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Water allocations to stay at 18 per cent
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Harman is concerned about the future of many Riverland growTHE stagnant level of irrigation ers as resources tighten and the allocations has growers fearing possibility of the price of water they will be unable to afford to increasing. “Grape prices are spiralling purchase more water. River Murray Minister Kar- down,” he said. “At the top end of the range, lene Maywald announced yesterday that water allocations would costs are still going up. “We have got to lease more remain at 18 per cent for the remainder of the irrigation year, water in to survive. “I’ve got a prompting fears of sneaking suspicion skyrocketing water that the price of prices. water will be very “We are all I’ve got a sneaking high.” in very uncertain suspicion that the It is a scary realtimes,” she said. ity for Mr Harman, “There is enor- price of water will be who said a lot of mous pressure on very high. people will be conour entire commusidering taking the nity as the drought exit package before deepens.” the cut off date of Minister MayJune 30. wald urged grow“I’ve got a funny feeling that ers to think about all the options available such as exit packages, if I won’t know where to go in six they are contemplating leaving to 10 months time with no water and no crops to grow,” he said. the industry. “It will be a spiral effect right “Hopefully people in tough times will make decisions that are through the community and inbetter for them in the long term,” dustry.” she said. ■ Continued Page 12 Loxton grape grower Peter By BRAD PERRY
■ GLAMOUR: Preparing for this weekend’s Make A Wish Foundation Red Carpet Dinner fundraiser were (from left) Darrell Smith, Robyn Blight, Dallas Zeliff and Anne Smith. Full story Page 12. Photo: JANE WILSON
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It is extremely important for the region and every bit extra that they spend will help the regionâ€™s economy. ~
Renae Harman â€“ Page 3
RESIDENTS in the Lake Bonney district are being urged to attend a meeting to discuss future developments in the area. - Full report, Page 5 THE Riverland Weeklyâ€™s snappers were out and about over the Easter long weekend catching all of the holiday fun. â€“ Full report, Pages 6 to 9
Word of the week MANAGEMENT (noun): The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control: management of a crisis.
The idea of it is to keep government and bureaucratic representatives and councils at an armâ€™s length. ~ Ian Penno â€“ Page 5
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Physio service return
Zoo favourite dies
Alcopops tax back
Fiji shuts down ABC
PHYSIOTHERAPY services are again being offered by the Riverland Regional Health Service in Loxton. The return of services starts today and will operate on Mondays and Fridays. The services are available to community members through Home and Community Care.
ADELAIDE Zooâ€™s beloved orangutan Pusung has died from a respiratory infection similar to the common cold, Adelaidenow reports. Zoos South Australia says respiratory infection is a common cause of death in older male orangutans. Pusung was 31 years old - middleaged in primate terms.
LEGISLATION to resurrect the alcopops tax and validate revenue already collected will be introduced when parliament returns next month, The Australian reports. Health Minister Nicola Roxon said the Governmentâ€™s alcopops policy was a success as it dramatically reduced sales of the ready-todrink beverages.
FRANK Bainimaramaâ€™s military regime is forcing the ABC to shut down its radio transmitters in Fiji to limit â€œnegativeâ€? reports about the governmentâ€™s undemocratic rule, The Australian reports. The broadcaster says it has been ordered to close its FM relay stations in the capital, Suva, and in the tourist town of Nadi.
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