Local News

Divisive Weekend Ahead For Independants

This weekend will be a big one for the RFL independents season, with a few teams set to hang up their footy boots if they lose. The Independents semi finals will be play over both days with Saturday seeing Paringa clash with Browns Well in the 2nd semi final, held on...

Barmera To See New Paw Friendly Park

Good news for dog lovers in Barmera this week, with a meeting on Thursday by the Barmera Town Beautification Committee set to decide the future site of a new dog park in the area. The committee will vote on potential suitable sites for the dog park, to be developed in this...

Golden Golfers Bring Home the Points

Riverland veteran’s golf ventured to the Swan Reach golf club on Monday for a stableford competition. The A grade was taken out by Col Hyde who scored 34 points, with Peter Frahn awarded runner up after a count back. During the weekend's combined medley Stableford competition at the Berri golf club, Warren...

Female corrections officer stood down at Cadell Training Centre

A female corrections officer has been stood down following the alleged discovery of a lover letter between her and a prisoner at the low-security Cadell Training Centre. Prison officers at the facility found cannabis inside a Kinder Surprise at the facility in July. The discovery prompted a search at the centre, which...

Blackspot Funding for Waikerie

Road works on the Sturt Highway/Holder Top Road blackspot in Waikerie are expected to start next year, after the June announcement of $1.52 million in funding to improve the safety of the intersection. The works will see the construction of a staggered T-intersection with sheltered turn lanes, and added lighting as...

Fight for Community Legal Service Funding

The fight for funding for a local community legal service continued in Parliament last week, with Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone questioning the decision to cut the service. Riverland Community Legal Service was closed in June, with lawyers from the Southern Community Justice Centre on the Limestone Coast now making regular...

Final Minor Round Matches in A1 Netball

Tomorrow night sees the final minor round matches of Riverland A1 netball, with players and coaches gearing up for the final chance to tweak tactics before the finals. Waikerie will host Ladder leaders Renmark, and 4th placed Loxton will take on the 2nd placed Loxton North in what is set to...

Shooters Get Competitive (With The Weather)

Testing weather conditions didn’t put competitors off at the Barmera Clay Target Club over the weekend. Shooters competed in four events, supported well in the AA, A, B & C grades. Saturday’s Lake Bonney Classic 50 target double barrel was taken out by Trevor Shaddock in the double A grade with...

State Liberal Leader to Visit Riverland

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall will visit the Riverland next Tuesday, holding a public forum at the Berri Town Hall. Hosted by Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone, Mr Marshall will focus on Riverland jobs and the region's economy. Mr Marshall said the State Liberals have a number of Riverland focused policies in...

Win for Women in Local Sport

The Riverland continues to benefit from the State Government's Female Facilities program, with the District Council of Loxton Waikerie receiving $475,000 to develop the Loxton Sports Precinct, and $177,000 for the Waikerie Community Sports Centre to upgrade female change rooms. A further 19 sporting sites across the state will be able...