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Eden bike trail construction to get underway

Construction of the new mountain bike trail in Eden will get underway this week. The mountain biking hub will be located west of the town of Eden, with new 56km of trails to be built with a total of 20 trails. President of the Eden Mountain Bike Club Stan Soroka told East...

Plastic bags banned from next week

As of next week, the supply of lightweight shopping bags will be banned on the South Coast and other single-use plastic items will be banned from November 1. Marking a major pivot away from single-use plastics, the NSW Government’s ban on lightweight plastic bags will come into effect From the 1...

Young golfer takes out Tura Beach Open Championship

Tura Beach Men’s Open Championship Results for 2022 Lachlan Chamberlain from Pymble Golf Course has taken out the 2022 Tura Beach Open. As well as walking away with the trophy, Mr Chamberlain also won the money for the Golden Shot on the 9th hole, missing the cup by only 8cm. On Saturday and...

Gilmore too close to call

Almost 85% of votes have been counted in the seat of Gilmore but it is still too close to call. Liberal Candidate and former Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has made up ground against current sitting member, Labor's Fiona Phillips. Mr Constance leads by 306 votes (as at 8am on Monday May...

Man granted bail after Narooma stabbing

A 24-year-old man has been granted conditional bail in the Wollongong Local Court on Saturday after he was charged for allegedly stabbing a man during an altercation in a North Narooma home on Friday. Emergency services were called to a home on Beachview Close, North Narooma, following reports a 31-year-old man...

Federal election update for Eden Monaro

Labor's Kristy McBain has declared victory in the seat of Eden-Monaro with a large swing of around 8% against the Liberal Party. 59.24 per cent of the two candidate preferred vote went to the incumbent Kristy McBain. For the first preference count see below: Images: Kristy McBain via Facebook & Australian Electoral Commission ...

Federal election update for Gilmore

Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips is holding a narrow two party preferred lead over Former New South Wales Minister Andrew Andrew Constance. The latest figures from the Australian Electoral Commission show Labor on 50.98 per cent and Liberal on 49.02 per cent. There has been an overall swing of 1.63 per cent...

Music meditation coming to South Coast

A Bega Valley musician is looking to help people on the south coast through a combination of music and meditation. Corinne Gibbons, is a long-time Bega Valley resident who studied music, and has lived and worked around the world, as a performing artist and conducting team building exercises. Corinne's sister, Danielle, a...

Narooma among Top Tourism Towns

New South Wales’ Top Tourism Towns have been announced for 2022 and two South Coast towns have featured.  Carcoar, Berry and Mudgee have been named NSW’s Top Tourism Towns for 2022, voted by the public and industry as the state’s most compelling destinations for an outstanding visitor experience. “Three of regional NSW’s...

Caseworkers employment expo on in Bega

  The Department of Communities and Justice had partnered with the University of Wollongong and TAFE NSW to host an employment expo to support pathways to careers as caseworkers and promote the DCJ as an employer of choice. To be held at the Bega Civic Centre today (May 19), from 1.45pm –...