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Mega Pod of whales off Bermagui gains worldwide intrigue

A mass gathering of whales off the south coast has caught the imagination of the environmental world. Hundreds of migrating whales are feasting on bait schools around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Bermagui and Sapphire Coastal Adventures' Simon Miller managed to capture the phenomenon. "We’ve got what's called a mega...

COVID traces found in Eden sewage

There was no new cases of COVID recorded on the South Coast over the weekend however NSW Health has advised that fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been detected at the Eden sewage treatment plant. The sample was taken on 8 and 9 September and is the first detection at the Eden...

Man escapes Moruya house fire

A Moruya resident has lost his home to a fire overnight. Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service units were called to a house fire at North Head Road in Moruya which reportedly broke out around 6pm on Thursday evening. On arrival Moruya 384 found heavy smoke issuing from the rear...

No new cases on South Coast today

There are no new COVID-19 cases in Southern NSW Local Health District as of 11am today. The South Coast will remain in lockdown from midnight tonight as the region officially reported an additional three COVID-19 cases. Two cases at Merimbula and one in Batemans Bay announced yesterday, were officially included in today's...

Merimbula Exposure Sites listed

Two COVID cases at Merimbula have prevented the Bega Valley moving out of lock down this weekend. Anyone who attended the below venues of concern, as posted on the Southern NSW Local Health District Facebook page at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate...

Lock down remains after two new Merimbula cases

    Eurobodalla and the Bega Valley will remain in lockdown beyond this week after the region recorded additional COVID cases in the figures released today. NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced there had been two cases recorded in Merimbula that had been detected since 8pm last night, and would be added to...

R U OK? The question to ask today

R U OK? It's a question we are all being encouraged to ask of each other every day, but especially today.. Today is R U OK Day and Grand Pacific Health is encouraging people to check in with each other. Grand Pacific Health operates services focusing on Mental Health, Aboriginal Health, Youth Health and Physical Health...

Bega Valley has a library that comes to you

While Bega Valley residents are unable to visit the library during lock down, the library can come to them. The Bega Valley Library has responded to the extended lock down by offering a free delivery service of books or other library material chosen through the online catalogue. Library Services Coordinator, Meg Jordan-Jones...

The Man Walk set to launch in Narooma, Batemans Bay and Tathra

An initiative to help improve men's physical, mental and emotional health is coming to the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. The Man Walk started two years ago when Mark Burns began going on regular morning walks around Kiama, and soon a few friends started joining in to walk and talk. Mr Burns said...

A Batemans Bay supermarket, post office and liquor barn are on the list

Three Batemans Bay venues have been listed as exposure sites after a second local COVID case was detected yesterday and will be included in today's official figures. The exposures span two days - Friday, September 3rd, and the following day Saturday, September 4th. Anyone who attended the Batemans Bay Woolworths from 8am to...