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Power out along Far South Coast as gale force winds hit

Essential Energy is hoping to have power restored to parts of Eden by 11.30am after a large tree fell on high voltage power lines.  The SES is on alert as the severe weather hits the South Coast. The Bureau says a low pressure system is bringing strong northwest to southwest winds today,...

Calls for Far South Coast to be powered by 100 per cent renewables by 2030

Far South Coast group Clean Energy for Eternity are pushing for Tathra, and the Bega Valley, to be powered by 100 per cent renewables by 2030.  Far South Coast group, Clean Energy for Eternity, is aiming to have Tathra, and even the Bega Valley Shire, powered by 100 per cent renewable...

NBN Scam Alert

Have you had a robocall from the NBN warning your internet will be disconnected?  These are scammers after your personal information and money! After being invited to press a number, people are then prompted for their personal information or a payment to prevent their internet being disconnected.  The NBN has said it will...

Most of Far South Coast moves out of drought for now

Rain over the last month has brought much of the Far South Coast out of drought into 'drought-affected'. Rain over the last month has brought much of the Far South Coast out of drought into being 'drought-affected'. The latest NSW DPI drought map shows while there is still drought and extreme drought...

Marine environment emergency as diesel spills into Batemans Marine Park

Diesel has been spilling into a sanctuary of the Batemans Marine Park following a truck accident yesterday. Up to 250 litres of diesel has spilt into Whittakers Creek between Narooma and Bodalla on the Far South Coast. Whittakers Creek is a marine sanctuary of the Batemans Marine Park and flows into Brou...

Merimbula mum in intensive care following house-fire overnight

A Merimbula mum is in intensive care at the South East Regional Hospital at Bega, following a house fire at Merimbula overnight. A Merimbula family has lost their home, and a mum is in the intensive care unit, at the South East Regional Hospital at Bega, following a fire that gutted...

South Coast on alert as Watch and Act issued in the ACT

The ACT Rural Fire Service has issued a Watch and Act for the Pierces Creek fire (above) west of Canberra. Image courtesy Clarissa Thorpe, ABC.  Far South Coast Rural Fire Service crews are on standby as strong nor-westerly winds and hot weather hit the region. The Rural Fire Service says crews may also...

South Coast on demand bus service to begin

The South Coast will be included as part of a State Government Trial for On Demand Bus Services. It allows customers to book a vehicle like a minibus to come and pick you up from home or a convenient nearby location. South Coast MP Shelley Hancock says the trial will run in...