Local News

Council Fights Weed Spread

The Berri Barmera Council has teamed up with Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin to help tackle weed problems in the region. A workshop was held recently with staff from both organisations, which has been described as a huge success, improving the opportunity to control weeds and prevent new local infestations.Natural Resources...

Loxton Cuts Loose in Musical Favourtie

Local Primary Schools will be treated to special performances of Loxton High School's production of 'Footloose' next month. Late last week, Loxton High announced they would be bringing the musical to the Riverland and on Tuesday August 19th, an abridged concert version will be performed for some Primary Schools.This will be...

Four To Go

Riverland Hockey enters Round 11 tomorrow night and fierce competition is expected, with just 4 matches left to determine top sides. Berri come up against Loxton and Waikerie will play at home against Renmark. Berri Women are expected to be at their best and for the Men, Loxton are tipped as...

Par & Stableford

Berri Golf Club saw a return of competition favourites last week, with The Par Event and The Stableford. R.Nagy took out the Par on +1, with S.Gore, P.Frahn, S.Renfrey and S.Wade all on -2.In Saturday's Stableford, W.Adams won the competition on 38 points, followed by T.Branford, S.Wade and S.Renfrey, all on...

Our Hotels Are Winners

The Waikerie Hotel Motel and the Renmark Hotel have both come away successfully from the 2014 Australian Hotels Association|SA Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence. The Awards were held Tuesday night at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.The Renmark Hotel was awarded the 2014 'Best Country Gaming Venue' Award and The Waikerie Hotel was...

Trade Loan Targets Riverland Industries

A new Trade Support Loans Scheme has been identified as an ideal opportunity for young Riverland and Mallee residents, with horticulture and agriculture industries listed as priority areas which will be specifically targeted. The Legislation for Trade Support Loans was passed in Parliament last week and allows loans of up to...

Fuel Retailers Now "Playing Fair"

Last year Riverland and Mallee fuel providers were put on notice for creeping fuel prices, but locals are now being reassured that retailers are playing fairer than they were 12 months ago. In 2012/13, RAA found regional fuel providers prices had crept up, with a survey showing an extra $3.74 million...

Netballers Finally On The Board

Barmera A grade secured their first win for the 2014 netball season, but not without a fight from Berri. In what was a neck and neck game between the 2 sides, Barmera gained their lead in the final quarter, for a 49-41 win.Renmark took on Waikerie, winning 68-41.In the Cup Round...

Barmera Lead Ladder

Barmera continue their lead on the Riverland Soccer ladder by 6 points. They defeated Renmark Two in a high scoring game in the last round, 12-0.It was also a high scoring game for Renmark Olympic over Loxton United, who also managed a 12-nil win. For Berri River Rangers it was a...

Amendments Made & Plan In Place

After a month of public consultation, the Renmark Paringa Council has adopted its new business plan and budget. An overall 5% general rate rise will be seen this financial year, which will still see the district paying among the cheapest rates in SA.Amendments made to the 2014/15 plan include funding towards...