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SHARON Casey snapped this photograph of these "beautiful" regent
parrots in Loxton last month.
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Taking part in the Get Wet for Wellness program at the Loxton Swimming Pool recently were (from left) Sue Hagger, Chris Row,
Lib Proud, Bill and Deb Ebert and Jocelyn Georg.
The Get Wet for Wellness program
begun recently and locals joined in
for the fun-filled sessions.
Each session is run by physiotherapist
Sue George, who monitors participants'
techniques, and Chris Row, who hosts
the exercise component of the program at
"A lot of people don't know what a great
facility we have at the Loxton Swimming
Pool and how great it can be for general
health and wellbeing," Mrs George said.
"Just for the average person, it can be a
fantastic way to get fit or to keep fit."
The program is the joint initiative of the
Loxton Waikerie Council and the Loxton
Physiotherapy Service to encourage locals
to use water facilities as an exercise
Shop local this Christmas
Loxton residents are being
encouraged to support small
businesses to bolster local
jobs by shopping local this
With the festive season in full
swing, Member for Chaffey Tim
Whetstone said every dollar spent
at a local business in the lead-up
to Christmas is important for the
"Across the Riverland and Mallee
we have some fantastic shops stock-
ing a wide range of products with
great local service," he said.
"During this festive season, I am
encouraging locals to support small
business in the region wherever they
can and therefore provide an impor-
tant financial injection into the local
"Ultimately by spending money
locally you are giving back to your
community by supporting jobs. The
positive impact of spending locally
this Christmas should not be under-
by Stacey Roberts
River anglers could soon have the chance
to fish for Murray cod following the State
Government's announcement of a planned
Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister
Leon Bignell announced yesterday that a State
Government funded project is under way to design
a "best practice" stock enhancement program.
The program aims to improve the conservation
status of Murray cod and support a sustainable rec-
reational fishery in the lower Murray.
Fishing for Murray cod has remained under
restriction since 2008 due to stock concerns, with
the fishery closed to all activity in 2009 and opened
for a limited catch and release season every year
Mr Bignell said a successful stocking program
could deliver tourism and economic benefits for
"Murray cod is an iconic and extremely important
species to recreational fishers," he said.
"Enhancing populations of the species will not
only provide improved recreational fishing oppor-
tunities, but also has the potential to attract inter-
state and even international anglers."
Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock,
who made the announcement in Renmark yester-
day, said the project was a "win-win" for both the
River Murray and the local economy.
"Healthy rivers mean more fish and more
fish means more anglers will be attracted to the
Riverland, providing a boost to the regional econo-
my and employment opportunities," he said.
"However, we're aware this must be done sustain-
ably and as as part of the project there will be a
co-management approach to ensure that the aquatic
habitat, other native fish and the general health of
the river is enhanced."
Top Catch Barmera owner Kym Manning
described the announcement as "fantastic" news.
"It will really benefit the Riverland as a whole,
purely because cod numbers are very low in South
Australia and they do a lot of restocking in the east-
ern states," he said.
Mr Manning said the announcement could mean
a significant tourism boost for the Riverland.
"There's a lot of people that go interstate just to
catch a Murray cod," he said. "It's iconic.
Mr Manning said ensuring cod were the right size
and providing suitable habitat were essential to the
restocking program's success.
"If they are going to do this, in my opinion they
need to put in more habitat in the river as well," he
Cod on the menu
Last minute shopping
Loxton traders will have a special trading
day on Sunday, ideal for those last minute
Shops will open at 10am and will close at 2pm.
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