Local News

Reckless Drivers Caught in the Region

Three people have been reported for traffic offences in the Riverland over the weekend. About 6pm on Saturday, a 21-year-old man from Nuriootpa was reported for a sustained wheel spin after a member of the public witnessed the incident on Murbko Road, Murbko. His vehicle was impounded for 28 days. Just before...

Biosecurity SA to Crack Down on Negligence

PIRSA has issued a warning to Riverlander crop producers urging them to ‘think of their neighbours’ when spraying crops over the Spring season. According to the department, actively growing grapevines were the subject of off-target damage from spray drift and chemical trespass following summer rainfall events earlier this year. Manager of Rural...

Location Affects Heart Health, According to Research

New research reveals where you live can be just as important as how you live when it comes to heart health, and it's not good news for people outside the city. Heart disease deaths are 50 per cent higher in disadvantaged, rural areas, according to new data by the Heart Foundation. Heart...

Fire Units Called To Raging Residential Burn Off

A resident has required a fleet of Riverland fire units to prevent an out-of-control burn off from claiming his house and shed. Crews from Loxton, Berri and Renmark MFS as well as Monash CFS and the Chaffey group raced to the scene late last week near Bookpurnong, Anderson and Briers road...

Council Goes Against Local Recommendations

The Berri Barmera council have voted against lowing the speed limit on Winkie Road and its surrounding areas, despite a local raising concerns about increased development and road traffic, lack of line sight around corners, and likelihood of tailgating. At the councils recent ordinary meeting, elected members opted to keep the...

Dying To Talk About Palliative Care

'Dying to Talk', a community engagement project encouraging all Australians to engage in conversations about death phobia and palliative care, will be touring to the Riverland this week. Palliative Care SA will host the free event at the Berri Hotel from 1-3PM tomorrow, and aims to dispelling the fears of elderly...

Letton's State Softball Success

Renmark’s softball superstar, Gemma Letton, has been selected for the South Australian under 17s state team which will see her compete in the National Championships next year. Gemma was one of 16 girls selected for the team to play in the week long carnival in Blacktown this January. Between now and...

Woman Assaulted from Behind in Loxton

Riverland Police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred in Loxton on Wednesday evening. Sometime between 7.30 and 7.50pm, a woman was assaulted on Armstrong Avenue, Loxton. She was was struck by a weapon from behind before the suspect ran off. Fortunately, the victim did not sustain serious injuries however was treated...

Dirty Stories Wanted for 'Pooseum'

Search is on for backyard dunnies across the Riverland and the rest of the country in a bid to preserve iconic pieces of Australian history. Urban Utilities are asking residents with original outhouses in their backyard to come forward and share their memories, particularly of battling with the elements and Australian...

Canola Farmers Advised to Stay a Step Ahead

Canola growers in the region are being encouraged to assess the extent of blackleg disease in crops this spring to reduce the risk of disease next year and beyond. Blackleg is a sexually reproducing pathogen that will overcome cultivar resistance genes and is more severe in areas of intensive canola production. Oilseeds...