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PASIN BACKS LOCAL MANUFACTURING 

Two local winemakers & one meat processor have picked up Federal funding to increase their energy efficiency. The funding falls under the Federal Governments Modern Manufacturing Initiative with an emphasis on food and beverage manufacturing. Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said “The food and beverage industry underpins a...

BARMERA START STRONG IN A1 NETBALL 

Barmera have continued their good start in Riverland A1 Netball recording a 70 - 41 win over a much improved Waikerie side. Loxton & Berri's clash went down to the wire - ending in a 61-all draw. Berri led by 3 at the final change, however a strong 4th quarter from Loxton...

XENOPHON CALLING FOR ACTION TO SUPPORT GROWERS 

SA Independent Senate candidate Nick Xenophon has continued his calls for more support for local wine grape growers. Speaking in the region last week, the well-known SA Politician says both major parties need to work with the industry to support growers, including looking at what they do overseas when there is...

BERRI CLAIM CLOSE WIN IN RIVERLAND FOOTBALL 

Riverland Football has seen another close round. The Berri Demons journey to Tigerland proved a winner on Saturday, holding on by 3 points in a thriller over the home side.   The Loxton Tigers went into half time 20 points clear, however a spirited comeback from the Demons led by key players...

PASIN CONTINUES PUSH FOR HIGHWAY DUPLICATION 

Liberal candidate for Barker & sitting member Tony Pasin has said he will continue to push to duplicate the Sturt Highway. Speaking last week, Mr Pasin said while upgrades underway at either end of the Sturt Highway Bypass are welcome, a full duplication would lead to a number of positive outcomes. Mr...

EARLY VOTING OPENS TODAY IN RENMARK

The Riverland's early voting centre opens today, together with over 500 others across Australia. The local pre-polling centre is located in Renmark at the St Therese Church Hall on Ral-Ral Avenue, and is open every day until Election date excluding this Sunday.  At the most recent state election Riverland locals recorded some...

FURTHER VIRUS DETECTIONS AT LOCAL PIGGERIES 

More detections of the Japanese Encephalitis Virus have been made in the Riverland. PIRSA yesterday outlined the mosquito-borne virus had been found at two more piggeries, one in the Loxton-Waikerie Council area, the other in the Mid-Murray Council area. It's been outlined the two latest detections align with a February infection period,...

RENMARK UP FOR TOURISM AWARD 

Locals have until Monday to vote for Renmark in the SA Top Tourism Town Award. Renmark is one of 8 towns battling for the title, after being listed as a finalist in the past two years. TiCSA CEO, Shaun de Bruyn said “Not only are the Top Tourism Town Awards excellent for...

VISITORS NOW BACK AT LOCAL AGED CARE 

There's some good news for two local aged care facilities. From today visitation can now resume at the Loxton Hospital Residential Aged Care Facility & the Pioneer Haven site in Waikerie. The move comes following the Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network(RMCLHN) declaring covid-19 outbreaks at the sites now over. In recent weeks...

LOCAL NETBALL BACK TONIGHT 

It’s a big weekend of Riverland sport, staring tonight with Riverland Netball. Round three A1 & A2 action sees top side Renmark host Loxton North who may welcome some players back after facing selection dramas in recent weeks. Loxton take on Berri at the precinct Loxton who currently locked even on the...