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GOOD NEWS FOR WINE EXPORTS

In what is pleasing for the Riverland wine industry, export opportunities for Australianwineare the strongest they’ve been for more than a decade. As a part of the Australian Governments $50 Million dollar export and regional wine support package more export opportunities are being discovered. WineAustralia Chief Executive Officer Andreas Clark said, ‘GrowingWineExports...

SMALLER THAN PROPOSED RATE INCREASE IN MID-MURRAY

As council rate season continues The Mid Murray Council has decided to downsize its proposed rate increase. Mayor, Dave Burgess said Elected Members and Senior Management had heard the concerns of ratepayers during public feedback on its Draft 2019/20 Annual Business Plan and Draft Long Term Financial Plan. Councillors committed to reducing...

EIGHT BALL TOURNAMENT RAPIDLY APPROACHING

More than three hundred 8 ball players will converge on the Riverland next month for the 2019 Berri Hotel open 8 ball singles championships. The event which traces back to the 1980s is rated as the largest and best open 8-Ball singles tournament in Australia. Tournament director, Neil Lemmy said he’s looking...

LOCAL NATIONAL PARKS RE-OPEN

Following a closure last week due to wet weather, Riverland national parks and reserves are now re-open to the public. An assessment was conducted recently where officials deemed the condition of roads and walking trails ok to re-open. Visitors are reminded to take care and drive to the conditions as many areas...

WATER ALLOCATIONS ON THE RISE

In what is somewhat positive news for local irrigators, SA River Murray water allocations have risen, however are still a far way off 100%. Last Friday openingwaterallocationsfor the South Australian River Murray irrigators rose to 26 percent, based on data released by the Department for Environment andWater(DEW) last week Minister for Environment...

NEW CEO AT BERRI BARMERA COUNCIL

The Berri Barmera have announced Karyn Burton as the councils new CEO. Ms Burton had been acting CEO since December last year and has worked for the council for 30 years. Berri Barmera Council Mayor, Peter Hunt said, Ms Burton stood out amongst the strong field of candidates and has a sound...

ROAD AWARENESS PROGRAM AT LOCAL SCHOOLS THIS WEEK

The MFS will roll out a series of Road awareness Program or 'RAP' road safety talks this week at Riverland high schools. MFS Station Officer Mark Sutton, said a key message of RAP is ‘You can choose the risk, but you can’t chose the consequences’ Joining MFS members will be Road Crash...

RIVERLAND FOOTY ROLLS ON

Looking at Round 7 of Riverland football were despite results going as predicted, margins were somewhat closer than some anticipated in some games. The Berri Demons battled hard against ladder leaders Waikerie, however the magpies held on to win by 43 points. Berri 9.13-67 to Waikerie 16.14-110. Loxton North and Barmera Monash played...

POLICE SEEK INFO ON STOLEN QUAD BIKE

Riverland police are appealing for information in regards to a stolen quad bike. Sometime between Thursday and Friday last week Thieves entered a shed on Ral Ral avenue in Renmark west and stole a the quad bike. The bike is a red 1992-1993 Kawasaki KLF300 and anyone with information on the theft,...

LOCAL MP BACKS DRYLAND FARMERS

Local member for Chaffey and minister for primary industries Tim Whetstone has welcomed this week’s rainfall following a dry start to the dryland farming season. The State Government’sCrop and Pasture Report – Seeding Intentions, shows many farmers started seeding in April with dry subsoil following harsh summer and autumn months before...