A FIRE thoroughly gutted a home in Waikerie on Monday, causing an estimated $300,000 damage and leaving a local family stranded – while fire crews were hard-pressed battling the blaze and ordering passers-by away from the scene.
RIVERLANDERS have been urged to show support for a number of local towns named as finalists for an upcoming state agricultural award.
A RIVERLAND-wide disability service provider has extended its helping hand to Waikerie and surrounding districts with the opening of a new temporary live-in house – and is expected to create 15 to 20 new jobs in the area.
STATE fire service head honchos made a tour of regional stations last week, including a tour of the Waikerie station by several local volunteer fire fighters who reinforced the dryness of the regions, despite recent downpours.
AUSSIE spirit is alive and well in Waikerie as a local event committee announced that the iconic Australia Day event is going ahead next year.
RAINFALL levels for many Riverland towns so far in 2020 have doubled the total amount recorded in the whole of 2019, with some areas of the region receiving more than 10mm over the weekend.
UPGRADE works for Waikerie’s McCoy Street public toilet block are still “on the table”, and the council CEO says the project is “intertwined” with the Waikerie Institute upgrades.
GLIDERS rejoice as a local flying club comes into possession of a worldwide top-of-the-market sail plane which will be used to train post-solo pilots in the finer points of soaring.