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BERRI BARMERA ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD RECIPIENTS

The Berri Barmera council have announced their 2021 Australia Day award recipients. Citizen of the Year was awarded to Sue Webber for her dedication to Barmera Guides and her service to the community. Deni Eleftheriadis was awarded the Young Citizen of the Year being one of the forces behind Glossop High School...

REX AIRLINES COMMITS TO COVID REFUNDS

Local residents who utilise REX Airlines from the nearby Mildura Airport have been reassured of tickets affected by COVID-19. Rex General Manager of Network Strategy Warrick Lodge said, “Rex remains committed to a full refund of all tickets affected by any flight cancellation or rescheduling. Rex also reiterated further they will offering...

CHANGES TO COMMUNITY PANTRY

The locally Run ADRA community food pantry in Berri has made some adjustments to its operation for 2021. As well as opening on the first and third Thursday of each month, this year the pantry will open on Wednesday’s by appointment. A spokesperson said the service responded to feedback and re-iterated that...

WAIKERIE PROPERTY DESTROYED BY FIRE

A house in Waikerie was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. A CFS spokesperson said that fire crews found the transportable house on Harden Street well ablaze just after 1.30 yesterday afternoon. Crews worked hard to stop the fire spreading to nearby properties however the house was completely destroyed. Damage was early estimated...

ANOTHER FAST CHARGER FOR THE RIVERLAND

The Riverland now has another electric vehicle fast changer. The NRMA electric vehicle changer located in Berri can change an electric car in about 40 minutes, as opposed to several hours with conventional power outlets. NRMA Spokesperson Peter Khoury said the Berri charger will help drive the future of mobility and contribute...

COUNCIL ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD WINNERS

The Loxton-Waikerie council has announced its Australia day award recipients. 2020 Citizen of the year honors for Loxton will be presented to David Kimber following many years in the local business sector as well as dedicating several hours to the the local community While at Waikerie,  Australia Day honors will be presented...

BOOST FOR LOCAL DISTILLERS

In what could be a boost for the regions distillers the state government is set to embark on a new program to develop the industry further. Up to $50,000 has been allocated for development of a South Australian Spirit Industry Blueprint which will help map out future growth of the local...

EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE IN RENMARK

Fire cause investigators are set to travel to Renmark this morning following a house fire on Kurrajong Avenue. 16 MFS firefighters assisted by the CFS attended the fire this morning just after 4.15 this morning.   An MFS spokesperson said that crews found the recently vacated property well ablaze, however were able...

CODE RED ACTIVATED FOR THE RIVERLAND

A code red weather response has been called for the Riverland due to ongoing hot conditions. The activation commenced last night and at this stage will run through to Thursday morning, allowing more services and assistance to those who may be sleeping rough. Human Services Minister Michelle Lensink said the response had...

TOUGHER FINES FOR ROGUE FISHERS

Local fishers thinking of breaking fishing rules are set to be hit harder in fines, with heavier penalties for those who break the law. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said the recreational fishing sector has consistently said current fines are too low and not an effective deterrent...