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RIVERLAND CROSS COUNTRY SUCCESS

Over 450 runners enjoyed fantastic conditions yesterday for the annual Riverland School's district cross country. Runners from Primary & High schools took to the Martins Bend cross country course. In the high schools Apex Cup Renmark High took the honours, just ahead of Loxton and Glossop. A highlight on the day was Renmark...

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION CALLED FOR COUNCIL BUSINESS PLAN

Community comment is being called for the Loxton-Waikerie’s draft Annual Business Plan, after its release yesterday. In response to the current climate, Council is proposing to freeze rate increases for the 2019-20 year and collect only rate increases that have arisen through natural growth. Mayor, Leon Stasinowsky said “On top of increased...

CLOCK UPGRADES UNDERWAY

Upgrades to Renmark’s town clock are ticking along nicely, with many local residents commenting on the upgraded fixture. The new digital clock was installed this week, with many taking to social media to comment on the upgrades. The original clock was installed in 1987 and stopped working in recent times. Renmark-Paringa council has...

LOCAL COUNCIL CALLS FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The Berri Barmera Council is currently calling for public submissions for its annual business plan and budget. The draft annual business plan covers many details on influencing factors for the budget including proposed projects as well as other business activities. As well the council is reviewing its strategic plan and a survey...

HEALTH VOLUNTEERS THANKED

Up to 1,600 volunteers across regional South Australia are being thanked during National Volunteer Week for their hard work and ongoing support of country health services. Country Health SA (CHSA) Interim Chief Executive Officer, Rebecca Graham, said she is grateful for the commitment of volunteers who continuously give up their time...

MID-MURRAY GRANTS FUNDING TO 17 GROUPS

Seventeen recipients have shared in funding from the Mid-Murray Council’s Community Grants program. Mayor Dave Burgess said the grants program was a proactive way for the Council to support communities across the district in delivering activities, events and services. Recipients included SACWA Cadell Morgan Branch, Mid Murray Landcare, Morgan Fitness and Wellbeing,...

SMALL GRANTS NOW OPEN FOR AG GROUPS

In more grant news, The SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board NRM Agricultural Knowledge Small grants are now open and can provide support to regional groups. The grants are available to eligible groups in the region including: agriculture bureaus, farming groups, field day committees and Landcare groups. Applications are open from...

TWO DRUG DRIVERS CAUGHT

Riverland police have sent a message that if you drive on drugs, you will be caught. Over the weekend local police detected two drug drivers in separate incidents. In the early hours of Saturday a 25-year-old man was detected drug driving on Halfway House Road at Sedan. The man allegedly returned a positive...

RIVERLAND REMEMBERS ROSE LEGEND

The Riverland is mourning the loss of David Ruston, - one of the regions most decorated citizens. Mr Ruston was born in 1930 and became an icon of the rose industry, establishing the southern hemisphere’s largest privately owned rose garden in Renmark. Kelvin Trimper, former president of the world federation of...

WAIKERIE SILO ART OPENED

Waikerie’s silo art project was officially opened last week, signifying the projects official completion. The project was opened last Friday and saw a healthy crowd in attendance. In what has been a major project for the town, two artists take their work to the silos. One being local artist Gary Duncan as well...