Local News

Break-in at Batemans Bay community building

Police are asking for assistance after a building in Batemans Bay was broken into. In the early hours of Thursday morning an offender used a brick to smash a window at a community building in Museum Place. Access was gained to the property and items were rummaged through. Police were alerted by a...

The Melbourne Cup races into Bermagui

  A piece of horse racing royalty arrives on the Far South Coast this weekend. The 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup is coming to Bermagui on Saturday as part of an Australian tour of over 30 cities before it finishes its journey at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November. Tour ambassador and former...

Bega lifeguard recognised as the region's best

A Bega local has been recognised as the Far South Coast’s top lifeguard for the 2016/2017 season. Beth Knox has been acknowledged for her outstanding skills, leadership and mentoring qualities, as well as her knowledge of local beaches and conditions. She is also credited with helping save an elderly man’s life after...

CCTV image released by police regarding Eden church theft

  Police are seeking assistance from the public in relation to a theft in Eden. An amount of donated money was stolen from a church on the afternoon of July 5, and police are asking for help to identify the man depicted in CCTV images, who may be able to assist them...

Bega Valley residents concerned with water quality

  Concerns are being raised over water quality in the Bega Valley. After many residents complained about discoloured water in their homes, an online petition has been created calling for Premier Gladys Berejiklian to lobby the Federal Government for funding to fix the problem. Bega Valley Shire Council says the Shire’s unfiltered water...

Rabbit control measures continuing in the Eurobodalla

Measures to control the rabbit population in the Eurobodalla are bringing good results. Eurobodalla Shire Council says their invasive species staff have been locating, fumigating and destroying rabbit warrens in foreshore dune areas at Tuross, Long Beach and South Durras, while in other areas, such as Dalmeny, Kianga and North Narooma,...

Aviation safety briefing in Moruya

Eurobodalla pilots are being urged to attend an important safety briefing for local pilots in Moruya next week. The free briefing is being delivered by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and will focus on pilot pre-flight and in-flight decision making, flying within personal limits and hazards during landing. Pilots will also be...

Short film deadline looms for young filmmakers

  Young filmmakers on the Far South Coast are invited to get their entries in for this year’s YOOFTube competition. The annual short film competition for those aged 12 to 20 is presented by South East Arts, with the maximum film length being seven minutes and can be any type. This year the...

Police urge motorists to take care on Far South Coast roads

Police are pleading with Far South Coast motorists to take extra care, following a deadly period on rural roads across the state over the weekend. Four lives were been lost in three separate crashes in the space of five hours on roads in country NSW on Sunday morning, with two people...

Hotel Australasia update

Bega Valley Shire Council says there has been positive interest regarding the sale of the Hotel Australasia site in the Eden CBD. Council requires the new owner to start on restoration and redevelopment of the site within nine months of the purchase, and interested buyers will have the chance to...