Local News

Your Thoughts on 'No Jab, No Play'

Proposed legislation that could see unvaccinated children banned from being enrolled at South Australian childcare centres, kindergartens and schools is now up for public comment. Feedback is now being sought from Riverland parents for the proposed ‘no jab, no play’ law. Under the proposed changes, parents and guardians would need to provide...

Meet the New Chair of the Riverland NRM Group

The Riverland Natural Resources Management Group have announced their new chair as Anastasia Read. Ms Read’s interest in natural resources began as a young girl growing up in Waikerie. After pursuing a career outside the area, she has returned to the Riverland, and is enthusiastic about helping locally to contribute...

Loxton Police Looking for Bike Theives

Loxton police are seeking information form the local community after a mountain bike was stolen from a Loxton home. Between Wednesday 5th July and Friday 14th July thieves stole the bike from a property on Acacia Ave. Theieves The bike is a black Focus mountain bike, model number JAMC PRO. Also...

RFL Goal Kickers Have Their Eyes on the Prize

Local football over the weekend saw the competition fierce in the home stretch to finals. Barmera Monash, who played on their home turf at lakeside, saw a win 20.7.127 over Loxton 8.8.56. Renmark made their trip out to Panther Park worthwhile, taking home a victory 19.7.121 to 13.15.93. The Berri Demons took on...

Feedback on Riverland Hospital Needed

The Riverland General Hospital in Berri has now officially been open for three years and the Berri Barmera Health Advisory Council would like community feedback on how well the hospital has met the needs and expectations of the community. Locals who have used or visited the Riverland General Hospital are...

Jamahl Shows Off His HeART work

Last week, Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone visited painter Jamahl Pollard (currently the Artist in Resident) at the Riverland General Hospital Mental Health Inpatient Unit. Jamahl’s artwork is an ongoing collaboration with the University of South Australia’s Mental Health Research team as part of the 2017 SALA Festival. Mr Whetsone said Mr...

Lake Bonney Losing its Limbs

A numbers of Barmera residents have been left in shock and dismay after several trees on the Lake Bonney shore were subject to thoughtless vandalism. A concerned local came across a number of trees that appeared to have been hacked by a chainsaw, most likely for illegal use as fire wood. Berri...

Pasin Makes a New Friend

Last week was National Farm Safety Week and Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, teamed up with local celebrity ‘George the Farmer’ to help highlight the need for children and parents to be vigilant on the farm. According to FarmSafe Australia around 20 children under 15 years are fatally injured on an...

Nothing to Wine About

The Riverland's 919 Wines has been awarded a gold medal at the 2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition, taking out the all other red varieties in it's category with the 919 Reserve Collection 2015 Touriga Nacional. Typically grown in Portugal, this alternative grape variety was showcased to a trade only judging panel...

Calling Little Inventors with Big Ideas

Applications for Origin’s littleBIGidea are now open to budding young inventors in the Riverland from grades three to eight. Children from across the Southern SA region are invited to summarise their inventive idea in 200 words or less - describing what their idea is, what problem it is designed to solve,...