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“We’re extremely enthusiastic about the
trip to Renmark and look forward to com-
pleting the appropriate repairs and then
mooring at its new home at the Renmark
town wharf,” he said.
“We’re working towards a launch to the
public on the 15th of September.
“There will be a launch event held
the day before and Leon Bignell (State
Minister for Tourism) will come to launch
Renmark Paringa Council chief execu-
tive officer Tony Siviour said the owner of
the boat had a number of processes to go
through to get to this stage.
“The owner of the Murray River Queen
has gone to great lengths to address the
concerns raised by the community in the
Development Assessment Commission
application process,” he said.
“Council is expecting the vessel to
take up occupancy of a portion of the
town wharf and commence trading from
The MRQ is currently operating its Thai
restaurant, the Queen’s Kitchen, at the
Berri Club and has enjoyed a strong level
of community support and interest.
If you spot the MRQ during its journey,
send yours snaps to jane@murraypioneer.
MRQ on the move...
HUMANS range in size and
shape, colour and charac-
ter, volume and variety.
Yet one thing we seem to
share is that when Mother
Nature flicks the switch on
the seasons, we all present
with the same achy joints,
same nose like a tap and
same desperation to steal
away from the world and
shiver beneath bed sheets,
purging what is univer-
sally known as ‘the common
It baffles me that we can
3D print human hearts, we
can replace a man’s thumb
with his toe and we can grow
a baby in a test tube, but for
some reason – no matter how
much vitamin C, D, A, B, K,
ity cannot avoid their annual
run-in with Sergeant Phlegm,
the fun police.
I am certainly no
I write to you now from
the dark caverns of my
studio, draped in a cloud
of defeat, a mote of tissues
surrounding my bed... my
mum on speed dial.
But I have been thinking
(you can’t take my mind!),
what about that guy from
who claims to never get
sick? What’s his secret, huh?
drink H2O in recommended
doses. Why do I get the adult
I asked Google. Turns out
your immune system is sort
of like your fingerprints –
everyone’s is unique.
While you can support
yourself with a healthy diet
and some daily movement,
if you’re gonna get the flu,
you’re gonna get the flu. And
some people, well, they just
So, where does that leave
the feebler kind; the more
sensitive of snowflakes?
Should we just throw in
the hot towel and succumb
to the misery influenza will
surely inflict on us weaker
No. We shift the
I vote we view these virus-
es not as the enemy, but as
educators of our immune sys-
tem. Facilitators in the art of
knowing thyself, if you will.
Let us take stock (and not
just in our chicken soup) of
the boost to our collective
resistance these transient
vibe-killers may have.
What’s a touch more self-
awareness, when every mus-
cle in your neck and back
already have your attention?
Your body is a temple, even
if tourism is a little ill-man-
nered right now.
The fact is; most of us
bi-pods are slaves to the ele-
ments. But a touch of grati-
tude never killed anyone, so
it can’t hurt to spend your
extra time in solitude thank-
ing your body for putting up
a fight and exercising some
What’s your other option?
I’ve heard complaining
Relay for Life correction:
A DETAIL in the article
‘Riverlanders get ready for relay’
in last Friday’s Murray Pioneer
The article stated the 2017
Riverland Relay for Life will be
held on Saturday, October 22, and
Sunday, October 23, when in fact
the event will be held on Saturday,
October 21, and Sunday, October
at Cadell prison
A CANNABIS bust at the Cadell Training
Centre last month has allegedly exposed a
surprise romantic relationship between a
female guard and an inmate.
On July 3, officers allegedly found a
Kinder Surprise chocolate egg packed with
the drug inside the low-security jail.
According to Seven News, a search of the
prisoner’s cottage uncovered an explicit love
letter revealing the relationship between the
inmate and female guard.
The Murray Pioneer understands the
prisoner has been moved to Yatala and is
expected to be charged over the hidden
drugs. The female guard has reportedly been
Minister for Correctional Services Peter
Malinauskas told Seven News that drug pre-
vention in prisons across the state was an
“There is no prison in the world that is
contraband-free and South Australia is no
exception,” he said.
It is also suspected the guard allegedly
supplied mobile phones to a number of
A drug bust at the Cadell Training Centre led to the discovery of an alleged love affair between
a guard and inmate. INSET: Cannabis was located inside Kinder Surprise chocolate, sparking a
search of a prisoner’s cottage. PHOTO: Seven News
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