Local News

Bad accident on Princes Highway south of Narooma

The Princes Highway is closed in both directions, south of Narooma, following a bad accident this morning.  The accident is about two kilometres south of the old highway. Some light traffic is being diverted.  Emergency crews are in attendance.     

Two men assaulted during home invasion at Batemans Bay

Police are asking for public assistance following a home invasion at Batemans Bay on Saturday evening.  About 7.45pm on Saturday, police say two men – aged 47 and 44 – were inside a house on Golf Links Drive, Batemans Bay, when they received a knock on the door. Four men forced entry...

Stabbing at Surfside, one man dead

A man has died and two are in custody following a stabbing on the state’s south coast last night. Just before 11.50pm (Saturday 13 April 2019), emergency services were called to a home at Surfside, just north of Batemans Bay, after reports of a stabbing. Officers from South Coast Police District attended...

Campaigning officially begins in the Far South Coast's two high-profile electorates

Campaigning officially starts: The Nationals' Katrina Hodgkinson is standing in Gilmore, and Greens' Pat McGinlay is running in Eden Monaro.  The Eurobodalla Netball Association has been promised $475,000 for an upgrade of the netball courts at Broulee, by the Federal Government.   The announcement was made yesterday by the Nationals candidate for Gilmore,...

Above average temperatures forecast for Far South Coast

The trend of above average temperatures continues.  The May to July climate outlook, issued  by the Bureau of Meteorology today indicates a drier than average three months is likely for some parts of eastern Australia, including the Far South Coast. Inland WA and scattered parts of the north are likely to be...

Another big abalone bust near Tathra

What a crime! 792 were of prohibited size. Image courtesy DPI There has been another big abalone bust on the NSW South Coast. Below is the media release from NSW DPI:  A recent surveillance operation by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries Officers has led to the apprehension of four males...

Liberal candidate for Eden Monaro says funding for Merimbula Airport in her sights

Liberal candidate for Eden Monaro Fiona Kotvojs says she wants more money from the Federal Government for the Merimbula Airport. The Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro, Fiona Kotvojs, is calling for a larger Federal Government contribution towards a "$16million, 4-point program upgrade" of Merimbula airport. Ms Kotvojs visited the airport on the Federal...

Renewed calls for permanent disaster fund in the Bega Valley

The Bega Valley Shire Ratepayers and Residents Association has renewed calls for a permanent disaster relief fund for the shire to be administered by local government. They are concerned residents who lost property and homes in the Yankees Gap fire (above) have not received the same level of support as...