Local News

PROPOSED REPORTING CHANGES WELCOMED BY LOCAL SENATOR

Draft changes to welfare payment reporting are set to be released for consultation; a move which a local senator says could make accurate reporting much easier. Riverland based senator, Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the reform wasdelivering on the Government’s commitment to simplify the payments system. Under proposed...

POWERBOAT SUCCESS IN BERRI

The Riverland powerboat club were pleased with the annual trophy day held on Sunday, with a strong crowd in attendance. Sunday’s racing in front on the Berri hotel saw a mixture of powerboat classes from junior categories up to the unlimited class. Mark Ebenreuter from the Adelaide powerboat club was took out...

STRONG CROWDS AT AUSTRALIA DAY EVENTS

Strong crowds were in attendance at Australia day events across the Riverland over the weekend. Bumper crowds once again flocked to Waikerie’s Australia day event held on Saturday evening while many enjoyed Australia day breakfast’s Sunday Morning. Sunday morning’s events in Loxton, Berri & Renmark also saw Australia day award winners...

WATER POLICE CATCH JET SKI OPERATOR OVER THE LIMIT

As SAPOL’s operation Riversafe continues police are reminding river users to be safe on the water. Recently Police detected a 33 yr old jet-ski operator in Paringa riding the jet-ski with a Blood alcohol reading of .059. As well Two other jet ski operators were issued with fines for operating unlicensed and...

NEW MAJOR PARTNERSHIP FOR DINGHY CLUB

Leading Australian aluminium boat manufacturer Stacer have teamed up with the Riverland dinghy club as a major series sponsor. The new partnership will see Stacer donate a new boat as a prize for each dinghy club championship round. A spokesperson from the Riverland dinghy club said they were ecstatic with the news,...

SAVILLE/PURCELL IN QUARTER FINAL TONIGHT

Luke Saville’s solid run at the Australian Open has continued with a solid win in the 3rd round of the men’s doubles. The Former Riverland tennis player, and doubles partner Max Purcell defeated Hugo Nys and Andres Molteni on Sunday 6-3, 7-5 to earn a place in tonight’s quarter final. The Australian...

RUSTON - REDUCING FAMILY VIOLENCE

Riverland based senator Anne Ruston has backed a move to invest over 2.3 million dollars across Australia in the pursuit of reducing family violence in Australian communities. Under the Fourth Action Plan of theNational Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children2010-2022, the Morrison Government will commit more than $2.3...

NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON FOR PRESTIGIOUS FARMING AWARD

Locals in the farming community are reminded that applications are closing soon for a prestigious award. Applications for the Mallee Sustainable farming David Roget award for excellence close at 5pm the 31st of January. This Award has been created to remember and celebrate the significant contributions made by the lateDavidRoget. The Award...

RIVERLAND TO CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY

It’s a big weekend of events across the region as the Riverland celebrates Australia day. Saturday evening sees the return of the Waikerie Australia day event at the Waikerie oval. While Sunday sees Australia day Breakfasts in Loxton,Berri, Kingston-on-Murray and Renmark with locals encouraged to attend. The events will also see the presentation...

LOCAL FOOTBALLERS RETURN TO THE TRAINING TRACK

While Riverland football season might still be a while off many local football clubs have returned to the training track this week to kick off Pre-season training. All RFL teams hit the training track this week following a much talked about off season. While squads are yet to be 100% finalised, recruiting...