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Hazard reduction burn may reduce visibility on highway near Bodalla today

Today, Forestry Corporation will be using a helicopter to conduct a fuel reduction burn inDampier State Forest, 25 km west of Bodalla. Up to 3100 hectares of forest will beburned using low intensity fire. Motorists using the Princes Highway between Bodalla and Tuross Head are advised thatthere will be smoke drift...

Road safety upgrades at Batemans Bay south of Cranbrook Road start tomorrow

Road safety upgrades will start on the Princes Highway, Batemans Bay, from tomorrow. Work will happen just south of Cranbrook Road to Lattas Point Road. Temporary lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place during work hours. Motorists are advised to allow up to five minutes...

Labor likely to take Gilmore, Eden Monaro still close

Above: Labor's candidate for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips is celebrating a likely victory today.  Labor's Fiona Phillips, is today celebrating a likely victory in the seat of Gilmore - winning it from the Liberal Party. Ms Phillips, who grew up on a dairy farm on the South Coast and is a TAFE...

Far South Coast police asking for information re Merimbula fire

Far South Coast police are calling for witnesses to the fire in Merimbula last week which gutted two businesses in Market Street - police also want to hear from anyone who may have any information about the fire.  Crews from Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service stopped the fire,...

Asian paper wasps threaten local ecosystems

Far South Coast residents are being asked to look out for the Asian paper wasp, a pest with bright yellow markings, which affects local ecosystems and native wasps.  Science group Atlas of Life is asking people to record and map sightings on their website at atlasoflife.org.au  At the moment they've found a...

Migrant and refugee employment help in Bega today at the Fun House

A migrant and refugee employment consultant will visit Bega today.  As part of the Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast assistance to the Bega Valley migrant residents, an employment session is to be held at the Funhouse, Bega. Nigel Maloney, an employment consultant with the Queanbeyan Multicultural / Multilingual Centre will...

Monster South Coast paedophile sentenced in Bega today

Monster South Coast paedophile Maurice Van Ryn has had one year added to his non-parole period for newly- revealed child sex charges committed in 2010, 2011 and 2012.   Van Ryn has been in prison since September 2014 and will now not not be eligible for parole until April 2029, when he...