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RETIRED FORMER RIVERLAND AFL PLAYER APPLIES FOR BAIL FOLLOWING ARREST LAST MONTH

Retried AFL Player, and former Riverland Footballer Sam Fisher has applied for bail in a Melbourne Court.  Last month the former St Kilda defender was arrested in Melbourne, with police alleging the 39-year-old organised for a parcel containing methylamphetamine and cocaine to be sent from Melbourne to Perth. The arrest came as...

RIVERLAND COLD AS ICE 

The Riverland was again one of the coldest parts of the state this morning. Renmark recorded a minimum of -2.9 earlier today, while Loxton was a little warmer at -1.9. This morning’s temperature while cold, is still some way off the lowest ever recorded at the Renmark Airport weather station, which was...

LOXTON CLAIM IMPRESSIVE WIN IN RIVERLAND NETBALL 

A new challenger has surfaced in the latest round of Riverland A1 Netball. Loxton’s 47 to 42 win over 2nd placed Barmera sees them now in hot pursuit of a possible double chance final. Loxton North hold 4th on the ladder after their win over Waikerie, while Renmark continued their strong season...

GROUP STAY ACCOMODATION NOW OPEN AT LOCAL HOTEL

The Riverland’s newest accommodation offering is now officially open. Last Friday, the ribbon was cut to open the Hotel Renmark’s 15th street group stay, with a number of officials & Government figures on hand of the event. The facility sleeps 50 people across 13 different rooms, with Hotel officials saying the building...

RIVER FLOWS ON THE UP 

River Murray flows are expected to increase further this week. Late last week the SES issued a warning over the matter, urging those who use the river the take safety precautions over the coming months as more water from the Eastern States moves through. Flows of between 40,000 and 45,000 Megalitres a...

CHANGES TO CLASSIC CAR REGO

There's good news for Riverland classic car collectors with the state government has announcing changes to the conditional rego scheme. Owners of historic or left-hand drive vehicles that are 25 years or older can soon access reduced registration fees. The scheme was previously open for vehicles from 30 years or older. Image by S....

BIG WIN FOR ROVERS IN RIVERLAND FOOTY

The Renmark Rovers have sent another statement to the rest of the Riverland Football competition, defeating Berri by over 100 points in the latest round of the 2022 season. Strong run, structured play and multiple avenues to goals proved too much for the Berri side missing some key personnel. Final Score Renmark...

TWO ARRESTED IN STURT HIGHWAY DRUG FIND 

Two Riverland residents have been arrested, following drugs located in a Sturt Highway traffic stop. 12.05am Yesterday, Police stopped the car on the Sturt Highway at Murbko, with a search locating drugs and other items of interest. It's alleged Police located methamphetamine, cannabis, digital scales, three mobile phones & a radar detector. Over...

UMPIRES NEEDED FOR LOCAL FOOTY 

Riverland Football are on the lookout for more umpires, with shortages still causing headaches for officials. The league is desperately looking for boundary umpires, with it understood umpire numbers were still somewhat lower than pre-covid. Anyone aged over 12 is able to give it ago, with full training provided. Those who do take...