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■ COST OF EATING: Renmark’s Tanya Shugg and her daughter Jorja well know the cost of buying gluten free food and are among a number of local people calling for government support for sufferers. Full story, Page 4
GET ON THE BOOM MP urges locals to make use of futures funds
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IT IS TIME for Riverland businesses to “look outside the square” and embrace the imminent mining boom by becoming a resources hub. Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said the region has skills, expertise and assets to offer, with the potential to adapt
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several businesses to reap the benefits from the mining industry. Berri based manufacturer JMA Engineering, which last week received $250,000 from the Riverland Sustainable Futures Fund to upgrade its grit blasting facilities, is an example of how the local industry can contribute to the mining boom, according to Mr Whetstone.
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“There is a lot of money going to be spent in the mining sector and I think it’s up to us to look outside the square and perhaps we can adapt businesses that suit the need for the huge amount of input to get this Olympic Dam project up and running and to support it,” he said. ■ Continued Page 5
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NAIDOC celebrations EDITORIAL BY
MONDAY marks the start of NAIDOC Week and the Riverland will join in to celebrate with a variety of different events. NAIDOC (National Aborigines & Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is designed to celebrate and share local indigenous culture and achievements. This year, celebrations will consist of a sports carnival, fishing competition, a hip hop workshop, a Blue Light Disco and a photographic competition. A march will be held this Monday from 9.30am in Berri, moving from Rowe Reserve to the riverfront for further celebrations. A church service and elders luncheon will also be held during the week, with a family day held next Friday at the Kungun Centre, Glossop.
Teeth to gnash over dump choice EXPECT to hear some gnashing of teeth out Monash way this week as local residents hear that the three councils have decided that the entrance way to the proposed regional waste facility be located opposite the award winning Mallee Fowl restaurant. Residents have already aired their grievances against such a proposal and will most likely again be vocal, particularly when they read that it has been suggested the situation “could have benefits for the restaurant”. Understandably, any discussion about dump locations becomes an emotive one, whether it be residential or environmental issues at the forefront. Those working on behalf of the three councils to develop the site for the dumps are going to need all of their available diplomacy as we go deeper into the proposal process. It is going to be a very sticky process for all concerned.
Good decision Well done to all of those involved in the decision to keep the Riverland Farmers’ Market at its current location. The call to move the popular Saturday morning event to the riverfront was fraught with danger, as you can never rely on the weather to do exactly what you want it to - it’s called Murphy’s Law. A move to the riverfront and one bad weather day, hot or cold, could have spelled disaster for all that the markets have built up since its inception. It is likely the market organisers will continue to look for a site to call their own, which will reap many positives for stallholders, along with the region. For now though, the Berri Senior Citizens’ Hall is the best place for the markets to be.
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