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SA Irrigators Bracing For Worst

Dire news for South Australian food producers with the revelation that opening water allocations for the River Murray could be as low as 14 per cent – the lowest since the Millennium Drought. Minister for Environment and Water, David Speirs, said initial projections for 2019-20 are based on current storage volumes...

Gas Leak at New Murray Bridge Drakes

The unveiling of a new Drakes Supermarket has been marred by a gas leak. Just before 6pm on Monday 15 April 2019, police and emergency services were called to the Murray Bridge Green Shopping Centre after a Co2 leak was detected from a refrigeration unit within the newly opened supermarket. Up to...

Murray Mallee Man Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

A man has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking and possessing prohibited weapons in the Murray Mallee region. Just before 11.30am Monday 15 April 2019, police searched a Meningie property and allege they have located about 500 grams of cannabis, a taser, pepper spray, drug paraphernalia and cash. The 34-year-old local...

Fishing Hotspots to Be Patrolled in Holidays

If you are planning to go fishing over the holidays or long weekend, beware hotspots will be monitored. The State Government says popular fishing areas will be patrolled by Fisheries Officers who will issue fines and seize gear for those caught doing the wrong thing. To understand the rules, you can call...

Pair Survives Crash Landing in Goolwa Paddock

A miraculous escape for two men after their military trainer aircraft crash landed in a Fleurieu Peninsula paddock. An ex-fighter jet pilot and his French counterpart had been doing aerobatics training and were heading to Goolwa Airport when the Aermacchi S-211 turbo-fan powered military trainer lost power near Kessell Road just...

Murraylands Man Dies in Road Crash

South Australia's road toll is 36 following the death of three elderly men in separate crashes on Friday 13 April 2019. An 86-year-old Murraylands man died after his car collided with a truck on the Karoonda Hwy, around 1.20pm that afternoon. His car flipped onto its roof off the road while the...

Two Men Arrested After Tailem Bend Drag Race

Two men have been arrested for allegedly drag racing in Tailem Bend. Police say they spotted a red Ford Falcon and a green Holden sedan racing at high speeds on Princes Highway about 9.30pm on Saturday 13 April 2019. One vehicle pulled over to cooperate while the other car took off. Investigators tracked...

Adelaide Hills Residents Reject New Phone Tower

Adelaide Hills residents have won a fight against the construction of a phone tower. Telstra has dropped a project to build a 49-metre tower in Cherryville after members of the community appealed against the development approval. Those opposed claimed it would destroy views along the scenic drive and potentially impact tourism. The tower...

Cottage Box - Most Popular Chocolate Bunnies

Cottage Box Chocolates bunnies are by far the most popular easter chocolate choice amongst our listeners. In our online poll asking 'What is the Best Easter Chocolate Bunny?', 67% of respondents voted for the Murray Bridge based chocolateer, followed by 12% who favored Lindt, 7% voted for Red Tulip bunnies, 5% for...

Police Prevent Egging of Senator Fraser in Hahndorf

SA Police have prevented Senator Fraser Anning from getting egged again; this time in the Adelaide Hills. The far-right Senator conducted a meeting outside the Hahndorf Old Mill Hotel yesterday to introduce supporters to the Conservative National Party’s 2 senate candidates. Protesters converged at the event with a carton of eggs -...