Local News

AFL Sapphire Coast divisions merge

A month into the season, the AFL Sapphire Coast has made the big decision to merge it's Division 2 teams into it's First Grade competition. As of today (Wednesday May 18) Bega, Eden and Narooma will enter Division 1 of the AFL Sapphire Coast Competition to make an eight team first-grade...

Local families shocked about another aged care service reduction

  Residents' families have raised concerns about the state of aged care on the Far South Coast after Merimbula's (Bimbimbie) Albert Moore Gardens Aged Care Facility announced it will be closing at least 15 of it's 68 aged care beds in the coming weeks. The Aged Care provider said the decision follows...

Bega targeted in recent break ins

  South Coast Police are investigating several break and enter, and theft incidents that occurred in Bega between Saturday May 14 and early morning on Monday May 16. Residential properties and vehicles in Glen Mia Drive, Birdle Place and Belmore Street, were targeted. In one location, access was gained through an unlocked garage...

Works in Eden to start next week

Road resurfacing works will commence on a section of Bass Street, Eden on Monday 23 May. Local contractors will remove some of the existing pavement and lay a new asphalt surface. Work will start around 7am and will take approximately eight hours each day to complete, over a period of five days. During the...

COVID numbers steady on South Coast

Southern NSW Local health district has reported 111 new cases of coronavirus on the South Coast to 4pm yesterday (Monday May 16). The Eurobodalla has recorded 47 new cases with 64 in the Bega Valley. Around 95% of those local cases were positive Rapid Antigen Tests. There are currently 609 active cases of...

Bega Valley songwriter hits right note at ISC

The prestigious US-based International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its 2021 winners and a Bega Valley musician has been given a special mention. Candelo's Andy Zarins entered his song “I Am Released” in the Lyrics Only category and was one of only 37 Australians to recieve an Honorable Mention. Mr Zarins told...

Upgrade proposed for Malua Bay reserve

Eurobodalla Council will hold a community barbecue in Malua Bay later this month to seek feedback on a proposed upgrade of Albert Bamman Memorial Park at the Malua Bay Beach Reserve. Council has secured $1.2million to upgrade the park to better meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. A...

Man charged with firearm and driving offences

A man has been charged with firearm and driving offences on the South Coast over the weekend. South Coast Police Officers stopped a Holden Commodore on the Princes Highway, in North Batemans Bay Around 10.30pm on Friday. Inquiries revealed the 40-year-old man was disqualified from driving, and the car was unregistered and...