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Severe winds for Merimbula and Eden this morning

A severe weather warning for damaging winds is in place for the far south of the Far South Coast, including Eden and Merimbula.  The BOM says vigorous west to northwesterly winds in the wake of a cold front that crossed the region early Thursday. Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with...

Appeal period for Far South Coast flight school ends

Far South Coast residents who fought against a flight school aimed at the Chinese market, to be built just south of Bega, are expressing relief as the opportunity for the proponents of the flight school to lodge an appeal closes.  Bega Valley Shire Council says in accordance with Section 8.10 of the Environmental...

Rex hits out at media after CASA audit finds no safety concerns

Rex's deputy chairman John Sharp, says the airline has been "unequivocally vindicated". Image courtesy Rex.  The Civil Aviation and Safety Authority has assured Far South Coast residents it's safe to fly with Regional Express airlines.  CASA recently conducted a two day audit at the maintenance headquarters for Rex at Wagga and spokesman...

Aged-care home employee in Cooma charged over alleged assault of elderly man

A Cooma aged-care employee is to face court next month following the alleged abuse of an elderly man on the weekend.  Image courtesy Snowy Monaro Shire Council. Police say a woman has been charged following an investigation into the alleged abuse of an elderly man at Cooma on the weekend. An 89-year-old...

Well-known Far South Coast 'drill sergeant' makes history

Robyn Reynolds has made history by being the first woman captain of the Pambula Rural Fire Service brigade.  The Pambula Rural Fire Service brigade has elected a woman as its captain for the first time in its history. Robyn Reynolds has been a member of the brigade for 21 years and has...

Tarago man charged with murder of Andrew Drake refused bail

An 18-year-old man, charged with the murder of 29-year-old Andrew Drake (above) has been refused bail. Image Facebook.  An 18-year-old man from Tarago, charged with the murder of 29-year-old Andrew Drake, at Surfside, in April, has been refused bail. Daniel James Sharpe was arrested in Goulburn last Thursday.  He was refused bail by...

Deck segments for new Batemans Bay Bridge being built near Mogo

  Precast segments for the new bridge are being built at Mogo  Match-cast concrete bridge segments to be used in the Batemans Bay Bridge project are being built at a specialised site south of Mogo. Minister for Transport and Roads and Member for Bega, Andrew Constance said the box girder segments are being...

RFS urges caution and vigilance ahead of strong winds

The RFS has issued the following media release:  The NSW Rural Fire Service, Far South Coast is asking residents to refrain from burning until the winds forecast for the remainder of this week have abated. Revised forecasts by the Bureau of Meteorology indicate there will be strong winds and low relative humidity from...