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Funding for Indigenous Domestic Violence Program

A program to protect Riverland indigenous women and children against family violence has been announced by Member for Barker Tony Pasin. The program, operated by community service organisation Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) Aboriginal Corporation, will see three local positions created as part of the Safety service outreach team. These jobs will be...

Police Catch Diesel Thief

Police have arrested a man following the investigation into a diesel fuel theft at Barmera on Saturday. Police will allege that in the early hours of Saturday the 5th of August, the man entered a farm property and stole 60 litres of diesel. The incident was captured on the victim’s CCTV. A...

New Training Centre at Riverland General Hospital

Last week the Riverland opened a new $1 million Clinical Simulation Centre for the Riverland General Hospital in Berri, with local politicians Tim Whetstone and Senator Anne Ruston there to celebrate the occasion. The new training facility will be run by Flinders Rural Health South Australia and will offer medical and...

Local Police Catch Dodgy Drivers

Local police kept busy this weekend with a number of traffic offences reported in the Riverland over the weekend. Police stopped a car on Bice Street, Barmera just after 12pm on Friday after checks on the driver’s licence revealed she was disqualified. The 39-year-old woman from Berri woman was reported...

Riverlanders Skilling Up

Riverland adults interested in acquiring a new skill will be pleased to know that in celebration of Adult Learners Week from the 1st to 8th September, the Riverland Division of General Practice will be delivering a free mindfulness art workshop. The workshop includes a chalk and oil pastel lesson hosted by...

RFL Independents Set for Semi Finals

Photo:Grant Schwartzkopff The RFL independents season is drawing to a quick close with semi finals played over both days this coming weekend. Last Saturday saw a few very heated matches as well as some big wins, with Browns Well stealing the victory from Paringa by 12 points, Wunkar taking out their match...

Berri ac.care Looking out for the Riverland's Rough Sleepers

This week the Riverland will acknowledge Homelessness week. ac.care in Berri reported for the period 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017 their workers provided homelessness services to 420 people who came to the local office. Two hundred and eighty-eight people were new clients. Of the 420 who requested support, 32% were...

Field Days Feels the Love

Riverland Field Days will receive Federal Government funding for a new pavilion thanks to the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash, said that through the fund the Australian Government would provide funding to deliver priority infrastructure projects throughout regional Australia and help build the kinds...

Good Food, Good People, Good Times

Banrock Station is set to host an insightful forum featuring the regions most revered food experts later this month. With a strong focus on developing regional food, beverages and chefs, the event will bring together apanel to discuss difficulties finding and retaining chefs in the region; share their experiences and explore...

Waikerie's Stella Record Almost Send South by North

Round 14 in the RFL saw another windy day on Riverland football fields. Loxton North hosted ladder leaders Waikerie out at Panther Park. A strong first half saw the tables turned for Waikerie and North leading 6.8.44 to 4.2.26, but the Pies chalked up a win in the end, taking the...