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19-year-old charged over Narooma armed robbery

A woman has been charged following an alleged armed robbery on the South Coast overnight. About 6.30pm  a woman attended a service station on the Princes Highway at Narooma, and allegedly threatened the attendant with a carving knife, demanding cash. The attendant complied and the woman fled on foot with cash. Officers from...

Emergency leaders for climate action to front bushfire royal commission today

Five members of Emergency Leaders for Climate Action —the coalition of 33 former fire and emergency chiefs calling for stronger climate action—will be appearing before the bushfire disaster royal commission this morning. The discussion will focus on the role of state and territory governments in natural disaster preparation, response, and recovery. They are: Peter...

More pop-up COVID-19 testing in Eurobodalla this week

There’s a free pop-up/temporary COVID-19 testing clinic in Batemans Bay tomorrow 7 July from 9am-2pm.  It is on at Hanging Rock Oval Car Park (near the function centre), Beach Rd Batemans Bay Bookings call 1800 999 880 (option 1) There will also be a free pop-up/temporary COVID-19 testing clinic in Malua Bay...

Arrest made over vicious emails targetting Kristy McBain

The Australian Federal Police has charged a 32-year-old Blacktown man over a spam email campaign related to the upcoming Eden-Monaro by-election. The man was arrested during a search warrant at his house and later conveyed to Parramatta Police Station, where he was charged with one count of using a telecommunications service...

Be COVID-safe tomorrow when voting

Voters go to the polls tomorrow in the Eden Monaro by-election, and the medical director of the South East Regional Hospital says while there have been no new cases of COVID 19 in the region, everyone should take precautions while voting.  Dr Liz Mullins advises voters to wear a mask if...

Rally Road Closures for Saturday 4th July

            Rally Road Closures for this Saturday 4th July Closed from 06:30 to 13:15 Old Princess Hwy from Sheeptrack to CPT 66/4 near Cockwhy Creek from  Closed from 07:00 to 13:45 Ironbark Range Rd from Picnic Rd to Shannons Rd Shannons Rd from Picnic Rd to Old Nelligen Rd  Old Nelligen Rd to Ironbark Range RdClosed from 08:45...

A penguin-led recovery? Fairy penguins return to Eden

  A fairy penguin has heeded the call and been seen at Eden. Image courtesy SA Department of Water.  Eco-tourism is being considered as a future growth industry at Eden with an innovative project to invite fairy penguins back to the town underway. The National Parks and Wildlife Service has placed recorded penguin...

Inaugural Far South Coast Film Festival calls for submissions

Drone filming on the Far South Coast.  Image courtesy Raymond Toms. Far South Film, an association of professional and emerging filmmakers in the South East region of NSW, is calling for submissions from regional filmmakers around Australia for its inaugural Far South Film Festival. Due to COVID-19, this year's festival will be...

Look after your tackle...new campaign aimed at fishers

Discarded fishing line found at the Moruya Breakwall. Image courtesy Eurobodalla Shire Council.  Local and visiting fishers are being urged to ‘look after their tackle’ in a new nationwide campaign aimed at reducing lost fishing line in waterways. Fishing line is one of the top-20 items of litter impacting Australian waterways, where it...