Local News

LOXTON BREAK-IN

Police are calling for information following a break-in at Loxton. Last weekend a transportable hut on the Karoonda highway was broken into with thieves taking $100 cash. With the loot quite small, the offenders also attempted to break into a second transportable hut however entry was not gained. Anyone with info is asked...

WATER INFORMATION PLATFORM NOW LIVE

The Federal Government is calling on local residents to have their say on a new water information platform. Last September the Government committed to developing a single source information platform for Murray-Darling basin communities. Water minister Keith Pitt said “The portal provides information on available water, allocation volumes, water use, water trade...

RFL BACK AT IT TOMORROW

With the RFL season soon to enter the business end all eyes tomorrow will be on Berri’s Battle with Renmark. While Renmark have set the pace recently, Berri have been building in recent weeks and will see tomorrows battle as a solid test. In the other matches Barmera-Monash can keep their slim...

RIVERLAND LET OFF FURTHER COVID RESTRICTIONS

The Riverland and Mallee has escaped further COVID restrictions following announcements yesterday. Five new cases of covid were reported yesterday in Adelaide, following a mine worker returning from the NT. While yesterday state Premier Marshall said the state would observe tighter restrictions including a private gathering cap of 10, further details...

MORE LOCALS TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA IN TOKYO

Former Riverland junior Tennis star Luke Saville is set to don the green & gold and represent Australia in the Olympic games. The former local will line up with 10 other Australian tennis stars in the nations largest Olympic Tennis team ever. Saville joins notable players World No.1 Ash Barty, world No.15...

PASIN WELCOMES INSPECTOR GENERAL

A local MP has welcomed the passing of the Inspector–General of Water Compliance Bill through the parliament. Member for Barker Tony Pasin said “local communities will now have greater protection from water theft and water trading offences and all water users will be held to the same high bar through consistent guidelines and...

LOCAL TOURISM POWERING AHEAD

The regions peak tourism body, Destination Riverland is set to power ahead for the next 3 years, following an improved funding agreement. Following the launch and presentation of the 3 year strategic plan all three Riverland councils have committed to funding the local organisation for the next 3 years. The group has...

CASH SPLASH FOR THE RIVERLAND

Over $5 million dollars’ worth of local projects have been announced by the federal government under the Murray Darling Economic Development program. The projects across many areas of the Riverland were announced today with federal MP Tony Pasin saying it will provide a major boost for the Riverland. The local MP added...

ALLEGED YAMBA DRUG BUST BACK IN COURT

Text messages between Accused teenage drug trafficker Apostle Broikos and his uncle have been read in court. The 18-year-old from Burnside is accused of trafficking a large commercial quantity of a controlled drug, being methylamphetamine at Yamba earlier this year Earlier this week the court heard allegations that 18-year-old Broikos has conspired...

FISH DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO COLD WEATHER

Cold weather is believed to be cause of a fish kill event at Lake Bonney in Barmera. Recently a number of local residents raised concerns, following a number of Bony Bream washing up on the shoreline. When asked about the situation PIRSA responded, saying they are aware of reports of a Fish...