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Bega's champion cheddar takes out award for second-year running

Champion cheese: The Heritage Vintage Reserve Cheddar Bega Cheese has been recognised with its Heritage Reserve Vintage awarded Champion status at this year's Australian Grand Dairy Awards. Organised by Dairy Australia, the Awards are now in their twentieth year and considered the highest accolade for dairy producers. Chief Judge, Russell Smith, says it's...

Temporary reprieve from hot weather for South Coast

The BOM says the next three months will be warmer than average. The Bureau of Meteorology says the South Coast can expect hotter than average temperatures over the next three months. The Bureau of Meteorology says the South Coast can expect hotter than average temperatures over the next three months.  Data on the...

More mega-hail for Merimbula and Candelo without power this morning

    More mega-hail hit Merimbula last night as storm cells moved across the region. Thanks to Kristy Martin for the pic.  The village of Candelo, and surrounding area, is without power this morning after an intense electrical storm overnight. Essential energy says they've received numerous calls from the Far South Coast regarding isolated...

Far South Coast waking up to severe electrical storm

The Bega Valley Shire is waking up to a severe electrical storm this morning.  The energy is intense out there so be careful. Forked lightning lit up the sky for most of the night but intensified early in the morning.  Be careful on the roads and if you need assistance call the...

Bill Shorten pledges a Community Power Hub for Far South Coast

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten with members of Clean Energy for Eternity, and Member for Eden Monaro Mike Kelly at Tathra today. The Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has been in Tathra today to make an election pledge of $10 million dollars regarding the establishment of a  Community Power Hub for...

Eurobodalla water restrictions lifted today

Deep Creek Dam is now over 90 per cent full, and Council has lifted water restrictions.  Eurobodalla Council has today lifted water restrictions in the shire. Eurobodalla Mayor, Liz Innes, thanked residents and visitors for assistance in securing the shire’s water supply through the summer months. “The community has been fantastic since restrictions...

Severe storm forecast - SES prepared

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe storm warning for the region.  Stay up to date by going to the BOM website.  The SES has said it's prepared for the weather.  The SES number is 132 500 As well as the storm front upon us at the moment the SES says there's "another...

'Twas the season for dog attacks in the Eurobodalla

There were 12 dog attacks in the Eurobodalla last month.  There were 12 dog attacks in the Eurobodalla in December. Eight people and four dogs were attacked in the incidents, with four people requiring medical attention.  Eurobodalla Council says the attacks are extremely concerning and involved mainly dogs roaming the streets.  Dogs crossed with...

"Monster" Victorian sex offender seen on South Coast

If you see Christopher Empey call Triple 0. The hunt for a dangerous sex offender from Victoria, has moved to the South Coast of New South Wales, after the man, 46 year old Christopher Empey was seen in Nowra a month ago.  Victorian police have said Empey sold an-off road motorbike in...

Large hailstones & severe storms to hit parts of South Coast & Illawarra

A severe storm warning for large hailstones and damaging winds has been issued for parts of the region this afternoon.  The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe storm warning for large hailstones and damaging winds for  parts of the Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains Forecast...