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Riverina

(rĭv'ərē`nə), region, 26,560 sq mi (68,790 sq km), New South Wales, SE Australia. Located S of the Lachlan River in the south central part of the state, Riverina is a rich agricultural area with associated processing industries. The Murrumbidgee River runs through the region, and much of the farming depends on irrigation. It has been inhabited by an aboriginal population since early times. Chief towns are Albury, Wagga Wagga, Leeton, and Griffith.

Riverina

 

a low-lying plain in southeastern Australia, in the interfluve of the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers, constituting an ancient delta of the rivers. The elevation of the plain is approximately 100 m. It is composed of clays and sands. The climate is subtropical and continental. Precipitation totals 250–500 mm annually. There is widespread flooding of the rivers in the Australian Alps in spring from the melting snows and in summer from the rains. There are dry sclerophyll eucalyptus forests and sparse forests on cinnamon-colored soils and thickets of low-growing eucalypts (mallees) on alkaline soils. Eucalyptus forests grow along the Murray River. Irrigation is used on the Riverina to grow wheat and rice crops and cultivate vineyards and fruit gardens.

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Making the announcement with Qantas today, Deputy Prime Minister and Riverina MP Michael McCormack welcomed the initiative.
The 100% Bottling Company acquired the crush/refine and processing business formally known as Atlantic Pacific Foods, while Riverina Oils and Bioenergy increased its Riverina footprint with the purchase of a cottonseed crushing facility at Hillston.
One such example are the endangered swift parrots of Riverina in New South Wales, Australia, which migrate across a large region, and are among those whose unpredictable movements are unsuitable for traditional tracking methods.
This is where Len McLean, 69, from Morundah, found the remains of a kangaroo laying in dry grass in the heart of the Riverina in the state's southwest, reportsAustralia's Daily Telegraph.
2 WESTEND ESTATE NO 1 CHARDONNAY 2016 Riverina, Australia (PS10.99, Laithwaites) CITED as their bestselling Aussie chard, it's easy to see how this extremely flavoursome, fresh, zippy style more than delivers, with its aromas of melon, peach and honeysuckle and tiers of creamy white peach, melon and lightly toasty oak, with a lick of vanilla and nutty creaminess on the mouth-watering finish.
Westend Estate No 1 Chardonnay 2016, Riverina, Australia (PS10.99, Laithwaites) Cited as their bestselling Aussie chard, it's easy to see how this extremely flavoursome, fresh, zippy style more than delivers, with its aromas of melon, peach and honeysuckle and tiers of creamy white peach, melon and lightly toasty oak, with a lick of vanilla and nutty creaminess on the mouthwatering finish.
Reports said the outbreak was traced to a farm at Nericon, near Griffith in the Riverina in New South Wales, and the producer has voluntarily stopped production.
If one really wants to come across emus in large numbers one place to go would be the Riverina, an agricultural region south-west of New South Wales.
(http://nypost.com/2017/09/19/hero-pulling-driver-out-of-fiery-car-wreck-caught-on-dashcam/) New York Post reported another incident in the Riverina region of Australia in September when a man named Michael Van Baast freed a man from his burning car after it collided with a tree and burst into flames. 
"You get that in north Sydney, Hornsby and eastern suburbs, but you don't get that in the mid-north coast, far west and Orana, New England, north-west or Riverina."
| De Bortoli Deen Vat Riverina Durif 2014 (PS7.99, brayvalley wines.co.uk, 14.5% abv): The durif grape is also known as petite syrah and this red wine is deep and intense, not quite brooding, but getting there.