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Counting continues in Gilmore

Labor's Fiona Phillips has edged further ahead of her Liberal Party opponent Andrew Constance as counting continues in the seat of Gilmore. The pair started Monday 276 votes apart, but that gap widened to 348 votes by the end of the day as a small number of outstanding votes were counted. An...

Works continue on bridge in Cobargo

Works continue on Murrabrine Bridge on Wandella Road, Cobargo as the second stage of the project got underway yesterday. Contractors are carrying out the works which involves demolition of the existing bridge structure and construction of the southbound half of the new bridge, including the pedestrian path. This stage will take about...

Weather Warning for South Coast

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS for people in the Illawarra, Snowy Mountains and parts of the South Coast. Damaging winds and blizzard conditions are forecast over Alpine areas. Damaging winds extending on and east of the ranges.Strong west to northwesterly winds associated with a...

Still no sign of missing South Coast man

The search continues for 86-year-old local man Peter Claux.  Peter was reported missing after his vehicle – a 1991 maroon coloured Subaru sedan with NSW registration AHF 81P (pictured below) – was located parked on Widgeram Road, Bournda, just north of Tura Beach, last Thursday (June 2).  Unit Commander of the Sapphire...

Teenager dies after motorbike crash on South Coast

A 17-year-old boy has died after a crash on the South Coast. About 6.30pm on Friday (3 June 2022), emergency services responded to reports of a single vehicle crash involving a motorbike in bush land at Tura Beach (approximately 6km north of Merimbula) according to a NSW Police spokesperson. The 17-year-old male...

South Coast man missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing on the state’s South Coast. Peter Claux, aged 86, was reported missing after his vehicle – a 1991 maroon coloured Subaru sedan with NSW registration AHF 81P – was located parked in Widgeram Road, Bournda yesterday (Thursday 2 June 2022). Officers...

Bermagui man's body found on South Coast

The body of a man missing from the state’s South Cast has been located. The 64-year-old was last seen leaving his home in Bermagui about 11am yesterday (Thursday 2 June 2022). A NSW police spokesperson said he was reported missing when he failed to return home and officers attached to South Coast...

Free emergency trauma care training for South Coast

  Health services can be stretched in emergencies and often the first people on the scene of a serious incident, are locals. This weekend, CareFlight is hosting a unique community education workshop in the Eurobodalla which is free to attend thanks to the Commonwealth Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program and...

Batemans Bay Arts and Aquatic Centre to open Saturday

  While government dignitries were invited to attend the official opening on the Batemans Bay’s new arts and aquatic centre at the end of April, the Bay Pavilions will finally open to the public from 7am on Saturday (June 4). Group Operations Manager with Aligned Leisure, Simon Bryson, told East Coast Radio...

Power outage planned for Bermagui

Approximately 2,200 people in Bermagui, Coolagolite, Wallaga Lake and surrounding areas will be affected by a planned power outage from 9am until 3.30pm this Sunday (June 5). Community Relations Manager for Essential Energy, Sarah Johnstone told East Coast Radio the company understands power interruptions can be inconvenient, however the maintenance work...