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"If the climate can change, why can't we?" A 10-year old's plea to Australia

About a thousand people were at the rally and school strike for climate action at Bega today. About 1000 people, including high school and primary students and their parents have rallied at Littleton Gardens in Bega today, calling for action on climate change. The students left school, part of a global action,...

Calls for a driver to come forward in Dalmeny missing person case

Police are renewing calls for the driver of the car to come forward. Almost three years after a man went missing from his Far South Coast home, police have again released an image of a vehicle, and are appealing for the driver to come forward, as they continue to search for...

Eurobodalla man fined over dog attack on teenager delivering pamphlets

Eurobodalla Council is reminding dog owners to keep their dogs under control in public places, following an attack on a teenager.  Eurobodalla Council says Batemans Bay Local Court has ordered a Batemans Bay man to pay a substantial penalty after his dog was proven to rush and attack a teenager delivering...

Van Ryn back in court in Bega via video link today

Bravehearts is an Australian organisation helping victims of child sex abuse and empowering children. Image courtesy Bravehearts website.  A Far South Coast man in jail for a string of child sex crimes is expected to appear before the Bega Local Court today via video link for charge certification.  The man, Maurice Van...

Bega's Toastmaster tradie takes 'Hunted' to Canberra

Bega tradie, Patrick Barrie, with his certificate at the Toastmasters contest in Canberra.  A Bega plumber who joined Bega Valley Toastmasters 18 months ago has done the Far South Coast proud in Canberra recently.  Patrick Barrie's speech 'Hunted' was selected to be read out in Canberra and evaluated by Toastmasters taking part...

'Regional communities at risk', says Gun Control Australia

An "explosion" in hunting and illegal hunting is being blamed for more guns in NSW.   The major political parties are being urged to take action on the state's gun laws, with fears they're putting regional and rural communities at risk. Gun Control Australia says the number of guns in New South Wales...

Drought conditions still being faced by farmers in Eurobodalla and Bega Valley

Recent storm rainfall hasn't had much of an impact on continuing drought conditions. Parts of the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires remain drought declared, however most of both shires are now classified as drought-affected according to the latest information from the Department of Primary Industries.  Here is the latest media release from...

500 enormous bales of hay to dock at Eden on Tuesday for farmers

500 bales of hay weighing 300kg will be unloaded at the Eden defence wharf on Tuesday for farmers. A major community operation will get underway at Eden on Tuesday, when a ship from Circular Head in Tasmania arrives at the naval port carrying 500 massive bales of hay for struggling farmers.  Each...