Local News

LIONS CLUB SKIN CHECKS THIS WEEKEND

The lions clubs of both Renmark & Berri are set to be busy over the next few days as the clubs embark on a free skin cancer screen service. The local clubs are supporting the SA Lions Medical Research Foundation in providing the service. The project is held throughout many places of...

LOCAL FOOTY BACK TOMORROW

Previewing round 7 of Riverland football tomorrow where teams will head back to the field after a bye last weekend. The in-form Renmark Rovers head to Loxton to take on the Tigers, who hopefully welcome some players back from injury. Berri host top of the table Waikerie at RFL headquarters, with the...

PARKS CLOSED DUE TO RECENT RAIN

As a result of recent rainfall All roads and trails in Riverland national parks and reserves are currently closed to the public. Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin Acting District Manager Brenten Fenwick said with many areas in the parks being affected by current rainfall, making driving and walking hazardous, and roads...

PIONEER GOING WEEKLY

The Riverland’s oldest Newspaper 'The Murray Pioneer’ will become a weekly newspaper from next month. Currently the paper is bi-weekly with editions on Tuesday and Friday. The change will result in thicker editions, containing more Riverland content. Paul Mitchell, Editor of the Murray Pioneer said “most regional newspapers are already Wednesday weekly...

CABLE CHANGE FOR SWAN REACH FERRY

Users of the Swan Reach ferry are advised the ferry will be un-usable later today due to a cable change. The outage will take effect from 10am today and is scheduled to return to service at 2pm. Other river crossings nearby can be found at the Blanchetown bridge and the Walker Flat...

NEW NATIONAL VINEYARD SCAN

The first national vineyard scan has re-affirmed the importance of the Riverland’s wine industry – being officially identified as Australia’s largest wine region geographically. The National Vineyard Scan conducted for WineAustralia, used artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to provide highly accurate vineyard data – replacing the old Australian Bureau of Statistics...

BARKER POLL DECLARED THIS WEEK

While the result of the federal election has been known for some time the declaration for the local seat of barker took place this week. The declaration yesterday saw the final tally seeing current sitting member Tony Pasin from the Liberal party absorb a 12.35% swing, picking up 69%.1 of the...

MEN'S HEALTH WEEK THIS WEEK

Riverland and South Australian men are being encouraged to check in on their mates and use this week, Men’s Health Week to make an appointment for a health check. SA Health’s Director of Prevention and Population Health Branch, Professor Katina D’Onise, said that improving men’s health is a process that involves...

RESOURCE SHARING PROVING TO BE A WINNER

Sharing staff resources with neighbouring councils is proving to have many benefits for the Mid Murray Council. The Council’s Development and Environmental Services team began exploring innovative ways to share resources with nearby councils and SA Government agencies in August 2016. Mid Murray Council staff have assisted four other local councils in...

LOCAL RIDERS TACKLE FINKE DESERT RACE.

A solid contingent of local motorbike rides have recently done well at the famous Finke Desert race in Alice Springs. The event is seen as one of the toughest in the world with 650 riders competing. Renmark rider Kyle Pfitzner blitzed the field on his KTM, picking a class win and...