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MORE LOCAL VENUES TO RE-OPEN NEXT WEEK

More local business and local venues will be open for business next week, as more covid-19 regulations lift. From Monday Pubs, gyms, cinemas, places of worship, beauty salons and other sites will now be permitted to have up to 80 people on their premises, as long as they comply with appropriate...

LOCAL PARKS NOW OPEN FOR CAMPING

With the June Long Weekend just around the corner National parks are anticipating campers will return to local parks. Recently parks re-opened for overnight camping, following the activity being off-limits amidst covid-19 regulations. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWSSA) Riverland District Ranger, Benita Dillon said rangers are looking forward to meeting our...

MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING ALLEGED BARMERA CAR THEFT

A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a car in Barmera over the weekend. Just after 4am on Saturday, Berri Police stopped and spoke to a man walking on Banksia Street at Renmark. He was identified as being a 48-year-old man of no fixed address. The man was arrested for breaching his...

BRING FRUIT - PAY THE FINE

A woman from NSW has learnt the hard way not to bring prohibited fruit into South Australia. The 44-year-old from Griffith, New South Wales was this week found guilty in the Magistrates Court of bringing lemons into South Australia in contravention of thePlant Health Act 2009. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional...

CITRUS DEMAND STRONG DOMESTICALLY

Riverland citrus continues to be picked across the region and according to citrus Australia demand domestically for the fruit is up. In an update to growers this week CEO,CitrusAustralia Nathan Hancock said retailers have told Citrus Australia that demand has risen this season and they assume the health benefits ofcitrushave played...

LOCAL TARGET COUNTRY TO BECOME K MART NEXT YEAR

The Riverland shopping community has welcomed the news of K-Mart’s imminent arrival to the region. Forming part of a national restructure the region’s Target Country located in Berri will transition to a Kmart Hub early next year. Last week, parent company Westfamers said it would convert 10 to 40 Target stores and...

MDBA AUDIT FINDS RIVERLAND DOING THE RIGHT THING

The latest audit from the MDBA has found the way water used is tracked in the Riverland is in good shape overall. Acting head of the MDBA's Office of Compliance, Di Mead said the review found the South Australian Department for Environment and Water (DEW) had adequate systems in place to...

RIVERLAND COUNCILS RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING

Riverland councils are set to receive funding to undertake infrastructure projects through federal government funding. A broad range of community infrastructure projects will be eligibleincluding new or upgraded bicycle and walking paths, community facilities, picnic shelters and barbeque facilities at local parks. The Loxton-Waikerie council will receive the largest pool of funding...

COUNCIL CALLING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Berri-Barmera Council is calling for community members to have their say on both the draft annual business plan and budget for next financial year. In a statement last week council say the value the community’s feedback. Both the business plan and budget can be found via the council’s website while hard...