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Investigation into COVID-19 public health order breach at Ulladulla

Far South Coast tourism and accommodation business are being warned not be welcoming guests who have been in the Northern Beaches at any time since December 10 . It follows the breach of public health orders by a northern beaches resident who visited the Ulladulla Leisure Centre yesterday forcing the closure...

Canberra COVID advice regarding Illawarra Shoalhaven has changed

ACT Health says  Canberrans CAN travel to and from the South Coast for Christmas at this stage without needing to quarantine.  Health officials last night included the lllawarra and Shoalhaven on their list of hotspots, calling on ACT residents not to travel to the South Coast and asking residents from the...

Shark feeding frenzy off Broulee

The whale carcass brought the sharks in for a feed. Image courtesy Broulee Mossy Point Community Association.  Police are advising swimmers, kayakers and recreational boat users of a heightened risk of sharks in the ocean near Broulee. The warning comes after the carcass of a whale was founding floating in the water...

Qantas announces new Merimbula Melbourne flights

Qantas has announced it will start flying between Merimbula and Melbourne from February. The airline has today started flying the Merimbula Sydney route on a trial basis. REX airlines has said Qantas is "embarking on an opportunistic strategy of flooding theregional airline market"  to "eliminate weaker regional competitors". REX has said it will...

Inaugural Fergus Thomson award goes to the Moruya Antique Tractor & Machinery Association

Above: Yvonne Thomson, MATAMA president Steve Shields, MATAMA secretary Barry Hickson and MATAMA member Noel Hand. Image courtesy Eurobodalla Shire Council.  The Moruya Antique Tractor and Machinery Association has been awarded the inaugural Fergus Thomson OAM Heritage Award. Presented to MATAMA president Steve Shields by Yvonne Thomson, wife of the late Fergus...

Severe storm warning for southern part of the Far South Coast - 8pm 17th December

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for LARGE HAILSTONES and HEAVY RAINFALL For people in Hunter, Metropolitan, Snowy Mountains and parts of Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina and Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts. Issued by the Bureau of...

Qantas trying to knock REX off: Regional Express Deputy Chair

The Deputy Chair of Regional Express, John Sharp told 2EC Mornings that Qantas is deliberately launching in new locations across Australia to 'knock REX off'.  This comes a day before QantasLink will commence the very first passenger flights on the Merimbula-Sydney route on Friday 18th December.  "What we're seeing is a deliberate...

Qantas trying to knock us off: REX Deputy Chair

The Deputy Chair of Regional Express, John Sharp told 2EC Mornings that Qantas is deliberately launching in new locations across Australia to 'knock REX off'.  This comes a day before QantasLink will commence the very first passenger flights on the Merimbula-Sydney route on Friday 18th December.  "What we're seeing is a deliberate...

New campaign to keep Far South Coast kids safe from online predators

Above: Safebedrooms.com.au provides free information to recognise the warning signs of grooming. If you suspect online grooming report it to police. Image courtesy Daniel Morecombe Foundation.   Ahead of the school holidays, a new campaign is being launched to help Far South Coast parents and carers keep their children safe from online predators. The...

ACCC instigates proceedings against Facebook over alleged deceptive conduct

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Facebook and two of its subsidiaries for false, misleading or deceptive conduct when promoting Facebook’s Onavo Protect mobile app to Australian consumers. Onavo Protect was a free downloadable software application providing a virtual private network, or VPN,...