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NRMA calls on residents to get ready for storm season

The NRMA is warning Far South Coast residents to be prepared for the storm season. The insurance organisation says over one million households across the state are unprepared for severe storms, and latest figures show towns across regional NSW are among some of the hardest-hit over the past year. Luke Gallagher from...

Work on Kings Highway to continue into November

Due to severe weather conditions, essential maintenance work on the Kings Highway at Clyde Mountain will continue into November. Fog in the area is delaying the essential work, which includes slope stabilisation in response to recent rain. The Kings Highway will continue to be closed in both directions between 6pm and 6am...

ACT Police seize property using new law

ACT Police have seized $500,000 worth of property belonging to the Nomads bikie gang president. (Photo: ACT Policing) According to the ABC,  police used a new 'unexplained wealth' law to confiscate three boats, fishing gear, trailers and a caravan from the Batemans Bay area and 3 motorbikes from the ACT.  Nomads motorcycle...

Callout to remember the bush this Christmas

PayPal is calling on Australians to remember the bush this Christmas. The callout comes as PayPal Australia launch a new online marketplace with Buy From The Bush.  Grace Brennan, Buy From The Bush founder said it will give Aussies an easy option to support small businesses in regional and rural communities around Australia.  "It's about...

Two people rescued south of Bermagui

Two people were stuck on a commercial fishing boat south of Bermagui after mechanical problems left them stranded offshore. (Photo: Marine Rescue NSW). Marine Rescue Narooma deployed a team around 10:20am Wednesday to head down the coastline and return the crew and their 29 foot boat to safety.   The team of Narooma...

Deliberate baiting of dogs and cats around Batehaven

Batemans Bay police are appealing to our community to anyone who has information about pieces of baited fish and meat pieces in the Batehaven area, specifically Edward Road and Joseph Street. It appears dogs and cats have been deliberately baited using pilchards and salami with snail bait pellets pushed into them....

Four Far South Coast Oyster producers claim Gold

Not one but four Far South Coast Oyster Farms have claimed a gold medal in the 2020 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards.  In the 'From the Sea category' the winners include: Tathra Oysters Wapengo Rocks Wild Organic Oysters Mimosa Rock Oysters Australia's Oyster Coast Appellation Oysters at Wagonga in Narooma We caught up with Gary Rodley from...

Speed date a designer at Cobargo this weekend

  Following on from the successful Pathway Home workshops and drop-in sessions last month, Bega Valley Shire Council is holding a similar event, with a twist. Tim Lee and Noel Thompson from the Australian Institute of Architects will be at the Cobargo School of Arts Hall on Saturday 24 October for COVIDSafe Speed...

Constance says Batemans Bay bridge reaches construction milestone

Above: An artists impression of the floating pontoon, foreshore and bridge. Image courtesy Andrew Constance.  The Batemans Bay replacement bridge project has hit an important milestone with more than 50 per cent of the segments needed to build the new bridge now in place, according to the member for Bega and transport...