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FORMER RIVERLAND MAN AWAITS TRIAL IN BALI

A former Riverland resident who fly kicked a motorcyclist in Indonesia has told of his shame and embarrassment as he awaits trial. Speaking to Channel 7, former Riverland resident Nicholas Carr described the incident as “out of character” as well as saying he is not a violent person. Mr Carr, aged...

CAR VALUE THEFT UP STATEWIDE BUT DOWN LOCALLY

The total value of cars stolen in SA has increased by more than $2 million dollars, however car thefts in the Riverland have decreased. Last financial year 3403 vehicles were stolen in SA – up from 3008 the previous financial year. Locally the Berri-Barmera Council area saw a reduction from 21 thefts...

WINE & FOOD BACK TOMORROW

There’s now just one sleep until one of the largest days of the Riverland social calendar. Tomorrow sees the Return of the Riverland Wine & Food festival in Berri, an event that attracts crowds in-excess of 2000 people. The event held in Berri each year is seen as a celebration of the...

NEXT STEP FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

A local entrepreneur who started his business when still at high school is set to take his next step in his home grown and inspired clothing label – Ryde Clothing. Renmark’s Nathan Woodrow is set to open a permanent store Friday night week, after operating from home in a shipping container...

BUSY TIMES FOR TIM

It’s a busy time for local Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone, as the Minister is currently doing double ministerial duties. This week Minister for Primary Industries & Development Tim Whetstone is acting as the minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment – A portfolio looked after by David Ridgeway. This week In Mr...

SNAKES ON THE MOVE

With the weather warming up across the Riverland we’re being warned about potential snake sightings. What is important to note is Snakes are a protected native animal and they have an important part to play in the ecosystem, especially in helping to control rats and mice. The department of environment advises that...

HOTEL EXPANSION - CALLING FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

A future development of proposed luxury accommodation units in Berri, adjacent to the Berri Hotel is now a step closer. This week the Berri Hotel released a notice for expressions of interest from licensed builders to carry out the work, consisting of units, landscaping and a pool. The hotel was successful...

ACCC HANDS DOWN WINE GRAPE REPORT

The highly anticipated report from the ACCC into the Australian wine grape industry has been released, with the commission citing 10 recommendations. The ACCC cited factors such as quality assessments, price transparency, payment periods & unfair contract terms as some issues for attention. ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh said "the current structuring...

PASIN - GRANTS NOW OPEN FOR COUNTRY SHOWS

Local Riverland & Mallee shows could benefit from grant funding to upgrade, maintain as well as buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions thanks for a new grant program. Local Member Tony Pasin is encouraging local shows to nominate, saying that “Agricultural shows are part of our national identity and...

LOCAL COUNCIL CALLING FOR PUBLIC INPUT

The Berri-Barmera council is currently seeking community input, into council’s environmental strategy going forward. The strategy is set to identify actions associated with biodiversity and waterways management as well as supporting a sustainable local approach to the management of resources. Berri Barmera Councillor and council’s environment and sustainability chair Mike Fuller said...