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Junior Athletes Show Promise

As Barmera United prepare to play their first game under lights tonight, it was our junior soccer players under the spotlight last weekend. Upcoming athletes represented the region in Adelaide, with the Under 14 girls finishing in 3rd and the Under 12 and 16 boys finishing in 2nd.The Under 12's were...

Whetstone takes on New Role

Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone has been appointed new roles as part of the regenerated Liberal Shadow Cabinet, which has a strong line-up of regional voices. Mr. Whetstone will join the frontbench as Shadow Minister for Investment and Trade, Recreation and Sport, and Racing.State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall says as the...

Bridge Upgrades Complete

Pedestrian users of the Paringa Bridge can return to using the walkway, with upgrades now complete. The lifting span walkway has been upgraded following safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists and The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have thanked users for their patience.The works included the upgrade of sleepers, the...

Target to Close Doors

After concerns were raised again just last week over Riverland unemployment, further jobs will be lost with the announcement that Target Country Renmark will close. The Renmark store may be closing its doors as early as June 28th, with Target Australia saying the store is no longer sustainable.15 positions are currently...

Stolen Frog Found

The search for the Monash Playground's stolen green frog ride is off, with the equipment found and returned to the Council. The playground equipment went missing at the end of March when it was reported stolen to the police.At about 6.30 last Sunday, police went to a house in Monash with...

Meeting Confirms Increased RDA Funds

Confirmed Regional Development Australia funding of $3 million continuing to the next financial year, is good news for Riverland economy and infrastructure. There's been questions over whether RDA funding would remain at $1.4 million come July 1st, but in a meeting on Tuesday, Minister for Regional Development Geoff Brock confirmed the...

Round 6 Expected to be Close

After a week off, the Riverland Hockey season will be back for Round 6 tomorrow. Renmark Men will face Waikerie with a strong line of defence, for a match that could go either team's way.A close game is also expected for Renmark Women against Waikerie Women.On Saturday, Loxton Men and Women...

Riverland Country Champions

On the back of a successful SAPSASA Carnival, a Riverland team had more success in Netball, winning the SA Country Championship last weekend. The Under 13 team remained undefeated through the weekend competition for their 5th win in 9 years, led by Coach Ann Noack.The Under 15's also had a successful...

CFS Captain Honoured

The Captain of the Waikerie CFS Brigade has been named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. Graeme Ward has been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal for his long standing commitment to the Brigade and the community, after 37 years of involvement.Mr. Ward has served as Captain of the Brigade...

Renmark Paringa VIC Voted Best

Visitors to the Renmark Paringa district can expect the very best service in the State, when dealing with the local Visitor Information Centre. The Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre has won the 2014 SA Accredited VIC Award of Excellence for their service to the community and local tourism.The Centre is made...