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ATM stolen from Bombala, police looking for white Hyundai Ascent

Police are appealing for information after an ATM was stolen from a service station at Bombala yesterday. About 4am (Monday 5 October 2020), officers from Monaro Police District were called to the service station on Maybe Street, Bombala, about 90km south of Cooma, following reports of a break-in. Police have been told...

Marine Rescue involved in third rescue this week on Far South Coast

Narooma 30 heading out to rescue a stricken crew off Brou Lake today.  Marine Rescue Narooma has rescued five people on a broken down boat off Lake Brou, north of Narooma today. The 6m motor cruiser was disabled by an oil leak. It's the third Far South Coast marine rescue this week. Big thanks...

Catalina bushfire survivors feature in new RFS public awareness campaign

Above: Jim and Raeden lost their Catalina home on New Years Eve, they are now featuring in a new RFS campaign. Image courtesy RFS. Last summer's bush fires taught us some terrifying lessons about the importance of being prepared and having a plan. Learn from the experiences of others for this...

Canberra kids' generosity to Tuross community rewarded with river cruise

Above: Canberra's Lachlan and Darcy are being recognised for their generosity to Tuross Marine Rescue. Image courtesy Marine Rescue.  Two Canberra kids will be given the royal treatment by Tuross Marine Rescue  tomorrow. The brothers, four-year-old Darcy and ten-year old Lachlan, emptied their piggy banks earlier this year when the village's marine...

Appeal to find missing Cooma woman

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Cooma. Francesca Hickling-Riveria, aged 26, was reported missing to officers from Monaro Police District on Monday, after she failed to return to her home in Cooma from a trip to Canberra on Friday 25 September. Police and family hold concern...

Eden looking for a champion as wharf precinct businesses dealt blow

In a cruel blow to the Eden community, tourism businesses at the wharf in the old wharf building look set to be evicted. The NSW Department of Crown Lands recently gave leaseholders, the Marine Discovery Centre, a breach of lease notice and asked them to undertake repairs to the wharf building....

Former mayor and champion of Pambula Hospital Sharon Tapscott resigns from council

Sharon Tapscott has resigned from her position as councillor for the Bega Valley Shire. The Merimbula-based councillor and former mayor formally wrapped up her eight-year term as councillor yesterday. Council elections due to be held this September have been postponed until next year because of COVID 19. Ms Tapscot, who had a...

Eurobodalla's much-loved former mayor to be remembered through heritage award

Nominations are now open for a new Fergus Thomson OAM Heritage Award, honouring former Eurobodalla mayor Fergus Thomson OAM, who had a strong commitment to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the region. Nominations are now open for the inaugural Fergus Thomson OAM Heritage Award, which recognises projects contributing to the community’s...