Local News

CHRISTMAS EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

It’s yet another weekend of Christmas festivities this weekend across the region with multiple events to take place. This afternoon the events start with the annual Berri Merri Christmas the event now run by the Lions club of Berri is set to see a large selection of market stalls, entertainment as...

STAY COOL WHEN OUTSIDE

As we approach another warm Riverland day Safe Work SA is reminding local workers to play it safe in the heat. Employers with outdoor work are reminded to take measures to manage the risks associated with heat stress and solar UV radiation as South Australia’s summer kicks off. Employers can minimize the...

GRAIN GROWERS WARNED OF SOIL DESEASE

Riverland and Mallee grain growers are being warned of a potential increase in the risk of some soil borne diseases in 2019 as we close out a dry growing year. A lack of rainfall has reduced the breakdown of cereal stubbles in pulse and oilseed break crops, promoting the risk of...

NOMINATIONS CLOSING TODAY FOR SPORT AWARDS

Today is the final day for nominations for the 5RM sports person of the year awards. Nominations are open for the sports person of the year, contribution to sport as well as the coach of the year. the award ceremony is set to take place early next year and 5RM Sport Saturday...

COUNCIL ALLOCATES DROUGHT FUNDING

$600,000 dollars of the 1 million dollars allocated to the Loxton-Waikerie council under the federal government’s drought communities program has now been allocated. The big winners in the initial allocation from council were the councils chambers of commerce, with the both the Riverland west chamber of commerce and Loxton chamber of...

WORK WELL UNDERWAY AT LOCAL PLAY PARK

Works are now well into the final stages at Waikerie’s water and nature play park with equipment arriving ready for instillation. A large retaining wall was completed earlier this week at the site with the officially opening Saturday December the 22nd. Loxton-Waikerie council Mayor Leon Stasinowksy extended an invitation to members of...

SERVICE CLUB SHED BREAK-IN

A local Riverland service club is now shocked and disappointed following a recent break-in. Disappointingly the Lions club of Loxton’s storage shed was broken into and power switched off following Loxton Lights up. Fortunately nothing was taken in the incident however the club was disappointed as funds usually allocated to community projects...

NEW SERVICE AT HEADSPACE BERRI

Exciting news at Headspace Berri with the organisation officially launching new service called readspace. The new service enables young people across the Riverland region access to a free library for booklovers to share and swap their books. The initiative stems from the 2018 headspace hero group, with group made up of a...

SILO ART GAINING SUPPORT

The silo art phenomenon could soon be heading to Paringa with a proposal now gaining council support. Project manager Les Webb said the initiative could boost Riverland tourism and is now seeking funding for the project. It’s estimated the project would cost between $75,000 and $80,000 thousand dollars. Silo Owner, Mark Yates told...

UPGRADES IN MOOROOK

New public toilet facilities have been welcomed in Moorook and are now open, in time for the busy tourism season. The new facilities feature disability friendly features and replaced the exciting facilities that were not up to current standards. A spokesperson from the Moorook & Kingston-on-Murray community association said the new...