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"Aged Care System Is Broken" South Coast nurses want more support

When the Aged Care Royal Commission report was revealed last month, Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said the Federal Government's response would be at the heart of the Federal Budget.  Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has promised an aged care package worth at least $10 billion over 4 years, with the details to...

No easy fix for Merricumbene landslide

Plans are being made to re-open Araluen Road at the latest landslide site near Merricumbene north-west of Moruya, but it will be no easy fix according to Eurobodalla Shire Council. Rock and debris fell onto the roadway late on Friday 7th May, completely blocking the road about 43km west of Moruya. Council’s...

Severe Weather Warning for Far South Coast

A Severe Weather Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL is in place for parts of South Coast and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts. A trough of low pressure is expected to develop off the south coast during Tuesday. HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to develop from Tuesday morning. There is also...

40-49 year-old's can register for Pfizer vaccine

40 to 49 year-old's across NSW can register for the Pfizer vaccine from 5pm today. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian made the announcement this morning, saying those who are interested can register their details at nsw.gov.au. "If you're in the general public , you can express your interest from 5 o'clock today," Ms Berejiklian...

ATO warning: New myGov email scam

The Australian Taxation Office and Services Australia are warning the community about a new email scam. The fake emails claim to be from “myGov” and asks people to click a link to verify their identity using a “secure form” which takes them to a fake myGov page requesting personal identifying information...

Sydney man missing on NSW Far South Coast

  Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Sydney’s Upper North Shore. Christopher Buckle, aged 30, was reported missing after leaving the family home at Turramurra in early March. He was spoken to by Police on Monday 8 March 2021, after his car became bogged along Riverview...

Missing 70yo woman found in Moruya

A 70-year female who went missing around 3pm yesterday afternoon has been found safe and well. The woman was reported missing from her Moruya home around 5:30pm yesterday. Police from Moruya, Narooma and Batemans Bay teamed up with a large SES contingent to conduct the search. The lady was found about 8:30pm last...

Bushfire research finds challenges around community expectations

The Cooperative Research Centre has undertaken a study on behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service into community attitudes and experiences of the black summer bushfires. A total of 202 in-depth interviews were conducted with people affected by the fires, from right across NSW including participants from the Bega Valley, as...

Road closures: Wyndham bridge goes under

The bypass created near the Pretty Point Bridge in Wyndham is underwater this morning. (Photo: Candice Cooper via Facebook). There's a Severe Weather Warning still in place for the South Coast today with HEAVY RAINFALL and Gusty winds expected. There's also a hazardous surf warning in place for the Batemans and...

South Coast firefighters recognised by peers

Two South Coast Firefighters who demonstrated extreme acts of bravery and saved 13 lives in the face of horrific conditions during the Black Summer bushfires have been recognised by their peers.   Tathra firefighter John Gallagher and, the Jellat Jellat Brigade's Nathan Barden, have been awarded the Commissioners Commendation for Bravery. Mr Gallagher told the...