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EDITORIAL

New wine tax not the solution

South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon recently suggested that a new wine tax of 25 cents per bottle he wants to impose on consumers, could be the answer to the problems of winegrape...

 

SA to host National Almond Centre of Excellence

Australia's largest and fastest growing horticultural sector will soon have its own National Centre of Excellence in South Australia’s Riverland. Minister for Agriculture, Food and...

 

Shadow Minister for Police visits the Riverland

Shadow Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Justice, John Gardner, travelled across the Riverland and Mallee during a two day tour of the region on March 10 and 11.....

 

Drought support now available for farmers

Drought-affected farmers in South Australia can now access additional financial support, with Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and South Australian Minister for...

 

Grape growers face another bad year

Despite some humid and rainy weather while grapes were ripening, yields across the region are on track to hit around 400,000 tonnes, 30,000 tonnes less than last year's crush....

 

Winegrape and stonefruit crisis

Riverland Wine Grape Growers association has recently claimed that local growers will be $27 million worse off due to price cuts announced by wineries this season....

 

Renmark Club opens in a resurgent Riverland

The transformed Renmark Club was officially opened last week amidst optimism the region’s economy is diversifying. Minister for Regional Development Gail Gago....

 

New Emergency Department and Rehab Unit for Riverland

Another milestone has been reached in the $36 million re-development of the Riverland General Hospital in Berri. Health Minister Jack Snelling recently opened the first half....

 

Riverland Field Days

The Riverland Field Days is a rich resource – of products, of services, of machinery and equipment, of technology in every field. It is worth taking the time to explore, to.....

 

Excellent crops but prices too low

Stone fruit growers in the Riverland say they are harvesting their best quality fruit in years, but facing lower prices...

 

Riverland trucks hit the road with Murray message

Trucks from a Riverland-based freight company are set to take the Fight for the Murray message throughout South Australia and into New.....

 

Major upgrade boosts Loxton Hotel

A major renovation at the Loxton Community Hotel is expected to boost the town’s tourism capability and attract more conferences to the area....

 

Riverland's Anne Ruston elected to the Senate

Renmark woman Anne Ruston, was overwhelmingly endorsed by the SA Liberals as the replacement for outgoing Senator Mary Jo Fisher....

 

Barmera Hellenic Society celebrates

The Hellenic Society of Barmera held a successful Christmas Dinner Dance on 26 December, at the Barmera Hellenic Hall. President of the....

 

Fresh start for South Australia's citrus industry

Agriculture Minister Gail Gago has announced plans to revitalise South Australia’s citrus industry through the creation of a new united...

 

State Government grants for businesses

A State Government grant of $2.61 million will help iconic South Australian business Nippy’s to increase its packaging capacity, employ....

 

Riverland Hospital redevelopment reaches milestone

The $41million Berri Hospital Redevelopment reaches a new milestone today with the major concrete pour for the new Emergency.....

 

BERRI CENTENARY

Celebrating 100 years of cultural diversity

As part of the Berri Centenary Year acknowledging and celebrating the Riverland as one of the most culturally diverse regional communities...

 

Bigger valencia crop than estimated but... lower prices

A larger than anticipated South Australian valencia crop represents yet another marketing challenge for the industry according to the SA...

 

"Destination Riverland" board holds inaugural meeting

The unique nature of the Riverland will be leveraged as the key point of difference in the region’s tourism marketing strategy according....

 

14 - 15 SEPTEMBER

Riverland Field Days

The annual Riverland Field Days will be held on 14 and 15 September at its permanent site near Barmera............

 

From the Editor's Desk

New exit sought

Some people may think the purchase of the Loxton Winery by a large overseas company, was a positive move as regards the Riverland.....

 

Farmer's Exit Grants closed

The Exceptional Circumstances (EC) Exit Grants will be closed to all new applicants as the program allocation of $9.6 million has been........

 

RIVERLAND MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

Celebrating 100 years of Cultural Diversity!

As part of the Berri Centenary Year and to acknowledge and celebrate that the Riverland is one of the most culturally diverse regional communities....

 

Renmark Primary BER opening 

A new Renmark Primary School hall and a library, built under the Federal Government Building Education Revolution (BER) program, was......

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

Support for needy, farmers

According to the official press release on the recent federal budget, the Gillard Government is investing an extra $83.3 million over the next four.....

 

ANZAC DAY SERVICE

Battle of Greece Commemorated

This year's ANZAC Day commemoration coincided with the 70th anniversary since the invasion of Greece and the Battle of Crete....

 

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Un-Australian practices

Disturbing new stories have emerged as this year's horror grape season is drawing closer to the end, with huge volumes of shiraz....

 

Riverland MP Tim Whetstone Speaks to Greek Tribune

One year after his election to the State Parliament, Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone gave an interview to the editor of the Greek Tribune....

 

SA Government to maintain fruit fly stations

Fruit growers say the South Australian Government's decision not to close the night shift at two quarantine stations has saved the economy.....

 

ON ANZAC WEEKEND

Author of “Diggers and Greeks” to visit Renmark

An Australian Military Historian, Dr Maria Hill will be visiting Renmark during the coming ANZAC weekend and...

 

Larger citrus crop predicted in 2011

The Riverland is set to benefit from a larger citrus crop in 2011 according to the South Australian Citrus Industry Development Board...

 

Need for urgent action to avert more disasters

Seeing your article on the heavy rain in the Riverland area, I hope you might be willing to publish my letter to the editor.

 

Grapes rejected by wineries

South Australian wineries refuse to accept Riverland wine grapes, claiming that they haven't got the required level of sugar...

 

Berri Hospital redevelopment to begin in May

The $41 million redevelopment of the Riverland Regional Hospital at Berri is a step closer, with approval of the concept plans.

 

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

Worst season in 30 years

Many stone fruit growers in South Australia's Riverland will not be able to cover their costs this year, following a horrific season...

 

From the Editor’s Desk

More difficult times ahead

During the difficult years of the drought, the Federal Government implemented a range of measures designed to assist struggling farmers...

 

"All the rivers run" south

More heavy rains are predicted in the next few days for Queensland where more than 200,000 people in 13 council districts have so far been...

 

From the Editors Desk

Keep the Riverland Fruit fly free

The announcement by the State Government on 22 December that a Riverland man had been caught at a random roadblock carrying...

 

 

 

 

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