Local News

Local Chocolatiers Retire After 30 Years of Treating Us

The owners of an iconic Riverland chocolate store are retiring after 30 years of dipping dried apricots in chocolate and delivering Riverland homemade treats to the rest of Australia. ABC News reported, Dean and Janet Grosse of Havenhand Chocolates first came up with their genius confectionery idea in an attemptto...

The Riverlander's Youngest Published Authors

A group of year 6 and 7 local primary students are soon to becomeofficiallypublished authors. The students of Barmera Primary School played a vital role in creating a new children’s picture book, titled ‘Upstream’, which will be officially launched early next month. The new book, which is by students for students, is...

Riverfront in Renmark to See New Change

Renmark Paringa Council have released conceptual plans for their newest Urban Design Framework. This follows their previous plans having lasted from 2006 to 2016 with a 97% deliverable success rate. The council held an engagement workshop with key stakeholders made up of local business owners, rate payers and the framework consultants,...

Salvos Call on Motorcyclists For Riverland Blanket Run

The Salvation Army will be conducting Winter Blanket Run through the Riverland on Sunday 11thof June, open to all local motorcyclists and pillion passengers 8 years or over. The ride departs from Waikerie Hotel at 9AM and heads to Barmera for 9.45AM, Loxton at 10.45AM and Renmark at 11.45AM before finishing...

More Funding For Moorook Club

The future of the Moorook and District Club is looking uncertain after its members have dropped down from 550 to 180 over the past eight years. Despite how important the residents of Moorook say the club is to their community, the weight of the financial pressure to keep its doors open...

Morgan's Motorcycle Thief

Riverland police are investigating the theft of a motorcycle from Morgan early this week. Sometime during daylight hours on Monday 22nd May a trail bike was stolen from the driveway of a home on Third Street, in Morgan. The trailbike is a yellow 2007 Suzuki with South Australian registration: YZT357. Anyone with information...

Riverland Goes Nuts This October

The Riverland is set to host the 2017 Almond Research and Development Forum later this year, with Loxton Research Centre and Century Orchards pencilled in as the venues for the October event. The event will include presentations by respected Australian and international researchers and experts, focusing on the enter supply chain,...

Bob Francis Memorial Handicap Race

The annual Bob Francis Memorial Handicap Race was held last Sunday at Lindsay Point Road and twelve Riverland Cycling Club Members, along with visiting cyclist, Tyler Beruldsen from Coomealla, competed in the event. The riders put in a persistent effort, all completing the 46 kilometre race and averaging 40kms/hour. With only 15kms...

A Berri Confused Confession

New reports from SAPOL media have emerged that the alleged 53 year old man from Millicent tried for a double murder earlier this month, Bo Krister Olsson, in fact made his confession at the Renmark police station and not the Berri one. This misinformation had been broadcast both on state wide...

Fingerprints Find Thief

A man has been charged over a Riverland break-in after his fingerprints were allegedly found at the scene. It was alleged the man broke into the locked shed of a property on Virgo Road, in Waikerie, between 10th and 11th May and stole power tools. Crime scene investigators attended the scene...