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SMALL CHANGE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

There’s been a change to covid restrictions, meaning Riverland & Mallee locals can hold larger private events. Yesterday SAPOL updated the covid directions outlining that 150 people could now attend a private activity at a non-licenced premises, up from 50. However, importantly if more than 50 are in attendance a covid marshall...

CHANGE AT RIVERLAND WINE

There’s been a changing of the guard at Riverland wine. After 19 years at the helm Executive officer Chris Byrne has made the move and will now head up the newly created  Australian Commercial Wine Producers Limited. In an update to growers this week Riverland Wine thanked Chris for his dedication, passion...

NEW MEMBERS FOR LOCAL LANDSCAPE BOARD

The local Murraylands and Riverland landscape board has picked up two new members. Recently Sandy Iosefellis and Caroline Phillips. They were appointed to the landscape board by the Minister for Environment and Water. The new members join current Chair Dianne Davidson AM and landscape board members Andrew Biele, Greg Cock, Jim Godden...

SHAKE UP FOR LOCAL FOOTY

The Riverland Independent football competition may soon take control of its own destiny, should it be removed from Riverland Football League control. Discussions are currently underway that could see the RIFL break away and create its own fully fledged independent league as the name has suggested for the last 50 years. In...

RIVER MURRAY FLOWS INCREASING

Further to reports earlier this week of water releases in the Hume Dam, releases have now been increased. In a statement yesterday the MDBA said they had increased daily releases to 31G/L, up from the original 10 and 22 GL release per day. The Dam's primary purpose is water security, playing a...

BE COVID SAFE AT THE FOOTY

Local footy fans planning on heading to the RFL Grand Final this weekend are being reminded of their covid safe obligations. While other games this year have run under Covid-Safe plans capped at 1000, this week’s Grand Final will operate under a Covid-Managemnet plan thus allowing more spectators however meaning more...

TIME TICKING FOR TELCO REVIEW

Locals wanting their rural telecommunications views put forward to the Federal Government are reminded time is ticking. Chair of the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee, the Hon Luke Hartsuyker, said the Review was a chance for people living in these communities to help set the regional telecommunications agenda for coming years...

WANDERERS HIT FORM IN RIVERLAND DARTS

While some sports may be wrapping up for the season Riverland Darts continues with the Monash Wanderers chalking up an unexpected win over regular powerhouse the Double Jacks. Wanderers jumped Double Jacks early and had a 8 – 1 lead after the 1st round of singles, Wanderers continued their strong form...

REGIONAL TAP WATER TO BE DISCUSSED

Riverland locals are being encouraged to have their say about the regions tap water. This week SA Water will host drop-in type sessions this week at Waikerie and Renmark to to chat about potential improvements to drinking water quality in regional South Australia. SA Water’s Senior Manager Waster Expertise and Research Dr...

RURAL ROAD RISK HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW STUDY

New research has revealed the increased risks associated with driving on the nation's regional and rural roads. The research found almost all Australians travel on a high risk rural road at least once per year with more than 4 in 10 drivers using a regional road at least once per...