Local News

Mayo & Barker Election Candidates So Far

With the date of the Federal Election set for 18 May, 2019, more candidates have been announced for the federal seat of Barker and Mayo. In Barker, Murray Bridge based Councillor Karen Eckerman has put her hand up to run for the Animal Justice Party. Miles Hanne-mann, a Councillor with the Tatiara...

Illegal Booze Producers Caught in Riverland

The Australian Taxation Office, in conjuction with SAPOL, have uncovered a case of illegal alcohol production in the Murraylands. Following information provided to Crime Stoppers, the joint team report that they have uncovered the extent of a backyard operation at Riverglades on Wednesday.Investigators allegedly found equipment and ingredients used in the manufacturing...

$1m Investment in Coorong Trail & Meningie Jetty

A major upgrade to the Meningie North Jetty and an extension of the Murray Coorong Trail will go ahead this year. A $1 million Federal Government cash injection will be used to support economic development activities in the region including a Meningie Jetty project and a Murray Coorong Trail project. Announced this...

AquaClub Celebates 60th Year this AquaFest

The annual AquaFest is on this weekend, celebrating classic and modern boats, skiffs, classic cars and planes. Passionate boaties from all over South Australia and across the border will assemble at the lower lakes from 9am Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2019. Everyone is welcome to enjoy powerboat racing in spirited...

Mining Industry Slams “Twiggy’s” Stance on Bight

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has been slammed at a mining conference in Adelaide this week for his public opposition to Equinor's plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight. In March 2019, the wealthy iron ore magnate told Norwegian newspaper, Dagens Naeringsli, that the region is “one of the richest marine environments in the...

Boost for Cancer Services in Riverland & Victor Harbor

The State Government has announced plans to double the number of medium complexity cancer units outside of metropolitan Adelaide. The South Coast District Hospital is one of the three regional locations to receive a share in the $6.9 million expansion for intensive cancer treatments. At the Victor Harbor site an oncologist will...

Hidden Hills Cameras to Catch Illegal Dumpers

Hidden cameras will be set up at notorious illegal dumping sites in the Mount Barker district to catch offenders. With unlawful dumping reportedly on the rise, the council is looking to tackle the clean up and hold offenders accountable. Under current laws it is illegal to ditch unwanted items and rubbish in...

More Reliable Water Supply for Murray Bridge

Upgrades to the main pipe that provides drinking water to Murray Bridge will improve reliability of supply to the regional city. Following February’s major leak in which water was cut off to the whole town for a night, SA Water has installed four isolation valves at targeted points along the main...

Fleurieu Festival to Colour the Coast

The seventh biennial Festival Fleurieu is on this weekend with nearly 80 events planned across the South Coast. The multi-award winning community celebration includes music, story telling, artist studio trails, culinary events and a sailing regatta. A twilight market at the Yankalilla museum will kick off festivities Friday 12 April 2019 from...

Government Accepts Murray-Darling Recommendations

  The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources has announced a suite of measures for the Murray-Darling in response to a final independent report assessing mass fish deaths late 2018 and early 2019. The Vertessy Report has found a lethal combination of weather, a lack of oxygen and low water flows lead...