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LOCALS URGED TO UPDATE DETAILS ON ELECTORAL ROLL

Riverland residents are being reminded to update their details on the electoral role with rolls to close next Thursday. Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over are required by law to enrol and vote in the May 18th federal election. Mr Rogers also said “Australians must...

SING AUSTRALIA TO CELEBRATE IN MONASH

The Riverlands singing community are invited to celebration of Sing Australia tomorrow in Monash. Sing Australia is a national network of singing groups promoting singing as an inclusive, everyday act available to everyone. Colin Slater Founder and National Director, Sing Australia said the now well documented health and social benefits of singing...

MORE CANDIDATES FOR BARKER

With an election looming more candidates have been announced for the federal seat of Barker. Murray Bridge based Councillor Karen Eckerman has put her hand up for the seat, to run for the Animal Justice Party. As well the SA Nationals announced yesterday that Keith based Miles Hannemann has been endorsed as...

NEW PROJECT TO PROTECT WILDLIFE HABITAT

Threatened Mallee birds seen in the Riverland and Mallee are going to get a helping hand, thanks to an important new project to protect their habitat. Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) is working together with land managers, partners and the wider community to help recover the habitats of a number...

FISHER CAUGHT AND FINED

A man from Truro caught illegally fishing in near Loxton has been fined nearly $6000 for his actions. The man from Truro was handed down a fine of $5,900 for taking 39 callop near Loxton in June last year. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the offender was...

SCHOOL TO RECONGNISE 40 YEARS OF ATHLETICS

Loxton High School tomorrow is set to recognise four decades of Athletics with past students, staff and families to share in a celebration. Last week the Loxton High School made it 40 straight interschool athletics shield wins and will celebrate this achievement tomorrow. A spokesperson from the school said the celebration is...

POLICE CHOPPER CALLED TO FIND QUAD BIKE RIDER

Following a quad bike crash last night near Mount Mary a Yorke Peninsula man has been taken to the Waikerie hospital. Just before midnight last night police were alerted to a missing quad bike rider in the Mt Mary area in between Eudunda and Morgan. Two men had allegedly been drinking...

ONE NATION RIVERLAND VISIT

One of Australia’s most known and controversial politicians will be in the Riverland next week as we gear up shortly for a federal election. Queensland based senator Pauline Hanson will be in Riverland next Monday stopping at some of the regions major towns. Miss Hanson will travel through the region alongside One...

DON'T BRING FRUIT THIS EASTER

With Easter just around the corner we’re being reminded to remind interstate friends who may be travelling to the region not to bring fruit to the Riverland, otherwise they may risk a fine. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said with fruit fly outbreaks at Loxton as well...

LOCAL DISTILLERY PICKS UP AWARD

A local Riverland distillery has picked up an award, recognizing its brandy as top class. Renmark based St Agnes Distillery was awarded a gold medal and trophy for the best brandy at the tasting Australia spirit awards held in Adelaide recently. It’s thesecond time the local distillery has taken home the award...