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HAPPY New Year Riverlanders – may
your fantasies of self-reform guide you
to break old habits or achieve new goals.
Each year I always seem to make
more than one unrealistic New Year’s
resolution to transform myself into an
addiction-free, organised goddess.
Every January I vow to put the dough-
nuts down so I can become a shredded
fitness junkie with cheese-grater abs.
I also encourage myself to stop
drinking the soul-warming coffee that
fuels my motivation at work every day
and to pursue a sugar-free diet to cleanse
my body and mind.
Apparently only 8 per cent of people
actually achieve their resolutions, which
is not surprising if most people aspire
toward expectations as idealistic as mine.
I’m sure the lustre of these resolutions
fades quickly when people realise how
difficult they are to keep.
For me, I think I set myself up to fail
because realistically I don’t actually want
Yes I want a rockin’ bod, but the
thought of drinking kale instead of
treating myself to a steak and fine wine
makes me screw my nose up.
Despite the opinion of my editor, jour-
nalists need coffee to kick-start them into
making their deadlines.
My sweet tooth also drives me to
enjoy the finer things in life and there’s
no mood a Toblerone won’t fix.
Join me in making moderate, realistic
goals and consider making small changes
every day – rather than going cold-turkey
This year I plan to hit the gym at
least two times a week and walk my dog
somewhere in between.
Instead of cutting out my coffee fix, a
limit of three cups a day should suffice
(you might think that’s still a lot, but it’s
a large cull).
And finally, instead of cutting out all
sugar, I plan to cut it where it counts –
like in my coffees for example. Then
may its bitter taste bring down my 2019
Good luck, be strong and be realistic
with your own resolutions.
If not, there’s always next year.
Sara says ...with Sara Gilligan
THE hunt is on for volunteers
and their boats to help release
75,000 Murray cod fingerlings
into the river next month.
Renmark Paringa Landcare
and Renmark Paringa Council,
in partnership with RecFish
SA, Berri Barmera Council and
the District Council of Loxton
Waikerie, will together release
the fingerlings into the river on
Sunday, February 11.
Each council will release
25,000 fingerlings, with the help
of 10 to 15 volunteers.
The councils are asking for
members of the community to
come forward and register via
Volunteers will require a
boat and Esky, which will be
used to transport the fingerlings
(approximately 1666 to 2500
fingerlings per boat).
Two volunteer co-ordinators
are also required to ensure vol-
unteers are checked in on the
morning of the event. More than
50,000 fingerlings were released
in Renmark last February.
For more information or
for an application form visit:
Volunteers sought for o-fish-al business
More than 50,000 Murray cod fingerlings were released into the river near Lock 5 at Renmark last
February. Another 75,000 will be released locally next month.
A WAIKERIE man was reported
for a number of traffic offences
when he was stopped by police in
Berri last week.
Just after 2.30pm last Thursday,
police observed a motorist not
wearing a seatbelt travelling on
Police stopped the car and spoke
to the 44-year-old driver.
Checks revealed the man had
a disqualified licence and his car
was unregistered, uninsured and
defected. He was reported for the
offences and his car was impound-
ed for 28 days.
He will appear in the Berri
Magistrates Court at a later date.
Police warning to
local boat owners
RIVERLAND police have
reminded locals and visitors to
secure items on their boats after
two thefts from vessels were
Fuel tanks and a battery were
allegedly stolen from a boat at New
Landing Way, Renmark, sometime
between 11.30pm last Wednesday
and 9.30am last Thursday.
Meanwhile, on Friday,
December 29, police received
reports that a blue Yamaha 30HP
outboard motor was stolen from
a boat moored along Meander
Police are appealing to any-
one with information about either
theft to contact Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000 or online at www.
A police spokesperson encour-
aged boat users to secure their
valuables wherever the vessel was
“Whether your boat is on the
river or parked up at home, please
take the necessary steps to secure
any property on board,” the spokes-
“Keep records of serial numbers
and photograph items that can-
not be marked or engraved. Don’t
make it easy for thieves.”
A NEW $15,000 program is
set to reduce reoffending at
the Cadell Training Centre.
Anglican Community Care
was last week awarded the
grant through the 2017-18
Department for Correctional
Services Community Grants
Program, which aims to
strengthen partnerships with
the community sector.
The Tenancy Education
Program will help to enhance
protective factors around
offenders at Cadell and will
provide them with resources
to make informed decisions
relating to accommodation
It will also aim to provide
support and services upon
release for offenders moving
into transitional housing.
Chris Picton said the
program would aid the
State Government’s goal to
reduce reoffending by 10
per cent by 2020.
“The program will make
sure prisoners don’t end up
back in a life of crime when
they are released from pris-
on,” he said.
improves community safety,
which means less crime and
less victims, while easing the
pressure on our prison system
and reducing the cost to tax-
Corrections chief execu-
tive David Brown said the
initiative would bring com-
munity groups on board to
help change the behaviour of
“Corrections (sector) can’t
do this alone – we need the
expertise of a broad range of
support and service provid-
ers,” he said.
“I look forward to seeing
these worthwhile programs
being implemented at Cadell
Cadell prison’s $15k to
help combat reoffending
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