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Showers with maybe storms on the way

It might not be much, and it might be patchy, but we'll take everything we can.  In some of the driest parts of the Bega Valley, which have recently missed out on the falls in the Eurobodalla, some soaking rain has fallen.  The Bureau says the rain showers will continue into tomorrow...

Bega Aboriginal Land Council saves coastal marsupials from foxes

Bandicoots and other important coastal marsupials are vulnerable to foxes, cats and loss of habitat. Image courtesy Bega Local Aboriginal Lands Council.  The Bega Local Aboriginal Land Council has completed a broad scale fox control program to help bring back small native mammals on over 1,000 hectares of Aboriginal land between...

Merimbula turns pink for breast cancer nurses

Kim Fish and Tanya Dwyer from Seeto, Dodd and Dwyer Merimbula Pharmacy There's a festival-like atmosphere in Merimbula today as retailers and the community turn pink to support breast cancer awareness and breast care nurses.  The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce has worked with the McGrath Foundation on Pink Up Merimbula. Tania Dwyer from...

Shark drone trials to include Batemans Bay

The SLS NSW-DPI Drone Trials will continue along the NSW coast during the summer-autumn of 2019/20, and will include Malua Bay Beach for the first time.  Last year Tathra and Pambula were part of the trial, with over 35 sharks spotted. Along the NSW coast over 350 sharks were spotted with beaches...

Tulgeen soaks up Business Awards success

  Tulgeen Packaging Services was recently announced as a Finalist in the NSW Business Chamber Awards. “We are delighted with the announcement that Tulgeen Packaging Services has won the Regional Award for Social Enterprise” Tulgeen CEO Jen Russell said today. “What a tremendous achievement for team Tulgeen! This award reflects individual training and...

Bega man arrested over Tura Beach kangaroo cruelty

A 19-year-old Bega man who allegedly ran over 20 kangaroos at Tura Beach over the weekend, maiming and killing them has been arrested, and granted bail. Police say the man was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with a number of offences including torture and cause the death of an animal.  It's alleged...

Bureau brings back its Heatwave Service to help local communities prepare for severe heat

WITH the warmer months bringing a heightened risk of dangerous heatwaves across Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology has today reactivated its Heatwave Service to help communities and emergency services prepare for severe conditions.WITH the warmer months bringing a heightened risk of dangerous heatwaves across Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology has...

Immunisation rates up for First Nations kids in the south east

Immunisation rates for Indigenous kids on the Far South Coast are rising. Image courtesy NCIRS. Parents and local health workers are being congratulated for achieving a 100 per cent vaccination rate for First Nations children at age twelve months and again at five years old, following a comprehensive campaign. Southern NSW Local Health District...