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ONE-GOAL ’PIES

Waikerie was held to one of the lowest scores in recent times on Saturday, registering just one goal in its Riverland A grade football clash with Loxton North.

Taking it all in her stride

Berri hockey star Karri McMahon is still taking every game as it comes for the Hockeyroos.

Demons pinch thriller against Tigers

Berri came from behind to defeat Loxton by two points in Riverland A grade football on Saturday, almost certainly consigning the Tigers to the wooden spoon in the process.

Rovers back in form and back on top

Renmark is back atop the Riverland A grade football ladder following a 31-point victory over Barmera-Monash at the lakeside on Saturday.

NORTH WIND FOILS MAGPIES

On a cold, windy day it was a low-scoring game between Loxton North and Waikerie, with the Panthers winning by 25 points in Riverland A grade football on Saturday.

Barossa dominates zone selections

The Eastern Zone football team has a distinctly Barossa feel to it this year, with only eight Riverland players selected.

Redbacks seal double chance

BSR wrapped up the double chance with a 14-point victory over Lyrup in Independent A grade football at Lyrup on Saturday.

North with foot in finals door

Loxton North set itself up for a spot in the Riverland A1 netball finals with a comprehensive 22-goal win over Waikerie on Friday night.

Berri back in business

Berri's form revival continued with a 1-0 win over Renmark in Riverland A grade women’s hockey on Friday night.

River Rangers held to draw

Round eight of Riverland A grade soccer on Sunday saw teams contesting their respective matches in cold, wet conditions.

Lower prices from irrigation deal?

19/May/11 Two Waikerie-based irrigation trusts could join Central Irrigation Trust (CIT) in a move offering financial and operational benefits.

Principal trades school yard for farm yard

19/May/11 Loxton High School principal Kent Spangenberg will trade the school yard for the farm yard when he retires from his position after 15 years.

Berri VIC on the move?

13/May/11 The Berri Visitor Information Centre (VIC) could move in with Berri Direct and save the local council about $150,000 a year.

‘Diabolical’ tourism shake-up: White

13/May/11 The South Australian Tourism Commission's regional tourism shake-up has been labelled "absolutely diabolical".

Mental health Budget boost welcomed

13/May/11 Riverlanders battling mental illness are expected to welcome the Federal Budget's $2.2 billion mental health program boost.

Mouse bait poisoning our pets

13/May/11 Local veterinary clinics are noticing a sharp rise in mouse bait poisoning among dogs and cats and want pet owners to be "extra careful".

Locals marvel at monks

13/May/11 Riverlanders were given a taste of Tibet this past week when a group of travelling monks intrigued locals with their customs and traditions.

Closed means closed

13/May/11 Members of the public are disobeying 'road closed' signs at the water-logged Bruno Bay boat ramp area, angering a committee that improved the site for the community’s benefit.

Drag racer’s bail revoked

13/May/11 An Adelaide man who pleaded guilty to causing the death of former Barmera-Monash junior footballer Corey Siemers had his bail revoked by the District Court on Tuesday.

‘City centric’ Budget short-changes Riverland

13/May/11 There is "absolutely nothing" for Riverlanders in the 2011/12 "city centric" Federal Budget, according to Liberal Member for Barker Patrick Secker.

Local parents on Target for first aid

13/May/11 In a bid to counteract startling child death statistics, St John Ambulance and Target provided a free first-aid training course for local parents and carers of children under the age of 12 this week.

Akmal’s Renmark romp

13/May/11 Akmal Saleh said Riverlanders can expect at least one thing from his upcoming performance in June - that he will show up.

Lock re-opens to boats

13/May/11 Boats can now pass through all locks and weirs along the South Australian stretch of the River Murray following the reopening of Lock 2 this week.

Homophobia out of bounds, says AFL and headspace

13/May/11 Riverland headspace and the AFL Players' Association are encouraging local youths to get behind a major international equality campaign targeting homophobia.

Local citrus growers to be named and shamed

13/May/11 Local citrus growers who "flippantly" send inferior fruit to market will be named and shamed, following the recent discovery of substandard Riverland oranges at the Adelaide Central Market.

Max and Karen still going strong, 65 years on

13/May/11 Paringa couple Max and Karen White are still building a life together after nearly 65 years of wedded bliss.

Taste freedom at local dinner

13/May/11 A candlelight dinner in the Riverland later this month will mark the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.

Big August unveiling of monumental sculpture

13/May/11 A date has been set for the official unveiling of a massive monumental sculpture in Loxton.

Riverland dance showcase at the Chaffey

13/May/11 Riverlanders will get a chance to celebrate local dance talent at the Riverland Dance Showcase later this month.

In celebration of migratory birds

13/May/11 The McCormick Centre for the Environment is celebrating World Migratory Bird Day with a special display and presentation later this month.

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