Local News

MAJOR BOOST FOR LOCAL RSL

A local Riverland RSL has picked up funding to undertake upgrades. Recently the Waikerie RSL sub-branch picked up just shy of $20,000 through the Federal Government Veterans and Community Grants program. Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said “Waikerie RSL Sub-Branch is set to undertake a kitchen upgrade and replace appliances to improve the...

WOOLFORD TAKES OUT WHILLAS MEDAL

Renmark Rovers Footballer Tim Woolford has been named the 2021 Riverland Football Leauge Best & Fairest. Woolford took out the Whillas medal with 18 votes, holding off Loxton’s William Gutsche & Waikerie’s Jack Grieger who were 2nd and 3rd respectively. The medal count last held was held via a live stream, the...

PINNAROO OTR LISTED AS COVID EXPOSURE SITE AGAIN

SA health has listed a new time for the Pinnaroo OTR as tier 1 exposure site for covid-19. Last night health authorities listed the times of 10.15pm to 11.15 PM last Tuesday as an exposure location. The new listing adds to further times at the site that were listed last week from...

RIVER MURRAY STORAGE IN STRONG POSITION

In what is important news for the Greater Riverland community the rate of water being released from the Hume dam is set to be increased. On Friday The MDBA increased releases to 10 GL per day with Releases increased to 22 GL per day on Saturday as significant stream flow responses...

FIRST FLAG FOR RAMCO IN INDEPENDENT FOOTY

Ramco are the Riverland Independent Football premiers for 2021 after Saturday's RIFL Grand Final at Paruna. The Roosters hit the front early against Sedan-Cambrai holding the lead all game and despite a spirited late comeback from the magpies the Roosters were a class above. In the end it was Ramco...

RENMARK A1 NETBALL PREMIERS

A strong but covid-safe crowd was in attendance Friday for the A1 and A2 Riverland Netball Grand Finals. A1’s saw the Renmark Netball dynasty continue as the held off Barmera to win another A1 Premiership, capping off a stellar undefeated season. While the match was close early with both sides locked...

CHANGE FOR COVID TESTING FOR TRANSPORT WORKERS

SA Police has revised its COVID testing requirements for Commercial Transport and Freight Workers who have been in NSW, ACT or Victoria. Yesterday police updated the direction stating that those Arriving by Road or Rail - Must have evidence of a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before entering South Australia, or...

NEW TECH IN FRUIT FLY FIGHT

New technology is being rolled out in the fight against fruit fly. This week a trial of 4,000 innovative ‘FreeDome’ lures from Israel-based company Biofeed, which uses a chemical formula to attract, feed, and kill fruit flies was launched. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said the use of Bio...

CALLS FOR MORE WALKING TRAILS

An RAA survey has discovered more locals wished they could walk more often rather than take the car. RAA Senior Manager Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain said walking not only provided health benefits but could also reduce the number of vehicles on the road if people substituted a car trip with...

SPORTING FINALS FRENZY

It’s a mega weekend for Riverland sport starting off tonight for Riverland Netball Grand Finals at the Loxton Sporting precinct, with games tomorrow at Berri.   A2’s sees Berri take on Loxton North, while A1’s sees Barmera return to the main game after nearly 30 years as they take on netball...