am Saturday and saw smoke rising from the house. Fortunately, no one had been living...

Blanchetown Blaze to Cost $250k

A newly built Riverland house was destroyed in a fire over the weekend. The cost of the damage is said to be close to $250,000. The CFS were called to a chicken farm on Murraylands Rd, Blanchetown, just after 6am Saturday and saw smoke rising from the house. Fortunately, no one had...

Riverland Businesses Highlighted in Showcase

The top state finalists for the 2017 Regional Showcase have been decided and two Riverland based businesses have been named. Riverland almond co-operative, AlmondCo; fashion retailer and designer, Frankie & Dandelion; and the Riverland’s 2016 South Australian Rural Women’s Gathering were among the 15 SA finalists announced. Three Trophy Awards, including Peoples...