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Tathra Mountain Bike Festival postponed

The Tathra Mountain Bike Festival, former known as the Tathra Enduro, will not be going ahead this June long weekend. The event has been postponed due to the amount of rain forecast for the coming days. The Tathra Mountain Bike Club say it was a tough decision, but a necessary one to...

Bombala students over the moon

Students from St Joseph's Primary School in Bombala linked up with the International Space Station on Thursday evening.  The school made radio contact with astronaut Shane Kimbrough as the International Space Station (ISS) passed over around 8:45pm on Thursday, travelling at approximately 25,000 kilometres per hour.  St Joseph's principal Susan Tighe  said...

Double Demerits now in force

Police are encouraging motorists to be patient if travelling to the snowfields this long weekend with double demerits now in force.  NSW Police launched the Operation Snow Safe campaign on today (Friday 11 June 2021) and reminded the community to have a plan, be prepared and stay safe in alpine regions...

Geotech works to start at Surfside

The NSW Government has announced geotechnical work at Surfside in Batemans Bay will be commencing next week. Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, said this work forms part of an important part of updating and further refining coastal hazard lines at Surfside. "This will provide the community with next steps towards a...

NSW paramedics on strike

Residents across the South Coast will not be able to regularly access ambulance paramedics on Thursday 6th June. New South Wales paramedics will go on strike despite being ordered not to take industrial action, their union has declared. "We've been in the Industrial Commission and we've had orders put upon us to...

Snow falling at Nimmitabel

Snow has fallen today at Brown Mountain and Nimmitabel. Hugh McDowell from the Beauro of Meteorology says the area of low pressure over NSW, is bringing showers to the South Coast and snow in some regions. "With those showers, they're falling as snow over about 800 metres or so," Mr McDowell said.  "Likely to...

Fighting fires: Canada to the NSW South Coast

Canadian firefighter Kevin Parkinson was deployed to Australia during the 2019/20 fire season. He felt so welcomed and appreciated in Australia that he moved himself and his family across the world to take up an opportunity as a Planning and Fire Behaviour Officer with NSW RFS Area South Eastern in Batemans...

Fundraiser for young man injured in whale breach

A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the 18-year-old Narooma local who sustained serious injuries after an incident with a whale at the weekend.  Just after 9am on Sunday (6 June 2021), Marine Rescue NSW received a MAYDAY call after a breaching whale landed on top of a recreational...

Bermagui calls to save Cuttagee Bridge

Bega Valley Shire Council are continuing to plan for an upgrade to Cuttagee Bridge, while investigating alternatives to the current proposal. Council voted to demolish the heritage listed bridge in March and replace it with a concrete two lane bridge. After a petition to save the bridge received over 12,000 signatures, a community...

Smoke at Tura Beach from pile burn

A  fire at Tura Beach this morning that was initially reported as a bushfire was actually a large pile burn.  The blaze on Kangaroo Run was called in around 5:30am on Thursday. Merimbula Fire & Rescue responded and upon further investigation determined the fire was a pile burn.  Fire and Rescue NSW would...