Local News

TOY AND TUCKER RUN HELD AGAIN

The annual Toy and Tucker run, organised by the Mallee branch of the Ulysses club has be heralded as a success after its running on Sunday. 150 riders from across the region departed from Renmark and Waikerie with the group converging on the Barmera Markets. Over $2200 was received in donations for...

CAROLS THIS WEEKEND

The season of Christmas carols kicks off this coming weekend with the annual Berri Christmas Carols by the river to be held this Sunday. The event run by the Berri, Barmera Christian Churches will host carols by the river this Sunday starting at 7pm. Event attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic...

DEPUTY MAYORS NOW ELECTED

Following initial local council meetings of new Councillors, Deputy Mayors have now been elected in all Riverland councils. Berri-Barmera council sees a return of Rhona Centofanti to the deputy mayor role having had first hand experience in the role prior. Following 6 years serving as Deputy Mayor at Renmark-Paringa Peter Hunter...

WHETSTONE WELCOMES NEW LEGISLATION TO ASSIST LOCAL BUSINESS

Tim Whetstone, Member for Chaffey has welcomed legislation aimed at removing labour hire laws introduced by the former government. Some business that could benefit from a reversal of the labour hire laws include business that share staff among different outlets. Other people to benefit include employees who provide short term work arrangements...

LOCAL MP WELCOMES LAND PARTNERSHIP FUNDING

A Federal Government investment of $450 million dollars under the regional land partnership program will see important work being carried out in the Riverland. Tony Pasin, the Member for Barker welcomed the recent funding announcement saying that it will support many land care projects across Australia including local projects. The South...

LOCAL CFS VOLUNTEERS HEAD TO QUEENSLAND

local CFS volunteers have joined some of the South Australian counterparts and have headed to Queensland to join in the bush fire response effort as the state battles more than 100 fires. Last week some 74 personnel departed for Queensland to assist in the bushfire response with an additional 21 leaving...

UPGRADES AT LOCAL TREATMENT PLANT NEARLY COMPLETE

Upgrade works at the Morgan water treatment plant are nearly complete with a new 30 million litre earth banked storage structure almost operational. Installation of the double-lined and covered storage is the main component of the upgrade works at the Morgan treatment plant and aims to help meet future demand and...

RIVAFEST BACK FOR 2019

The popular Rivafest Event will be returning for a 5th straight year early 2019. The event that is run by the Renmark-Paringa Council was officially launched last week and is seen as a celebration of the region with craft beverages as well as the locally inspired food items. Following a near...

RIVERFRONT UPGRADES TO CONTINUE IN BERRI

Upgrades will now continue the Berri’s Riverfront precinct, with works to commence on the $1.3M Riverfront Wharf project. The project, that was partially funded by the South Australian Boating Facilities Fund will see increased mooring facilities as well as an extended walkway along the river’s edge. Mayor of the Berri Barmera Council,...

AUSSIES NOT GETTING THE SUN SMART MESSAGE

With summer now officially underway, a new survey suggests many local RIverlanders aren't doing enough to protect themselves in the sun. The research found Australians are going unprotected for half the time spent outdoors with as few as 4% always applying sunscreen in any sun exposed situation. Consultant Dermatologist, Doctor Leona...