Local News

Stage Gov Keen to Tighten Law On Fines

The Government is seeking community feedback from the Riverland on changes to the way overdue fines and expiation fees are enforced and recovered. The legislative amendments seek to provide more options for South Australians to pay, address operational issues, and make recovery more efficient and equitable. Under proposed changes fine dodgers,...

Double Break & Enter in Morgan

Police are investigating two break-ins in Morgan earlier this week. Between 2am and 4am, on Wednesday, two separate clubs on Goyder Highway and Go Kart Road were broken into. Alcohol and empty cans were stolen from Go Kart Road and damage was caused to the club on Goyder Highway. Anyone with information...

New Test to Protect Farmers Against Industry Heavyweights

Riverland farmers will be pleased to know the vegetable industry body AUSVEG has welcomed the legislation of amendments to strengthen Australia’s competition legislation, including the addition of an ‘effects test’. The test it will mean a greater ability for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to take action against serious misuses...

Local Footy's Last Minor Round + Independants Pre Lim

This weekend is the last of the RFL minor rounds and will see the senior teams from two local footy clubs hang up their guernseys until next year. Berri will travel out to Panther Park for the last time to take on second placed Loxton North. Across town in Tigerland, Loxton...

Renmark Company Dusts off a Discovery

Renmark’s Stony Pinch Sands has just been given the go-ahead to mine what they deem to be a highly valuable and significant resource in the Riverland. The Murray Pioneer reported the company was granted an exploration licence by the RP council last year and following this, conducted a comprehensive investigation. The...

Marshall Makes More Promises

Following his visit to the Riverland last week, State Liberal politician Steven Marshall has assured the region part of his plan will be to “win the war on drugs”. The ice epidemic that has swept through the South Australia has led Mr Marshall to pledge that if elected he will introduce...

RFL and Independants Host AFL Legends

This year’s speakers for the Duthie and Whillas Medal presentations have been confirmed as AFL legends Micheal Voss and Anthony Koutoufides. Mr Voss is a Brisbane Lions triple premiership captain, brownlow medalist and the former senior coach of the Brisbane Lions. He is now currently serving as the midfield coach of...

Hockey At The Pointy End

The Riverland Hockey Association have their semi-finals set in stone for this weekend. Friday night will see third and fourth placed Loxton and Waikerie go head to head in the Women’s A grade comp. In the A grade Mens, Renmark will play Waikerie. Saturday days A grade games kick off at 6.30PM...

Trans-Tasman Stage Tastes the Riverland

The Riverland may be the heart of wine country, but we can also brew a fairly decent beer. The regions own,Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, wereawardedthe 'Air Liquide Medallion' at this year’s annual Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards. The Woolshed claimed the win for theChampion Hybrid Beer category, entering their 'Judas...

An Unlikely River Couple

The Murray River Queen arrived in Renmark from Waikerie yesterday, where it was moored at the Jane Eliza to undergo renovations until mid-September. The 879 tonne boat was towed 200km along the Murray by a 1908 paddle steamer. Both vessles had to problem solve as they went, drawing quite a crowd...