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NSW Farmers say there is no need to fear food shortages

   Thank you to NSW Farmers for the following media release:  Farmers are reassuring consumers there is no need to fear food shortages in Australia as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.NSW Farmers’ Vice President Chris Groves said farmers in NSW and across the country are busy doing what they do...

BEGA VALLEY BUSHFIRE RECOVERY MEETINGS CANCELLED

Please see the below message from Bega Valley Shire Council in relation to this week's bushfire recovery meetings.  Given the health advice and concern around COVID-19/Coronavirus we have cancelled this Tuesday nights bushfire recovery meeting at Bemboka and this Thursday night's session at Merimbula.Knowing the need for updated and reliable information,...

FOUR WINDS CANCELLED IN ANOTHER BLOW TO FAR SOUTH COAST ECONOMY

In another blow to the regional economy Four Winds, the international music event, held biennially, has been cancelled for this Easter.  Staged outdoors at Barragga Bay near Bermagui, Four Winds survived the bushfires, however has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  The announcement by the director and chair is below, with the...

Social distancing measures introduced from today at Far South Coast schools

The NSW Department of Education is introducing  measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 in NSW schools, including schools on the Far South Coast.  Mark Scott, Secretary of the Department of Education today announced that schools would adopt social distancing measures requiring them to cancel assemblies, excursions, travel, some events and...

Narooma bar boating accident leaves one person dead and another missing

Police say about 6.30am this morning emergency services received reports of an overturned boat in the area of the Narooma Bar. A member of the public brought a man from the stricken boat who was in the water to the shore, and performed CPR prior to emergency services arriving, however...

Search underway after boating accident at Narooma

Police media say they will release a statement in relating to a boating incident at Narooma this morning. Marine Rescue, Surf Life Saving and the Westpac rescue helicopter are among the agencies involved in a search and rescue effort.  It's believed the accident happened at the Narooma Bar.   

Solar and battery system helps restore communications to Cobargo

Thanks to Bega Valley Shire Council for the following update:  The days we live in present challenges but also new ideas. Resilient Energy has stepped in to help Cobargo and surrounds and in the process created options for future emergencies. Resilient Energy writes, “A solar and battery system has helped reconnect 24...