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Eurobodalla libraries reopen today after COVID shutdown

Above Bega Valley Shire libraries are still click, call and collect, but Eurobodalla libraries reopened today.  Good news with Eurobodalla libraries open from today, after COVID 19 lockdown.  Here are the new guidelines:  Maximum of 10 patrons inside the library at a time Keep visits under 30 minutes Sign in at the front desk Keep at...

Boaters warned. Container from APL England spotted in Narooma waters

NSW Maritime has issued a warning saying a submerged container from the APL England has been spotted off the Glasshouse Rocks, between Montague Island and the mainland,  near Narooma today. Boaters have been asked to take great care in the area because the container is floating just under the water's...

Local legends named in Queen's birthday honours

 Marine Rescue's senior skipper Ross Constable, from Dalmeny, receiving a long-service award recently. Ross is one of a number of local legends to have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours list this year.  Image courtesy Marine Rescue.  A number of much-loved and well-known local legends have made it on to...

NPWS gains some funding for elite remote fire-fighters

After cutting back the important fire-fighting capacity of the National Parks and Wildlife Service on the Far South Coast through restructures and cuts to positions the NSW Government says it is now boosting the fire-fighting capacity of the NPWS. The NPWS is not only a conservation agency but a key fire-fighting...

Tura's community fire unit gets HR training this Saturday

Tura Beach residents are being told not to be alarmed by smoke in the town tomorrow.  Fire and Rescue NSW is conducting the hazard reduction on a parcel of land, about one hectare, in High Crescent through the day, June 6 and is using the opportunity to train Tura's community fire...

New clothes headed for landfill to be diverted to South Coast and bushfire recovery

  Banksmeadow based ethical clothing organisation, Thread Together, has been announced as one of the organisations to receive the CommBank Bushfire Recovery Grant. Thread Together has received $50,000 to help fund a range of new clothing distribution centres in bushfire affected communities including Lake Conjola, Ulladulla, Batemans Bay, Moruya and Bega Valley. Thread Together...

Domestic violence crackdown in the southern region

More than 5,700 apprehended violence order compliance checks have been conducted by officers in the state’s south since early April, as police continue to target high-risk domestic-violence offenders. Operation Making Families Safer 2020 commenced on Wednesday 1 April 2020, aimed at reducing and preventing domestic violence in the Southern Region as...