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BUSY TIMES AHEAD FOR LOCAL YOUTH THEATRE

It’s a busy time at the Riverland Youth Theatre with a new creative producer and a number of new workshops about to begin. Creative Producer Fleur Kilpatrick said it’s great to be able to work in a collaborative space again after interrupted time away.   The newly appointed producer  added the courses...

VACCINE REQUIREMENT CHANGE FOR CROSS BORDER COMMUNITY

Victorian cross border community members who usually reside in the 70km SA/VIC corridor will now not be required to have a COVID vaccination prior to September the 24th should they wish to enter SA. Last week SAPOL issued an updated direction stating that essential travellers coming from the ACT, New...

LOCAL DRINK DRIVERS CAUGHT

A couple of Riverland Drivers will be without a licence for a while, after making the bad decision to get behind the wheel after drinking. Friday just after 11pm a local man was caught on the Stott highway at swan reach and returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.105. Then just after...

PRIDE MARCH WELL ATTENDED

The Riverland’s first pride march to support Riverland LGBTQIA+ young people was well attended last Friday. Around 150 people attended the first event of its type, run by the local Berri Headspace, coinciding with wear-it-purple-day. A spokesperson from Headspace said It was incredibly moving to see the show of support from people of all...

WALKLEY CLAIMS DUTHIE MEDAL

Sunday was the day of days for both the Riverland independent football & netball associations for respective presentation functions. After close medal count Sedan-Cambrai player Bradley Walkley was awarded the Independent Football league’s highest honour after a stellar season thus claiming the Duthie medal. In the Netball it was tied for the...

NINE INJURED IN RIVER MURRAY BOAT CRASH

As the summer approaches and the busy boating season beckons the potential dangers have been highlighted following a crash near Wall Flat on the river Murray Saturday.  Emergency services were called to the crash site just before 7PM Saturday after a ski boat collided with a submerged object causing several injuries. Nine...

POLICE TO PREPARE REPORT FOR CORONER

Police will now prepare a report for the coroner following Police and SES locating the body of a 72-year-old Paringa man who had been missing since last weekend. The alarm was raised last Saturday at 4pm when the man was seen to fall from a tinny 5km north of Renmark into...

NEW APP TO SUPPORT WINEMAKERS

SA winemakers are turning to technology to help overcome a storm of challenges in the past twelve months. Despite good growing conditions the Australian wine industry has had a tough 12 months, due to COVID restrictions, increased domestic competition and tariffs recently imposed by China. The Riverland remains a key component of...

FOOTY FINALS FRENZY

It was a big weekend for Riverland football with two big semi-finals in the RFL and a preliminary in the RIFL. In Saturdays second semi-final at the Lakeside oval in Barmera the Waikerie Magpies proved too good for the Loxton.  Despite a close first quarter, a massive second quarter effort from the...

THEFTS ACROSS THE RIVERLAND THIS WEEK

Thieves have targeted a number of Riverland property’s this week, with a number of power tools and electronic items taken. Overnight on the 23rd of August a trailer parked on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Barmera was broken into and a large amount of various power tools were stolen. Then overnight on the 24th...