Local News

KICKING GOALS BEFORE SEASON STARTS

The Wunkar football club has had a win before the season has started, with the club securing funding for a new pump to keep the oval in tip top condition. The club was successful in securing funding under the stronger communities program for $3,914 for a solar pump to pump water...

CITRUS FESTIVAL TO RETURN

In what is exciting news for both the Riverland and local citrus industry, later this year will see the return of a dedicated citrus festival. The festival is set to run June long weekend in co-junction with the popular Waikerie markets. The festival in Waikerie is set to feature competitions, cooking demonstrations...

FARMING FORWARD FORUM NEXT WEEK

Local Riverland and Mallee Broadacre farmers as well as advisors are invited to Mallee Sustainable farming’s farming forum next week. The discussion will have many speakers on the day representing many facets of the industry as well as results from trails conducted by Mallee sustainable farming in 2018. Other topics to be...

SHE'S APPLES

The Riverland’s apple and pear growers could benefit from recent funding allocated to the Apple and Pear Growers Association of SA through the state government’s regional growth fund. The industry group is being offered up to $400,000 for a $1 million project to upgrade existing water pumping systems and install solar...

PASIN BACKS AGED CARE FUNDING

Tony Pasin, he Federal Member for Barker has backed the latest Federal Government investment into the aged care sector, following announcements earlier this week. Under the new Federal Government investment, Senior Australians will benefit from a nationwide allocation of an additional $662 million for essential aged care services, including 10,000 home...

AG TOWN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS CLOSING

Time is rapidly running out for Riverland residents to nominate their town for the inaugural AG town of the year award. Nominations close this Friday and Member for Chaffey and Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstoneis urging locals to get their nominations in. Mr Whetstone said “he’s been buoyed...

H2GO - HYDROTHERAPY POOL BACK IN BUSINESS

The Riverland’s only hydrotherapy pool in Loxton is now back in business following the green light following recent water samples. The pool was closed to the public following the detection of atypical-mycobacterium aviam complex in September. At the time the pool did re-open briefly but was closed again shortly after. Since the...

SEEKAMP SCORES WINNER WITH SECONDS TO GO

Former Riverlander Nicole Seekamp has produced a buzzer-beating match-winner to give the Adelaide Lightning a stunning 74-73 victory in Game 2 of the WNBL grand final series last night in Adelaide. The win sees the series go to a decider with the Canberra Capitals, in Canberra this weekend. It was a...

ICE REHAB - PSYCHMED OFFICE TO OPEN NEXT WEEK

Another important step in the roll out of the pilot MATRIX ice-rehab program will take place next week, with the official opening of the Psychmed office in Berri. The program is the first of its kind in regional SA which has been funded for 2 years by the state government. Stephen Wade,...

STOLEN TRAILER - CAN YOU HELP?

Riverland police from the Murray Mallee LSA are on the lookout for a stolen trailer, fitted out with fire-fighting equipment. Friday last week thieves stole the trailer from the Murray Zircon site on Knights well road at Mindarie. The trailer is red in colour fitted with a water tank and pump with...