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COVID-Smart Plan for South Coast schools

Students on the South Coast will return to school under COVID-smart settings that will minimise the risk of the virus and allow teachers and pupils to return safely to the classroom. As part of the new measures announced by the NSW Government on Sunday (January 23), every student and teacher in...

Another Bega Valley man among COVID deaths

Sadly, COVID-19 related deaths in NSW have surpassed 1,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 46 people with COVID; including a man in his 60's from the Bega Valley. Southern NSW Local Health District expresses its sincere condolences to their loved ones. It's the second...

Plenty happening on south coast this weekend

South Coast residents shouldn't be allowed to get away with complaining there's nothing to do this weekend with plenty on up and down the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. Merimbula is hosting it's Sea Change Expo. The two day event is designed to showcase the town as a great place to live. President of...

Eden woman's husband safe and well

After a week of sleepless nights and many tears, Eden's Palakisa Broder got the news she was hoping for on Thursday afternoon, with confirmation from the Australian High Commission that her Husband David was safe and well. Mrs Broder hadn't spoken to her husband since Saturday morning, just hours before the underwater...

All welcome at Bega Valley Australia Day celebrations

Bega Valley Shire Council has invited the shire’s residents to its COVID Safe Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday 26 January with a free breakfast to be provided at 7.30am in Bega’s Littleton Gardens. At 8.30am, Council will recognise and celebrate the achievements and community contributions of our 2022 Citizens of the...

Eden woman praying for family in Tonga

Tongan telephone connectivity has reportedly been restored today after the devastating underwater volcano eruption and tsunami that hit the area last Saturday but internet connections will remain down for at least the next few weeks. With Tongans from all over the globe trying to call loved ones, Eden woman, Palakisa Broder...

Date set for Bega and Monaro by-elections

A date has been set for the Bega and Monaro by-elections. Voters in each region will head to the polls on Saturday 12 February 2022. The two seats were left vacant after the resignations of Andrew Constance and John Barilaro. Monaro candidates include the Nationals Nichole Overall and Labor's Bryce Wilson who both...

Local businesses suffering due to COVID staff shortages

Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips, is calling on the federal Government to stop ignoring local businesses on the south coast that need desperate help to remain open. Ms Phillips says as the government has failed to make Rapid Antigen Tests freely available, enormous strain has been put on local businesses, workers,...

Bega Valley man among COVID deaths

NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of two people in Southern NSW - a man in his 70s from the Bega Valley and a man in his 90s from the Goulburn Mulwaree area. There were 36 deaths of people with COVID-19 across the state, reported by NSW Health today; 22 men...

Young girl escapes injury after being hit by car

A young girl had a lucky escape after being hit by a car on the south coast today. A utility was reportedly travelling along Murramarang Road, near Racecourse Beach, Bawley Point, when a girl believed to be aged between 8 and 10, ran onto the road. Emergency Services arrived on the scene...