Our Lady of the River kicks off Easter celebration with sacrifice to the River Lady

“O lady of the river, take this sacrifice to the watery depths, and spare us from your wrath.” The Easter weekend is upon us, and while most Riverlanders are celebrating with chocolate eggs, this small Church in Berri has a rather unique way of starting the holiday. “It is a sacred tradition that dates backContinue reading “Our Lady of the River kicks off Easter celebration with sacrifice to the River Lady”

Police asking for public assistance after iconic Big Orange stolen overnight

Berri residents are in shock after an overnight heist has resulted in the town’s famous Big Orange landmark being illegally removed, and its current whereabouts being unknown. Weighing in at an impressive 15 tonnes and with a height of 15 meters, moving the structure is no easy feat, and SA Police are currently investigating atContinue reading “Police asking for public assistance after iconic Big Orange stolen overnight”

Riverland residents growing concerned after 2022 brings record number of grape spills on the roads

‘Dangerous’ and ‘preventable’; Those are the two words that a majority of Riverland residents have been using in the past few weeks when describing the numerous spillages of grapes across our busy roads. With the busy harvest season here, farmers are looking to maximise profits, and as a consequence trucks are being overfilled and insufficientlyContinue reading “Riverland residents growing concerned after 2022 brings record number of grape spills on the roads”

Berri Primary School adds forklift licence lessons to 2022 curriculum after receiving PM’s approval

Berri Primary School has anounced today their plans to introduce new forklift licence lessons for the 2022 curriculum, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison lowered the national forklift licence age to 12. With the change approved through parliament, it’s expected that most Riverland schools will follow suit. The forklift license lessons will begin as early asContinue reading “Berri Primary School adds forklift licence lessons to 2022 curriculum after receiving PM’s approval”

Novak Djokovic denied entry to Riverland after failing to dispose of fruit at Yamba Quarantine Station

Tennis world champion Novak Djokovic has once again fallen on hard times, after failing to dispose of a bag of oranges at the Yamba Quarantine Station. The world number 1 was set to defend his title at the upcoming Australian Open, hosted at the Cobdogla Tennis Courts, but is instead being deported from the RiverlandContinue reading “Novak Djokovic denied entry to Riverland after failing to dispose of fruit at Yamba Quarantine Station”

Right-handed people ‘90% more likely’ to catch covid – new study shows

Results from a shocking new study have been released today by the CSIRO’s infectious disease department, revealing insights into COVID-19’s infecting process. The study shows that right-handed people are 90% more likely to catch the virus over those who are left-handed. “This is possibly some of the most groundbreaking research we’ve ever seen into COVID-19’sContinue reading “Right-handed people ‘90% more likely’ to catch covid – new study shows”

Berri residents ‘afraid to leave the house’ as pack of wild dogs terrorises the town

The bustling town of Berri has come to a halt this week. A town so full of life has been reduced to desolate and lonely streets. The reason? An unruly pack of savage canines, patrolling the streets and attacking those who dare to leave their houses. Authorities are still investigating where the pack of dogsContinue reading “Berri residents ‘afraid to leave the house’ as pack of wild dogs terrorises the town”

Berri council enforces Rememberance Day ‘minute of silence’ with 1 hour of no power

Rememberance Day: The day where we reflect and remember those who sacrificed and served in the war. Traditionally in Australia, we participate in a minute of silence, starting at 11:00 am. The Berri council however, has taken a different approach this year, cutting off the entire town’s power supply for an hour. “A single minuteContinue reading “Berri council enforces Rememberance Day ‘minute of silence’ with 1 hour of no power”

Barmera residents ‘furious’, as council continues to refuse to drain the lake

Barmera residents have once again taken to the streets in protest, as the council has made the statement today that they still have ‘no current plans’ to drain Lake Bonney. This statement has caused outrage amongst the townspeople, many of whom say the lake is ‘unsightly’, and ‘scaring off tourists’. “It’s an eyesore, nobody hereContinue reading “Barmera residents ‘furious’, as council continues to refuse to drain the lake”

Loxton public toilet upgrade; TVs and canteen included in the $2m renovations

The Loxton Council has today announced it’s final plans for the renovations of the outdated main street public toilets. With the goal of creating ‘the public toilets of the future’, the council has invested a hefty $2,000,000 into the project. The council has promised TVs, a canteen with dine-in options, and even a fully licensedContinue reading “Loxton public toilet upgrade; TVs and canteen included in the $2m renovations”