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Sewage spill at Merimbula prompts warnings

  The Merimbula estuary is compromised by the large human population on its shores.  A sewage spill at the eastern end of Spencer Park at Merimbula yesterday has prompted a warning to local oyster growers and the public. Bega Valley Shire Council says oyster farmers were yesterday afternoon notified of the spill as...

Congratulations to Mogo Wildlife Park and Binti the giraffe on their bundle of joy

Above: Mum and grandma welcome the young giraffe into the world on Monday at the Mogo Wildlife Park. Image courtesy Mogo Wildlife Park.  Congratulations to the Mogo Wildlife Park and Binti on the arrival of the baby giraffe on Monday.  Zookeeper Chad Staples says everyone is doing well.  It was Binti's first baby...

Far South Coast in for another drenching

The Bureau of Meteorology says the Far South Coast could see rainfall of between 100 and 200 mill from Friday and over the weekend. The Bureau says while it's not necessarily going to be a classic east coast low the system may still bring severe weather with it. The Bureau's ENSO climate...

Police call for witnesses to fatal car accident at Nelligen yesterday

 A man has died after his car crashed and became engulfed with flames on the state’s South Coast. Shortly after 1pm (Monday 3 August 2020), officers from South Coast Police District were called to the Kings Highway at Nelligen, following reports a car was on fire on the side of the...

New appeal to find Ray Speechley

NSW Police are renewing their appeal for information into the disappearance of a man from the state’s South Coast four years ago, as part of this year’s Missing Persons Week. Ray Speechley, then aged 76, was last seen at an aged care facility on Ruth Place, Dalmeny, about 4pm on Thursday...

Man critical but stable following stabbing at Eden last night

A man has been arrested after another man was stabbed at a home in Eden yesterday. About 7pm (Monday 3 August 2020), a group of people were at a home Hopkins Street, Eden, when an argument commenced between a man, aged 64, and his stepson, aged 35. The argument escalated resulting in...

Car on fire in Nelligen

Traffic is affected in both directions on the King's Highway in the Nelligen area after a car caught fire with a person trapped inside at 1:15pm Monday. Stay up to date at livetraffic.com

Tathra and district bushfire coronial starts today

  The Tathra and district bushfire coronial has begun today in Sydney and is expected to run until August 21.  Deputy State Coroner Elaine Truscott  is leading the inquiry.  A large number of witnesses are expected to give evidence.  The bushfire on the 18th of March, 2018 destroyed over 65 homes and damaged many...

65-year-old fronts Batemans Bay court over alleged child-sex offences

A man will reappear in court today charged over the alleged historical sexual abuse of a young girl on the state’s South Coast. In May this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a young girl...