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LOCAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TO KICK OFF

Budding local film makers are encouraged to enter the Inaugural Riverland Mallee Short Film Festival, set to held later this year. The festival, open to anyone encourages filmmakers to create a 60 second film using any type of device. Coordinated by country arts SA will see the films shown at the...

WATER METERING IMPROVEMENTS IN NORTHERN BASIN

In what gives local River Murray irrigators certainty, water metering in the northern basin is set to be improved. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the program would provide $12.5 million each to New South Wales and Queensland to improve metering and expand access to water information Minister...

RAINFALL WELL BEHIND AVERAGE

Despite some parts of the state having substantial yesterday Renmark recorded just .02 of a millimetre. The point 0.2 of a millimetre follows the 2.6mm recorded in the 24 hours prior. Loxton recorded slightly more than Renmark, recording 0.4 of a millimetre yesterday. So far this year Renmark has recorded just 34.2mm of...

SILO ART POWERING AHEAD

A local silo art project has been given a further boost, thanks to generous donation for a local service club. Recently The Renmark Lions Club made a donation of $10,000 to the project to assist in the construction of the viewing shelter & platform. Renmark Lions Club President, Celeste Pettigrew said club...

BARMERA JETTY STILL CLOSED

Barmera’s iconic Lake Bonney Jetty will remain closed for some time due to safety concerns. Recently the jetty was fenced off following issues regarding stability.   Last year council was forced to close the jetty following a jetty post breaking in a storm. Berri-Barmera Council CEO Karyn Burton said the jetty repairs or...

BIRTHING SERVICES STILL ON HOLD AT WAIKERIE

It’s still unclear when birthing services may return at the Waikerie hospital, with the union representing Nurses & Midwives in SA making comment on the situation. Since January birthing services at Waikerie have been temporarily suspended, with the local health network citing appropriate staffing as the major issue. Since then expecting...

COPS TO CRUSH CARS SOONER

Riverland hoons may see their cars crushed sooner, following an amendment to the Clamping, Impounding and Forfeiture of Vehicles Act. From the 1st of July irresponsible road users must pay a minimum fee of $1,135.50 to release their vehicle from SAPOL after the 28-day confiscation period ends. Following the confiscation period, offenders...

COUNTRY MUSIC COMEBACK

The usual sounds of country music will still be alive and well this long weekend in Barmera, despite the official committee folding recently. With the official country music committee no longer operating, a number of venues including the Barmera Hotel, Cobby Club & the Barmera Discovery Park have teamed up to...

BOOST FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Local mental health services are set to see a boost, thanks to the over $2 Billion dollar Federal Government mental health and suicide prevention plan. The funding boost will see the Head To Health network roll out across Australia seeing 24 centres established for those aged over 25, while the current...

CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING FROM MFS

With the weather getting cooler and many locals firing up heaters, locals are being warned of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. MFS Community Engagement Officer, Angelo Mastripolito said the number of carbon monoxide poisoning cases has the potential to rise due to the increased use of gas appliances, such as...