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Tough(er) love exhibition - Riverlands Gallery

12 November 2014
This Country Arts touring exhibition shows approx. 12 artists (6 of those are Indigenous artists) from the Eyre Peninsula who have explored what its like to live in such a tough place. Artworks range from dot paintings, to abstract, oils, pen and ink, lino cuts, water colour and glass work. The exhibition is on until Saturday 6th December.

ABC Open launches "I am 18" Photojournalism Project

12 November 2014
Being a young adult can be lots of fun, but there can be many pressures that come with growing up. ABC want you to share the story of an 18 year old in your community who has something interesting to say about coming of age.

Book Launch

30 October 2014
On the 20th November, as part of the 75th Anniversary celebrations of the Monash Memorial Hall, former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer AC will be visiting Monash to promote and launch his new book 'Maestro John Monash: Australia’s Greatest Citizen General'.

Media Release

29 October 2014
The Berri Barmera Council recorded a $515,000 surplus for the 2013/14 financial year with its audited financial statements adopted by Council last night.

Awards Now Open

23 October 2014
Nominations for the 2015 Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year and Building a Better Community Award are now open.

Barmera Library Free Computer Lessons

14 October 2014
Like them, love them or not, the internet, computers, laptops, tablets are all very much a part of our daily lives! Thanks to the generosity of our great volunteers, Barmera Library is able to offer computer and IPad lessons on Tuesday and Wednesdays to make these first steps towards better computer skills and knowledge an easy painless and fun experience!

Riverland & Mallee Vocational Awards 2014

14 October 2014
Nominations are now being sought for the 2014 Riverland & Mallee Vocational Awards. Applications close on Friday, 7th November 2014 and awards will be presented at a function to be held on Friday, 6th February 2015.

Council's Community Grants are now closed

13 October 2014
If your group missed out on submitting an application during this round, you still have another opportunity later this financial year.

Bluebird 50th Anniversary Celebrations

7 October 2014
November 23rd, 2014, will mark the 50th anniversary of when Donald Campbell CBE set an Australian water speed record in Bluebird K7 on Lake Bonney, at Barmera in South Australia's Riverland, whilst attempting to set a new World Record. On the weekend of November 22nd & 23rd, 2014, a full program of fun and festivities are planned, to be held in Barmera. Tickets for the Saturday night Commemorative Dinner are now on sale. See event link for booking and price details. Events on Sunday will be gold coin donation

This week is Mental Health Week

7 October 2014
Open your Mind. What you do can make the difference. Mental Health Week events are being held from 5 to 12 October and aim to improve community awareness and knowledge about mental health illness and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems. There are a number of activities being undertaken in the Riverland, some of which are linked below.