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1st-31st - Waikerie Santa’s Cave. Craf shop to
purchase hand-made gifs, toys and treasures
suitable for the whole family. Photos with
Santa available. Groups, coaches are welcome.
Bookings appreciated. Located at the Waikerie
Insttute, McCoy Street, Waikerie.
7th-31st - The Man Cave exhibiton at Rain
Moth Gallery, Peake Terrace, Waikerie.
24th - Christmas Eve outdoor service at the
Waikerie Lutheran Church on Cates Avenue.
Phone Tim Hensel on 0407 600 293.
1st-31st - The Man Cave exhibiton at Rain
Moth Gallery, Peake Terrace, Waikerie.
5th-16th - Australian Multi Class Gliding
National Championships at the Waikerie
Gliding Club. Phone club president Bill
Mudge on 8541 3570 for more details.
24th - Waikerie Australia Day Extravaganza at
the town oval from 6pm. Food and drink stalls,
children’s entertainment, community award
presentatons, huge ﬁresworks display. Entry is
$2 for adults, $1 for children under 15. For more
informaton, phone: 8541 3472.
25th - Bruno Bay ﬁreworks spectacular at the
Cobdogla Football Oval. Live band High Voltage
salutes AC/DC with support band Hard Rock.
Gates open at 6pm, $5 admission and children
under 12 enter for free. Fully catered, no BYO and
all proceeds to Make-a-Wish Foundaton.
1st-28th - The Man Cave exhibiton at Rain Moth
Gallery, Peake Terrace, Waikerie.
LOCAL volunteers were
greeted with a visit from
shadow volunteers minister
Rachel Sanderson during
her tour of the region with
Member for Chaffey Tim
Whetstone last week.
Ms Sanderson visited
volunteers in Waikerie,
Renmark, Berri, Loxton and
She said she enjoyed speaking
with locals to gain a better
understanding of issues facing
volunteers in the Riverland.
"Tim is a terrific local
member and he has been very
proactive in getting the shadow
ministers to visit the area," she
"I was here visiting on my
specific portfolios --- higher
education, social housing,
volunteers and youth.
"It was a great visit, and I was
able to speak with many local
volunteers about their issues."
Ms Sanderson said she also
paid a visit to volunteers at
Waikerie's Meals on Wheels
branch and Santa's Cave.
"The Santa's Cave is a
great tourism attraction for
Waikerie," she said.
"I also visited Meals on
Wheels, which is a fantastic
"For a town the size of
Waikerie, I was surprised at the
amount of people who get meals
"I am involved in Meals on
Wheels in Prospect and I thought
in a metropolitan area we would
have a lot more clients, but it's
only about double.
"I think it is really important
for older people to make sure
they are eating well and take
advantage of the Meals on
(left) with Waikerie
Meals on Wheels
along with Member
for Chaffey Tim
her recent visit.
Local volunteers in the spotlight
and citrus industry leader
Peter Walker will act as the
new Destination Riverland
The former DR board
member will lead the eight-
person team, with the assistance
of former SA Tourism and DR
board member Deb Alexander.
Former Minister for Tourism
Joan Hall retired from the DR
board after serving three years.
The formation of DR was
a local initiative by Riverland
councils, RDA Murraylands
and Riverland and local tourism
business operators in response
to South Australia's new Re-
gional Tourism Growth model
introduced in 2011.
"Without the support of the
councils, none of our achieve-
ments would have been possible,
including the opportunity for a
well-promoted Riverland to be
an important economic driver
for the region," said Mrs Hall.
Mrs Hall said she was
pleased to see Peter Walker and
Deb Alexander continuing to
play important leadership roles
in Riverland tourism.
new DR chair THE Waikerie Public
Library is exploring space,
science and Australia Day
during its January school
The program is suitable for
children aged between 5 to 10,
with children under 5 needing to
be accompanied by a parent or
The first sessions include
creating balloon rockets and
models of the planet Saturn.
These workshops will be held on
Wednesday, January 7, and Friday,
Children will then have the
chance to become scientists for a
day, participating in experiments
on Wednesday, January 14, and
Friday, January 16.
The final workshops include
making Australian flags and
thongs and will be held on
Wednesday, January 21, and Friday,
All sessions run from 10.30am
For more information, contact
the Waikerie Public Library on
January school holiday program out now
Council has provided
properties affected by
the recent bushfires
near Angaston and
four graders, four water
trucks and a number of
staff to assist the Country
Fire Service (CFS) at the
Angaston and Springton
fires on Tuesday, Decem-
Council staff and
equipment worked into
the night to provide as-
sistance, and helped
with containment lines
to ensure the fire was
Mid Murray Mayor
Dave Burgess said coun-
cil would cotninue to
assist the CFS and the
"The Mid Murray
Council will provide
whatever assistance we
can or help co-ordinate
support to those affected
by these fires," he said.
Mid Murray and
Barossa Local Recovery
Mardi Jennings said her
group had also offerred
"The Bushfire Local
Recovery Committee will
also co-ordinate the pro-
vision of assistance to
those affected by these
fires," she said.
For information about
council's bushfire assis-
tance, contact chief ex-
ecutive officer Russell
Peate (0438 691 600) or
works director Greg Hill
(0447 873 235).
Assistance given to CFS and Angaston ﬁre victims
PETER Walker will lead the
region's peak tourism body,
Destination Riverland, as its new
FORECAST MIN/MAX FROST RISK
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RIVERLAND WEATHER SIX DAY OUTLOOK
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RIVER MURRAY DAILY DATA TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23RD
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Lock Three (Overland Corner) 9.85
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