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Calls to add ‘climate change’ to death certificates

Heat-related deaths have been “substantially underreported” on Australia’s national records, according to experts from The Australian National University.   Researchers say the amount of deaths attributed to excessive natural heat is at least 50 times more than recorded on death certificates.   Published in The Lancet Planetary Health, figures show over the past 11 years 340 deaths in Australia were recorded as being due to excessive heat but statistical analysis found 36,765 deaths could have been...

Far South Coast man charged following online grooming investigation

  A 49 year-old man has been charged following an investigation by Strike Force Trawler detectives into alleged online grooming on the far South Coast. In September 2019, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit began engaging online with a man. Police will allege in court that...

Red Shield appeal this weekend

The Salvation Army has asked South Coast residents to get behind The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal this weekend (23-24 May) which is going digital in response to COVID-19.The Appeal is aiming to raise a total of $8 million which will go towards vital services for Australians who are doing...

Eurobodalla local heroes announced

Photo: Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes congratulates Mathew Hatcher, joint winner of the 2020 Eurobodalla Local Hero Award, with South Coast Donations Logistic Team colleagues Lisa Ann McKenzie and Aymee Wise. Congratulations to Anthony Bellette and Mathew Hatcher who are Eurobodalla’s 2020 Local Heroes. In a tumultuous year of drought, fire, flood and...

Rec boating back for Far South Coast fishers and families

  Far South Coast rec fishers and families can take to the water again with a relaxation on rec boating announced. Image courtesy NSW Gov't.  The Boating Industry Association (BIA) today welcomed the relaxation of restrictions on recreational boating in NSW following encouraging signs of containment of COVID-19.  Darren Vaux, BIA President, thanked...

Manufacture wood-chip products in the region and create more jobs for timber workers says author of report which finds mega-fires increasing and logged forests more prone to fire

Australian National University professor, David Lindenmayer, says a 25-year study, which he has co-authored, has shown mega-fires in southern Australia are increasing due to global warming, with logged forests particularly flammable, with logging drying out the forest and creating more fuel.  Professor Lindenmayer says there are plenty of opportunities for the timber...

Grant to help repair Eurobodalla estuaries

The banks of the Tuross River need help following the bushfire disaster and then flooding. Image courtesy Eurobodalla Council. The NSW Government will give Eurobodalla Council $1,105,000 over three years to mitigate the impact of bushfires on coastal waterways. The NSW Department Planning Industry and Environment, Coastal and Estuary grant will allow Council...

Webinars for dairy farmers as new supply contract template introduced

New standards are being introduced into the industry. Image courtesy Dairy Australia.  Peak dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers has released a standard form contract template for farmers and processors to use in negotiating supply agreements under the requirements set by the industry’s mandatory code of conduct. It will be holding a...

Eurobodalla playgrounds to remain closed for now

Statement from Eurobodalla Council’s General Manager, Dr Catherine DaleSaturday 16 May 2020 I would like to explain in more detail the decision to keep playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment closed for the time being. While there aren’t any active COVID-19 cases in Eurobodalla at the moment, people are now permitted to travel...