LITTLE corella populations are on the rise this year in one Riverland council area, with the pest birds damaging local ovals and greenspaces and harassing local property owners.
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.
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.