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Women to 'shuck' against each other at Narooma Oyster Festival

  Merimbula oyster farmer, Pip Boyton, says women are becoming more prominent in the South Coast oyster industry.  For the first time women will be shucking against each other this year at the Narooma Oyster Festival. Normally a combined men and women's category, Merimbula oyster farmer Pip Boyton says seperating the competition...

ANZAC Day Service Locations - 2018

BEGA RSL SUB-BRANCH Dawn Service Time: 6:00amDawn Service Location: Bega Memorial Gates0545 am Assemble on Auckland St opposite Mitre 10.March Time: 5:45amMarch Location: 1030 am Assemble outside Club Bega Gipps St.March Route: Gipps St then right into Carp St and along to the Memorial GatesMain Service Time: 11:00amMain Service Location: Memorial...

A terrifying personal story of fleeing the Tathra Bushfires

The Porter Family had to flee the Tathra bushfires on March 18, 2018. (David Porter) By Caz Nowaczyk David Porter, a resident of Tathra, was forced to round-up his family and flee his home during the March 2018 Tathra Bushfires. On the verge of disaster, David, along with his two children, his...

Nervous wait for fire-hit Tathra residents

Displaced residents of Tathra are bracing for the worst ahead of their first look at the bushfire-ravaged town on NSW's south coast. Authorities have kept locals away since the ferocious fire tore through on Sunday due to concerns about asbestos contamination, fallen power lines, unstable structures and other hazards. A minibus is...

How to donate to the Tathra bushfire victims

Some of the more than 70 houses and businesses destroyed by a bushfire in the coastal town of Tathra, Monday, March 19, 2018. RFS and NSW Fire and Rescue continue to mop up and douse smouldering homes after a devastating fire ripped through the community yesterday and overnight. (AAP Image/Dean...

70 homes lost in Tathra bushfire

A supplied image obtained Sunday, March 18, 2018 of an aerial view of a bushfire in Tathra on the NSW South Coast. The NSW Rural Fire Service says dozens of homes have been destroyed or damaged by an out-of-control bushfire in Tathra, near Bega. (AAP Image/Supplied/NSW Rural Fire Service)   Up to...

Little Sellers Art competition

Young people aged between five and 18 are invited to draw upon their artistic talents for this year’s Little Sellers Art Prize. A companion to the biennial Basil Sellers Art Prize, Little Sellers is held every year and celebrates the region’s budding artists and offers great prizes. Council’s Coordinator Creative Arts Development...

World's greatest shave 20 years in the making

It's been 20-years since the first World's Greatest Shave. 200 men shaved their heads at Lismore and raised more than 80-thousand dollars - after a local man was diagnosed with leukaemia. Leukaemia Foundation chief executive Bill Petch says since then - hundreds in our south coast have been among almost two-million people...

Cunning Cassia in bloom

It might look pretty, but its bright, yellow flowers hide something quite sinister. Cassia, or Senna, is a shrub currently flowering throughout local backyards, reserves and roadsides. And while it might look harmless, it is a weed that poses a threat and potential harm to our native plants and animals. Council’s Natural Resource...