Local News

WATER SAFETY PLEA

As the Easter long weekend approaches and many locals head to the River Murray, Royal Life Saving has issued a plea to be safe around the water. Recent stats show an alarming 1 in 5 drownings of men aged 25-44 occurred at inland waterways, with a number involving alcohol. Justin Scarr, CEO...

LOCAL CANNABIS REPORTS

Two Riverland men have been busted, and reported for cultivating cannabis in two separate incidents. Monday afternoon Riverland Police attended a Loxton North Property on a separate matter, however while there uncovered five mature cannabis plants. A short time later, police, acting on information from the public, attended a Renmark North property...

CAMBRAI THEFT ARREST

Following a police investigation a man has been arrested in relation to a break-in & theft in Cambrai. Over the past 3 months a shed on Schroder road was targeted with two motorbikes and an air compressor stolen. As part of the investigation, police conducted a search of a property at...

NEW PORTFOLIO FOR LOCAL SENATOR

Following a cabinet Reshuffle this week local Riverland based Senator Anne Ruston has picked up new portfolio. Along with existing portfolios of Families & Social Services, the local Minister is now also the Minister for Women’s safety. Minister Ruston first sat in the senate in 2012, following the resignation of Senator Mary...

SWAN REACH DRINK DRIVER CAUGHT AT .365

Local police are shocked once again, following a local women’s blatant disregard for the law. Just before 5pm yesterday, Swan Reach Police were called to a crash on Johns Road, after a Holden sedan had left the road and crashed into a tree. When police arrived the 47-year-old local driver was breath...

SPEEDING DRIVER OFF THE ROAD

A man from Munno Para West will be walking for some time, after being detected driving nearly 50km/h over the limit on the Sturt Highway. Near on 1pm Sunday, Berri Police detected the car travelling at 158 km/h in the 110 km/h zone at Annadale. Police were able to stop the car...

LOCAL BANK SA BRANCHES SAFE

Local Bank SA branches have survived a nationwide cull,  following parent bank Westpac announcing the closure of 48 branches across Australia. Last year Westpac terminated its lease on its premises in Renmark, deciding to co-locate with sister operation Bank SA nearby. Currently Bank SA has branches in Berri, Renmark, Loxton & Waikeire....

CATTERS CALLING FOR PLAYERS

The Loxton Catters women’s football team are desperately calling for more players as the season rapidly approaches. Following a season off last year, women’s football has struggled to regain the momentum it had in seasons previous after starting in 2018.   Senior coach Adrian Hogg says he currently has less than 10...

MAN TO FACE COURT FOLLOWING MORGAN CRASH

A man has been arrested, following a fatal crash on a private property near Morgan earlier this month. Just after 6pm on Saturday the 6th of  March, Police and emergency services were called to a private property at Lindley, following reports a ute had crashed and rolled. Tragically a passenger in the...

GOVERNMENT RELEASES WATER MARKET INQUIRY

The federal government has released the ACCC’s report of the Murray Darling Basin Water Markets inquiry. The ACCC was asked to recommend options to enhance markets for tradeable water rights, including options to enhance their operations, transparency, regulation, competitiveness and efficiency. The report has made 29 recommendations centered on, Market integrity and conduct, Trade processing and water market information, Market architecture,...