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Abuse of elderly and disabled to be investigated by new NSW commissioner

The Member for Kiama Gareth Ward says legislation passed by the NSW Government last night, will see the establishment of an aged and disability commissioner for the state from the 1st of July.  This means anyone on the Far South Coast, and across NSW, who believes they have been abused or...

Benandarah man spiked by police on the Monaro Highway, refused bail

A 23-year-old Benandarah man has been refused bail after a high speed police car chase in two shires on Wednesday, which only ended when road spikes were placed on the Monaro Highway west of Nimmitabel.  Jordan Delaney has been charged with three counts of dangerous driving in relation to the chase,...

Want to know how to operate your wood heater efficiently and safely? Read on!

The NSW EPA is reminding residents who have indoor wood burning heaters to take some simple steps before starting them up this winter, to help improve air quality. "As the temperatures drop and winter sets in, doing some simple checks can significantly improve the air quality for you and your neighbours,"...

Far South Coast residents encouraged to get the flu shot

South Eastern NSW PHN and the Southern NSW Local Health District are encouraging local residents to have a flu shot – and soon – to best protect themselves against the coming season. According to Dr Mel Dorrington, GP Liaison Officer - Monaro, the flu shot is the most simple, safe and...

Motorists asked to avoid Broulee Rd, George Bass intersection following car crash

  Three people have been taken to Moruya hospital after a two car accident at the intersection of George Bass Drive and Broulee Road just before midday. An ambulance spokesman says an 80-year-old man, a 70-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man, were taken to hospital in a stable condition. Council has asked drivers...

Locals help growing numbers of homeless and hungry on Far South Coast

With the homeless and hunger problem growing on the Far South Coast a group of locals are gathering to provide soup to the hungry outside Centrelink in Bega, every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.  Over the last year Bega has seen an increase in people visibly homeless, sleeping rough and living...

Batemans Bay foreshore plans released for public comment

Member for Bega Andrew Constance today launched the designs for the new southern and northern foreshores as part of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. Mr Constance said that the designs will now be available for the community to provide feedback and I hope that they take the opportunity to do...