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Above average temperatures forecast for Far South Coast

The trend of above average temperatures continues.  The May to July climate outlook, issued  by the Bureau of Meteorology today indicates a drier than average three months is likely for some parts of eastern Australia, including the Far South Coast. Inland WA and scattered parts of the north are likely to be...

Another big abalone bust near Tathra

What a crime! 792 were of prohibited size. Image courtesy DPI There has been another big abalone bust on the NSW South Coast. Below is the media release from NSW DPI:  A recent surveillance operation by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries Officers has led to the apprehension of four males...

Liberal candidate for Eden Monaro says funding for Merimbula Airport in her sights

Liberal candidate for Eden Monaro Fiona Kotvojs says she wants more money from the Federal Government for the Merimbula Airport. The Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro, Fiona Kotvojs, is calling for a larger Federal Government contribution towards a "$16million, 4-point program upgrade" of Merimbula airport. Ms Kotvojs visited the airport on the Federal...

Renewed calls for permanent disaster fund in the Bega Valley

The Bega Valley Shire Ratepayers and Residents Association has renewed calls for a permanent disaster relief fund for the shire to be administered by local government. They are concerned residents who lost property and homes in the Yankees Gap fire (above) have not received the same level of support as...

Labor matches $500 million Princes Highway commitment

Both major political parties have committed $500 million to upgrade Princes Highway south of Wollongong. Opposition leader Bill Shorten says a Labor Government will match the Coalition's $500 million funding pledge for Princes Highway upgrades between the Victorian border and Wollongong, and start work as soon as possible.   Mr Shorten made the...

Bill Shorten to make announcement in Moruya re Labor's Medicare Cancer Plan

Above: Opposition leader Bill Shorten with his mum Ann. Mrs Shorten passed away from breast cancer in 2014.  Labor leader Bill Shorten will be in Moruya this afternoon, to make an announcement in relation to Labor's Medicare Cancer Plan.  Mr Shorten, who watched his mother battle breast cancer before she passed away...

Mystery surrounds Eden fatal stabbing

A 36-year old Bega man is in custody following a fatal stabbing at Eden yesterday.  The fatal stabbing of a 49-year-old man at Eden is surrounded in mystery this morning after a police media statement last night which said the police investigation would be conducted by Lake Illawarra police and be...