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Former counsellor charged with assaulting schoolgirls

A former school counsellor has been charged over the alleged assault of two students at a high school on the South Coast. In August 2019, officers from South Coast Police District commenced an investigation following reports two girls – aged between 13 and 15 – had been assaulted by a school...

No new COVID-19 cases in the region

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the Southern Area Local Health District in the last 24 hours, the district includes the Eurobodalla. Meanwhile testing is continuing at Hanging Rock, Batemans Bay and Moruya today as families in the area associated with the latest outbreak of three cases, isolate...

Police warn of face mask scams and other COVID-19 scams

SCAM ALERT! Watch out for scammers taking advantage of shoppers looking for face masks: Scamwatch states that there has been an increased number of reports re: online mask shopping scams in the last few weeks. To find out about COVID-19 related scams, visit - https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/…/current-covid-19-coronavirus…

Narooma sport precinct on council's radar

Eurobodalla Council is seeking community feedback on a draft Plan of Management for the Narooma Sport and Leisure Precinct, which incorporates Bill Smyth Oval, NATA Oval, the swimming and leisure centres and the foreshore up to Ken Rose Park. The draft plan outlines how these areas can be used, developed and...

Community session re new Wallaga Lake Walking Track

Details of a planned upgrade to the Wallaga Lake Walking Track will be available at a community Q&A information session next week. The State Government funded upgrade will include accessibility improvements with construction of boardwalks, viewing platforms and walking tracks to Murruna Point and Camel Rock. Council Project Manager, Glenn Merrick said...

Mogo's own tiger-king to feature in Sydney's Archibald Prize

The portrait of zookeeper Chad Staples will go into this year's Archibald Prize. Image courtesy Mogo Wildlife Park.  Wow so exciting, a portrait of the wonderful zoo-keeper at the Mogo Wildlife Park Chad Staples will be hung in the prestigious Archibald Prize, which starts in Sydney on September 26.   Mogo Wildlife Park...

Batemans Bay schools reopen tomorrow after COVID-19 outbreak

The NSW Department of Education has released two statements via the Batemans Bay Public School and Batemans Bay High School's Facebook pages this evening saying the schools will reopen tomorrow. The schools have been closed for cleaning and to allow contact tracing to take place following a student from each school...

NSW Health says Batemans Bay students were infectious at school

Southern NSW Local Health District  has just released the below statement. It confirms that in the last 24 hours (as @ 1400 11 August 2020), three new cases have been confirmed in the Eurobodalla. "Eurobodalla has six active cases, with three cases related to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club having been released from...