THE Riverland’s federal Liberal MP has launched a stinging criticism of Premier Steven Marshall’s handling of last week’s statewide lockdown, calling it an “overreaction” and urging his party colleague to apologise to South Australians.
FACING the fear of the unknown through the COVID-19 pandemic left a local year 12 student “scared” and “stressed” about her senior year, which she was told was going to be the best of her life.
A RENMARK gym owner says he will “keep positive and keep going” despite the severe disruption to his business caused by the reinstatement of COVID-19 restrictions this week.
SEVERAL sections of the Riverland community have reluctantly welcomed SA’s COVID-19 restrictions rushed out this week, despite concerns over apparent inconsistencies.
BUSINESSES in the Berri Barmera district are being encouraged to apply for rate remissions after the local council received just four applications from commercial property owners.
A LOCAL sporting club’s ability to continue running through COVID-19 restrictions has seen it receive new grant funding from a national body.
EFFORTS of a local MP have helped lead to changes in visa regulations for backpackers and Pacific Islanders aimed at avoiding a “20 per cent” workforce shortage for Riverland growers. The Federal Government last night announced a scheme allowing travelling seasonal workers to extend their Australian visas would be funded in the new Federal Budget. […]
ALTHOUGH the Loxton Historical Village will be unable to host its popular October long-weekend event, the community has rallied together to host a few – mostly child-friendly – activities on the premise.