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Mystery still surrounds missing swimmer hoax on Far South Coast

Far South Coast police are yet to release any further details, or a description, of a man wanted in relation to last week's missing swimmer hoax. Emergency services and volunteers were told about the hoax on Saturday morning, as they were about to begin another day's effort searching the land and...

Fatal house fire at Sunshine Bay

A 90-year-old man has passed away in hospital after suffering critical injuries in a house fire at Sunshine Bay on Sunday evening.  Emergency services were called to a home on Bronte Crescent, Sunshine Bay, about 7.45pm Sunday to find the man suffering smoke inhalation and burns after the mattress he was...

Fire-bug causes bushfire outbreaks in the Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven firies had a busy weekend thanks to a fire-bug who started fires in the bush around Culburra and Orient Point. Picture courtesy D. Jose, Culburra Beach Rural Fire Brigade.  South Coast police are looking for a fire bug after a number of bushfires were lit in the Shoalhaven over the weekend.  Between...

Firies on alert with strong winds expected across the Far South Coast today

  Far South Coast firies are on alert today as gale force winds hit the coast and the region remains tinder-box dry.  Report smoke sightings to 000 and remain vigilant. Go to the RFS FiresNearMe page for information and updates. There is currently an ongoing large hazard reduction burn south of Eden; another...

Gillards Beach hoaxer who tried to fake his own death still on the run

Police are now searching for a 42 year old Victorian man who it's believed tried to fake his own death, causing an extensive sea, land and air search on the Far South Coast last week. Image courtesy South Coast Police FB.  After sending rescuers out into the dangerous waters of the...

Merimbula's pop-up restaurateurs strike again

Anthony and Sally Daly from The Wharf Restaurant popped up today to provide lunch to Fleur and James Kipper at Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy, Merimbula.  Last Thursday it was Brief Affairs, today it was Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy, next week who knows which business will be targeted by Merimbula's altruistic restaurateurs, in the...

Search to resume this morning for swimmer missing near Tathra

A search will resume this morning at Gillards Beach, north of Tathra for a 42-year-old man from Victoria. Image courtesy Warrie, ExplorOz.com A search will resume this morning for a swimmer missing at Gillards Beach, near Tathra.  About 5.30pm yesterday emergency services were called to Gillards Beach after a 42-year-old Victorian man...

Second barge to cause traffic delays in Batemans Bay today

  An impression of what the new bridge will look like. Image courtesy Transport NSW.  The community is advised of the arrival of a second barge to assist with work on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. The barge left Brisbane River on Tuesday 6 August and was safely moored in Jervis Bay...

Eurobodalla to consider climate emergency, but what does it mean?

Eurobodalla Council is set to debate a climate emergency for the shire. Over 30 councils across Australia have now declared a climate emergency for their region. Bega Valley Shire Council will also consider a climate emergency at its next meeting.  About 100 people gathered outside the council chambers this morning in...

Where are the signs? The Bega community want them back

A community group, which has beautified the Bega River precinct in Bega, including the old racecourse, making it an oasis for residents is calling for public help in finding a number of new signs that have gone missing.  Bega Wetlands and Landcare Group  The Bega Wetlands and Landcare Group says signs...