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Friday, Jan 24th -- 9am SSW18 3pm SSW22
Saturday, Jan 25th -- 9am S19 3pm SSE19
Sunday, Jan 26th - 9am ESE16 3pm NE10
Monday, Jan 27th - 9am NNE17 3pm N12
Tuesday, Jan 28th - 9am N17 3pm NNW14
PREVIOUS MAX TEMPERATURES:
Jan 23rd - 33.0 Jan 21st - 32.4 Jan 19th - 35.1
Jan 22nd - 30.8 Jan 20th - 35.3 Jan 18th - 39.1
Water Market Report
recast rainfall frost ris
RIVER SALINITY: Lock 5, 305, EC units; Berri 310;
Waikerie na; Loxton 310; Morgan 277
RIVER LEVELS: Lock 5 u.s 16.32; Berri 13.19;
Waikerie 6.29; Loxton 10.05; Lock 2 u.s. 6.12;
Lock 1 u.s. 3.20
RIVER FLOW TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA: 7567
rain during the morning. Winds
SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light
early in the morning then increasing to 20 to
30 km/h in the morning.
Sunny. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h.
Sunny. Light winds.
Bookings Appreciated 8582 1697
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Υνλεσσ ψου πε βεεν λιπινγ υνδερ α ροχκ τηε λαστ φεω
μοντησ (ορ ψεαρσ), ψου ρε προβαβλψ αωαρε οφ τηε σαμε-
σεξ μαρριαγε δεβατε τηατ ηασ ρεχεντλψ βεεν τηε συβφεχτ οφ
μυχη σοχιαλ ανδ πολιτιχαλ δισχυσσιον.
Τηε ισσυε ισ βεινγ φιερχελψ φουγητ βψ βοτη σιδεσ ωηο,
φορ ωηατεπερ περσοναλ, πολιτιχαλ ορ ρελιγιουσ ρεασονσ,
βελιεπε πασσιονατελψ τηατ τηειρ πιεωσ αρε ριγητ. Ιτ σεεμσ
τηατ σαμε-σεξ μαρριαγε ηασ βεχομε τηε γο-το ηοτ τοπιχ
ωηεν ταλκινγ αβουτ ΛΓΒΤΙ ριγητσ.
Βυτ ωηατ αβουτ τηε βασιχ ηυμαν ριγητ το α λιφε φρεε
φρομ πρεφυδιχε? Τηε ριγητ το λιπε ωιτηουτ φεαρ? Τηε ριγητ
το α ηαππψ ανδ ηεαλτηψ λιφε?
Φορ μανψ ψουνγ πεοπλε ωηο ιδεντιφψ ασ ΛΓΒΤΙ, δαιλψ
δισχριμινατιον ισ α περψ ρεαλ ανδ δαμαγινγ τηρεατ το τηεσε
ΛΓΒΤΙ ψουνγ πεοπλε εξπεριενχε ηιγη ρατεσ οφ πιχ-
τιμισατιον ανδ αβυσε, ανδ αρε μορε λικελψ το εξπεριενχε
δεπρεσσιον τηαν ηετεροσεξυαλ ψουνγ πεοπλε. Τηεψ αρε
αλσο ατ ινχρεασεδ ρισκ οφ σελφ-ηαρμ, ωιτη μορε τηαν ονε
τηιρδ οφ ΛΓΒΤΙ ψουνγ πεοπλε ρεπορτινγ τηατ τηεψ ηαδ
τηουγητ αβουτ ορ ηαρμεδ τηεμσελπεσ ιν ρεσπονσε το
Σο ωηιλε τηε ισσυε οφ σαμε-σεξ μαρριαγε ισ αν ιμπορ-
ταντ ονε, ιτ σ αλσο ιμπορταντ νοτ το λοσε σιγητ οφ τηε πεο-
πλε βεηινδ τηε δεβατε, ωηοσε λιπεσ αρε νοτ ονλψ αφφεχτεδ
βψ τηε λεγαλ στατυσ οφ τηειρ ρελατιονσηιπσ βυτ αλσο βψ τηε
ωαψ πεοπλε σπεακ το ανδ τρεατ τηεμ ον α δαιλψ βασισ.
Τηειρ λιπεσ αρε νοτ φυστ α ηοτ τοπιχ . Τηεσε ψουνγ
πεοπλε αρε ηυμαν βεινγσ ανδ τηε ωαψ ψου τρεατ τηεμ,
ωηετηερ ψου σηαρε τηε σαμε πιεωσ ορ νοτ, χαν ηαπε α
προφουνδ ιμπαχτ ον τηειρ λιπεσ.
