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Sickening attack on female student at Bega High

A Year 7 girl was subject to a sickening attack by another student at Bega High School this week   Terrible footage of a violent and sickening attack on a year 7 girl at Bega High on Tuesday has led to a year 8 female student being charged with assault occasioning actual...

Mixed reaction to the 'people's budget'

NSW budget fallout: Public libraries are set to lose 18 per cent funding.  Reaction to yesterday’s state budget is flowing through, with the Labor opposition expected to give its budget reply tomorrow. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet on Tuesday announced a surplus of $3.9 billion, declaring his budget was one "for the people". He said...

Budget statement from Member for Bega Andrew Constance

The NSW Government will spend $1.5 billion dollars on upgrades to the Princes Highway  The following is a statement from the Member for Bega and NSW Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance in relation to this year's state budget, delivered today. Many, if not all of these projects have already been...

The Dry July challenge is on

You can do it!!!  Do you have what it takes? South Coast residents are being encouraged to sign-up for Dry July as organisers announce partnerships with some of our nation's biggest cancer charities.Now in its tenth year, Dry July challenges Aussies to go booze-free for the month of July and help...

Stormin' Norman delivers for the mountains

South Coast skiers are looking forward to a good snow season. Photo courtesy Thredbo Communications.   The weekend's weather delivered everything that was promised up in the snow over the weekend and South Coast skiers now looking forward to a bumper season.    Thredbo's Susie Diver says the storm front, dubbed Stormin Norman provided...

Marine parks' rezonings announced

After a lengthy process there is certainty for fishers and conservation   The NSW Government has released its final rezoning for NSW Marine Parks.    Four Batemans Marine Park sites have had their conservation status downgraded and have been rezoned to habitat protection, meaning shore-based recreational fishing will be allowed in those areas permanently.    They...

Eurobodalla mayor addresses development concerns

Development in Eurobodalla is becoming a major concern. Photo Stuart Cohen Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes has moved to reassure local oyster growers and environmental groups the Rural Lands Strategy planning proposal currently on public exhibition will continue to protect the shire’s catchment areas from the impacts of development. The Deputy Mayor Anthony...

Romance and triumph among the Thunder and Dust

The Sapphire Speedway is the star of a new documentary, Thunder and Dust.   South Coast film makers Andrew Moore and Fiona Scott will show their documentary Thunder and Dust – a year with Sapphire Speedway at the Picture Show Man theatre in Merimbula on Monday 18th June, at 7:30pm. This screening will cap...

Public memorial service for Mick Horne to be held in Bega

Mick Horne's memorial service will be held this Saturday in Bega. Above: Tom and Mick.    A public memorial service for former South Coast police officer, Mick Horne, will be held at 11am, at the Bega Valley Civic Centre, this Saturday.   54-year-old Mr Horne, died in hospital on Sunday, the 3rd of June,...

Suspected thief with 'bad hair' becomes social media star

The suspect has become known as 'the guy with the bad haircut'.   Batemans Bay police believe they're closing in on the thief that stole a bottle of expensive Gentleman Jack Whisky from the Tomakin IGA on Saturday    The suspect has become known on social media as the 'guy with the bad haircut'...