Local News

Quad Bike Stolen from Winkie

Riverland police are investigating the theft of a quad bike from a shed at Winkie. Sometime between 5.30pm on 12th June and 9.30am on 13th June, a blue Yamaha quad bike was stolen from inside a shed on Eckerts Road, Winkie.The bike had a 30-litre sprayer tank attached. Anyone with any...

Winter Chills Could Lead to Footrot

With the advent of winter Primary Industries and Regions SA are urging sheep producers in the Riverland to be vigilant in checking for virulent footrot. As a result of ideal conditions over the past 12 months, Primary Industries and Regions SA animal health staff have seen more cases of virulent footrot...

Loxton Residents Honoured

Three Loxton residents have been recognised with Queen’s Birthday honours for 2017 – each for their extensive service to the local community.Carla and Peter Magarey were among three people from Loxton to receive a Medal of the Order of Australia as part of the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced...

Hope Yet for Local Legal Advice

Locals might NOT be without a local legal service following the closure of Riverland Community Legal Service next month.According to The Murray Pioneer,The Southern Comunity Justice Centre - which is replacing the Riverland service - is aiming to have an office in the region with at least one staff member...

Traffic Stop in Waikerie Leads to Drugs and Stolen Goods

A man has been arrested for drug offences following a traffic stop at Waikerie on Saturday.Police stopped a car on Coombe Terrace on Saturday 10th June and during a search of the vehicle located an amount of amphetamine and cash.A 35-year-old man was charged with possessing a traffickable amount of...

Watch Out for Birds in June

The RAA has warned Riverland motorists to take to stay alert when driving in rural areas, with casualty crashes involving animals peaking in June.Between 2011 and 2015, 188 casualty crashes resulted from hitting animals on South Australian roads. Almost two-thirds (62%) of casualty crashes involving animals occur in rural areas...

Riverlanders Successful at HSA 2017 Zone State Championships

It's been a big long weekend of Junior Hockey and successful from Riverland's perspective, during the HSA 2017 Zone & U13 State Championships. 6 teams went to Adelaide with Riverlanders representing. All teams were competitive, 5 of our teams making finals. The teams that travelled to Adelaide were the boys and girls...

POLICE: Merino Lambs Stolen

Police are investigating the theft of 85 lambs which is believed to have occurred during the past few months. The merino wether lambs were stolen from a paddock on Maywald Road, Karoonda sometime between 25 March and 5 June. The lambs had been shorn in March. Anyone with information is asked to contact...

Riverland Hooked on Phonics

More than 50 public schools across the State have been chosen to trial the new phonics tool which tests a child’s ability to identify the sounds which form words. The Phonics Screening Check is a five minute test for reception-aged children. The test is undertaken in lesson time that teachers spend...

Horticulture Prices Boom - But Confidence Falls

Favourable climate conditions over the past year and a resurgent wine industry have led to a boom in horticulture prices in South Australia, according to the latest BankSA Rural Price Index. The index reveals prices for horticulture products – including wine grapes, fruits and vegetables – soared by 22.9% over the...