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Anglers caught fishing in protected zones off Batemans Bay

By LOUISE AYLING The Department of Primary Industries is reminding the public not to fish in protected marine zones, following a spike in the number of incidents over the last few weeks. On one day alone fisheries officers spoke to more than 20 people fishing with bait in inner habitat protection zones...

Police appeal following serious Nelligen crash

By LOUISE AYLING Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious crash near Batemans Bay on Thursday, that left an 11-year-child in critical condition. About 2.30pm emergency services responded to reports that a car had driven off the Kings Highway. On arrival officers from Far South Coast Local Area Command found...

South Coast Group Stranded!

      A group of campers stranded near Moruya are finally receiving emergency supplies after a number of failed attempts to reach them. 41 people, including a baby, were running low on supplies and hadn't seen any direct contact with authorities since Sunday. Early this afternoon the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter landed at...

Police involved in pursuits at Bodalla, Batemans Bay

By LOUISE AYLING The Far South Coast local area command has been involved in several high-speed pursuits over the last few days, including an incident in Bodalla on New Year's Day that saw the assailant crash into a number of police vehicles. Around 6pm on Friday Moruya police were on route to...

Man fined after driving through floodwaters on Far South Coast

By LOUISE AYLING A man has been issued with a $400 fine and faces losing several demerit points after driving through floodwaters on the Far South Coast. Police were called to the Murrah Bridge on the Tathra Bermagui Road around 3pm yesterday,following reports a vehicle was submerged in floodwaters. On arrival police discovered...

Bega pub praises patron's NYE behaviour

By LOUISE AYLING The behaviour of revellers celebrating in Bega last night has been praised by a local pub operator. Night Manager for the Commercial Hotel in Bega, Nathan Carpenter, says despite massive crowds of around 250 people for New Year's Eve, they had absolutely no issues with patrons over the duration...

Fatal collision on Far South Coast

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after a fatal crash on the state’s Far South Coast last night. About 6.45pm (Wednesday 30 December 2015), emergency services were called to Mt Darragh Road at Wyndham, after reports a car and motorcycle had collided. Police from Far South Coast Local Area Command...

Hendy tipped for Cities portfolio

By LOUISE AYLING The Federal Member for Eden-Monaro has been tipped for his second promotion in less than a year, following the shock resignation of two federal ministers overnight. Dr Peter Hendy stepped into the inner circle of the Coalition Government in September, as Assistant Minister for Productivity, after allegedly playing an...

Merimbula pilot seriously injured after Brisbane crash

By LOUISE AYLING The pilot involved in a fatal plane crash in Queensland yesterday has been identified as a 21 year old Far South Coast man. Merimbula's Ryan Campbell was taken to hospital in Brisbane yesterday morning after crashing a Tiger Moth aircraft in bushland off an old airstrip on the...

Eurobodalla-based Easybeats front-man dies aged 68

By LOUISE AYLING Iconic Australian Rock star Stevie Wright has died in the Eurobodalla at the age of 68. The lead singer for the Easybeats, known best for 1966 hit 'Friday on My mind', became ill on Boxing Day and was taken to Moruya hospital where he died last night. Wright was born...