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Mid-Murray has Best Tap Water in SA

Swan Reach on the Murray has the best tasting tap water in South Australia. The annual competition was held in Murray Bridge on Wednesday and included more than a dozen samples from water facilities across the state, which were judged on colour, clarity, odour and ‘mouthfeel’. Around 32,000 customers, including those in...

Renmark's Driverless Bus Launches

A large crowd was in attendance yesterday morning for the unveiling of Renmark's autonomous bus...now officially named "Murray." Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone, along with Mayor of Renmark Paringa Council Neil Martinson officially unveiled the bus with the assistance of Kelsey Wade from Print DNA who won the public competition to...

MDBA Ministers Meet in Canberra

The Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council met in Canberra to discuss the impact that current drought and dry conditions are having on communities, agriculture and the environment. Ministers supported the Commonwealth’s decision to establish an Inspector-General Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources to build community confidence in water management, Basin Plan implementation and compliance...

Pasin Welcomes ACCC Murray Darling Inquiry

Member for Barker, Tony Pasin has welcomed the release of the terms reference for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into the Murray Darling Basin water market. The inquiry, which delivers on a Coalition Government election promise, will look at options to improve the transparency and efficiency of the...

Regional Study Hub Opens First Campus

Students in the Murray River region will be able to study while still living and working in their community by using a new Regional Study Hub, with its first site in Murray Bridge opened yesterday. The hub will offer computing facilities, study spaces, and academic support for local students studying by...

Police Appeal for Information on Recent Break-Ins

Police are investigating several recent break-ins and are seeking help from the public. At 2pm on Last Wednesday and 8am on Friday thieves broke into a business shed on Drabsch Street at Loxton and stole a quantity of assorted tools. Between 5pm on Thursday and 7am on Friday thieves entered a factory...

Business SA Looks to Rail for Riverland

Business SA wants to look at re-establishing rail to the Riverland, reviving the Tailem Bend to Loxton line that has been disused since 2015. Business SA executive director industry and government Anthony Penney said The Riverland was moving to high value crops such as almonds and pistachios. Mr Penney said there was...

Drug Consumption High in Regional Areas

Newly-released figures have highlighted the need to tackle both the demand and supply of illicit drugs in communities throughout Regional Australia. The latest Illicit Drug Data Report shows Australian authorities seized more than 30 tonnes of illicit drugs during 2017-2018 with an estimated street value of nearly $5 billion. Shane Neilson from...

Regional Growth Fund Applications Close Friday

Applications for the State Government’s latest round of funding for the Regional Growth Fund close on Friday. The fund was designed to build and strengthen communities across regional South Australia. $5 million is available with this round of applications closing at 5pm on Friday Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development and Member...

Woman Arrested After Renmark Fight

A woman has been arrested after a fight at a Renmark Hotel on Sunday morning. Just before 1am on Sunday 5 August; police were called to a fight at the licensed venue. During the fight, one man received minor injuries that didn’t require treatment. A 25-year-old woman from WINKIE has been arrested...