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ENERGY GRANTS FOR LOCAL PRODUCERS 

Local Federal Member, Tony Pasin has backed the regions food and beverage producers in announcing a new energy and efficiency grant program. The local MP said in Barker alone there are more people per capita engaged in food manufacturing than in any other electorate in Australia.  The grants can be used to...

CALPERUM HILL CHALLENGE RUN AND WON  

Riverland Speedway fans were treated to good racing Saturday night for the first running of the 'Calperum Hill Challenge'. The challenge for the street stock class saw a strong field, however Adelaide racer Nathan Thorne piloting his V6 Powered Mitsubishi  Magna proved too hard to catch taking the major prize.   Local...

HYBRID RETURN FOR THE START OF SCHOOL YEAR

Some Riverland students will be at home a little longer when the school holidays finish, as online learning returns for some year levels. Announced yesterday students in Pre-School, Reception, years one, seven, eight and twelve will head to the classroom on February 2nd with the rest to start the school year...

RIVERLAND RAPID COVID TEST DISTRIBUTION SITE TO BE ESTABLISHED

Free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits are now being given out by the State Government for confirmed close contacts, however only one distribution site has been established. The site in Adelaide’s parklands was established following the call to give the test kits out, with positive test results now needing to be...

REGIONAL PHONE SERVICES IN THE SPOTLIGHT 

Regional phone services have been thrown into the spotlight again, following Nationals deputy leader David Littleproud slamming Australia’s largest provider – Telstra. This week Minister Littleproud called out Telstra saying the company's leadership has turned their back on basic services in the bush, putting lives at risk. While many locals have cited...

NEW CONCEPT FOR LOCAL SPEEDWAY 

The Riverland Speedway fires up tomorrow for the first running of the 'Calperum Hill Challenge'.  A total of $3000 is up for grabs seeing a field of over 15 Street Stock cars lining up for the prize. A Riverland Speedway Spokesperson said they are excited with the new Calperum Hill Challenge concept...

MORE RIVERLAND STORMS 

Local emergency services had another night responding to storm events across the Riverland.  In what was a carbon copy of the night previous, a severe weather warning was issued late yesterday afternoon, with storms rolling through causing damage related to strong winds and trees falling.   In total the local SES responded...

CHANGES AT BARMERA HOSPITAL 

The local Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network(RMCLHN) has made the call to temporally close inpatient admissions at the Barmera Hospital. The RMCLHN say the call was made to better support the Covid-19 response, adding that only two admissions were made at the Hospital this week. As outlined last night via social...

FRUIT FLY FINES FOR OVER 200 DRIVERS 

Biosecurity officials have caught 230 drivers bringing fresh fruit & vegetables to the Riverland, in just 9 days over Christmas into the new year. The drivers detected at Yamba were all fined $405 dollars, with industry officials saying they are disappointed. Speaking to 'The Advertiser' Summerfruit SA Chairman Jason Size said "it...

ONE BANK LEFT IN LOXTON 

Loxton now just has one Bank,  following ANZ closing the doors for the final time yesterday. While the call to close the site was made mid last year, the closure still remains a major talking point for local residents. In the currently guise ANZ had been a mainstay of East Terrace since...