Local News

Black Spot Funds More Accessible

Changes to the Black Spot Program for 2015-2016 have been confirmed and the changes are good news for the Riverland and Mallee. With increasing concerns over the Sturt Highway and the increase in regional road fatalities, Riverland and Mallee Council's will benefit from relaxed eligibility criteria.The Government have also tripled funding...

Grain Trust Projects Released

Riverland and Mallee grain growers received good news this week, with the announcement of $2.14 million being invested into SA grain research. The South Australian Grain Industry Trust released the 2014-2015 projects to be funded, which include educating school students about careers in grain, microwave control of snails and technology to...

SAPSASA Selections

Riverland Hockey Players have recently been selected to play in the SA State School Sport teams for 2014. From August 3rd until the 8th, the 12 and Under SAPSASA schoolgirls and schoolboys will play. The 16 and Under schoolgirls team will compete from the 9th until the 16th.Representing the region in the...

Saville Qualifies for Wimbledon

Tennis Ace and ex-Cobby local Luke Saville has qualified for Wimbledon 2014. Saville won his final round of qualifiers2-6 6-3 5-7 7-6 (9-7) 8-6 in the fifth set, saving a match point in the fourth set tiebreak.He also represented Australia at Wimbledon in 2013 in the Juniors.

Good News in Irrigation...Not Good Enough

SA River Murray irrigators have confirmation they will receive their full water allocation again next financial year, but local MP's are still calling for more action. Water and River Murray Minister Ian Hunt confirmed SA's full allocation on Tuesday, saying the 100% allocation is in recognition of our irrigators' sustainable and...

Whetstone Speaks on New Roles

It's an exciting time for the region according to Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone, with his promotion to the new Shadow Cabinet. Mr. Whetstone is now Shadow Minister for Investment and Trade, Recreation and Sport, and Racing and believes the promotion puts him in a good position to further represent regional...

Last Chance to Showcase Region

Riverlanders have their last chance to nominate for the 2014 SA Regional Awards, with nominations closing next Monday. Brand SA CEO Karen Raffen continues to urge locals to nominate themselves or people they know, to showcase their achievements and contribution to the region and to the State.So far, the Riverland and...

Stableford Competition Continues

The Stableford competition continued at the Berri Golf Club over the weekend, following a weekday round the previous Wednesday. On Saturday, the winner was L. Campbell on 38 points, with D. Howes as runner up on 36.Sunday's winner was R. Thurmer on 38 points, followed by M. Wilksch on 34 and...

4th Title for Pankhurst and Willet

The Riverland Darts Association's Close Doubles have taken place at the Monash Footy Club for 2014. Shaun Pankhurst and Jason Willet claimed their 4th Title, defeating Darren Parfitt and Earl Waters.Pankhurst and Willet also won the Close Doubles in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

NBN Expands through Riverland

The National Broadband Network rollout has expanded again to include more Riverland homes and businesses. A total of 856 premises in Glossop, Loxton and areas surrounding Loxton will be connected to the network, with over 6,359 homes and business owners already connected across SA.A spokesperson for the NBN said for many...