Home' The Murray Pioneer : February 24th 2017 Contents www.murraypioneer.com.au Friday, February 24, 2017 NEWS 11
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The management of River Rain Irrigation, would like to
thank all customers, suppliers and staff for their support
over the last 52 years.
The team from River Rain Irrigation will be merging with
Total Eden Irrigation on the 1st of March, and will continue to
operate from our new location, 230 Renmark Ave, Renmark.
same great team.
same great service.
08 8586 6777
230 Renmark Ave, Renmark
Old Sturt Highway, Glossop | 8583 2185
COMMUNITY members are
encouraged to join forces on
Sunday to help release 50,000
Murray cod fingerlings into the
Murray River at Renmark.
The release event between
Lock 5 and below Chowilla at
the Jane Eliza lawns on New
Landing Way will begin at 9am.
The Renmark to Border Local
Action Planning (RBLAP), along
with Renmark Paringa Council
and REC Fishing SA, was
recently awarded a $50,000 grant
for its Murray River Murray Cod
Stock Enhancement Project.
The grant – funded by the
State Government’s Department
of Environment, Water and
Natural Resources – was used
to purchase 50,000 Murray cod
Renmark Paringa Council
environmental officer Naomi
Prunckun said the event had
received interest from school
groups, various environmental
community groups, the Renmark
Rowing Club and the Renmark
Ms Prunckun said a healthier
population of Murray cod would
benefit the region and make the
Riverland more attractive to
tourists and potential fishermen.
She said Victoria and New
South Wales had conducted
Murray cod fingerling releases
for some time and as a result had
a thriving fishing industry.
Murray cod are allowed to be
caught and eaten in Victoria and
New South Wales.
In South Australia, fishing for
Murray cod has remained under
restriction since 2008 due to
stock concerns, with the fishery
closed to all activity in 2009 and
opened for a limited catch and
release season every year since
This Sunday, 50,000 Murray cod fingerlings will be released in the river at Renmark. INSET: The release event
between Lock 5 and below Chowilla at the Jane Eliza lawns on New Landing Way will begin at 9am.
Cod release attracts
SA Police are investigating an
incident on Tuesday when an
intruder was startled and fled a
The Jellett Road resident
returned to their property at
around 8.30pm and found a man
standing at the rear doorway.
The man allegedly ran off when
challenged, but a bag and alcohol
had been removed from the house
and left in the carport.
The man was described as
being of Aboriginal appearance,
about 165cm tall, with short dark
He was wearing a black T-shirt
and light brown shorts. He had a
strap over his shoulder which was
possibly a backpack.
Anyone with any information is
asked to contact Crime Stoppers
on 1800 333 000 or online at
Police tips to avoid break-ins
q Ensure appropriate keyed locks are
fitted to all doors and windows.
q Even when you are outside, for
example in the backyard, be sure to lock
all doors and windows at front of your
house to keep out opportunistic thieves.
q Lock gates, garages and sheds
check you have locked up when you return
tools and sporting goods to sheds.
q Keep trees and bushes in front
of doors and windows trimmed to avoid
being used as hiding places.
q Install and activate an alarm system.
q Lock all garden tools and ladders
away securely so they cannot be used to
break into your home.
q Don’t leave valuables in obvious
places. Thieves often target jewellery in
jewellery boxes on bedroom dressers and
other valuables in bedside drawers and
q Put away bags, wallets and purses
as these are easy–to-grab items for
thieves in a hurry.
q Vehicle keys and garage access
remotes are also favourite targets as they
can provide thieves with a getaway in your
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