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POLICE NEWS - DRINK DRIVER TO FACE COURT

          A 23 year old Loxton North man will face court for drink driving after he was allegedly caught driving with a blood alcohol level double the legal limit. Just before 1am last Friday, a police patrol stopped the man driving on Bookpurnong Terrace in Loxton for a random breath test. The 23-year-old...

NEW REGULATORS AT RIVERLAND WETLANDS

        Works have begun on 10 priority wetland sites with the aim of improving the River Murray’s riverine health. The works will reintroduce more natural wetting and drying patterns at each wetland. Contractor Fulton Hogan has been awarded the contract for works at...

GRAPE PRICES - INDICATORS SHOWING INCREASE

        Riverland wine grape growers could have a fruitful harvest with some indicators showing they could receive more money per tonne for certain varieties than last season As reported in the Murray pioneer according to Riverland Wine executive officer Chris Byrne the...

WAIKERIE BACK TO THE TOP IN DIV 1 BOWLS

        With the hot weather over the weekend many Riverland sports were either called off or re-scheduled. Riverland Bowls however did take to the green and as per the Riverland bowls heat policy matches started at 8AM Saturday.    Looking at division one...

SES - TAKE CARE IN THE HEAT

          With the recent hot spell of weather the State Emergency Service are reminding locals to take care during this heat event. The SES suggest keeping cool by staying inside as much as possible and turning fans and air conditioners on early...

SHADOW HEALTH MINISTER TO VISIT

        As per local member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone’s invitation Stephen Wade the state shadow health minister will be in the Riverland next week meeting with community members and key industry stakeholders. Local member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone says it’s important for...

POLICE NEWS - SHED BREAK IN

          Riverland Police are investigating the theft of chemicals from a residential shed that accrued in Loxton. Sometime between 5pm on Monday this week and midday Tuesday thieves gained access the a shed on Bullwinkle Rd in Loxton. Subsequently 27-plastic containers of herbicide were...

SPEED LIMIT CHANGE IN MORGAN

          Motorists in Morgan will have to watch their speed with speed limit changes about to take place. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have advised that the speed limits on sections of Fourth and High Streets in Morgan will change...

ROAD UPGRADE SET TO START SOON

The intersection of Holder top road, Searle road and the Sturt Highway in Waikerie is set for an upgrade with work expected to start soon. The project is expected to cost 1.52 million dollars and will see the construction of a...

STATE LIBERALS PLEDGE MORE QUARANTINE BINS IF ELECTED

        The South Australian Liberals are promising two new permanent fruit fly quarantine bins to enhance the Riverland’s protection against fruit fly if elected in the state election in March. The two new proposed quarantine bins will be put at entrances into...

DRIVER CAUGHT DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENCE

A woman from Renmark has had her car impounded after she was found to be driving with a suspended NSW licence and also testing positive to drugs. Just before midday on Tuesday, the woman was stopped by a police patrol on in...