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RDA LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS

The local branch of Regional Development Australia is calling for passionate locals to volunteer for board positions. Newly appointed chair Jodie Hawkes said “RDAMR is founded on strong relationships across community, industry and government, and is in a great position thanks to the sound and stable leadership of our outgoing Chair,...

STATE CABINET IN THE RIVERLAND

It’s another big day for some of SA’s most senior Politicians for day two of the Liberal Parliamentary Seminar, being held in the Riverland. It’s understood today cabinet members together with the premier will visit several Riverland key sites again today, as well as meet local groups. Yesterday local member for Chaffey...

HIGH QUALITY BOWLERS COMING TO BARMERA

A big weekend of high quality bowling action is planned for Barmera later this year, as a part of the town’s centenary celebrations. From may the 21st to May 23rd a number of events will take place at the Bowling club including a visit from 19-time Australian Championship winner Steve Glasson,...

'BERRI' JUICE BACK IN AUSTRALIAN OWNERSHIP

A brand of fruit juice that bears the name of a Riverland town is now back in Australian ownership. The over $500m deal sees the Australian owned Bega Cheese company acquire the Berri Fruit Juice brand along with sever others through the purchase of the Japanese owned Lion Dairy & Drinks...

CAREY SELECTED IN TEST SQUAD

Loxton born and current Adelaide Strikers cricketer Alex Carey has been selected in the test squad for an upcoming Australian tour of South Africa. Carey’s selection comes at the expense of Tasmanian cricketer Mathew Wade. 29-year-old Carey is yet to play test cricket for Australia however recently became only the 5th player...

DRIVERS DOING THE WRONG THING

A Riverland man will face court following a Saturday night driving incident he’d rather forget. Police caught the 29-year-old Riverland man on Murray Avenue in Renmark just before midnight Saturday, with checks revealing the man didn’t hold a current licence. Further to the man’s dilemma was police will allege he returned a...

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

It’s back to the classroom today for thousands of Riverland students. With this, the RAA has issued a safety plea to SA drivers to be safe on the school run. Last year, More than 17,000 drivers were caught breaking road rules around schools. RAA Senior Manager Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain urged drivers...

RENMARK LIONS MAKES DONATION TO RFDS

A local service club has made another substantial donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, thanks to generous local residents. The lions club of Renmark's annual Christmas present wrapping service made $2070 dollars, with the club rounding this figure to $3000 to donate to the RFDS. Club President, Celeste Pettigrew said”the club...

RECORD ENTRIES FOR AUSTRALIA DAY GOLF COMP

A record number of golfers took to the Barmera Golf Course yesterday for the Barmera Golf Club's annual Australia day Ambrose competition. Of the 112 players who competed the team of Josh Lawson, Aiden Riley, Sam Margitich and Kane Roberts came out on top with a net score of 55.1 A...

CODE RED TO CONTINUE THIS WEEK

The code-red weather response for those sleeping rough will continue to mid this week. The code-red was activated last week enabling the housing authority and non-government partners to allow extra services. Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said increasing homelessness services was vital in the extreme heat. Anyone who needs support locally is...