Local News

GREATER MARKET ACCESS FOR AUSTRALIAN WINE IN CANADA

Riverland wine producers will soon have less trade barriers in selling wine to Canada. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud welcomed the Canadian Government’s agreement to allow Australianwineto compete on a level playing field. Mr Littleproud went on to say “With $185 million worth of Australianwineexported to Canada in...

NEW PRIMARY INDUSTRIES MINISTER APPOINTED

In what may be the end of a saga that cost a local member a ministerial role, Premier Steven Marshall has announced his new cabinet. Following the resignation of local Member Tim Whetstone as the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development a new Minister has been appointed. Yesterday Premier Steven Marshall...

DONATE LIFE WEEK

It's DonateLife Week with Riverland and Mallee Residents being urged to sign up to the Australian Organ Donor Register. Latest figures show there are 1,700 Australians currently on the waitlist for a lifesaving transplant with a further 12,000 on dialysis. Local Federal MP Tony Pasin encouraged locals to sign up and said...

CROSS BORDER COMMUNITY TRAVEL CHANGES

Cross border travel is set to get even tighter for cross border community members. From 12.01am tomorrow, individuals will only be eligible for Cross Border Community Status if they reside within40kmof the Victorian/South Australian border. The changes state that travel between SA & Victoria for eligible cross border members is only for...

MURTHO MOBILE BASE STATION SWITCHED ON

Following years of limited or no mobile service, Murtho’s brand new mobile base station has been officially switched on. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the switch on of the new mobile base station in Murtho under the Mobile Black Spot Program reflects the Coalition Government’s commitment to further improving connectivity...

LANDSCAPE SA GRANTS UP FOR GRABS

Local groups are encouraged to apply for grants in the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board’s Grassroots Grants program. The program supports community based organisations, volunteer groups and individuals who work at a local level on a not-for-profit basis to help in the management of the Murraylands and Riverland and natural assets. Chair...

MINISTER TIM STEPS DOWN

After a week of mounting pressure, Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone has resigned as the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Last week it was revealed Mr Whetstone had to pay back nearly $7000 in an allowance claim bungle, with another senior Minister Stephan Knoll needing to pack back nearly...

POLICE INVESTIGATING STURT HIGHWAY FATAL CRASH

Investigations are set to continue, following a fatal crash at Blanchetown last night. Just before 7pm last night, emergency services were called to the Sturt Highway 8.5km west of Blanchetown after a car travelling west collided head on with a truck travelling east. Sadly the driver of the car, a 42-year-old Hewett...

BARINA BORDER RUNNER CAUGHT IN RENMARK

A Victorian man has been arrested in Renmark after allegedly breaching COVID-19 directions. Friday afternoon a member of the public alerted SAPOL to a suspiciously parked Holden Barina near the Renmark cemetery. Police located a man sleeping in car with checks revealing he had been refused entry to South Australia about 2.30am...

PASIN CALLS FOR INTERSECTION UPGRADES

Federal MP, Tony Pasin is calling for further upgrades to prominent Riverland intersection. Currently the state government will extend the 80KM speed limit though the the Holder Top Road intersection on Sturt Highway at Waikerie to address safety concerns. Federal MP Tony Pasin said he’s been calling for a left turn lane...