Local News

RFL FOOTY TAKES A BREAK FOR COUNTRY CHAMPS

Riverland footy takes a break this weekend for the country champs in Victor Harbor While locally football takes the weekend off, a number of notable local players will line up for the Eastern Zone side. Loxton players Jesse Will & Drew Kassulke are both slated to play, together with Barmera-Monash star...

REMOVAL OF COMMUNITY LAND STATUS SOUGHT FOR MCCORMICK CENTRE

A prominent council owned Riverland building may one day be sold, following the request to remove the community land status of McCormick centre for the environment being lodged. Recently Renmark-Paringa councillors passed a motion to request approval to remove the status from the building.   The centre was opened in 2002 with...

HISTORIC MURAL FUTURE UNCLEAR

A historic Riverland mural could be torn down in coming months, should an agreement not be made to remove it. A large mural at the site of the old Berri cannery was established in the mid 80’s with current owner Tony Moro offering to council, should they pay for the removal...

LOXTON TENNIS TO STAY AT CURRENT LOCATION

Despite included in the original concept plans the Loxton Tennis Club will not move to the over $13 Million dollar sporting precinct in Loxton. The idea to unite all of the town’s sports in one location saw the Bowls club pull the pin in 2019, with tennis the latest to not...

BERRI BARMERA BUDGET CONSULTATION EXTENDED

The Berri-Barmera Council has outlined a number of priority projects in their draft annual business plan and budget 2021/2022. The plan outlines operating revenue of over $17 Million dollars, including general rates of $8.8 Million. Some of the major projects includes major upgrades at the Barmera Oval, as well as a near...

RENMARK LIONS SUPPORTS LOCAL DV SERVICE

The Renmark Lions Club has made another generous donation to aid in preventing domestic violence. Recently the club donated $2000 to the Riverland Domestic Violence service to support the operation. Renmark Lions Club President, Celeste Pettigrew said “Our club members have appreciated the support of our local community with the clubs fundraising...

LOAN DEPOSIT SCHEME EXTENDED

Local first home buyers together with single parents may be able to apply for additional places under an extended federal government loan deposit scheme. From the first of July this year 10,000 guarantees will be made possible for eligible Australians to build a new home or purchase an existing home with...

FUEL PRICE REMAINS STEADY

Despite some regional areas reporting a spike in petrol prices in recent days the Riverland remains on-par with metro Adelaide at some locations. Some motorists have suggested the spike coincided with School Holidays; however data obtained via the RAA’s fuel watch site suggests locals are paying the same as the city. The...

RECORD CROP FOR GRAPE GROWERS

Riverland wine grape producers have helped contribute to a record crop for Australian wine grapes. Following small vintages in recent years, Australian wine grape growers produced 2.03 Million tonnes of Wine grapes, following near perfect growing conditions across Australia. Wine Australia General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Regulation Rachel Triggs said 2021 was...

NAIDOC WEEK EVENTS CONTINUING

Some local organisations have been the recipient of NAIDOC week grant funding to undertake local events.  Recently both the Mid-Murray council & Renmark high school were awarded grants to assist in NAIDOC events. Local MP Tony Pasin said “NAIDOC week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and...