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RIVERLAND Wine Marketing Group
has secured funding through
PIRSA and the SA Wine Industry
Association to create a web-based
library of images and all Riverland
Wine members are invited to par-
ticipate in delivering this project
over the next 12 months.
Well-known Riverland photog-
rapher Italo Vardaro has been
engaged to manage the project and
building the library. We anticipate
there will be several thousand
images loaded and available online.
The intention is to showcase our
industry at work over a 12-month
cycle. Images will include our
unique ancient riverscapes and sur-
rounding wetlands, wildlife, flora
and fauna. Strong emphasis will be
placed on our community of wine-
growers and winemakers at work
in vineyards and wineries. Special
attention will be given to the
region’s world class infrastructure
delivering water without waste to
our vineyards. There will be images
of the technology that has placed
our region at the forefront of pro-
ductivity and efficiency globally.
Our plan is to work closely with
Italo to ensure he has a stream of
image suggestions for the library,
locations and people (at work and
Riverland Wine needs your help
to ensure that between us all, we
capture the best possible images
to illustrate to the world why we
are so proud of our community,
our grape and wine industry, our
ancient, unique and magnificent
environment. Please call Kate now
(8584 5816) or email (admin@
riverlandwine.com.au) with your
ideas and offer your assistance.
$10M WINE TOURISM
AND CELLAR DOOR GRANT
EARLIER this week federal ministers
Kelly O’Dwyer and Anne Ruston
released details of a $10 million
Wine Tourism and Cellar Door
Wine producers are being invited
to actively consult with the Federal
Government to ensure region’s
derive long-term benefit from this
“ The Government wants to
support producers who add value
and contribute to their communi-
ties by encouraging visitors to
wine regions,” said Kelly O’Dwyer,
Minister for Revenue and Financial
Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant
Minister for Agriculture and Water
Resources, and Ms O’Dwyer have
called on producers to have their
say on the program with the
release of a consultation paper to
inform the delivery of the grants.
Read all about it in the WFA
media release on the WFA website
(http://wfa.org.au/) and get your
thinking caps on.
The fact that Minister Ruston’s
office is right here in our region will
not necessarily mean the Riverland
will receive any advantage but
we should take advantage of the
fact that Anne and her staff are
accessible and always prepared to
listen and encourage anyone in the
region with ideas and suggestions
as to how we can make it not mere-
ly Australia’s most popular wine
region but the best known!
For a copy of the consultation
paper contact Kate (8584 5816) or
THE State Government has made
enormous progress in the quest
to eradicate Queensland Fruit Fly
Winegrowers don’t often stop
to think about the massive cost of
controlling this pest and maintain-
ing our fruit fly free status.
Qfly area-wide management
co-ordinator Dr Penny Measham
has made special request for wine-
growers to respond to an online
Dr Measham said: “In order to
implement coordinated area-wide
management (AWM) of Qfly, and
effectively make use of sterile
insect technology (SIT) we need to
know how much different sectors
of your community value, and are
prepared to pay for, AWM and SIT.
“ Thanks to you we now know
the drivers for, and barriers block-
ing, grower and community par-
ticipation in an area wide manage-
ment approach to Qfly control
– but we still need to work out how
valuable you think this approach to
pest management could be, espe-
cially with the introduction of SIT.
“So, as the next step in the
‘adaptive area wide management
of Qfly using SIT’ project, and fol-
lowing on from our social survey,
CSIRO will be conducting a short
online survey (last one) that will
gauge your opinion on the value of
AWM and SIT.
“If you are a grower in the
Riverland, Sunraysia (VIC and NSW)
or Murray Goulburn Valley we want
to hear from you. Your responses
will inform the commercialisation
of SIT as a component of AWM. The
SIT factory has been built and soon
there will be sterile flies.
“Please keep an eye out in future
communications or complete
the survey online (http.qfly.
“We will share our results with
you later in the year – they might
LOCAL AND LINEHAUL DRIVERS
AHG Refrigerated Logistics group of companies
includes Harris Refrigerated, Rand Transport, JAT
and Scott’s Refrigerated Freight ways, and provides
temperature controlled transport services between
all major capital cities in Australia by road and rail,
making the group one of the largest refrigerated
carriers in the country.
We are a refrigerated national carrier specialising
in the transport of temperature controlled fresh
produce, dairy, meat, seafood, confectionery and
other manufactured food products and freight. We
continue to grow! As our local transport and interstate
operations and services around the country and
within Renmark expand, we need experienced,
professional, MC licensed linehaul and local drivers
with a good attitude to join our Team.
