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Garden thieves hit Waikerie homes
THIEVES continue to
target Waikerie homes and
businesses, uprooting and
Waikerie woman Rachel
Taverner's home has fallen
victim to the thefts since she
moved into her Coombe Tce
home in 2012.
She said she has lost count
of the number of plants
stolen from her property.
"They are mainly taken
from the front garden bed
and along the footpath," Ms
Taverner said. "But I have no-
ticed they go missing all over
the front yard.
"There are too many to
count and are all different
types and varieties."
Ms Taverner said the
thieves were partial to whole
plants, not just taking cuttings,
but pulling plants from the
"My neighbour across the
road caught them in the act a
few weeks ago and it was mid-
night on a Friday night.
"Someone else told me their
friend saw them up my drive-
way with shopping bags at 6am
on a Sunday."
Witnesses have described
seeing a tall skinny man and
a short blonde woman aged in
their late 30s to early 40s. The
thefts have been reported to
police. "I would really like it to
stop," Ms Taverner said.
"It is very frustrating and it
is a common problem through-
out the town."
Waikerie BankSA branch
manager Naomi Campbell
said the branch had also been
"I have had plants taken
from the front," she said.
"Mainly ground covers and
small pots of colour but not for
some years now as I stopped
planting because of this."
Witnesses or anyone with
information are asked to call
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
by JAYME KOCH
Taylorville teenager dies
A TAYLORVILLE teenager has
died after a single vehicle rollover
at Holder Siding about 10am on
Superintendent Bob Fauser, the offi-
cer in charge of South Australia Police's
Traffic Support Branch, said it appeared
a 17-year-old woman overcorrected after
getting caught in gravel, causing the
Toyota 4WD she was driving to slide and
roll several times.
The driver's sister, a 13-year-old girl,
was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospi-
tal in a critical condition, but later died.
Two 13-year-old boys and the driver
were also airlifted to Adelaide.
Supt Fauser said one boy, the de-
ceased's twin brother, was later released
from hospital, but the second boy, a
cousin, had serious head injuries. His
condition was downgraded from critical
to serious on Monday.
It is understood the driver sustained
serious but non-life threatening fractures.
Supt Fauser said all occupants of the
vehicle were from Taylorville.
Major Crash Investigators will contin-
ue to investigate the incident.
The girl's death brings the state's road
toll to 18.
A WAIKERIE house fire
which caused $150,000 damage
has prompted a warning from
the Country Fire Service (CFS)
of the importance of keeping
matches and cigarette lighters
out of the reach of children.
Mid Murray CFS captain Graeme
Ward said four people -- a mother,
two children and a newborn baby
less than a month old -- were home at
the McCutcheon Street property at
the time the fire ignited about 10am
"The fire started with children
playing with matches unsupervised
and is a reminder how it can go terri-
bly wrong in minutes," he said.
Mr Ward said the mother attempt-
ed to extinguish the blaze, but after
failing to do so, got her children and
herself out of the home and called
"It was a smart move," he said.
Neighbour Glen Schiller has lived
across the road for six years and said
he was doing a puzzle when he heard
a fire alarm going and went outside
"I thought 'why don't they just
turn it off ?' but then heard yelling
and glass breaking," he said.
"Luckily no one was injured...
there were four people that I know of
living there including a new baby and
they've obviously grabbed the baby
and got themselves out."
Nineteen Waikerie and Cadell CFS
members attended the fire at a two
bedroom yellow brick unit.
While Mr Ward said the fire was
under control within 20 minutes,
black smoke continued to billow for
at least an hour afterwards.
The unit next door was vacant and
Mr Ward said while there was a fire
wall in between the two properties,
the vacant property received minor
South Australia Police and SA
Ambulance Service paramedics also
attended the scene.
Meanwhile, Emergency Services
Minister Tony Piccolo has called for
South Australians to "butt out" to
prevent house fires.
Mr Piccolo said in the past three
years firefighters battled more than
500 house fires because cigarettes
were not properly extinguished.
The most common cause of fires
was people falling asleep while smok-
ing in bed or resting in the lounge
room and a failure to properly extin-
McCutcheon Street house
ﬁre prompts CFS warning
A HOUSE fi r e on McCutcheon Street has prompted
a warning from the Country Fire Service.
PHOTOS: Kaitlyn Opie
A DATE in an article in last week's
River News was incorrect.
In the article "Kevin's giant tomato a record
hopeful" it stated that the Cadell Harvest Festi-
val was on April 2. The correct date is April 4.
The River News apologises for any incon-
A NEW university campus will open in
Adelaide this year.
Torrens University Australia is the nation's
40th comprehensive university and is in its
second year of operation.
Waikerie people looking to pursue further
study will be able to do so online, or on campus.
Mark Falvo said the university offered
hybrid study options and scholarships to both
undergraduate and postgraduate students.
People can visit www.tua.edu.au for more
information, or to apply.
New city university
FORECAST MIN/MAX FROST RISK
UPPER LEVEL LOWER LEVEL FLOW SALINITY
RIVERLAND WEATHER SIX DAY OUTLOOK
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RIVER MURRAY DAILY DATA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11TH
Data courtesy of SA Water - Berri Operations Unit
Wednesday March 18
Thursday March 19
Friday March 20
Saturday March 21
Sunday March 22
Monday March 23
Lock Three (Overland Corner) 9.82
Lock Two (Taylorville)
Lock One (Blanchetown)
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