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Mr Strachan said mattresses were
also a common find, and each cost
about $20 to dispose of at a waste
He said there was "no excuse" for
dumping rubbish in parks which could
put plants and animals at risk, along
with presenting an "unsightly mess"
"Sometimes we get garden rubbish
as well," Mr Strachan said.
"So you're introducing weeds into
parks and reserves which is not very
"In one area in Lyrup where there's
a whole lot of plastic stuff blown into
the river and that's not going to do any
fish any favours.
"Flies breed in some of the rubbish,
animals like goannas get in there and
rip everything apart and potentially eat
things that they shouldn't be."
Mr Strachan said with a three-bin
recycling system and the ability to dis-
pose of recyclables for free or at small
cost at local waste transfer stations,
there was no excuse for dumping.
"I think in this day and age people
have to be aware that recycling... and
more effort being put into what you
can and can't reuse... is the way of the
future," he said.
"If they recycle properly and go
about their business the right way, the
dump fees aren't going to be expen-
Mr Strachan said sending DEWNR
staff to deal with dumping meant they
were taken away from other important
He urged locals to dob in anyone
seen dumping at a national park or on
Crown Lands by calling 8580 1800.
"We had one (recently)," Mr
"We found a slip of paper (in their
rubbish) with their details so once my
staff get back from fighting fires we'll
be typing a fine up and getting it in the
mail, because we can do that."
"It's just unacceptable to do it in
the park and areas of high value."
A waste of time and money
Illegally-dumped rubbish on Cuttle Street, Renmark West, pictured this
Tiny foal's miracle recovery
By PAMELA PERRE
Local firefighters have thanked the
Riverland community for its help and
support while fighting raging bushfires
across the region last week.
Several fires started from lightning strikes last
Tuesday, and kept the region's firefighters busy,
with the largest at Calperum putting Monash
and Renmark West residents in danger on Friday
The local Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS)
and Country Fire Service (CFS) units, along
with help from intrastate and interstate brigades
and a change in weather, managed to control
Riverland MFS regional commander Kevin
Eckermann said the support of the local commu-
nity kept the firefighters motivated.
"We were just overwhelmed with the support
we received," he said.
"People just came in and offered their serv-
"They made sandwiches and sourced cold
water and drinks.
"Even the firefighters visiting from interstate
and Adelaide were surprised how much the com-
munity was supporting us.
"It was just magnificent and we really appre-
ciated it, but we didn't get a chance to thank
them on the day."
Mr Eckermann said all the firefighters who
helped over the week were "outstanding".
"I couldn't have asked for anything better
from the guys," he said.
"The combination between us and the CFS
was absolutely first class.
"The effort that the guys put in over the whole
week, and with the weather, was incredible."
PAGE 5 Tim's fire criticism rejected
PAGE 8 Fundraiser for firefighters
A Riverland foal
has made a "miracu-
lous" recovery after
during the first month
of its life.
Berri woman Heather
Ingerson said her mini-
ature foal had a bowel
blockage when she was
named after the vet
who first attended her,
Jenni," she said. "(The
foal) wasn't able to pass
anything (and) eventual-
ly they decided to oper-
ate because it was either
euthanasia or operate.
"It was really touch
and go for a while... it
was a state-of-the-art
"The stitching up was
amazing... it was fantas-
tic to watch the surgery."
Mrs Ingerson, who
raised miniature horses
and shetland ponies,
said it was a "miracu-
surgeon Lara Burgstad
helped with the foal's
post operative care.
Dr Burgstad said
Jenni had initially pre-
sented with pains in
her abdomen and after
tests the vets became
concerned that she had
a blockage in her small
"She had been eating
a bit of horse feed and
obviously she hadn't
chewed it that well and
it had caused an obstruc-
tion," Dr Burgstad said.
"Dr Hope Hodgson
and Dr John Hammond
did the surgery.
"It's pretty rare that
we do these sorts of
things and we were a
bit concerned about her
after the surgery."
Dr Burgstad said a
group including veteri-
narians and veterinary
nurses regularly visited
Mrs Ingerson's property
to care for Jenny.
"We visited twice a
day for probably 10 days
-- it was pretty intensive
post operation care," she
Mrs Ingerson said
Jenni the foal had since
made a complete recov-
"She's just like any
other foal," she said.
around and kicking her
Dr Hope Hodgson and Dr John Hammond operate on the three-and-a-half
week old foal.
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