Due to increased opportunities and projected growth,
we are looking for MC licensed interstate drivers to
join our Renmark Branch Team, primarily travelling
from Renmark to Sydney and return, and other
interstate destinations as required.
You will need to be in a position to work over a 7 day
If you can demonstrate that you are a professional
and reliable operator who can
make a positive contribution to what we do, and help
meet our customer expectations to
be “On Temp...On Time”, we need to hear from you.
We can offer good pay and conditions, the use of
good equipment and the chance to be part
of a great team.
You will need to be:
Experience with road ranger gear boxes is required.
Experience in the refrigerated transport industry
is preferred, but a willingness to learn, and an
appreciation of the time sensitive nature of what we
do is essential.
For all applications please email
A copy of your current drivers history will be required
Note that only those applicants selected for
interview will be personally contacted.
Able to work on a 7 day roster
Able to work in cold chain compliant
The holder of a compliant forklift license
The Renmark Irrigation Trust (the Trust) has a
long and proud history of underpinning the wealth
and wellbeing of the Renmark area by providing
irrigation water and drainage services. The Trust is
also committed to rehabilitating adjacent floodplains
as part of its stewardship of the surrounding river
The Trust is seeking a flexible and talented
Maintenance Fitter to join the Works Team. You will
also enjoy working with and maintaining machinery
with responsibility for the Trust’s plant, machinery,
A range of tasks offers the opportunity to vary your
work and learn new skills in addition to your core
Further information, including a Position Description,
may be obtained by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on Thursday 30 March 2017
Nippy’s Waikerie producers Pty Ltd is a citrus Packing and
Processing complex situated in the Riverland of South
We are currently looking for an exceptional Operations
Manager to join our valued Waikerie team.
This position will be integral to the business and will strive
to deliver operational efficiencies including the management
and development of our valued operational team.
As a critical part of the leadership team you will:
Oversee and manage operations team
Coordinate rosters and staffing requirements
Maintain quality management systems
Oversee quality audits
Evaluate systems and processes for quality
Develop relationships with internal and external
Develop and coordinate training on quality systems
Act as a point of reference for WHS matters
This is an exciting and rare opportunity to become a key
member of the Nippy’s leadership team.
This role requires a people focused and results orientated
individual with a strong Operations Management background.
Experience working in the food or produce packing industry
is preferable but not essential.
Past experience in training and development, quality
management and WHS would be an advantage.
Please contact Lucy Wallace from Perks People and Culture
on (08) 8273 9356 for more information or submit your
application to www.perks.expr3ss.com
Sales Consultant Over 55’s
Lifestyle Village Renmark
Riverside Estate is a unique community centrally
located in Renmark.
The village is expanding quickly with the
construction of new Recreation Centre and
parkland surrounds. The village offers people
over 55 secure living in luxury modern homes
and extensive facilities including Community
Garden, Men’s Shed, Caravan and Boat storage.
We are looking to appoint a Renmark based
sales consultant to market the village and its
existing homes or new homes.
Strong support will be provided for this new
role. Retirement Village experience is not
necessary however sales experience will be
highly regarded. Enthusiasm and the right
attitude are essential.
This business opportunity is for someone to be
well rewarded on a commission basis.
Enquiries should be directed to David Inglis
email@example.com PO Box 809
Kent Town DC, SA 5071 Ph 8132 6406.
Submissions close 6th April 2017.
CONTINUED FROM PAGES 18,19 & 21
Urgent care in the Riverland
when it’s needed most >
On a daily basis the Royal Flying Doctor
Service conducts more than 100 aeromedical
evacuations across Australia – an average
of two flights to the Riverland every day.
Please donate today and help
keep the Flying Doctor flying.
1300 669 569 | www.flyingdoctor.org.au
SA farmers buoyant and on hunt for hectares
FARMER confidence in South
Australia has remained buoyant this
quarter as grain growers complete a
record harvest and beef and sheep
producers continue to enjoy strong
prices and excellent seasonal
conditions, a recent survey has
Three years of above-average sea-
sons have provided an excellent foun-
dation for investment and prompted
SA’s larger farming businesses to
begin aggressively expanding their
The survey, completed last month,
found that of those farm businesses
with an income exceeding $1 million,
well over half intended to increase
their investment dollars this year.
While the survey results showed
an appetite for investment in most
aspects of their business, 49 per cent
of respondents said they wished to
purchase additional property.
While overall net rural confidence
continues to be positive at eight per
cent, from 10 per cent last quarter,
confidence among beef producers
remained in negative territory despite
improving to -13 per cent (up from
- 36 per cent). The state’s sheep pro-
ducers remained firmly confident at
net 24 per cent, albeit back a little
from 33 per cent last quarter.
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