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RADIO 5RM and Riverland Rotary
Clubs are looking for nominations
for the region’s Citizen of the Year
Now in its 41st year, the 5RM River-
land Rotary Clubs’ Citizen of the Year
Award will again focus on recognising
outstanding contributions from Riverland
individuals and groups throughout 2017.
The annual award is presented to a
Riverland citizen who has given outstand-
ing service over a number of years to our
Last year it was Waikerie’s Henry
Mortimer, who was recognised for his ex-
traordinary commitment to the Waikerie
and district community at many levels.
The 5RM Riverland Rotary Clubs
Citizen of the Year Award, along with
the Young Person of the Year Award, and
the Event of the Year Award, will be an-
nounced at a prestigious awards dinner
on Friday, August 31, at the Berri Hotel.
Nomination forms are available from
Riverland Rotary clubs, local ouncil Offio-
ces, 5RM in Berri, or online at 5RM.com
and applications close Friday, August 3.
LOCAL Mayor Leon Stasinowsky
has confirmed he will stand for the
position again in the upcoming local
If elected again in November, it will be
Mr Stasinowsky’s third term in the District
Council of Loxton Waikerie role.
“I’ve had a lot of people from across the
whole council area encourage me to stand
again,” he said.
“I enjoy working with the community
to make the council area and the region
a better place to live in, to work in and do
With the Loxton sporting precinct proj-
ect due to commence later this year, Mr
Stasinowsky said he is hoping to see the
“It is the biggest thing certainly that has
ever happened in the council area,” he said.
“There is some exciting times around in
“There are some big projects that are
finally going to come to fruition.”
Mr Stasinowksy said he was unsure if
he would be met with competition for the
In 2014, he was elected unopposed, while
in 2010, Mr Stasinowsky overcame Bert
Haslam by 1194 votes for the role.
“See what happens come November,” Mr
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‘Stas’ stands for mayor again
DISTRICT Council of Loxton Waikerie Mayor
Leon Stasinowsky intends to stand again in
the next local council elections.
IN honour of
NAIDOC Week, a local
council is inviting the
community to join in
of the culture and
Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people
The District Council of
Loxton Waikerie and the
Waikerie Health Service
are holding a flag-raising
ceremony at the health ser-
vice today at 10am, with
NAIDOC story-telling and
craft activities afterwards at
the Waikerie Public Library.
NAIDOC Week celebra-
tions are held across the
country during July to cel-
ebrate the history, culture
and achievements of Ab-
original and Torres Strait
This year, the NAIDOC
Week theme is ‘Because of
her, we can’ – celebrating
indigenous women’s role in
the cultural, social and po-
litical survival of Aborigi-
The Mid Murray Council
(MMC), in conjunction with
the Mannum Aboriginal
(MACAI) are encouraging
the community to attend
the flag raising and smok-
ing ceremony on Friday
at 10.30am, in front of the
Mannum council office.
MMC Mayor Dave Bur-
gess said NAIDOC Week is
a “great opportunity” to cel-
ebrate the achievements of
the indigenous community.
“We look forward to part-
nering with MACAI for the
fourth year in a row to bring
a day which is all-inclusive,
builds strong families and
communities, and creates
mutual respect by coming
together,” he said.
Meanwhile, local schools
have been celebrating
NAIDOC Week at the end of
term two, with craft activi-
ties and indigenous perfor-
Ramco Primary School
students travelled to Waik-
erie Primary School last
week for a performance by
‘Mr Phil’, of Palm Island,
who taught the students in-
digenous dances, music and
told stories from his home.
Local NAIDOC Week
‘MR Phil’, of Palm Island, visited Waikerie Primary School last Wednesday for NAIDOC Week
to teach the students about indigenous dances, music and stories from his home.
PHOTO: Erin Williams
CATCH an upcoming
lunar eclipse from
Cambrai – the spot
rated as having South
Australia’s darkest sky.
Mid Murray Landcare
is holding a Specky Brecky
event on Friday, July 27 and
Saturday, July 28 at Mel-
Camp overnight and
enjoy one of nature’s
breathtaking shows, and
warm up with a sausage
sizzle from 6am the next day.
For more information or
to RSVP, call Chris Tugwell
on 0414 926 539.
Search for Riverland’s
citizen of the year
LAST year’s 5RM and the Riverland Rotary Clubs’ (from left) Young Person of the Year,
Andrew Crambrook, Citizen of the Year, Waikerie’s Henry Mortimer, and Waikerie’s Event
of the Year representative Jason Bald, on behalf of last year’s 36ers versus Shandong
basketball game with Loxton Waikerie council Mayor Leon Stasinowsky.
Witness Mid Murray’s dark sky
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