Home' The River News : December 17th 2014 Contents 6 - Christmas Greetings 2014
Lic No. BLD7999
Graeme, Michelle and
staff would like to wish
their valued clients and
friends a Merry
Christmas and Happy
Ph 8541 3587
Mob: 0428 839 580
Chris, Robyn, Sharon,
James and Susi would
like to wish you and
your family a
Christmas and a safe
and Happy New Year
We wish to advise that we will be
closed from 1pm, 24th December and
Re-opening 5th January, 2015
For all enquiries during this period contact
Chris on 0427 887 224
Available 24 hours, seven
After hours agricultural parts and
spray unit parts phone 0428 412 288
Workshop Closed December 25 and re-opening Jan 5th
24 Hour Towing
McKAYS AUTO & AG CENTRE
& McKAYS TOWING
McKAYS AUTO & AG CENTRE
& McKAYS TOWING
wish all their clients a Merry Christmas and a
Prosperous New Year.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2015.
We will be closed from Thursday 25th December 2014
and re-opening Friday January 2nd, 2015
SHOWER BAG PACK
15 McCoy Street, Waikerie
Come and see Teresa and Kerry
The Cutting Edge Hair Salon
SHOWER BAG PACK
150ml leave-in treatment/styling
Visitors to Waikerie’s new caravan and
recreational vehicle (RV) rest stop
were being encouraged to explore
the town via a new welcome sign.
The District Council of Loxton Waikerie
established the dump point/rest area earlier
this year in a bid to draw in more caravan and
RV users off the Sturt Highway.
Chief executive officer Peter Ackland said
the sign was developed in consultation
with representatives from the Waikerie
District Community Committee, Riverland
West Chamber of Commerce and Waikerie
Waikerie A grade midfielder Tim
Bevan won the 2014 Whillas Medal
with 20 votes at the Riverland
Football League (RFL) presentations.
Bevan said he was surprised to poll in so
“I am really honoured to win,” he added.
It was revealed that a type of sushi fish
would be the first product of a multi-
million-dollar aquaculture farm to be built
at Waikerie next year.
Western king prawns had been A-Culture
Holdings Pty Ltd’s first choice for its project’s
first stage, with a spokesman saying trials of
the species by the South Australian Research
and Development Institute last year had been
However, the developers decided more
work was required before starting commercial
production, opting to grow yellowtail kingfish
before considering the prawn species for the
project’s second stage.
Patients and staff of the Waikerie
Medical Centre were enjoying new
specialist treatment and consulting
rooms, along with renovated offices, thanks
to an extension of the 30-year-old building.
The upgrades included six new consulting
rooms, with a dedicated ambulance bay,
three treatment rooms and a larger waiting
The old treatment rooms were converted
into office and storage spaces, and a room
was made available for video conferencing.
Bicycle SA Annual Tour participants
enjoyed a nine-day visit to the
Riverland that included overnight
stays at Swan Reach, Morgan, Waikerie and
About 180 cyclists – more than half from
interstate – and a support crew camped at
local towns as they made their way from
Mannum to Renmark.
Local community groups received
donations for providing catering to visitors
along the way.
The tour included the option of a scenic
route around Waikerie and a Loch Luna
cruise, along with dinner at Banrock Station.
Locals in need of an affordable internet
service were being encouraged to
attend a community meeting on the
Ramco’s Kathy Elliott and James Lochert
teamed up with local stakeholders to invite
Adelaide-based internet provider Uniti
Wireless to the region.
The meeting aimed to gauge the
community’s broadband needs.
Waikerie was flooded with a sea
of Harley Davidson motorcycles
when it hosted the South
Australian chapter of the Harley Owners
Group (HOG) rally.
More than 250 motorcycles converged on
Waikerie for the group’s annual rally, which
included a show ‘n’ shine event and thunder
run through town.
The rally was officially opened by District
Council of Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon
Stasinowsky at the Waikerie Football Club.
Alack of volunteers to help run
Waikerie Playgroup put the service at
risk of folding.
Playgroup was run every Friday during the
school term for children aged up to five years.
Committee members raised concerns over
a lack of people willing to help out.
Co-ordinator Karen Collins said without
volunteers to assist with basic tasks, the
program would no longer be available to
local children and their parents.
Waikerie won two awards at the
KESAB Sustainable Communities
Awards, taking home Best
Community in the Murray region and the
KESAB Community Engagement Programs
manager Alex Hammett said Waikerie was the
only Riverland entry in the Best Community
category, and its application was convincing.
“ Waikerie would have been tough to beat
in this category,” she said.
“ The town is consistent and committed to
THE Kuchel family, of Waikerie, organised to have more than 1000 purple balloons
released into the sky across Waikerie. The demonstration was in memory of their
late son and brother, Kyle, who died from neuroblastoma at age five.
WAIKERIE’S A grade team won the Riverland Football League grand
final. The Magpies defeated Barmera-Monash by 34 points at Berri.
A VISIT from The
(left) and Jenna
(right) to Waikerie
Mitre 10 included
a sausage sizzle
who has been
with a pilocytic
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