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Entries open for Eurobodalla Business Awards

Eurobodalla Business Awards 2018 winner of the Excellence in Business Award, Yumaro, with East Coast Radio's very own General Manager Jane Edwards (left), and radio legend Kimmi Saker  (centre front). Entries are now open for the 2019 Eurobodalla Business Awards, which celebrate business excellence throughout the region. Categories this year include excellence...

Eurobodalla public art places First Nation's languages into mainstream

Eurobodalla artist Allison Walker with a semi-transparent image of her work ‘Birrima’ at the entry to the Moruya Library. Image courtesy Eurobodalla Council.  First Nation's artists in the Eurobodalla – Jodie-Rose Cotter, Reece Ladmore, Sonya Naylor, Bronwen Smith and Allison Walker – are working with Eurobodalla Council rolling out a series...

Victorian man caught with 106 illegal yellowfin bream at Merimbula

Above: A Victorian man has been apprehended with 106 yellowfish bream which were in "breeding condition". Image courtesy DPI.  The NSW Department of Primary Industry says an "elite squad" has helped apprehended ten people across NSW, including at Merimbula, for alleged illegal fishing offences, following a series of operations by the...

Don't miss these opportunities to have a say about Narooma's future

Eurobodalla Council is working on development plans for its Crown land areas and amenities on the Narooma flat.  It is drafting integrated plans for the area, with a focus on Crown land on the foreshore east and west of the highway, as well the Bill Smyth Oval reserve and NATA Oval/swimming...

Gap narrowing in Eden Monaro with counting continuing

The Australian Electoral Commission is continuing to count declaration pre-poll and postal votes for the federal seat of Eden Monaro, as the gap between the two major candidates closes.  Incumbent, Labor's Mike Kelly is still ahead of the Liberal Party's Fiona Kotvojs, however the margin has narrowed over the last few...

Poor Possum - fires fan the South Coast in May

A possum climbs to the top of the goal post to escape the fire at Ulladulla. Images courtesy NSW Fire and Rescue. Over 18 fires new have started on the Far South Coast since Saturday, and the Rural Fire Service says it's concerned about the situation given it's only days until...

Local talent shines at Narooma Busking Championships

Top left: Potent Soap; top right: The Lofties; bottom left: Stitch; bottom right: Dalmeny Wahinis  Narooma’s Busking Championships on Saturday were a great success with the town buzzing from the Flat to the Plaza with the added bonus of perfect weather. The third Narooma Championships, hosted by Narooma Rotary Club, are part...

Lucky escape for driver and residents at Mossy Point on Saturday

  South Coast police say an elderly driver was lucky to walk away with minimal injuries after the car she was driving collided into several residential fences along Annettes Parade, Mossy Point, on Saturday.  No pedestrians or residents were injured in the accident and police have thanked emergency services who attended and...

Rain needed to sustain drought recovery on the Far South Coast

A large area of the Bega Valley Shire, and the south-eastern pocket of the Eurobodalla, has moved into drought recovery, however the next three months will be crucial for local farmers.  With dryer conditions forecast for much of the state for the next couple of months, the Bureau of Meteorology says...

Tathra bushfire costs local economy over $200 million

CEO of Suncorp Insurance and the co-author of a new report highlighting the economic impact of disasters like the Tathra and District fire, have called on the Federal Government to do more to mitigate against climate change and make regional communities more resilient to the increasing threat of natural disasters.  The...