Local News

Cannabis Growers Caught Again

A 23-year-old man from Loxton was reported for cultivating cannabis on Sunday 23rd April after police found three plants in his back yard. Police attended the property in Loxton just before 1pm and seized the plants. The man will be summonsed to attend the Berri Magistrates Court at a later date. Image via...

National Parks Extended to Protect Wildlife

Environment Minister, Ian Hunter, has added land to two South Australian parks in order to protect a significant Aboriginal cultural site and a number of important flora and fauna. Land has been added to Ngarkat Conservation Park to protect significant flora and fauna, and park boundaries have been extended at Ikara-Flinders...

Crystal Meth Bust in Renmark

A 43-year-old man from Renmark was arrested after police located a traffickable quantity of methamphetamine at his home last week. At around midday, Wednesday 19th April, Riverland detectives searched the property in the Renmark North area and located and seized 3.5 grams of methamphetamine and a quantity of cash. The man was...

Riverland Hard Waste Collection

The Berri Barmera Council is carrying out a hard waste collection from residential properties in Berri, Barmera, Cobdogla, Glossop, Loveday and Monash.The first week, the 26th and 27th of April, will involve a partnership with Diabetes SA and includes the collection of large re-saleable items for donation. The second collection, which...

The Future of SA's Natural Resources

Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone is standing firmly behind the Liberal Party’s state wide consultation on the future of natural resource management in South Australia. The online survey, which was launched last week, aims to gauge community satisfaction with the state’s eight Natural Resource Management Boards on topics including regional boundaries,...

Ping Pong for A Cause

Loxton high school is set to host a ping-pong a-thon community information event on Tuesday May 2nd from 7PM at the Living Waters Christian Community. The evening is being held to shed light on the schools upcoming feat of a 24 hour table tennis marathon which is an initiative to raise...

Local Grain Growers Beware the Redlegged Earth Mite

Local grain growers should remain vigilant as scientists have discovered insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites in the Grains Research and Development Corporation southern cropping region. Recent laboratory studies on several redlegged earth mite populations in South Australia have confirmed resistance to both synthetic py-re-throids and organo-phosphates. This is the first...

Murray and Mallee Youth Get a Leg Up at Sport

Clubs in the Murray and Mallee have taken home a significant share of vouchers offered by the State Government to assist families with the costs of playing sport. 5,575 of the more than 100,000 vouchers issued have gone to clubs in the two regions - saving families across SA more than...

RSA Soccer this Weekend

Round one of RSA soccer will play out at Loxton this Sunday 23rd April, seeing the next instalment of the Renmark vs Barmera rivalry in the A grade Men. Despite Renmark beating Barmera in their FFA Cup draw several weeks ago both teams were missing high profile players, making for a...

RSA Soccer this Weekend

Round one of RSA soccer will play out at Loxton this Sunday 23rd April, seeing the next instalment of the Renmark vs Barmera rivalry in the A grade Men. Despite Renmark beating Barmera in their FFA Cup draw several weeks ago both teams were missing high profile players, making for a...