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PASIN WELCOMES AGED CARE REFORMS

          Tony Pasin Federal the member for Barker has welcomed recent aged care reforms. At the heart of these reforms, aged care regulation, compliance and complaints handing will be brought together in a new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.  Member for Baker Tony Pasin welcomed the reforms and said that they would...

PRESCRIBED BURN TODAY

        The prescribed burn will start at midday and should be complete by 6.30pm tonight. In total 4.2 hectares of Calperum Station will be affected in the Bookmark biosphere about 55km north of Renmark. The burn will be carried out by the Department for...

NEW TOOLS FOR GRAIN GROWERS

        Local Riverland and Mallee Grain growers and advisers are being provided with better tools to identify insects and also strategies on crop pest control The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has just released an updated version of I SPY, a comprehensive...

FRUIT FLY TRAINING

      A simulated fruit fly outbreak exercise will be held in the Riverland soon to ensure the local horticulture industry and government are ready to respond to such an event.  Exercise Fruit Fly Ready will simulate an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly in the south Australian Riverland during peak harvest activity...

INDUSTRIAL HEMP TRIALS UNDERWAY

          Research trials for industrial hemp are underway both here in the Riverland and also the states South East. Following the State Government’s approval of the first cultivation licences the first crops are set to be cultivated later this year Industrial hemp is a summer...

FARMERS SEEDING DESPITE DRY CONDITIONS

        Despite the dry conditions Local grain growers have begun seeding for the winter cereal cropping season. To date Loxton has only recorded 13.8 mm of rain as opposed to the year to date average of 69.3mm. Local agronomist Hope Perry told the...

UPGRADE WORK UNDERWAY AT LOCAL SCHOOL

        Works are now underway for a $2.5 million dollar building project at the Loxton High School. Demolition work began this week to make way for a purpose built science, technology engineering and mathematics or STEM building. The new building is expected to...

WINE EXPORTS UP 16%

      The Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Anne Ruston has welcomed the latest wine Australia export report saying its good news for the Riverland. Australian wine export values are the highest in a decade, increasing by 16 per cent...

BARKER GETTING BIGGER

          The Federal seat of Barker in which the Riverland sits is set to get a little bigger with a draft re-distribution released by the Australian Electoral Commission last week. The draft re-draw of the boundaries sees barker absorbing more of the...

RENMARK SERVO BREAK-IN

          Riverland Police continue to investigate a break-in at a service station over the weekend. About 3.30am Saturday morning a service station on Renmark Avenue, Renmark was broken into where cash and cigarettes stolen. Crime scene investigators attended and examined the scene. Anyone with...

PAGEANT MEETING TONIGHT

          While Christmas may be a while away a small group of volunteers are getting things in order for the 2018 Renmark Christmas Pageant. Current committee Co-Ordinator Rhiannon Stephens said “ they had a lot of feedback after last year’s Pageant with...