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New Bega TAFE campus construction underway

Above: Member for Bega Andrew Constance turns the first sod on the new Bega TAFE. To the left is Bega Valley Shire Mayor Sharon Tapscott and to the right Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs.  The NSW Government today announced the start of construction on the multi-million dollar Bega Multi Trades Hub to...

By-election smear emails sent to AFP

The Australian Federal Police have been called in to investigate a smear campaign directed against Labor's candidate for the Eden Monaro by-election, Kristy McBain. Earlier this week East Coast Radio broke the news the Australian Electoral Commmission was concerned about a series of emails being sent to people which make bizarre and...

For the 'relief of human suffering' Greeks give $325,000 to Bega Valley bushfire fund

Above:  Archbishop Makarios - The Greek Orthodox Church has donated $325,000 to the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. Image courtesy Bega Valley Shire Council.  The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has donated $325,000 to the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, to be used “for the relief of human suffering”. Earlier...

Advice for local tourism operators re COVID-19 Victorian outbreak

  Sapphire Coast Destination Marketing is advising local tourism operators to review Melbourne COVID 19 hotspot information and the postcodes of their bookings. The Victorian school holidays start on Saturday and there have been concerning COVID 19 outbreaks in the state over the past week. The hotspots are the local government areas of...

Kalaru home destroyed by fire

Just after 7pm last night the Tathra Brigade was called to a home alight on Shumack Cl at Kalaru. The first Tathra unit arrived within 10 mins of the call and found a single story home to be fully alight. Bega Fire and Rescue arrived shortly after along with Bega Police and...

One good turn deserves another, solar system donated to Bodalla Local Aboriginal Land Council

  Above acknowledging good works with a gift of solar:  Lisa Cornthwaite (MESA) Matthew Morton (Bodalla Local Aboringal Land Council) Chloe Waugh (MESA) Nakai Moreton-Stewart (Bodalla Local Aboriginal Land Council) Tony Lowe (SHASA), Kathryn Maxwell (SHASA) There were many unsung heroes involved in helping our community during the summer bushfires. These included Lisa...

Police call for witnesses to Merimbula armed robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a Far South Coast service station overnight. About 10pm (Monday 22 June 2020), an unknown man attended a service station on Dunns Lane, Merimbula. It's alleged he produced a knife and demanded cash and cigarettes from the male employee, before he fled...

Another arrest over alleged bushfire fraud on Far South Coast

A third person has been charged following an investigation into bushfire-related fraud on the Far South Coast. In March South Coast Police District detectives began investigating a group of people suspected of fraudulently obtaining bushfire assistance payments from a number of charities. Following extensive inquiries, police executed search warrants at two homes...