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Heavy rainfall forecast for South Coast

A Severe Weather Warning is in place for HEAVY RAINFALL on the South Coast today. RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to develop around the Illawarra and parts of the South Coast and from this afternoon. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 60 to 100 mm are likely, reaching up to...

Time for a lesson on school buses

Officers attached to Bega Traffic and Highway Patrol are reminding motorists to slow down to 40km/h when travelling near school buses. They say lights flash on buses to warn motorists when children are being picked up or dropped off. By law, a driver must not pass or overtake a bus with flashing...

MP calls for moratorium on logging native forests

The Parliamentary Inquiry into the future of the NSW timber industry is holding hearings in Moruya today. And Independent NSW MLC and South Coast resident Justin Field says it is the perfect time and setting to introduce a moratorium on logging of public native forests on the NSW South Coast. Calls for a...

Another COVID-related death in Local Health District

There has been a new COVID-related death in the Southern NSW Local Health District. NSW Health is today reporting the death of a man in his 80s from the Queanbeyan Palerang area, among 12 COVID-related deaths across the state. Two people were in their 30s, one was in their 60s, four were...

Detour for Bega during Auckland Street closure

Auckland Street in Bega will be closed between High Street and Upper Street from late afternoon Friday 11 to Friday 22 April to allow contractors to upgrade the existing school crossing. Full road closure will come into effect after all school buses have left the designated works area. All traffic will detour...

Ricky's Place to reopen in Bega

 A cafe providing free meals in a relaxed social setting is returning to the Bega Valley today. Ricky's Place will reopen to the public today (Monday April 4), at the St John Anglican Church on Church Street in Bega. President of Sapphire Community Project Incorporated, Christine Welsh told East Coast Radio after...

Liberals select candidate for Eden Monaro

The Liberal Party has finally announced their candidate for Eden-Monaro in the upcoming federal election. Navy Veteran, senior executive and local community advocate, Dr Jerry Nockles has been selected and endorsed as the Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro. A Pharmacy Guild of Australia executive, Dr Nockles, served in the Royal Australian Navy for...