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Far South Coast shocked by incident of animal cruelty

If you know anything that could lead police to the person or people who did this terrible thing please call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. A joey is the sole survivor of a deliberate act of cruelty in Tura Beach on Saturday evening, when 13 kangaroos were run down on nature...

Water restrictions in Eurobodalla from next month

Deep Creek Dam: Eurobodalla Council is moving to water restrictions next month.  Level 1 water restrictions will come into effect on Monday 14 October. Eurobodalla Council’s infrastructure director Warren Sharpe said a dry winter and lack of significant spring rain meant the shire’s households are drawing on reserves in Deep Creek Dam. “In...

Calls for Far South Coast communities to be better prepared for sea level rise

The latest IPCC report predicts events like the storms along the Far South Coast in June 2016, which caused severe coastal damage, will become frequent. Still footage thanks to Jim Kelly and Kym Mogridge. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a grim picture of the future of Australia’s...

Fire risk concerns plague Eurobodalla Council's rural lands zoning changes

Eurobodalla's rural lands planning proposal is continuing to be criticised for its changes to zoning across the shire, which would allow development and residential development in bushfire prone areas.  A majority of councillors yesterday passed a development control plan for the shire, based on the rural lands planning proposal, which has...

Bega Valley cancer patients offered new assistance for car rego

The Cancer Assistance Network, Can Assist, in the Bega Valley has received funding from greenslips.com.au to help pay for cancer patients’ green slip insurance. Cancer patients in need, and who rely on their car to get to treatment, are encouraged to reach out for help from the local Can Assist...

Thousands strike and march along the South Coast for climate action

About 1500 students and adults came together at Bega's Littleton Gardens today as part of the Global Strike 4 Climate.  One young student told of her fear of bushfires on her family's sheep property, while another told the rally there was no way Adani would be built.  Member for Eden Monaro Mike...

Grass fire 'being controlled' at Bemboka

A grass fire is being controlled at Bemboka.  It's being listed as along the Snowy Mountains Highway.  The Rural Fire Service has asked everyone to remain prepared over the weekend.  Go to the Rural Fire Service's Fires Near Me page and app for updates.