Local News

GREAT ATTENDANCE AT VOCATIONAL AWARDS

Over 250 people attended last Fridays 2018 Riverland and Mallee vocational awards – the largest of their type in regional SA. This year’s event was the 36th running of the awards with many categories being Apprentice of the year, trainee of the year, vet student of the year as well as...

RDA LAUNCHES NEW SURVEY

A new survey has been launched by Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland to help secure the regions economic and social prosperity. The survey forms part of the Townships of the Future project and seeks to learn more about the townships and regions from residents, business owners, local employees, and visitors. Jo...

REBATES FOR ON-FARM WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

Drought affected livestock farmers across the Riverland and Mallee could see rebates roll their way if they invest in on-farm water infrastructure. Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said the rebate will help SA farmers in drought buy and install new water infrastructure to improve drought resilience. Member for...

ACCOMMODATION SURVEY OUT NOW

The region’s leading Tourism body Destination Riverland is encouraging Accommodation providers to complete a recently launched survey. Currently The South Australian Tourism Commission is conducting an audit on regional accommodation, in the hope to get a better understanding of existing rooms and new rooms that are being considered. It’s hoped the data...

HOTTER THAN AVERAGE JANUARY

If you thought the January was a little warmer and dryer than usual you’d be correct with data now in showing higher than usual peak temperatures. Both Renmark and Loxton both recorded breaking average peak temperatures for the month with Renmark setting an average for January of 37.5 as apposed to...

JP's TO MEET NEXT WEEK

The Riverland Justices of the peace group will meet again next week and all Riverland justices of the peace are encouraged to attend. The group will meet next week in Loxton at the pines historic house. Secretary of the Riverland Justices Group, Jacque Zagotsis said finding different venues for the dinner meetings...

WORKS AT LOCAL BRIDGES NOW UNDERWAY

Bridge upgrades at several Riverland Bridges are now underway causing some delays for local motorists. Upgrades at the Bookmark Bridge and salt creek bridge officially begun last week following a long notification period. Work at the Kingston-on-Murray Bridge is expected to start in coming weeks and be completed by July. The works at...

LOCAL BASKETBALLER IN WNBL FINAL SERIES

Former Riverland basketballer Nicole Seakamp’s Adelaide Lightning had a tough start to their WNBL finals series, going down in game one 88-67 at the hands of the Canberra Capitals. The Capitals overcame a fast start from the Lightning to strike the first blow in the best-of-three grand final series at AIS...

APPLY NOW FOR EVENT FUNDING

Riverland event organisers planning to host events in the later part of this year are invited to apply for state government funding. The Regional Events and Festival Program and the Community Events Development Fund offer grants that support marketing, publicity and other activities to help drive local tourism. Funding secured through The...

BOWLING CLUB STAYING PUT

The Loxton Bowling club is set to keep their current address following recent relocation negotiations. Last year the club voted to join the Loxton sporting precinct negotiations however a more recent vote has seen the club decide to cease further negotiations. Loxton Bowling Club President Terry Thurston told the Loxton News that...