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Oyster Festival a big success

A record number of oysters were eaten at Saturday's Narooma Oyster Festival. Festival organisers say over 23,000 oysters were consumed on the day, along with visitors pouring through the gates. The Ultimate Oyster Experience was sold out, the cooking demonstrations were full and the tent for the shucking competition was overflowing. Feedback from...

Road users urged to exercise caution around motorcyclists

Far South Coast motorists are being urged to take care on the roads, following a spate of road accidents involving motorcyclists in the past week. More than 70 incidents have involved motorcyclists on the state’s roads in the past eight days, with 15 occurring in the state's south. Police are reminding motorists...

Local police recognised at Narooma ceremony

Police, administration staff and volunteers from the Far South Coast Local Area Command were recognised for their contribution to the community at the Command’s Medals and Awards Ceremony held in Narooma. Tuesday’s event was hosted by Acting Superintendent Angela Burnell with serving and former police receiving recognition. The Southern Region Commander Assistant...

Man killed in Nelligen crash

A man has died in a car crash at Nelligen. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the single-vehicle crash on the Kings Highway near Misty Mountain Road shortly before 3.00pm on Thursday afternoon. Police say the car was travelling east along the highway when it left the road and went...

Entries closing for Mayor's Writing Competition

Budding young Eurobodalla writers have a window of opportunity to win prizes and have their works published in the 2017 Mayor’s Writing Competition. Held for the past nine years, the competition celebrates and encourages the literary talents of the Shire’s youth and a theme has been introduced with all writing submitted...

Aviation safety briefing to be held in Merimbula next week

Sapphire Coast pilots are being called on to take part in an important aviation safety briefing next week to keep local skies safe. The briefing will focus on key safety issues which can put the lives of local pilots at risk when flying, including fuel management and the handling of partial...

Old and young to connect through new Playroom

A new collaboration between Early Childhood Educator and local resident, Hayley Reynolds and the Bega Valley Shire Library has resulted in the creation of the region’s first Intergenerational Playroom. The Playroom at the Tura Murrang Library and Community Centre is for pre-schoolers and their parents, and local elderly residents and their...

Eurobodalla Shire Council trials CatBib program

Eurobodalla Shire Council is pioneering a new program to minimise the threats domestic cats pose to wildlife. In eligible areas, Council will distribute free CatBibs that attach to cats’ collars and hang loosely over their chest, acting as a barrier between cats and their prey, making them the first council in...

Narooma Oyster Festival returns this Saturday

Narooma’s Oyster Festival makes a comeback this weekend. Following a year’s break, the Festival will return from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday at Forster’s Bay with a variety of attractions on offer, and oysters available to sample and purchase. Narooma Chamber of Commerce president Niels Bendixsen says it’s a good chance to...

Resurfacing works commence on the Kings Highway

Works have commenced to improve safety for motorists on the Kings Highway west of Nelligen. The NSW Government has allocated $550,000 to carry out resurfacing work on a two kilometre stretch of the highway from the bridge across Nelligen Creek, near Old Bolaro Road, east towards Nelligen. The works includes repairs to...