Local News

Law Breakers Over the Weekend

A number of Riverland drivers have been caught breaking the law over the weekend: A 43-year-old man from Loveday was reported for drug driving last Friday. Police allege the man provided a positive reading for methamphetamine on Sunday 4th June.He will be summonsed to appear in the Berri Magistrates Court at...

Turnbull Turns on Riverland Schools

Despite Riverland schools set to share in a $645K State Government boost for maintenance and general upgrades, South Australian Senator, Don Farrell, says Malcolm Turnbull is looking to cut over $4.2 million from schools in the Riverland and Mid Murray regions over the next two years. Nationally, Mr Turnbull is cutting...

Roo Count Commences

South Australia’s kangaroo counters take to the skies today to begin an annual aerial count meant to provide a snapshot of kangaroo populations across the state. The survey covers an area of 211,000 square kilometres and will be conducted over a four week period. It is due to be completed around...

Massive Wins and Losses in Local Footy

A close match between the Panthers and the Roos in A-Grade footy over the weekend, with Loxton North only just managing to take out the win on their home turf. The Waikerie Pies also played a home game, coming out with yet another win against the Loxton Tigers, and continuing their...

Natural Resource Volunteers Thanked

Volunteers from across the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin region were given a hearty acknowledgment at the recent Riverland Natural Resources Management Group volunteer recognition day. Administration from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources highlighted how the management of natural resources is underpinned by the skills, knowledge, energy and time...

Cooking Up a Storm of Self Assuredness

Riverland Division of General Practice is about to launch their latest free adult community education program. ‘Cooking with Confidence’ is a twelve week interactive cooking program targeted at people aged 17+ who are unemployed and not enrolled to study. The program aims to increase participant’s confidence in the kitchen and improve...

State Government Steps in on School Pride

Riverland schools will share in a $645K State Government boost for maintenance and general upgrades. Minister for Education Minister, Susan Close, announced last week that the State Government will invest almost $13 million into new flooring, painting and paving for 110 schools across South Australia, with Barmera, Loxton, Monash, Renmark and...

Loxton Resident Gets Swindled

Riverland police are warning the community to be on scam alert, following a Loxton man recently falling victim to a computer repair scam caller. On Wednesday, 7th June, the man received an anonymous telephone call stating that his computer had been fixed and payment was required. No repairs had been made...

Riverland Pooches Need Blood Brothers

Riverland veterinarians are currently on high alert for signs of poisoning in local pooches following increased rodent baiting in the area, but the search is also on for more dogs to donate blood for transfusions, which can be instantly life-saving for pets that ingest rat or mouse bait. Contrary to human...

A Little Birdy Told Me...

The Riverland Birdkeepers Club are holding their Annual Bird Sale on Sunday 25th June at the Riverland Exhibition Centre in Barmera. Bird enthusiasts from all over South Australia as well as interstate will have a variety of birds ranging from small finches and budgerigars up to parrots and large cockatoos...