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Firies on alert with strong winds expected across the Far South Coast today

  Far South Coast firies are on alert today as gale force winds hit the coast and the region remains tinder-box dry.  Report smoke sightings to 000 and remain vigilant. Go to the RFS FiresNearMe page for information and updates. There is currently an ongoing large hazard reduction burn south of Eden; another...

Gillards Beach hoaxer who tried to fake his own death still on the run

Police are now searching for a 42 year old Victorian man who it's believed tried to fake his own death, causing an extensive sea, land and air search on the Far South Coast last week. Image courtesy South Coast Police FB.  After sending rescuers out into the dangerous waters of the...

Merimbula's pop-up restaurateurs strike again

Anthony and Sally Daly from The Wharf Restaurant popped up today to provide lunch to Fleur and James Kipper at Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy, Merimbula.  Last Thursday it was Brief Affairs, today it was Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy, next week who knows which business will be targeted by Merimbula's altruistic restaurateurs, in the...

Search to resume this morning for swimmer missing near Tathra

A search will resume this morning at Gillards Beach, north of Tathra for a 42-year-old man from Victoria. Image courtesy Warrie, ExplorOz.com A search will resume this morning for a swimmer missing at Gillards Beach, near Tathra.  About 5.30pm yesterday emergency services were called to Gillards Beach after a 42-year-old Victorian man...

Second barge to cause traffic delays in Batemans Bay today

  An impression of what the new bridge will look like. Image courtesy Transport NSW.  The community is advised of the arrival of a second barge to assist with work on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. The barge left Brisbane River on Tuesday 6 August and was safely moored in Jervis Bay...

Eurobodalla to consider climate emergency, but what does it mean?

Eurobodalla Council is set to debate a climate emergency for the shire. Over 30 councils across Australia have now declared a climate emergency for their region. Bega Valley Shire Council will also consider a climate emergency at its next meeting.  About 100 people gathered outside the council chambers this morning in...

Where are the signs? The Bega community want them back

A community group, which has beautified the Bega River precinct in Bega, including the old racecourse, making it an oasis for residents is calling for public help in finding a number of new signs that have gone missing.  Bega Wetlands and Landcare Group  The Bega Wetlands and Landcare Group says signs...

19-year-old Eden man facing charges after reversing into woman on a mobility scooter

  A P-plater has been charged after reversing his car into a mobility scooter in Eden. About 11.10am on Saturday, August 10, a 19-year-old man, reversed his vehicle out of his driveway on Flinders Street, Eden, and allegedly hit the 70-year-old woman driving a mobility scooter. She sustained serious head and pelvic injuries. Emergency...

Blustery conditions bring down trees onto the Princes Highway

LiveTraffic.com is reporting two trees are currently causing problems on the Princes Highway.  Both are south of Narooma, one at Dignams Creek and the other near Tilba.  Check LiveTraffic.com for updates.  Report fallen power lines to Essential Energy on 132 080 for emergency help ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.