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Assistance for people in bushfire temporary accommodation affected by the rain

Bega Valley Shire Council says while the rain is very welcome for our region, it's another challenge for people living in temporary accommodation following the bushfires. Council and recovery agencies are ready to help anyone who needs assistance in these wet conditions. If your current accommodation arrangements have been further compromised by...

Over 100ml recorded in parts of Bega Valley

  Parts of the Bega Valley Shire have picked up over 100 millimetres of rain over the last few days. The BOM says while we may still see some showers the rain band has now shifted north to the Central Coast. Meanwhile a hazardous Surf Warning is also current along the coast and...

Bushfire royal commission calling for submissions to Bushfire History Project

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has published the next tranche of public submissions.   The Commission will continue to publish submissions progressively as they are processed. People who wish to contribute to the Commission’s work through the 2019-20 Bushfire History Project may submit videos or photographs taken during the bushfires or the...

Far South Coast residents who were at the Merimbula RSL for dinner on July 6 and Waterfront Cafe for breakfast on July 7 asked to get tested for COVID-19 if experiencing symptoms

NSW Health urges anyone who attended:   the RSL at Merimbula for dinner on Monday 6 July; and the Waterfront Cafe at Merimbula for breakfast on Tuesday 7 July to watch for respiratory symptoms or fever, and if they occur, isolate and get tested for COVID-19 right away. Victoria Department of Health reports two Victorian...

Gale force winds and heavy rain forecast for parts of the Far South Coast

The NSW SES is urging residents across the Illawarra and South Coast to prepare for possible severe weather over the coming days. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast heavy rainfall along the coast between Kiama and Merimbula on Monday, followed by strong winds on Tuesday, with conditions expected to ease later...

Murder charge laid over death of Dalmeny man

ACT Police have arrested a 35 year old Canberra man on a charge of murder following the death of a 44-year-old Dalmeny man at the Kingston Hotel in Canberra over the weekend. Dalmeny man Warren Hordpenko died following an alleged assault on Sunday evening. Police arrested the man yesterday in Canberra city...

BOM says check forecasts over the weekend with over 100ml possible

The Bureau of Meteorology says over 100ml of rain could fall on the Far South Coast early next week.  The Bureau says while it is more likely it will be between 50ml and 100ml everyone should keep an eye on the forecast over the weekend.  To check the latest forecast head to...

Dalmeny man named as victim in fatal Kingston fight

ACT Policing has identified the man who died on Sunday night after an altercation at the Kingston Hotel. The man is Warren Hordpenko, a 44-year-old man from Dalmeny. We extend our sincere condolences to Mr Hordpenko's friends and family.  Police are treating Mr Hordpenko’s death as suspicious. The investigation is ongoing. Police call for...