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STATE LABOR CALLING FOR FRUIT FLY ACTION

State Labor has hit out at the State Government over their handling of fruit fly, following a detection in Port Augusta, on top of existing outbreaks in Adelaide & Riverland.   For decades the Riverland & SA’s fruit fly free status has been seen as vital for the regions horticultural industry. Information...

FEEDBACK OPEN ON COUNCIL BUDGET

Residents in the Berri-Barmera Council area have until later this month to contribute to a number of council plans. Currently feedback can be given on the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget 2021/2022 and the Draft Long Term Financial Plan 2021-2031. Council say they value the input from the community and the...

HILLY ROWING HIS WAY TO TOKYO

Former Riverland resident Alexander Hill has been officially named in a 38-strong Australian Rowing team for the Tokyo Olympics. The Tokyo games will be Hill’s second, after claiming silver in Rio as a part of the men’s 4’s team. Speaking at the Weekend, Hill said “The last 12 months has taught...

HILLS TOO GOOD FOR RIVERLAND/MALLEE

A combined Riverland & Mallee Football side fought a tight battle with the Hills football league at Karoonda on Saturday. The Hills got the jump early and were able to hold on all day winning, 10.7-67 to the Riverland/Mallee side 7.9-51. Riverland players Tim Woolford & Drew Kassulke were named in...

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHAKE UP

A major reform of local government accountability is set to benefit local residents, according to the State Government. Minister for Local Government Vickie Chapman says the reform is the biggest sector shake-up in 20 years, and includes initiatives to combat longstanding issues such as elected member conduct, CEO remuneration and rate...

RAA CALLING FOR SAFE LONG WEEKEND

The RAA is urging Riverland cyclists & motorists to put road safety first this long weekend. Police figures obtained by RAA show 4018 cyclists were caught last year for riding at night without a white front light or a rear red light – or both - resulting in fines worth almost...

EVENTS BACK FOR JUNE LONG WEEKEND

With the June Long weekend here a number of events are set to return, a stark contrast to June long weekend last year. The Barmera Sheep dog trials continue over the long weekend as well Barmera’s Main Street markets also return on Sunday. As well the Cobby Steam & Irrigation museum also...

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOP SUCCESS

A recent environmental workshop run by the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation & the Department of Environment have been deemed a massive success. Run at Camp Kedron in Barmera & Initiated by the Department for Environment and Water, the On-Country event was designed to build the relationship and connection between...

MORE OPTIONS FOR COVID VACCINE A POSSIBILITY

Local GP Clinics may soon be able to give the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine under new plans to expand the rollout. Under the plan medical practices will receive 150 doses of the Pfizer vaccine each week from as early as next month. Currently several Riverland GP Clinics administer the Astrazenca jab, however the...

COPPER CABLE THEFT - REWARD ON OFFER

SA Power networks has issued a plea for information, following the theft of copper at Swan Reach, as well as 13 other sites across the state. The organisation is offering a reward of $20,000 for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible. In total 14 substations have been targeted with...