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LOCAL HEADSPACE TEAMING UP WITH LOCAL CAFE'S TODAY

Today is headspace day, with the local youth mental health agency located in Berri set to team up with local cafes to celebrate the day. The day comes as Headspace nationally release new data, revealing that nearly two-thirds of young Australians believe the mental health of young people is getting worse,...

FRANCIS COMMITTED TO THE THE DONS

Former East Murray & Loxton North footballer Aaron Francis has committed to AFL club Essendon for the next three years. While there was some speculation Aaron would return home to SA, the rising star recently committed to the dons until the end of 2022. Aaron was picked in the 2015 national Draft...

STURT HIGHWAY HOT SPOT FOR INSURANCE CLAIMS

The Sturt highway has been identified as a hotspot for insurance claims relating for cars hitting kangaroos. Last week the RAA released figures that sees a 34% rise in claims this year on the states roads – with the Sturt highway high up the list. RAAInsurance Claims Manager Hayley Cain warned that...

FUNDING POOL OPEN FOR SWIMMING CLUBS

With the local swimming season rapidly approaching, Local Member for Barker Tony Pasin is encouraging local swimming clubs to apply for grant funding. Local Member, Tony Pasin said these new Community Swimming Grants provide a great opportunity for local community groups to get funding to share the love of swimming The Federal...

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT ALIVE IN BERRI

A group of passionate Berri Business owners have banded together to keep the Christmas spirit alive in Berri this year, despite the lack of a dedicated Christmas event. Recently the Berri-Barmera Council had offered $5000 to the Berri Lions club to run Berri Merri Christmas, however the lions club cited...

RIVERLAND DOES WELL AT COUNTRY CHAMPS

The region’s best baseballers took on the best of state over the weekend, at the country champs. The Riverland had some close matches over the weekend, including what may dubbed the upset of the tournament a 4-3 win over mount Gambier. Riverlanders who made the All-star side of the tournament included, Jason...

CROP ESTIMATE DOWN

The latest crop and pasture report has indicated a decline in the states grain harvest, however prices for commodities may be higher. Local Member & Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said despite the crop forecast being similar to last season, the expected farm gate value has...

RIVERLAND WINS AGAIN AT THE WOMEN IN WINE AWARDS

Local viticulturist Sheridan Alm has been annocued as the Australian Viticulturist of the Year at the recent Australian Women in Wine Awards held in New York recently. Established in 2015, the AWIWA are the only awards program for women in wine worldwide A former chair of the Riverland Winegrape Growers’ Association, Sheridan...

COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL TO KICK ON

The 2020 Riverland country music festival is set to stay with its 11 day format, with the new committee eager to take on the event. The future of the festival was in some doubt, until more volunteers stepped forward to save what has been an iconic event of Barmera. Newly Elected President...

PISTOL CHAMPS THIS WEEKEND

it’s a big weekend in the region for Pistol Shooting with both the Loxton & Berri pistol clubs teaming up to host the ISSF state pistol shooting championships Berri Pistol Club president Craig Hancock said 72 shooters, mostly from South Australia, will compete at the event. Three Olympians and Commonwealth Games participants...