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Inaugural Giiyong Festival wins gold at Regional Tourism Awards

   Twofold Aboriginal Corporation's Dennis Arvidson and Alison Simpson with the gold award at Ulladulla yesterday.  The successful inaugural Giiyong Festival held at Jigamy, near Eden last September, has won a gold award at the Regional Tourism Awards. Giiyong celebrated and shared the diversity of Aboriginal arts and culture and brought thousands of...

RFS warning to landholders..."It's drier than this time last year"

The Rural Fire Service says conditions are worse than this time last year, when fires were breaking out on the Far South Coast, and the Yankees Gap fire started north west of Bega in gale force winds on the 15th of August.  There are currently five bush and grass fires burning...

Severe weather warning for surrounding districts

There's a severe weather warning for damaging winds in the region and blizzard conditions in the mountains. Far South Coast residents are asked to take care on the roads today if travelling through the areas where the severe weather warning is current.   

Police concerned for welfare of missing 28-year-old man from Nimmitabel

  Brett Ingram has been living in the Nimmitabel area and was last seen at his accommodation on Monday 15/07/2019. He was reported missing on 18/07/2019. Police received a report that Brett Ingram was seen in Goulburn on Tuesday 16/07/2019. Brett Ingram is described as being about 175 cms tall, 80 kgs, medium...

ACCC warns Far South Coast residents to be wary of identity theft

Four in 10 Scamwatch reports in 2019 involve identity theft or the loss of personal/banking information. Image courtesy Nick Youngson. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission is warning Far South Coast residents to watch out for identity theft.  Scams reported to the ACCC involving identity theft or the loss of personal/banking information...

New scam targets Eurobodalla ratepayers

Eurobodalla ratepayers are being targetted in a new scam involving a caller claiming to be from Eurobodalla Council, and asking for payment details on overdue rates. Although rates notices are about to be issued, Council staff do not contact ratepayers by phone to request payment. Anyone receiving a call or voicemail requesting rates...

Be on the look-out for meningococcal say health authorities

Southern NSW Local Health District is urging people to be alert to lesser known signs of meningococcal disease, with the peak period for the disease still more than a month away. The Director of the Public Health Unit Tracey Oakman, said meningococcal disease can occur at any time of year but...

Woman charged with domestic violence charges following Batehaven unit fire

A 55-year-old woman has been arrested on domestic violence charges following Saturday night's fire which destroyed a Batehaven unit. A 55-year-old woman has been arrested on domestic violence charges following a house fire at Batehaven on Saturday night.  One unit was destroyed and another one badly damaged in the fire. Asbestos was...