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Bermagui illegal camper charged with carrying up to fifty explosives

A man has been charged with possessing explosives in public at Bermagui yesterday afternoon.  Shortly after 5pm police were notified of a person illegally camping on the headland near Horseshoe Bay. Police found the vehicle and trailer surrounded by litter and allegedly found a bag containing 40 to 50 suspected explosive devices....

Police call for assistance in Narooma service station hold-up investigation

South Coast police have asked the media to distribute the following information:  About 6am Friday (25 October 2019), two men attended a service station on the Princes Highway at Narooma and allegedly used a tree branch, length of timber and a rock to smash electronic equipment before demanding cash and cigarettes...

Three dolphins save snorkeller and alert swimmers to shark at Rosedale

Dolphins came to the rescue of a snorkeller and swimmers on Saturday at Rosedale, dive bombing a whaler shark close to shore and only metres away from the snorkeller. Image courtesy Australian Museum.  A snorkeller had a close encounter with a shark at Rosedale on Saturday afternoon and if it wasn't...

Dust storm and strong winds hit the Far South Coast

  The SES says areas across the Sapphire Coast and Bega Valley are currently experiencing a dust storm due to the strong winds. NSW SES crews are continuing to receive requests for assistance due to the strong winds. If you require assistance due to the strong winds or for fallen trees please call...

Police appeal for information re Narooma service station hold-up

  Police are appealing for information after a Narooma service station employee was threatened this morning by two men armed with a tree branch and a rock. About 6am today (Friday 25 October 2019), two men attended a service station on the Princes Highway and used a tree branch, length of timber...

Dangerous fire day ahead for Far South Coast

The temperature in parts of the region is today expected to be in the low to mid 30s -  well above average for this time of year - putting pressure on fire fighters and rural communities.  The RFS has asked everyone to review and have their bushfire survival plans ready, as...

Tracking Far South Coast butterflies

Citizen Far South Coast scientists are wanted on the Far South Coast to record butterflies. Above: Tailed Emperor. Credit: Chris Sanderson.  A first-of-its-kind citizen science project will put amateur butterfly-watchers on the Far South Coast and across the country at the forefront of research and conservation for the insect. The Butterflies Australia...

Eurobodalla beach patrol tender awarded to Lifeguarding Services Australia

Lifeguards from Lifeguarding Services Australia will continue to keep beachgoers safe at Eurobodalla’s eight patrolled beaches during the summer school holiday period. Eurobodalla Council’s beach patrols will continue unchanged this summer following a recent tender for professional lifeguarding services. Council pays for eight of the shire’s most popular beaches to be patrolled by...