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CANDIDATE CONTINUES RIVERLAND TOUR TODAY 

Independent candidate for Barker Vince Pannell will continue his Riverland visit today. Mr Pannell, based in Mannum is running his campaign on a freedom platform and says he's not a politician. Mr Pannell added further one of the biggest challenges he faced was not appearing on major internet search engines, despite being...

PLEDGE TO BOOST LOCAL MEDICAL TRAINING 

A significant expansion of local medical training would take place under a Liberal government, as outlined in a pledge this week. Announced this week, the Liberals say if re-elected a medical training hub would be set up for the Riverland Murray Coorong region. The new hub will support the newly formed Riverland...

COMMUNITY CALLING FOR ACTION 

More members of the Riverland indigenous community at Gerard are calling for action to addresses apparent issues with the community's Council. It's understood the Council has been non-functioning for the past 18 months, with some community members understood to want to work with other Riverland councils to benefit the area. In the...

PUBLIC ART TO BE CELEBRATED FOR HISTORY MONTH  

A collection of historically significant local artworks are set to be celebrated later this month in Berri, forming part forming part of SA History Month. Running from the 27th and 29th of May at the Berri Town Hall, the mural display also makes up a part of the Berri, Our Town...

CALLS TO BETTER SUPPORT LOCALS LIVING WITH EATING DISORDERS 

There's fresh calls to increase support and awareness for people in regional & rural areas who are living with eating disorders. The nation’s largest charity for eating disorders – The Butterfly Foundation this year marks 20 years in operation, with it estimated more than one million Australians currently living with an...

RIVERLAND PROPERTIES BEING SNAPPED UP QUICKER 

While some housing markets in South Australia appear to be somewhat cooling down, one Riverland town appears to be doing the opposite. Outlined in Well Home Loans Green Shoots Report, properties in Berri were being snapped up quicker last month than the start of this year,  with the average days on...

INDEPENDENT BARKER CANDIDATE KEEN TO SHAKE THINGS UP 

A candidate for the local seat of Barker says he never thought he'd be a politician, however now wants to shake up Australian politics. Mannum based Independent Barker candidate Vince Pannell speaking recently said he wants to tackle corruption in politics, end vaccine mandates and tackle overseas ownership of Australian land...

LOCAL FOOTBALLERS TO LINE UP IN STATE TEAM 

Two Riverland footballers have been selected in the SANFL State Team to take on the WAFL this Sunday. Former AFL players and Riverland Footballers, Kaiden Brand and Sam Durdin will line up for the state, with both starting the season strong for the respective SANFL teams West Adelaide & Glenelg. Since doing...

NAPLAN TESTING UNDERWAY AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

Local students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are set to commence NAPLAN testing today. This year marks the final transition to online testing, with Riverland & Mallee students answering a range of questions in literacy and numeracy. David de Carvahlo, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority says...

BARKER CANDIDATE BACKING RIVER COMMUNITIES  

Nationals Barker Candidate Jonathan Pietzsch has backed SA river communities, saying he strongly disagrees with some National party members comments from the Eastern states when it comes to Murray Darling Water.  Speaking recently, Mr Pietzsch says the basin plan should be delivered in full, however water buybacks from irrigators should not...