Local News

MORE FRUIT FLY 

Another Fruit Fly outbreak has been declared in the Riverland, this time in Renmark South The Queensland fruit fly maggots were found in home-grown quinces with more restrictions now in place. PIRSA say that Fruit fly officers in orange overalls will be visiting properties in the outbreak area to apply bait and...

FOOTBALL COMMUNITY IN MOURNING

The Riverland Football community is in mourning, following the death of South Australian football icon Niel Kerley. 88-year-old Kerley was killed yesterday afternoon in a car crash at Walker Flat, just kilometers from his home. After learning his football craft at the Barmera Football Club in early 1950’s, Kerley went on to...

DRUGS LOCATED IN RIVERLAND TRAFFIC STOP 

A Police traffic stop has led to the arrest of a Riverland woman, who’ll now face court charged with drug trafficking.  Blanchetown Police stopped a Holden sedan last Thursday on the Sturt Highway at Golden Heights, with a search allegedly locating  6grams of methamphetamine, cash, digital scales and drug paraphernalia. The driver,...

CENSUS SHOWS INCOME HIGHER IN RENMARK-PARINGA 

New Census data has revealed Renmark-Paringa locals are earning more than their Riverland neighbours. Data released this week outlined the median household income in the Renmark-Paringa area to be $1,226 per week, compared to Loxton-Waikerie & Berri-Barmera areas which sit with a median weekly household income of $1,169. The Mid-Murray area was...

SAVILLE OUT OF WIMBLEDON 

Luke Saville’s Wimbledon tournament is now over, after bowing out in a five set match.   Last night the former Riverland local with doubles partner Matwé Middelkoop lost to the team Jordon Thomson and João Sousa. Saville & Middelkoop took out the first two sets, and only dropped the third in a...

GREAT NEWS FOR LOCAL YOUTH THEATRE 

More local youth will now be able to access the local Riverland Youth Theatre following grant funding announced this week. Yesterday the long standing local theatre picked up a grant of $150,000 through Variety SA's Sprout 2 program. RYT’s Fleur Kilpatrick said the funding now allows the theatre to create a new...

VOTING OPEN FOR AG TOWN AWARD 

A number of local towns are in the running for the SA Ag Town of The Year Award. Locally, Loxton, Renmark, Waikerie & Karoonda are in the running with the final five to be selected in early august. Minister for primary industries Clare Scriven said “All South Australians benefit from SA's strong...

MORE ECO-TOURISM FOR THE RIVERLAND

As visitor numbers continue to increase to the region, and more international visitors return to Australia the latest eco-tourism experience has been launched. Last Friday the award winning Murray River Trails launched a new houseboat to provide environmentally sustainable accommodation. Member for Chaffey, Tim Whetstone said “The project will increase the attractiveness...

SAVILLE ON COURT AT WIMBLEDON TONIGHT 

Luke Saville’s Wimbledon campaign starts tonight. The former Riverland tennis junior lines up in the men’s doubles alongside doubles partner Matwé Middelkoop from the Netherlands. The pair will take on fellow Aussie Jordan Thompson, and João Sousa of Portugal. Wimbledon has good memories for the former Riverlander, who won the junior Wimbledon tournament...