Local News

DEATH FOLLOWING RENMARK CRASH 

A Riverland man has died following a crash in Renmark west last week.  Just after 12.30pm last Thursday, a Daewoo sedan and Jeep SUV collided at the intersection of Ontario Street and Tapalin Street. The driver of the Daewoo, an 85-year-old man from Renmark was taken to hospital locally before being airlifted...

BRAND BACK AT THE BLOODS 

Former Berri Footballer and AFL Player Kaiden Brand has signed with SANFL side West Adelaide for next season.  27-year-old Brand was drafted at pick 66 in the 2012 national draft and played 43 games for Hawthorn during a strong time for the club.  At the end of 2019 Kaiden shifted to the...

RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENTS SET FOR WAIKERIE AND BERRI

Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has announced the latest local recipients of the Federal Government's Building Better Regions Fund.  The Waikerie Football Club have received $1.5m for the Waikerie Riverfront Community Hub project.  Plans for the Hub will see residents accessing activities, programs and services such as education and business events,...

POLICE INVESTIGATING SERIOUS CRASH AT RENMARK WEST

Police are investigating a serious crash at Renmark West yesterday afternoon.  Just after 12.30pm a Daewoo sedan and Jeep SUV collided at the intersection of Ontario Street and Tapalin Street. The driver of the Daewoo, an 85-year-old man from Renmark, sustained serious, life threatening injuries and was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide...

BOOKMARK CREEK WORKSHOPS BEGIN

The first of four community workshops discussing ways to reinstate natural habitat conditions in the Bookmark Creek was held in Renmark last week. The Bookmark Creek Complex is one of three locations identified as an ecologically important site to improve under the Sustaining Riverland Environments (SRE) Program.  Renmark Paringa Council, and members...

NEW MEDICAL CLINIC OPENS

The Berri Medical Clinic has opened in its new location.  The new clinic on McGilton Road has been years in the making, and under construction for the past 11 months.  The clinic features more consulting rooms, a larger reception area, and more space for allied health services.  The official opening is in December. ...

NEW FRUIT FLY CO-ORDINATOR FOR THE RIVERLAND

The Riverland is getting a new fruit fly co-ordinator.  Following three years in the job, Brett Kennedy is moving on from the role this month, with the position advertised and a new appointment announced soon.  Sterile fly release continues in the Riverland, with up to 20 million flies being deployed across the...

WALK-IN COVID VACCINATIONS OPEN FOR SOME LOCALS

Walk-in appointments are now available for some locals at the Riverland Central covid vaccination clinic in Berri.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, high school students and teachers, Emergency Services workers, healthcare workers, and cross-border community members can now walk-in without an appointment.  Opening times are 9am-Midday and 1pm-3pm Monday to Friday.  Meanwhile...

ACCOLADE INTRODUCES RPET BOTTLES FOR BANROCK STATION

Accolade Wines is to present environmentally friendly rPET bottles for their Banrock Station and Hardys brands at an upcoming Exhibition in Cannes. The rPET bottles, created by recycling previously used plastics, were developed in partnership with the brand’s packaging manufacturing partner Garçon Wines. The bottles are 100% recycled, requiring 75% less energy...

WATER ALLOCATION WEBINAR NEXT TUESDAY

Water allocations between states will be a high topic of discussion during a webinar being held by the Murray Darling Basin Authority. The public online meeting will be held next Tuesday.. detailing water sharing arrangements.. especially between Victoria.. South Australia and New South Wales. Representatives from the states will also highlight how...