Local News

INVESTIGATION TO COMMENCE

Alleged misconduct at a Riverland indigenous Council is set to be investigated at a state government inquiry that will cover all SA indigenous councils.   Last week Premier Steven Marshall wrote to state parliament calling for a review of governance in Aboriginal controlled organisations in response to an article that appeared...

RDA LAUNCH NEW EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

The local branch of Regional Development Australia has launched a program to match local job seekers with employers. Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland say there is currently around 1,700 local people who are not yet back at work after losing jobs in 2020 due to COVID-19. RDAMR Regional Manager, Vanessa Leigh...

TAVERN PICKS UP COVETED AWARDS

A popular local hospitality venue has cleaned up at the recent SA Hotel Industry Awards. The community owned Big River Tavern, located in Berri was named both the Best Redeveloped hotel, as the Best Gaming Venue for the country category. Glen Roberts, General Manager of Big River Golf & Country Club, commented...

RIVERLAND K-HUB TO OPEN NEXT WEEK

There’s a change underway at the Riverland Central in Berri. Following a national announcement last year, the former local Target Country is currently being converted to a K-Hub, aligning with the K-Mart brand. The local Target Country was one of 92 locations across Australia to convert to a K-Mart or K-Hub with...

LOCAL WOMAN DRUG DRIVING ON THE SCHOOL RUN

A Loxton driver has been picked up driving under the influence of a combination of drugs picking up children from school. As a part of a statewide operation, the 37-year-old Loxton woman was caught by police on Monday. Superintendent Bob Gray, Officer in Charge Traffic Services Branch said driving under the influence of...

CARP FRENZY BACK NEXT MONTH

Organisers of the SA Carp Frenzy are gearing up for next months event, with early indications showing keen interest in the iconic Riverland event. The event that started in 2013 is SA’s largest fresh water fishing competition and has removed several tonnes of carp from the lake since its inception. Committee...

FUNDING FOR LOCAL SHOWS

Local shows and field days now have another chance to recover lost expenses from last year, due to cancelled events. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said that eligible shows and field days approved under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days Program are now being invited to submit supplementary expense claims. Minister Littleproud said. “Almost $34 million...

FINALS APPROACH FOR RIVERLAND DARTS

As finals approach in Riverland Darts the Barmera Rebels proved once again why they’re the team to beat, with a 10-1 win over the Double Jacks. Rebels junior Caleb Martin continued his good form by hitting a maximum 180, his first for the season while Double Jacks Les Platten also hit...

FINALS FOR APPROACHING RIVERLAND DARTS

As finals approach in Riverland Darts the Barmera Rebels proved once again why they’re the team to beat, with a 10-1 win over the Double Jacks. Rebels junior Caleb Martin continued his good form by hitting a maximum 180, his first for the season while Double Jacks Les Platten also hit...

MURRAY BACK ON THE ROAD

Renmark’s driverless bus ‘Murray’ is set to return to the roads of Renmark today. The bus had been off the road for some time, following phase one of the trial wrapping up last year. Phasetwo to start today will offer a new service route, with a focus on Renmark’s tourism industry to...