Home' The Murray Pioneer : September 16th 2014 Contents 2 - “THE MURRAY PIONEER” www.murraypioneer.com.au Tuesday, September 16, 2014
RIVER SALINITY: Lock 5, 193, EC units; Berri 184;
Waikerie na; Loxton 212; Morgan 230.
RIVER LEVELS: Lock 5 u.s 16.43; Berri 13.25;
Waikerie 6.5; Loxton 9.9; Lock 2 u.s . 6.37
Lock 1 u.s. 3.49
RIVER FLOW TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA: 5817
PREVIOUS MAX TEMPERATURES:
Sept 15th - na
Sept 13th - 24.0 Sept 11th - 20.9
Sept 14th - 28.0 Sept 12th - 19.3 Sept 10th - 21 .8
4/21°C 2/19°C Mod
Tue. Sept. 16th – 9am SW23 3pm SW23
Wed. Sept. 17th – 9am WSW18 3pm WSW26
Thur. Sept. 18th - 9am SSE7 3pm S14
Fri. Sept. 19th- 9am E10 3pm E10
Sat. Sept. 20th - 9am NNE13 3pm N16
4/22°C 2/21°C Mod
chance of isolated showers in
the west in the morning. Winds SW
15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late
Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming S/SW 15 to 20 km/h during
o, no, no, no.” The voice came
from a woman with a kind face
who looked younger than she probably
was, but still had the unmistakable
lines of experience and wisdom across
“Honestly, it’s no trouble,” I said,
reaching for her little purple bag in the
“No! That bag weighs 11 kilos,
you are too small for that,” she said it
with an Asian accent I couldn’t quite
put my finger on (and with such force
that we had attracted a crowd in the
I looked at her, she was almost
half my height (and probably had the
weight to match).
“I think YOU’RE too small for
that!” I said with a smile.
She laughed, then defiantly put her
hand up – the argument was settled,
and I didn’t win it.
I remember to respect my elders.
She thanked me (though I don’t
know what for) and we parted ways.
I don’t know what it is about trav-
elling that drives people to want to
look out for one another, or maybe it
was just a mothering nature that par-
ticular woman couldn’t turn off. But
moments like that when you travel...
those are the ones that really stand out
Last year I went on my first ever
I took you guys with me, so I
thought it not only right, but com-
pletely imperative that you be here for
my second. As such, I’m currently sit-
ting on the balcony of a hotel in Kona,
And yes, at the age of 23, I feel
really lucky to be sitting in this posi-
tion, so I’m soaking up the sun and
making a concerted effort (not hard)
to lap up every moment.
The people here are so friendly;
you’re greeted with an “aloha”
every time you enter a shop, go for a
walk on the beach, or whenever you
exit your hotel.
And, while nothing can be quite
as beautiful as a Riverland sunset,
Hawaii’s sun-kissed sky, nesting
above its bright blue ocean as waves
crash into the rocks on the edge of the
water... well that comes pretty close.
There’s also a rich history here,
volcanoes (which we’re going to
see in the next couple of days), and
this real laid back lifestyle that all
Riverlanders can really appreciate.
The friendly smiles remind me of
home, which is nice because I already
Aloha, Riverland. Hawaii has a
lot to share with us over the next two
Aloha, from Kona!
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I don’t know what it is about travelling that
drives people to want to look out for one another...
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(continued from page 1)
“The weekend showed exactly why
we should have the grand final there,” said
Eleftheriadis, who has also coached Loxton
North and Barmera-Monash.
“The crowd was good, the atmosphere
was good and the oval was good. It’s really a
“It’s about showcasing your biggest game in
the best possible way.
“It’s hard not to be seen as parochial, but it’s
a great venue to have grand finals.”
Eleftheriadis was adamant an arrangement
could be reached so all clubs benefited from
such a move.
“Everyone wants a share of the spoils and it
could quite easily be worked out,” he said.
PAGES 21-24 MORE RFL COVERAGE
All grand finals at Berri?
Local students were among
thousands of children across the
nation who had the chance to be
teachers last Thursday as part of
the Target Kids Teaching Kids
Riverland children organised inter-
active lessons to teach fellow stu-
dents about environmental issues at
Barmera Primary School.
The environment expo, which
included Kingston-On Murray
Primary, Loxton Primary, Renmark
Primary, OLOR School Berri and
Ramco Primary students, was one of
500 events being held across Australia
for the week.
Meanwhile, event co-ordinator
Glenys Matthews was awarded for her
“outstanding” 15-year contribution to
She was the only South Australian
to receive the award.
Kids teaching kids
Barmera Primary School teacher Glenys Matthews (middle) received
a certificate of excellence for her outstanding contribution to the Kids
Teaching Kids program from Murray Darling Basin Authority education
officer Clair Bannerman and project manager Glenn Singleton.
Hurtle Morgan (left) Shakira Crack and Maddison
Holmes from Renmark Primary School were
given lessons on how to make seed balls.
Jason Johnson (left), Bella Winen, Soren Warnett
and Mia Nagy from Barmera Primary School
greeted the classroom’s pet lizard.
TRUE COLOURS: Barmera-Monash
supporters Brooke Penney and Bailey Miller
at Saturday’s RFL grand final at Berri.
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