Reserve Bank pays respect to Queen Elizabeth by flying interest rate raise at half-percent

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II has been a shock to the world. Australia is particularly close to the royal family, and many organisations today will be flying their flags at half-mast as a sign of respect. The Reserve Bank of Australia however, has taken quite a different approach. “It was the right thing toContinue reading “Reserve Bank pays respect to Queen Elizabeth by flying interest rate raise at half-percent”

Berri Bridge celebrates 25th anniversary with new guided bridge climbing experiences

It’s been 25 years since the iconic Berri Bridge finished construction, connecting the land between Berri and Loxton. While residents have praised the functionality of the bridge, many have also celebrated its beauty, and after receiving many suggestions, the council has finally approved a business to start offering bridge climbs. ‘Berri Bridge Xtreme Climbing Adventures’Continue reading “Berri Bridge celebrates 25th anniversary with new guided bridge climbing experiences”

Concerns in Canberra as ‘foot-in-mouth’ disease runs rampant in parliament house

The highly contagious and devastating ‘foot in mouth disease’ is hastily making it’s way through the parliament house. Experts are warning that this could be the largest outbreak of the disease in Canberra since the 1990’s. “It is incredibly concerning,” claims Dr Beau Vine. “We’ve not seen an outbreak like this in the capital sinceContinue reading “Concerns in Canberra as ‘foot-in-mouth’ disease runs rampant in parliament house”

“It’s not fair” claim local drug users, as growers move away from marijuana to the more lucrative vegetable market

The Australian economy is currently going through a devastating period. With the cost of living going up, and the cost of raw materials going up, many industries have suffered. However, local farmers are bringing in record profits, as the cost of fruit and vegetables has skyrocketed in recent months. This has led many residents toContinue reading ““It’s not fair” claim local drug users, as growers move away from marijuana to the more lucrative vegetable market”

Police warn of invasive cannabis plants found growing in Riverland farms

SA Police in conjunction with PIRSA have made an announcement today, on a new outbreak of an invasive plant. After a weekend operation targeting farm properties, police discovered cannabis plants growing in every single one. SA Police spokesperson Sgt. Biggs explains: “We located several cannabis plants growing at the first property we searched. At firstContinue reading “Police warn of invasive cannabis plants found growing in Riverland farms”

Strong link between ‘vehicles or animals’ as profile pictures, and not understanding satire, a new study reveals

A stunning report from the CSIRO has been released today, giving some insights into social science regarding Facebook users. “A user with a profile picture that features not themselves, but rather a vehicle or an animal, is up to 80% more likely to not understand satire.” “It’s been a phenomenon for a while, and I’mContinue reading “Strong link between ‘vehicles or animals’ as profile pictures, and not understanding satire, a new study reveals”

Student smoking area’s ‘lack of ashtrays’ to blame for last week’s fire at Berri Regional Secondary College

A fire set ablaze a classroom last week at Berri Regional Secondary College, causing over $80,000 in damages. The local fire department was quick to act, and managed to prevent the fire spreading to other buildings. A thorough investigation was immediately started to find out the cause, and the fire investigators believe they have discoveredContinue reading “Student smoking area’s ‘lack of ashtrays’ to blame for last week’s fire at Berri Regional Secondary College”

Cosi impersonator claims “not a big deal”, after caught dumping trailer-load of old car batteries and tyres in the Murray River

You may have seen him on television or online, ‘South Aussie with Cosi’ has been exploring the region for the last ten years, although now he is in the spotlight for a completely different reason. On Sunday 22nd of June, an Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello impersonator was caught dumping a trailer-load of old car batteries andContinue reading “Cosi impersonator claims “not a big deal”, after caught dumping trailer-load of old car batteries and tyres in the Murray River”

Tony Pasin releases EDM track in last-ditch effort to win over young voters

Tony Pasin has surprised his electorate today with the release of a bizarre new music track. Produced by Pasin himself, the short 1-minute track features vocals from Pasin, who is now under the alias of ‘Tony Bassin’. This shocking artistic endeavour comes after devastatingly low polling results for Pasin amongst the younger voters, with thisContinue reading “Tony Pasin releases EDM track in last-ditch effort to win over young voters”

Sturt Highway upgrade: Barmera intersection to receive multimillion dollar makeover to improve efficiency

Road works have officially begun. The intersection east of Barmera on the Old Sturt Highway is set to receive a complete makeover, with the SA department of Infrastructure and Transport dedicating a whopping $30m towards the project. The aim of the project is to increase efficiency and make it easier to navigate, as the currentContinue reading “Sturt Highway upgrade: Barmera intersection to receive multimillion dollar makeover to improve efficiency”