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It’s a jab well done

It’s a jab well done

RENMARK’S front-line workers and aged care residents are receiving their first coronavirus vaccine dose today, after a Waikerie doctor became the first person in the region to receive the vaccine on Monday.

T-birds to swoop on Berri

THE Adelaide Thunderbirds will play a Suncorp Super Netball pre-season match in Berri against West Coast Fever next month. The Thunderbirds planned to host the Melbourne Vixens in the Riverland last April, but the event was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Almost exactly one year on, the SA side will finally travel to […]

Lions’ roar falls silent

BRENDAN LINES IT was the decision “no one wanted to make”. After 112 years, the Lyrup Lions’ roar has fallen silent – permanently. A decision to dissolve the town’s football and netball clubs was made at a special general meeting days ago, following a long and failed struggle to players and keep its committee functioning. […]

30 births a year: Waikerie midwifery shortage tied to numbers… LESS BABIES, LESS STAFF

THE relatively low number of babies born at Waikerie Hospital – believed to be around 30 last year – could be impacting the facility’s ability to retain midwifery staff and its chances of resuming birthing services.