Local News

WINTER BLAST STICKING AROUND 

The cold blast that's swept through the state appears to be sticking around this week in the Riverland. Windy conditions over the weekend combined with rainfall gave many parts of the Riverland & Mallee its first real taste of winter weather. Yesterday both Loxton & Renmark recorded good rainfall numbers of 11.2mm...

RENMARK STILL THE TEAM TO BEAT 

Renmark remain the team to the beat in Riverland Football, racking up an impressive 63 point victory over old rivals Waikerie.   In what was a tough day for footy, the Rovers made the best use of the ball winning 10.13-73 to the Waikerie Magpies 1.4-10. Berri were too good for Barmera-Monash...

HARD WASTE COLLECTION UNDERWAY IN BERRI 

Hard-Waste collection starts in Berri today, with many locals taking the opportunity to throw away unwanted bulky items.  The Berri-Barmera Council say if residents aren't sure what they can or can't throw out, a handy guide is available via the council's website. The collection is run on a three year rotational basis...

BIG WEEKEND IN LOCAL FOOTY

Round 7 sees the Riverland Football’s Inaugural Indigenous round this weekend. The Renmark Rovers take on Waikerie Magpies, Berri Demons play Barmera-Monash Roos and Loxton North Panthers play Loxton Tigers. In the Independent League, BSR play Ramco and it’s a double-header in Paringa with Paringa playing Wunkar and Sedan-Cambrai taking on Brown’s...

POSITIONS VACANT ON LIVESTOCK SA BOARD

Local livestock producers are being encouraged to nominate for the Livestock SA Board. There will be five board positions becoming vacant at the next annual general meeting, to be held on Monday 29 August, in conjunction with the Growing SA Conference. CEO Travis Tobin is encouraging members to nominate, saying it’s a...

OVER 400 BREATH TESTED IN RECENT TRAFFIC OPERATION

Police carried out a traffic operation in the Riverland last weekend, targeting drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Over a 4-day period, more than 400 breath tests were conducted, with 4 drink drivers detected and the highest alcohol reading of 0.108 recorded by a 42-year-old man from Waikerie. 51 drug...

NATIONAL BURNS AWARENESS MONTH KICKS OFF WITH TIMELY REMINDERS

Riverland parents are being reminded to protect children from burns around the home and know the correct first aid. It comes at the start of National Burns Awareness Month and figures showing nearly 1,000 children are hospitalised in Australia and New Zealand each year from burns and scalds. Scott Phillips from Kidsafe...

LOCAL JUNIOR PICKED UP BY THE BLUES

  Former East-Murray and Loxton Junior, Sam Durdin is off to the Carlton Football Club. He has been selected with pick 13 in the AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft. Sam has spent 6 seasons on North Melbourne’s list and produced two good seasons for Glenelg in the SANFL. Image from carltonfc.com.au

A BOOST FOR LOCAL TOURISM

Local Tourism Industry is in for a $1.6m boost. The Tourism Industry Council of SA will receive the funds over the next 4 years as a part of the upcoming state budget, to be officially unveiled today. Funds will also be used to create industry work shops and opportunities for one-to-one business...

CLEAN UP CONTINUES AFTER SCHOOL FIRE

Some students will return to Berri Regional Secondary College following a fire in one of the buildings. The blaze broke out Tuesday in the roof space of the Design and Technology Room. The school says while deep cleaning works have been held, it’s not finished yet. Students in year 7, 8, 11 and...