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Super Blood Moon visible tonight

A Blood Moon which is also a lunar eclipse will be visible across the country tonight. There will be two events happening at the same time. The first is a Super Moon, where the full moon lines up with when it's at it's closest to earth so it will appear bigger...

Nine new COVID cases in Melbourne

Victoria has recorded nine local cases in the current coronavirus cluster. One of those cases reportedly attended the AFL match between Collingwood and Port Adelaide at the MCG on Sunday, where a crowd of over 23,000 people were in attendance. Victorian health authorities reintroduced some COVID restrictions in Melbourne, which came into...

NSW names Women's Origin team

The NSW Rugby League has announced the NSW Women’s State of Origin team for the Women’s State of Origin match at the Sunshine Coast on Friday 25 June.  Bega local, Kezie Apps will captain the side while Cobargo's Millie Boyle has been named again. Keeley Davis and Kennedy Cherrington have been named to...

Help for regional communities impacted by mouse plague

A support package will be rolled out to help farmers, small businesses and households manage a mouse plague in regional NSW. Small businesses and households who are eligible will be able to apply for grants to help manage the cost of baiting. Eligible households will be able to claim rebates of up...

Government announces support for seafood

  In good news for South Coast oyster farmers, the NSW Government has announced a new grant to support the local fishing industry. The 'Eat More NSW Seafood 2021' Program will provide $500,000 in grants for industry stakeholders to promote their fresh local produce. The grant is open to seafood businesses, industry associations...

House fire on Far South Coast

A home in Merimbula was destroyed by a house fire last night. Emergency services arrived at the blaze in Henwood Street, Merimbula around 6:30pm on Monday evening. According the Fires and Rescue 286 Eden Facebook page, crews were faced with an intense blaze making access difficult for firefighters. The fire was contained but resulted...

North Head Drive Moruya closed for 5 weeks

  A section of North Head Drive in Moruya between the Granite Quarry and Bruce Cameron Drive, (South of the entrance to Moruya Airport) will be closed for five weeks from Monday 24 May. Motorists travelling to Moruya airport will need to divert via the Princes Highway, Broulee Road and George Bass...

Fish snapped up in Merimbula Fishing Competition

Winning team Joshua Climas and Aiden Aitken between sponsor Stewart Jeffrey of Eden Outboards and Club Vice President Alan Wilkins receivingtheir prizes in the Merimbula Snapper Classic. The Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club’s annual Snapper Classic with a prize pool in excess of $3,500 was run and won over...

Bega Valley students Strike 4 Climate

Protesters attended a School Strike 4 Climate  at Littleton Gardens in Bega on Friday. As students and parents marched across Bega's streets, the chant rang out loud and clear 'what do we want - climate action, when do we want it - now' It's one of many gatherings across the country, where...

Oil spill in Moruya

Emergency Services were called to Moruya on Friday morning after there was an oil spill. The engine of a garbage truck reportedly blew a piston, which resulted in a leak of approximately 60 litres of hydraulic fluid, on the Princes Highway near the Moruya Waterfront Hotel. No one was injured and emergency services...