Local News

POSSIBLE SIGHTING OF MISSING GIRL IN WALKER FLAT 

Police are continuing their search for Missing Girl 14-year-old Ella Mckenzie, following a possible sighting in Walker Flat Yesterday morning. Ella was reported missing from Tailem Bend last Thursday, and is described as 155cm tall, 50kg with blue eyes and brown hair. The missing Girl had been travelling with a man known...

BUSY TIMES FOR LOCK OPERATORS 

Local River Murray lock operators known as “Lockies” had the one of the busiest years in recent history last year with more boaties exploring the River Murray,   Last year nearly 7000 boats past through South Australia’s locks, 1200 more than the year previous. SA Water’s Senior Manager of River Murray Operations Garry...

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO DANGALLI 

A number of Riverland CFS firefighters have been called to assist in controlling a fire at the Dangalli Conservation park about 100K/M North of Renmark. The fire in a very remote area was ignited from lightning last week, and yesterday around 17 CFS Crews from the Chaffey group were in attendance. The...

FRUIT FLY EASE FOR MID MURRAY SHOPS 

Residents who live on the edge of the Riverland Pest Free area are now able to purchase fruit and veg at more Mid Murray Supermarkets and travel into the Riverland, provided protocols are followed.   Recently a number of outlets outside the area have been accredited to sell produce, greatly benefiting...

BREAK-INS CONTINUE IN BARMERA 

Break-ins in the Barmera area have continued, with this time a Barmera Café targeted.  11.30pm Sunday a cafe on Queen Elizabeth Drive Barmera was entered, with the intruder quickly leaving after the alarm was activated.  CCTV footage captured a male with a tall slim build wearing a hoodie and a face mask...

BOOST FOR RURAL AID LOCALLY 

Australia’s largest bank has made a substantial donation to support more rural aid support workers across Australia, including the Riverland. Today the Commonwealth Bank pledged half-a-million dollars towards Rural-Aid, to support 10 additional counsellors including one based in Berri. The Rural Aid organisation provides critical and confidential support to farmers through financial,...

LOCAL COUNCIL ISSUES VACCINE MANDATE FOR STAFF 

The Mid Murray Council has made the call to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all staff. Council outlined all staff would need to be vaccinated late last year, excluding those with a valid medical exemption. The mandate also extends to council contractors and volunteers. Mid Murray Council CEO Ben Scales said “The decision...

NEW LEADER FOR RIVERLAND WINE

As the local wine industry faces a number of challenges Riverland Wine has appointed a new Executive Officer. Yesterday the industry body announced former OzHarvest state manager Lyndall Rowe as the person who would lead Riverland Wine going into the future. Independent Chair for Riverland Wine, Darren Oemcke said "They are excited...

OLD SCHOOL NOW COVID TEST COLLECTION SITE 

The former Glossop High School site in Glossop has been quickly repurposed and is now the Riverland’s first State Government Rapid Antigen Test(RAT) collection site. Two Free Test kits will be available for identified COVID-19 close contacts and positive test results need to be reported to SA Health. Premier Steven Marshall said...

RIVER FLOWS TO DROP BACK SLIGHTLY 

River Murray flows to South Australia are expected to recede slightly over the coming weeks, as per the latest River Murray operations update from the Murray Darling Basin Authority.  With flows to SA unregulated over the past two weeks flows to the state hit a peak of near 36,000M/L per day,...