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Eden woman's husband safe and well

After a week of sleepless nights and many tears, Eden's Palakisa Broder got the news she was hoping for on Thursday afternoon, with confirmation from the Australian High Commission that her Husband David was safe and well. Mrs Broder hadn't spoken to her husband since Saturday morning, just hours before the underwater...

All welcome at Bega Valley Australia Day celebrations

Bega Valley Shire Council has invited the shire’s residents to its COVID Safe Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday 26 January with a free breakfast to be provided at 7.30am in Bega’s Littleton Gardens. At 8.30am, Council will recognise and celebrate the achievements and community contributions of our 2022 Citizens of the...

Eden woman praying for family in Tonga

Tongan telephone connectivity has reportedly been restored today after the devastating underwater volcano eruption and tsunami that hit the area last Saturday but internet connections will remain down for at least the next few weeks. With Tongans from all over the globe trying to call loved ones, Eden woman, Palakisa Broder...

Date set for Bega and Monaro by-elections

A date has been set for the Bega and Monaro by-elections. Voters in each region will head to the polls on Saturday 12 February 2022. The two seats were left vacant after the resignations of Andrew Constance and John Barilaro. Monaro candidates include the Nationals Nichole Overall and Labor's Bryce Wilson who both...

Local businesses suffering due to COVID staff shortages

Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips, is calling on the federal Government to stop ignoring local businesses on the south coast that need desperate help to remain open. Ms Phillips says as the government has failed to make Rapid Antigen Tests freely available, enormous strain has been put on local businesses, workers,...

Bega Valley man among COVID deaths

NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of two people in Southern NSW - a man in his 70s from the Bega Valley and a man in his 90s from the Goulburn Mulwaree area. There were 36 deaths of people with COVID-19 across the state, reported by NSW Health today; 22 men...

Young girl escapes injury after being hit by car

A young girl had a lucky escape after being hit by a car on the south coast today. A utility was reportedly travelling along Murramarang Road, near Racecourse Beach, Bawley Point, when a girl believed to be aged between 8 and 10, ran onto the road. Emergency Services arrived on the scene...

Stolen ute from Bermagui set on fire

  South Coast Police have been told between 7pm on Sunday (16 January 2022) and 3am Monday (17 January 2022), a white Holden Colorado was stolen from a home on Golf Road, Bermagui. Residents of Wallaga Lake and Akolele woke on Monday morning to the sound of explosions coming from the roadway...

Truck fire at Clyde Mountain

  UPDATE: About 8.20am today (Tuesday 18 January), emergency services responded to reports of a truck fire at Clyde Mountain on the Kings Highway, Monga, near Pooh's corner, approximately 20km east of Braidwood. NSW Fire and Rescue have extinguished the fire. There are no reports of injuries. Officers from Monaro Police District are...

Constance confirmed as Liberal candidate

  Andrew Constance has won Liberal Party endorsement to stand against Labor's Fiona Phillips in Gilmore at the next Federal election. And the former Bega MP and State Transport Minister said he's taking a different approach to campaigning. He says his focus is on unity. "After 18 and a half years as a state...