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Tenders open for $25 million Dog Fence rebuild

11 November 2019

Businesses are being sought to participate in the $25 million rebuild of the South Australian Dog Fence with tender documents revealing the extent of the project, requiring up to 71,000 timber posts, 127,500 steel droppers and more than 7,000 kilomet…

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It's a gem! McLaren Vale winery scoops global tourism award

9 November 2019

McLaren Vale's Gemtree Wines has won a global wine award at the Great Wine Capitals Global Network International Best of Wine Tourism Awards, beating nominees from nine other worldwide destinations.

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State Government to work with Riverland growers after devastating hailstorm

5 November 2019

The South Australian Government will immediately work with Riverland growers impacted by yesterday's hailstorm event to assess the damage to crops.

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New Mid North weather stations to avoid the drift

4 November 2019

Cereal and grain producers in the Mid North will have a new tool at their disposal this summer to assist with their summer weed control programs and help avoid spray drift.

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Research farms to have an AgTech future

1 November 2019

Two AgTech demonstration farms will be established in the South East heralding a new future for State Government-owned research centres.

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#RegionsMatter Engagement Report released

1 November 2019

Regional South Australians have had their say on key priorities to drive regional growth and liveability, as captured in the Regional Development Strategy Engagement Report released today.

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New measures to protect iconic Snapper in place

1 November 2019

New measures to protect South Australia's iconic Snapper fishery for the future are now in place.

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World leading Southern Zone Rock Lobster plan out for comment

1 November 2019

Southern Zone Rock Lobster fishers in South Australia are leading the world in fish stewardship with the release for public consultation today of a conservative commercial fishing management plan.

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Recreational pipi fishery to open on 1 November

28 October 2019

Recreational fishers can once again enjoy collecting Pipi (Goolwa Cockles), as the annual season opens on Friday, 1 November.

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Recreational Rock Lobster fishers reminded to do the right thing as Northern Zone opens

28 October 2019

Recreational Rock Lobster fishers are reminded to brush up on the rules and ensure their 2019-2020 pot registrations are in place as the Northern Zone opens for recreational Rock Lobster fishing from midday Friday 1 November.

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