‘Palm trees behind sheds’ the #1 fire hazard in the Riverland, top fire chief says

Every day the fire danger season looms closer and closer, and changes are needing to be made to ensure a safe and fire-free summer. With the growing threat of fires, the Riverland Fire Chief Bernie Palmer has provided some safety tips to residents of the region, including a surprising hazard that not many people areContinue reading “‘Palm trees behind sheds’ the #1 fire hazard in the Riverland, top fire chief says”

New Berri pet store delayed as exotic animal ownership laws tighten

There may be delays with the opening of Berri’s new pet store, a council spokesperson claims, after SA’s new laws on exotic animal ownership comes into effect. The new laws require a 3-month training course to receive the necessary license to sell or own exotic animals as pets. While originally boasting a large variety ofContinue reading “New Berri pet store delayed as exotic animal ownership laws tighten”

Driverless bus heads for the highway; ‘Bonney’ to offer rides between Berri and Barmera

With the success of Renmark’s driverless bus trial, it appears that other towns have taken notice. Barmera is especially keen on the idea, with plans underway to implement its own driverless bus by the end of the year. Named ‘Bonney’, the bus will travel from the Berri CBD all the way up to Lake BonneyContinue reading “Driverless bus heads for the highway; ‘Bonney’ to offer rides between Berri and Barmera”

Brave local anti-vaxxer declared no threat; ‘he’s single, no friends, people actively avoid him’

Local anti-vaxxer and anti-masker Hugh Joeff has been declared ‘no threat’, by the Covid Risk Analysis Board, after a through study on his lifestyle revealed he’s avoided by almost everyone. “People actually go out of their way to avoid him.” “His potential to infect is incredibly low, despite being unvaccinated and refusing to wear aContinue reading “Brave local anti-vaxxer declared no threat; ‘he’s single, no friends, people actively avoid him’”

3 year-old fined $1000 after failing to complete COVID check-in

‘Have you checked in?’; This is the question we’re all being asked these days. With a mandatory check-in system in place, SAPOL is reminding the public that everyone is required to check-in. “When we say everyone, we really do mean everyone.” “There’s no exceptions to the rules, every single living human who enters a businessContinue reading “3 year-old fined $1000 after failing to complete COVID check-in”

Renmark Roundabout Removal; ‘keep complaining and we’ll remove more,’ mayor states

A shock announcement from the mayor of Renmark has been made today, in which he’s ordered for the removal of the roundabout at the intersection of Renmark Avenue and 18th Street. This announcement comes as a response to the public’s request for a roundabout near McDonald’s on 21st Street, a request that the mayor saysContinue reading “Renmark Roundabout Removal; ‘keep complaining and we’ll remove more,’ mayor states”

Riverland Railway approval; council plans to phase out trucks by 2025

Choo choo! Trains are coming to the Riverland! The mayor of the Riverland has today unveiled a long term plan to introduce infrastructure to support the implementation of a rail network in the Riverland region. The plan, when complete, will introduce passenger and cargo trains that will travel throughout the Riverland and beyond. “It’s goingContinue reading “Riverland Railway approval; council plans to phase out trucks by 2025”

Mask alternative – doctors suggest pacifiers ‘for the adult babies who cry about having to wear a mask’

The Centre of Health and Infectious Local Diseases (CHILD) has made an announcement today on the topic of covid restrictions, including the rules about mask usage. Due to rising covid cases, including the notorious delta variant, it’s been necessary to have increased precautions in place. “Masks have to be worn, but there is an alternative.”Continue reading “Mask alternative – doctors suggest pacifiers ‘for the adult babies who cry about having to wear a mask’”

Pride month in the Riverland; ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, bi, trans, or even from Monash, you’re welcome here,’ mayor states

It’s pride month, the time of year where we celebrate a diversity of sexual orientations, or if you’re a business, capitalise on it with token gestures of acceptance. The mayor of the Riverland has made a statement on the topic, which has has touched the hearts of many. “Be proud, Riverlanders” “It doesn’t matter ifContinue reading “Pride month in the Riverland; ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, bi, trans, or even from Monash, you’re welcome here,’ mayor states”

‘Berri Riverfront Backpackers’ luxury apartments to be completed by the end of 2021

Construction on the new backpacker’s luxury apartments on the Berri Riverfront is running ‘ahead of schedule’, according to the Berri council. With the project moving quickly, it’s expected to be completed by the end of 2021, and in full operation for the start of the 2022 harvest season. “It’s going to be great for theContinue reading “‘Berri Riverfront Backpackers’ luxury apartments to be completed by the end of 2021”