Issue No. 159 – Thursday, January 6, 2011
Distributed free every Thursday throughout the Riverland
Circulating 14,500 copies each week
New year celebrations
SARDI considers merger
■ MAKING A SPLASH: Visitors at Lake Bonney Holiday Park, in Barmera, can’t get enough of the water trampoline.
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Hundreds of visitors are getting into the swing of the summer season, packing out parks and hotels across the region during the holiday break.
Photo: JANE WILSON
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Come and try! Classical ballet -
New Year’s Eve in Morgan
Tuesday January 25, 9.30 - 11.30
Phone 8582 5500 • Fax 8582 5505 • www.riverlandweekly.com.au
Tap dancing -
Why I live here . . .
Thursday January 27, 9.30 - 11.30
No charge All regular classes commence Monday January 31 2011.
Wake up to research cuts
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Zumba is back Chaffey Theatre School Holiday Program LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (M) Fri Jan 7, at 8pm Sat Jan 8, at 8pm HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 1 (M) Tue Jan 11, at 2pm Wed Jan 12, at 2pm & 7pm Thurs Jan 13, at 2pm & 7pm DUE DATE (MA 15+) Fri Jan 14, at 8pm Sat Jan 15, at 8pm
MEGAMIND (PG) Tues Jan 18, at 2pm & 7pm Wed Jan 19 at 10am & 2pm CATS & DOGS: The revenge of Kitty Galore (G) LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS (PG)
Thurs Jan 20, at 1pm Fri Jan 21, at 1pm
A WISE figure told me the Riverland was once the hub of agricultural research. We had people on the ground discovering cures for diseases and pushing horticultural and agricultural industries forward. Don’t get me wrong, there are still many dedicated individuals out there doing these jobs. However, there have been major cuts in funding and now the research that used to be achieved by a group of people is left to individuals. Today we read about the fresh fruit and dried fruit industries teaming together to access funding for a news stonefruit variety program. One must ask, without cuts to research in the region, wouldn’t this sort of thing already have been happening? SARDI is also looking to merge with Adelaide University and maintain the level of research taking place within the region. SARDI is right when it says the Loxton Research Centre is a focal point when it comes to developing irrigation technology but in the eyes of those who have the power, how much of a focal point is the Riverland?
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) Tue Jan 25, at 2pm & 7pm Thurs Jan 27, at 2pm & 7pm
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Possible shower Min 23º. Max 35º
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fibrosis and diabetes and is jet skiing the length of the River Murray to raise awareness about organ donation. Coen will soon require a double lung transplant to save his
life. Greeting Coen at Renmark will be tv show The 7pm Project. Coen hopes to recruit 1000 new sigantories for organ donation during his trek.
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