Local News

Kayak Fishing Comp on this Weekend

A big turn out is expected at the Bowhill Kayak Fishing Competition this weekend. Organisers say they have record enrolments in event in the riverland town of Bowhill, off Weber Road.  There are $12,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. Event proceeds will go towards supporting returned veterans as well as the...

Motorcyclist Airlifted to Hospital after Hills Crash

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a crash in Chain of Ponds. The 58-year-old Craigmore man was airlifted to hospital after his bike collided with a truck on North East Road just after 2pm on Wednesday 15 May. North East Road was closed between Tippett Road and South Para Road for...

Rise in Projected River Murray Allocations

Murray River irrigators are now set to receive at least 22 per cent of their entitlements from July thanks to recent rainfall in the catchment. That is an 8 per cent increase on the worst case scenario that was presented by the State Government last month. Some farmers are concerned 22 per...

Set Backs for Hills Sporting Hubs

Mount Barker's new regional sports hub is $3 million dollars short, while plans for a hub in Stirling have hit a roadblock. A funding shortfall for the Mount Barker Regional Sports Hub on Springs Road will mean a range of proposed features will be deferred until more money can be secured...

Middleton Residents Oppose Freight Route

Middleton residents have come out against a plan to allow B-Double trucks to pass through their town. At a community meeting on Tuesday 14 May, organised by the Middleton Town and Foreshore Association, more than 50 attendees voiced strong opposition to an intersection upgrade plan to Airport Road and Flagstaff Hill...

Fire at Goolwa Beach Recycling Plant

A shed at a recycling plant in Goolwa Beach has been engulfed in flames overnight. CFS and MFS crews attended the Port Elliot Road site around 10pm where they extinguished the fire and stopped it from spreading to other assets. Damages are to the shed are estimated at around $30,000 but the...

SA - The Hollywood of the South?

A $70 million boon to the South Australian economy with plans this year for the largest production in our State’s history. Mortal Kombat, a new movie based on the blockbuster video game franchise, will be filmed and produced in South Australia, utilising local talent and technical crews and creating 580 jobs. Premier...

18 Year Sentence for Meningie Rapist

The Meningie hobby farmer who kidnapped and raped a European backpacker will spend at least 12.5 years behind bars. District Court judge Geraldine Davison handed Gene Charles Bristow an 18 year sentence on Tuesday 14 May, saying that he remains a significant danger to society. The 54-year-old was convicted by a jury...

Tractor Incidents Spark Warning to Farmers

Three tractors have hit electricity poles in just 24 hours, sparking a warning from SA Power Networks. One of the incidents occured in Paruna in the Murraylands on Monday afternoon in which a tractor hit a 19,000 Volt line. The other two incidents occured at Boors Plains near Moonta and Crystal...

Farewell to the old Murray Bridge Racecourse

It is farewell to the Murray Bridge Racecourse after 120 years in operation. With the Racing Club soon to move to its state-of-the-art Gifford Hill precinct, the current racecourse will host a final event today (15 May) for past and present committee members. Track work will continue over the coming weeks as...