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NEW BASIN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TO ROLL OUT

Murray Darling Basin communities will now have access to the new Murray darling association program, which aims to assist those impacted by water buybacks. The inaugural basin communities leadership program will roll out across 15 communities through the basin and will be in the Riverland in June. CEO of the MDA, Emma...

STRONG NUMBERS AT SCHOOL SWIMMING CARNIVAL

The season of swimming carnivals has continued this week with the running of the Riverland SAPSASA swimming carnival for Riverland primary school students. In total 164 Riverland swimmers from over 20 schools took park in the event at the Renmark pool - 20 more than last year. A spokesperson from the event...

COUNCIL LOOKING AT MAINTENANCE PRACTICES AT LOCAL CEMETERIES

The Renmark-Paringa council is set to investigate new maintenance practices at local cemeteries. In a letter to council recently one local resident outlined many issues including the use of weed killer as well as many baron areas. Speaking to the Murray Pioneer, Renmark-Paringa council CEO Tony Siviour said the increased open space...

ON THE WAY TO REMNARK

An unknown sign maker might be looking a little more closely at road signs going forward, following a sign being labelled incorrectly that was recently installed in Berri. The large green road sign in Berri indicated the direction to the town of Remnark, rather than the correct name - Renmark. It’s believed...

CROWS CAMP NEXT WEEK

The countdown to the much anticipated Adelaide crow’s community camp is ticking down. Eager football fans are looking forward to next week’s camp with several school visits planned as well as a dinner. The camp also sees a Superclinic take place at the Berri oval next Monday starting at 4.30 for Riverland...

NUDISTS AND COUNCIL REACH COMPROMISE

Users of the pelican point nudist area at Lake Bonney in Barmera have managed to reach a compromise with the Berri-Barmera Council over their allocated area. Nudists have used the same area at Lake Bonney since 1975, however the group were told the area was no longer gazetted for unclad bathing. Recently...

BE SAFE IN THE RIVERLAND SUN

While the Riverland may have many sunny days, we’re being reminded about the importance of sun protection with new figures showing a decline in the number of Australians deliberately seeking a tan. The findings from the National Sun Protection Survey reveal the proportion of adults deliberately seeking a tan has...

MID MURRAY OUTLINES DROUGHT COMMUNITIES SPENDING

The Mid-Murray Council has outlined 13 projects it wishes to undertake though the $1 Million dollar federal government drought communities program. Big ticket items include A district-wide footpath replacement and rejuvenation project worth $250,000, $150,000 to fix aging standpipes to cut water loss as well as an $300 000 upgrade of...

MFS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR RETAINED FIRE FIGHTERS

The SA MFS is on the lookout for new retained fire fighters to join crews at local stations. Retained or part time firefighting crews in regional fire stations respond to emergencies in their community, ranging from house and business fires to Hazmat and road crash rescues. The SA MFS is urging fit,...

EXPORT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM NOW OPEN FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Local Riverland exporters or businesses who wish to export are advised of another round of the South Australia Export Accelerator (SAEA) program is now open. The program has three types of grants for local business wishing to export for the first time, enter new markets or grow their international exports. Minister for...