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WATER ALLOCATION PROJECTIONS LOW

Riverland irrigators have been left shocked with yesterday’s announcement of a 14% projected opening water allocation for the 2019/2020 water year. Ministerfor Environment andWaterDavid Speirs said the initial projections are based on current storage volumes and projected inflow conditions across the River Murray system. Department for Environment andWater’s River MurrayWater Operations Manager...

PAULINE PLEASED WITH LOCAL SUPPORT

One Nation senator Pauline Hanson has wrapped up her Riverland tour after being greeted by many supporters yesterday. The Senator travelled through Loxton, Berri and Renmark yesterday with SA Senate candidate Jennifer game as well as other party staff. While no official functions were undertaken the Queensland based senator talked to many...

SMALL WINEMAKERS SHOWCASE SUCCESS

The first Riverland Small wine maker’s showcase held at 919 wines has been labelled a success with visitors coming from near and far to attend the event. Chris Byrne of Riverland wine remarked that it was heartening to see so many of the community come out to support the regions up...

FISHING THIS EASTER?

Member for Chaffey and Minister for Primary Industries, Tim Whetstone is reminding recreational fishers to know the rules this Easter. Mr Whetstone said “While most recreational fishers do the right thing, it is important that everyone follows the rules, to preserve fish stocks for future generations.” Mr Whetstone also said “Fisheries Officers...

DRUGS AND CASH FOUND FOLLOWING POLICE SEARCHES

Two Riverland residents have been charged with serious drug offences following two police searches last week. Wednesday last week Detectives from the Riverland searched two properties one in Barmera, one in Loveday and found cash, drugs as well as other Drug Paraphenernalia. Police will allege that during the Barmera search they...

CLOCK TO WORK AGAIN SOON

The currently non-working Renmark Town clock is now closer to working again with preliminary work undertaken last week. The upgrade and modernisation project will commence next month with the council allocating $40,000 to the project with the Murray pioneer to chip in $10,000. The clock was originally donated to the town by...

ONE NATION TOUR TODAY

One nation Senator Pauline Hanson will be in the Riverland today accompanied by SA one nation senate candidate Jennifer Game. As reported in the Murray Pioneer the Queensland based One Nation leader will start her tour in Loxton before heading to Berri to finish in Renmark. It’s understood thePolitician will be interacting...

PASIN TAX FORUM TOUR

Local member for Barker and Liberal Candidate at the forthcoming election. Tony Pasin is set to embark on electorate tour of meetings to discuss retiree tax for local retirees or soon to be retirees. The Member for Barker said also said currently when retirees and low income earners get a refund...

MAN TO FACE COURT FOR DRINK DRIVING

A 38-year-old Monash man will face court after returning a Blood alcohol reading when driving more than five times the legal limit. A police officer on a motorbike, pulled over the driver on the Sturt highway in Monash for a mobile breath test which returned a positive reading on Wednesday. A...

NEW AG-TECH ADVISORY GROUP

Local Member for Chaffey, Tim Whetstone is encouraging local producers to nominate for a new ministerial ag-tech advisory group. The new group will have 8 members, including an independent chair, and will provide high-level independent advice on the practical application and adoption of technologies and on-farm innovation Mr Whetstone said “There are...