Local News

LOCAL PARKS POPULAR FOR EASTER

Local national parks are once again proving to be popular destinations for Easter campers. The local River Murray National Park is among several SA parks currently at 100% bookings, ahead of the Easter long weekend. Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said Easter last year was a very different story with...

LOCAL INSECT DISCOVERY

Two local primary school has been involved in the discovery and naming of a new species of wasp, forming part of a citizen science project led by the University of Adelaide. The two local schools included the Ramco Primary & Waikerie Primary School. The local Primary schools named their insects the ‘Miropotes...

NEW STRATEGY FOR HEALTH NETWORK

Following extensive consultation the local Riverland-Mallee-Coorong Local Health Network (RMCLHN) now has a new five year strategy. The extensive plan focuses on several key areas including growth of the network as well as outlines key strategies in delivering health services. RMCLHN Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Champion, said the plan identifies a range...

NEW SOLAR PROJECT COMMENCING

A new local solar energy project to be built by a local company is set to create up to 20 local jobs. The 5 Megawatt solar project on David Street renmark built by Yates solar officially started this week in Renmark. Yates Managing Director Mark Yates said a partnership between Sustainable energy...

PASIN COMING TO WUNKAR

Local Federal MP Tony Pasin is inviting locals to a community meeting in Wunkar. The meeting set for the 8th of April is seen as an opportunity for locals to discuss matters with their local federal MP. The local Member said he’s most effective in Canberra as the representative for Barker when...

CRICKET GRAND FINAL TOMORROW

Tomorrow sees the Riverland Cricket season come to a close with the Riverland Turf Cricket association Grand Final. Season standouts Berri will host Loxton tomorrow in the A grade, after the Loxton defeated Renmark North in a thriller last week. The B grade grand final sees Wunkar take on Monash at the...

FRUIT FLY FIGHT RAMPS UP

Local residents are being asked to do their bit in the fight against fruit fly, with two local politicians joining forces to share the message. Member of the Legislative Council the Hon Nicola Centofanti and Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone are together urging the Riverland community to back the local...

BARKER REVEALED AS STROKE HOTSPOT

The local federal electorate of Barker has been identified as one of Australia’s hot spots for stroke incidence. The recent report commissioned by the stroke foundation also found that only 28% of locals could recognise facial droop as a sign of stroke. Stroke Foundation South Australia State Manager Luke Hays said these...

PATRON CAPS TO INCREASE

Local hospitality venues will soon be allowed more patrons, with South Australia set to scale back some covid restrictions.   From next Wednesday square meter density rules will change to allow 3 people in every 4 square meters. Patron caps will also be lifted in local churches & cinemas to 100% provided...

LOXTON TO MISS ANNUAL PEDAL PRIX

Loxton will again miss the annual pedal prix race, due to ongoing covid concerns. The street race in Loxton had fast become a favorite among the pedal prix community, with many local schools taking part. This year the pedal prix series will feature a number of races, including two at the Bend...