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THE Waikerie community
is unimpressed by the
theft of a new Christmas
decoration that had only
been installed for less than
Last Saturday night, a
white kangaroo ‘snow white
boomer’, part of a Christ-
mas decoration set installed
underneath Waikerie’s CBD
Christmas Norfolk pine, was
The Waikerie Men’s Shed,
which makes the Christmas
decoration cut-outs for the
Waikerie community, is disap-
pointed about the theft.
President of the Waikerie
Men’s Shed Bob Kemp said
members were disappointed
that some people think it is
okay to steal decorations.
“The Christmas decoration
set we made and installed
under the pine tree included
white kangaroos, Santa in his
sleigh and some candy canes,”
Mr Kemp said.
“It’s not funny and we
are disgusted the offenders
thought they could just walk
away with one of the decora-
tive white Christmas kanga-
roos we had made.
“We put a lot of time and
effort into producing the deco-
rations to help make our town
look good for Christmas, and
it’s not on.
“These decorations cost
money and add a lot of value
to the look of the town for the
community and visitors.
“We had specifically secured
the cut-out decorations with
metal stakes, deep into the
ground, particularly in light of
last year’s experience, when a
life-size Santa cut-out was stolen
,from Waikerie’s Pioneer Park.
“We are aware someone
witnessed the theft of the white
kangaroo, so we would like to
have returned as soon as pos-
“It can be returned anony-
mously underneath the pine
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Brazen thief steals new
THE Christmas decoration set underneath Waikerie’s Norfolk pine tree in the CBD area and made by
the Waikerie Men’s Shed had one of its cut-out kangaroos stolen last Saturday. PHOTO: Erin Williams
INTERESTED in presenting an
event for South Australia’s annual
History Festival in May 2018?
Come along and meet the State History
Festival team, find out what’s in store for
the 2018 festival and share your ideas with
other event organisers this Friday at the
A workshop is planned for Waikerie and
hosted by Waikerie & District Historical So-
ciety (WDHS) and chair Julie Webber said
South Australia’s History Festival is held
annually for the month of May.
“The History Festival workshop in
Waikerie aims to run as an ideas exchange
where people keen to run an event, big or
small, can come along and discuss ideas,”
Ms Webber said.
“The festival explores South Australia’s
history through hundreds of events held
throughout the state.
“The events range from talks to tours;
walks to workshops; exhibitions to special
“This event is a great chance to locals
to come along and find out more about the
The 2017 Festival hosted approximately
350 event organisers presenting almost 600
events across the state and had an overall
attendance of 125,000 people.
Next year will be the 15th History Fes-
Those interested in attending the Waike-
rie workshop this Friday can register online
at https://hf-waikerie.eventbrite.com.au or
2018 History Festival workshop for Waikerie
ON page three (The
River News, Wednesday,
November 22) was an
article titled ‘Quast
makes an exit’.
In the article, District
Council of Loxton Waik-
erie councillor Trevor
Quast is quoted as saying,
“... would leave the cham-
bers during discussions
about the Loxton Research
This is incorrect.
It should have read,
The River News apolo-
gises for any confusion.
‘Quast makes an exit’ correction
A MAN was driving under the
influence of methamphetamine in
Morgan on Sunday.
Police stopped the 30-year-old man from
Parafield Gardens on Cadell Road, Morgan,
just before 4pm.
He was drug tested and allegedly re-
turned a positive reading for methamphet-
Police checks also revealed he had never
held a driver’s licence.
He was reported and will be summonsed
to attend the Waikerie Magistrate’s Court.
POLICE caught a man drink
driving on the streets of Waikerie
about midnight on Friday.
A patrol stopped the 55-year-old man
on Lawrie Terrace for a random breath
The Waikerie man was reported for
drink driving after he allegedly returned
a blood alcohol reading of 0.081.
He was issued a six-month loss of
licence, had his car impounded for 28
days, and will be summonsed to attend
the Waikerie Magistrates Court at a later
1b Ian Oliver Drive, Waikerie
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