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South Coast Clubs recognised at 2021 Clubs & Community Awards

After overcoming the worst 18 months in their history, registered clubs from across the state have been recognised for their outstanding community contributions at the 2021 Clubs & Community Awards. Club Narooma won the Bushfire Support category while the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club and Sapphire Coast Clubs were all highly...

Robbie Burns Hotel in Wyndham reopening

The Robbie Burns Hotel in Wyndham is back for a once-off event on Saturday but it soon could be reopening permanently. (Photo: Bob Hunt) The iconic Wyndham watering hole beneath Mount Darragh has been closed since 2015, but will throw open the doors on Saturday with a resurrection and illumination event...

Parents head to the climate strike

A School Strike 4 Climate is happening at Littleton Gardens in Bega, at 11:30am today (Friday 21st May). It's one of many gatherings across the country, where school children want to send a clear message to the federal government. 'Stop throwing money at Gas, and invest in renewable energy, and first nations...

Further Education Scholarship Awards presented

Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick presented Further Education Scholarship Awards to students for 2020 and 2021, in recognition of the importance of developing local student’s skills and abilities. This annual scholarship program supports young people seeking professional qualifications and careers while living in the Bega Valley through grants valued at $1,000...

Bermagui wins best Australian Liquor Store

Bermagui Cellars have won Australian Liquor Store of the Year at the Retail Drinks Industry Awards overnight. The national awards salute the year-round efforts made by people and companies in the Liquor industry to succeed in business, through superior customer service, product knowledge and professionalism. Bermagui Cellars Owner Mick Trenerry said he...

Narooma student Singh's his way onto Bollywood Big Screen

A Narooma High School student is on the way to the Bollywood big screen, after winning the Bollyvision Swortaj 2021 title over the weekend. 15-year-old, Paramveer Singh, made it to the final 13 after an extensive audition process that saw Bollywood singers from across Australia put on their best foot forward. Paramveer's...

Car accident in Merimbula

There was a two-car motor vehicle accident in Merimbula this morning. Traffic is now clear on Merimbula Drive after initially being affected in both directions between Merimbula Sand & Gravel and the Millingandi turn off. NSW police & Ambulance, Fire & Rescue and the Rural Fire Service attended on the scene. One of...

Missing Sydney man found safe on Far South Coast

A man missing from Sydney’s Upper North Shore has been found safe on the state’s Far South Coast. 30-year-old, Christopher Buckle, was reported missing in early March, with his last confirmed sighting on the Princes Highway at Moruya on Sunday (14 March 2021). Officers attached to South Coast Police District were notified...

Merimbula lands runway extension

Airlines will soon be able to land larger aircraft at Merimbula airport thanks to runway extension plans given the green light by the Southern Regional Planning Panel last week. Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Russell Fitzpatrick said the approval starts a series of major civil works at the airport aimed at increasing...

Kings Highway reopens after rock fall

The Kings Highway has reopened in both directions at Monga following a rock fall early this morning. The highway had been briefly closed on Clyde Mountain, near Pooh Corner . Council crews have cleared rocks from the highway. Motorists are advised to continue to exercise caution as traffic returns to normal. For the latest traffic...