Local News

Riverland Businesses Boast Their Local Flavours

Eleven local businesses will open their doors and offer customers a range of Riverland inspired dishes, drinks and events as part of Tasting Australia’s program on Sunday May 7th.Businesses located all around the region will offer Riverland inspired experiences ranging from cooking workshops, pop up cellar doors, picnic packs, Riverland...

Old Cereal Crop Foe Still a Threat

Riverland grain growers are being reminded that the threat from cereal cyst nematode still exists, despite resistant cereal varieties and non-host crop rotations controlling this pest in the past. Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Dr Friday Obanor says cereal cyst nematode affects wheat, barley, oat and triticale crops and can cause...

Loxton Lucked Out with Rain

Loxton has felt the brunt after a sudden stop to the dry end of the grape harvest this year. Last week saw almost 40mm of rainfall – a perfect reward for the grain growers, but a less than timely one for the grape growers. Loxton grape grower Peter Barry told the Loxton...

State Government to Fund Wastewater Management Systems

Following a review of the Community Wastewater Management System in 2016, which considered the program a success for local councils, over $47 million will be invested into the extension of wastewater management in SA regional towns over the next decade. The current funding agreement is set to expire on June 30th...

Paringa Bridge Deemed Low Priority

Member for Chaffey, Tim Whetstone, has addressed the State Government about issues surrounding the 90 year old Paringa Bridge, saying he was concerned by the ambiguity of the weight rating and weather durability of the structure after almost a century standing. Mr Whetstone also mentioned the Paringa Bridge was creating a...

Barmera's Faith in Council Eroding

A Barmera local has contacted the Berri Barmera Council on two occasions to highlight the condition of the boat ramp and surrounding area near the Lake Bonney Yacht Club. Resident, Jack Miller, has expressed concern with the disappointing state of the Lake Bonney foreshore and boat ramp near the Lake Bonney...

Next Step in Berri Stadium's Build Fulfilled

The next phase of Berri’s new $7 million sports stadium was seen through last week, with concrete poured and smoothed. This follows the installation of large steel columns for the stadium walls last month. The Riverland Regional Innovation and Sports Precinct is on schedule for completion by the end of July. The...

'Dutchy' Cheers for the Riverland

The Riverland was visited by Hockey SA rep and South Australian Sports Institute Goalkeeping Coach Jaimie "Dutchy" Holland earlier this week. On Monday, Dutchy hosted 2 two-hour clinics for the regions junior and senior goalkeepers, with 12 local goalies attending the sessions. The coach also hosted a presentation after the session...

From the South East to the Mid West

A unique opportunity exists for Riverland grain growers to visit and learn from their US counterparts by joining a grains tour of the American Midwest. Focussed on the grain industry supply chain, the two-week tour will incorporate visits to leading US grain properties, all of which are family-owned-and-run operations, as well...

Sturt Highway Gets a Safety Upgrade

A total of 29 kilometres of audio tactile linemarking will be installed on various roads in the southern area of South Australia with work commencing today. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure works will affect the Riverland on Sturt Highway between Truro and Blanchetown for 4.5km and Sturt Highway between...