Local News

HEALTH OF TRUCK DRIVERS REVEALED IN UNIVERSITY STUDY

As wine grape harvest gets underway and the Riverland sees an increase of heavy vehicle activity, the Transport Workers Union has released some distributing stats on the state of some driver’s health. Research conducted by Monash University discovered of the 1400 drivers as a part of the study, 80% were overweight...

FOX BAITING PROGRAM TO START

Local landholders wishing to manage the effects of foxes may be able to sign up for baiting programs, run by the local Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board The board say pre-ordered fox baits will be provided at a discounted rate for collection at nominated distribution points. Orders and further information can be...

SUCCESS FOR LOCAL SAILOR AT HISTORIC REGATTA

Sailors from the Lake Bonney yacht club enjoyed fantastic conditions over the weekend for the annual Sunraysia Interclub Regatta. The historic event run between the Lake Boga, Lake Cullulleraine and Lake Bonney clubs saw a solid number of entrants. Local sailor Steve Thomas aboard cat-titude was the overall winner, with Gary Johnstone...

LOCAL HOSPITAL TO BE VACCINATION HUB

The Riverland General Hospital in Berri has been identified to be one of the first Covid-19 vaccination hubs in the state. In total 9 sites have been listed across SA to provide the covid vaccine for the highest priority group being  frontline health care workers, quarantine and border workers and residential...

BACK TO BACK WINNERS IN DINGHY DERBY

The Riverland’s iconic Dinghy Derby was well attended yesterday, marking 41 years of Riverland Dinghy Racing. In the end 86 teams took to the start line for the race, slightly lower than last year,  partly attributed to recent border restrictions and ongoing uncertainty’s. In the end it was the local team of...

BOOST IN FRUIT FLY RESEARCH FUNDING

In what is reassuring for the Riverland region, The Federal Government has ramped up its fruit fly research funding. The Australian Government has invested a further $6.5 million into Strengthening Australia’s Fruit Fly System Research Program, to support the national approach to fruit fly management. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management,...

MOTORCYCLES RETURN TO LOCAL SPEEDWAY

Motorcycle fans were treated to a great night of racing at the Riverland Speedway on Saturday. The Modern sidecars put on a great show all night, with the team of Wayne Lethbridge & Grantley Simounds coming out on top, while some spectacular riding from Cooper Riordan saw him take out the...

NEW VESTS FOR LOCAL POLICE

Local Police will soon be issued with new Multi-Purpose Load Bearing Vests to protect from edged weapons and firearms attacks. Police say the new vests are an advanced piece of protective equipment that will provide extra safety and security for our police officers during situations that involve armed offenders. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Linda Fellows...

NEW VENUE FOR LOXTON MARDI GRAS

Despite ongoing event restrictions the Loxton Mardi Gras is still set to power ahead, albeit at new venue later this month. For the first time in two decades the 64th Mardi Gras set for the 27th of Feburary will take place on the Loxton Number 2 oval, instead of the usual...

FUNDING OPEN FOR LOCAL ARTS PROJECTS

Local arts groups are encouraging to apply for grant funding, through new country arts SA funding programs.   The grants of up to $30,000 are for organisations who support regional artists that inspire arts and cultural activity in rural, regional and remote areas of South Australia. Last year the Regional Arts Fund...