Stories create community.

Here’s mine.

My name’s Peri Strathearn. I’ve lived and reported the news in South Australia’s Murraylands since 2012. I’ve been named SA’s best regional/rural journalist (SA Media Awards), and its best regional print journalist three times over (Rural Media SA).

I believe our community deserves access to reliable, local information. That’s why I started Murray Bridge News: a website and weekly email newsletter which features stories about what’s happening in the Murraylands.

As an independent, family-owned news service, the decisions which guide it are made in Murray Bridge – not Adelaide or Sydney. Better still, 100 per cent of its profits remain in the community.

Our mission

Murray Bridge News is all about:

  • Creating community by sharing local stories

  • Empowering local people to engage with community groups, events and opportunities

  • Being positive about the region and its future

  • Being local: collaborating with and advocating for local people, and being present in the community; and

  • Guaranteeing a local news service that is ethical, accessible and sustainable

Why subscribe to Murray Bridge News?

Entering your email address and you’ll get the latest edition of Murray Bridge News’ weekly email newsletter around lunch time every Thursday, free of charge. Most Murray Bridge News stories are also free to read.

If you become a paying subscriber – from just $5 a month – you’ll get access to extra stories each week. More importantly, you’ll be supporting a local, and helping everyone in our community get access to reliable information.

Not sure if you want to commit? Click here for a free trial and cancel at any time in the first 30 days. You can also access a 33 per cent discount if you subscribe at least four people at once, like your work team or your family.

Contact Murray Bridge News

Got some feedback, a question, complaint or suggestion? Email managing editor Peri Strathearn at or phone 0419 827 124.

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Fine print

Murray Bridge News is produced on Ngarrindjeri country.

It is owned by local residents Peri and Keren Strathearn. Reader subscriptions are its main source of revenue. However, it became one of 12 newsrooms around the world to secure funding through Substack’s Substack Local program in 2021, and received a grant from the Walkley Foundation’s Facebook Australian News Fund in 2022.

All content on this website is copyrighted by Murray Bridge News Pty Ltd unless otherwise attributed, and cannot be reproduced without permission.

For more on our aims, values, ethics and decision-making process, see our editorial policy. For more on how we deal with suggestions, ideas, questions and complaints, see our complaints policy. To find out about the companies which power our website and subscription system, see and

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