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Man Hospitalised over Late Night Spat in Renmark

A woman has been arrested after a serious assault at Renmark Tuesday night. Police and ambulance crews responded to reports of a stabbing at Twentieth Street, Renmark just after 10pm. The woman had been at a party at the victim's house and caused a disturbance. When the victim, a man in his...

First Choice for Wildlife Surveys

A new initiative of the First Peoples NRM Working Group is contracting members of the First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee community to undertake wildlife surveys at culturally significant Mallee soaks and rock holes. The surveys, which are taking place at Butcher's Soak in the Loxton Waikerie area, aim...

The Best of the Best

Riverland Businesses can now apply for South Australia’s Best of Wine Tourism Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in wine tourism. The awards are part of Adelaide’s membership in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network and provide valuable opportunities for businesses to gain international exposure South Australian winners will go on...

Dogs Vs Sharks in An All Out AFL Masters Battle

It was a great day at the Lyrup Oval for a contest between the Riverland Superdogs and the Henley Sharks in the 2017 AFL Masters SA. The match turned out to be a hard fought, high standard game right up until the final siren. The Sharks played well early, followed by...

Opposition Accused of Being Lazy Salesmen

According to numbers revealed in a 'Freedom of Information' report, a large sum of educational funding has been spent on repairs, electricity and removalists in unused schools throughout South Australia. The opposition is accusing the state government of being 'lazy' when it comes to selling these unattended properies. Member for Chaffey, Tim...

Health Insurance Premiums Going No Where But Up

People across the Riverland are being given a timely reminder as penalties loom for those without private health insurance. From June 30th some residents could be facing a Lifetime Health Cover loading, while high-income earners without insurance could be slugged the Medicare Levy Surcharge. It comes as a recent market research poll...

Man Caught Nearly Four Times the Limit

Police detected drink driver nearly four times over the limit in the Riverlandover the weekend. On Friday, a 60-year-old man from Lyrup was stopped by police just after 11:30pm and returned a positive blood alcohol reading of 0.210. He lost his licence on the spot for 12 months and his vehicle was...

SAPSASA Soccer Boys Kicking Goals

The Riverland SAPSASA soccer teams played in Adelaide on Monday this week. The weather was cold, but dry, making for perfect soccer conditions. The Riverland boys saw a 3 big wins against Northern 9-0, Lower Eyre Peninsula 12-0, and Mid-South East 10-0. The girls, however, were not so lucky, losing 6-1...

Police Interim Intervention Order Breached

Police have arrested and charged a 50–year-old man from the Murray Mallee region with a number of offences over the weekend. Police were called to a house on Friday following reports of a domestic disturbance. As well as facing serious charges, the man was issued with a Police Interim Intervention Order,...

Barmera Visitor Center a No Caffeination Station

The Barmera Visitor Information Centre has officially put a stop to the sale of any coffee or fast food items over the counter due to complains from small businesses in the area. Local cafes and eateries aired their concerns that the Visitor Information Center was stealing its potential customers. The coffee...