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Phillips claims Gilmore after arm wrestle with Constance

  Labor has claimed victory in the Eurobodalla seat of Gilmore giving Fiona Phillips a second term in Federal parliament. The latest figures from the AEC has Phillips 242 votes ahead of Liberal opponent Andrew Constance with postal votes set to roll in until the end of the week. Phillips said after a...

World-class music and arts festival to debut on Sapphire Coast

Australian luminaries Ziggy Alberts, DMA’s, The Teskey Brothers and Winston Surfshirt are set to join scorching soul singer Curtis Harding (US, only Australian show) and legendary pop surrealists The Dandy Warhols (US) at the inaugural Wanderer Festival, coming to the New South Wales Sapphire Coast September 23-25, 2022. They are joined...

Cruises to return to Eden

The schedule for the 2022/23 cruise season in Eden has been released. Cruise Eden say they're looking forward to welcoming cruise ships back to the port town and the Sapphire Coast, from July onwards. Manager at the Eden Visitor Information Centre, Clair Mudaliar, said it's great news for the town. "We've got this...

South Coast brewery wins three medals

  A South Coast brewery has picked up three from three Medals in the 2022 Australian International Beer Awards, held last Thursday night. Big Niles Brewing Co in Dalmeny won: A Bronze medal for their Hell Raiser in the Amber/Dark Ale class. A Bronze medal for their Lawnmower Lager in the International Style Lager...

Phillips takes slender lead in Gilmore

  Prime Minister Anthony Albanese looks set to form a majority Labor government. The ABC is projecting that Labor will secure the Melbourne seat of Macnamara and thus hold at least 76 seats — the minimum required to form a majority government. Meanwhile on the South Coast, votes are still being counted in...

Boars celebrate Indigenous Round

In the first division of the South Coast Monaro Rugby Union comeptition over the weekend, the Batemans Bay Boars got thrashed by the undefeated Bungendore Mudchooks. The game ended early with a serious injury, to a much loved member of the club. A Boars spokesperson said the local rugby community are...

Free flu shots throughout June

A free flu jab will be available to all NSW residents in a month-long blitz from June 1 in an effort to combat this year’s expected severe influenza season. With a sharp increase in flu cases already, the NSW Government will fund flu vaccinations at GPs and pharmacies until June 30. Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said...

Severe weather on the way for east coast

A Severe Weather Warning is in place for DAMAGING WINDS across NSW today. The Bureau of Meteorology say DAMAGING WINDS averaging 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely over the far west of the state this morning, reaching the east coast this evening. The Eurobodalla and northern...

Long-term water and sewer strategy open for comment

Providing an affordable and high level of service is the focus of a new water and sewer long-term strategy currently on exhibition on Bega Valley Shire Council’s website. Council’s Water and Sewerage Services Manager, Chris Best said the draft document is open for public comment for the next 28 days. “The drafting...

Inventi Ensemble return to South Coast

Major orchestral works will be perormed by a small group of musicians on the South Coast this weekend. Inventi Ensemble from Melbourne are returning to the coast this weekend, with shows in Narooma on Saturday (May 28) and Wolumla on Sunday (May 29). East Coast Radio can also reveal the group will...