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NSW Health reports sinister scam on the Far South Coast

Scammers are going door to door along the South Coast claiming to be raising money on behalf of the South East Regional Hospital. Image courtesy NSW Health. A sinister scam has emerged on the South Coast with scammers fraudulently claiming to be fundraising on the behalf of the South East Regional...

Temperatures climb and winds gust over 60km per hour on Far South Coast

Keep up to date on fires in the region at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au  The Bureau of Meteorology says temperatures along the Far South Coast are heading toward the mid-thirties and wind gusts of over 60 kilometres per hour have been recorded in both Moruya and Bega this afternoon.  The Rural Fire Service in the...

Thousands of fish dead in lake on the Far South Coast

Thousands of fish have died at Wallagoot Lake on the Far South Coast. Image courtesy of NPWS.  Thousands of fish have died in a coastal lake on the Far South Coast of NSW.  The NSW Department of Primary Industries says thousands of snapper and a small number of spined leatherjackets have washed...

Very high fire danger and total fire ban for Far South Coast

A very high fire danger rating is in place for the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley shires. Image courtesy of RFS. A statewide total fire ban has been declared for today, Tuesday, due to forecast hot, dry and windy conditions. No fires may be lit in the open and all fire permits are...

Merimbula woman wins $50,000 with gifted $4 Scratch-Its ticket

A Merimbula woman is planning a road trip around Australia after winning $50,000 A Merimbula woman has admitted she’s finding it difficult to comprehend she’s $50,000 richer, after discovering an Instant Scratch-Its ticket she was given as a gift yielded her a top prize. The ecstatic woman’s winning $4 Instant Scratch-Its ticket...

The Far South Coast's grand old lady hospital becomes an election issue

The heritage-listed old Bega Hospital has found itself the centre of attention thanks to the NSW election and a creative campaign. Picture courtesy Matthew Nott.  While the Labor Party upped the ante regarding a new hospital for the Eurobodalla this week, promising $200 million dollars ($25 million Commonwealth and $175 million...