“School nurses could become part of the solution” – Bronnie Taylor MLC
News
Every public school in New South Wales would have a school nurse if Bronnie Taylor MLC had her way. For the time being, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW is content to let a two-year trial at three high schools speak for itself and build momentum for more positions in the future. Young in Western NSW was...
Everything you need to know about the Narooma Oyster Festival
News
Oyster lovers, fine foodies and many families from Sydney, Canberra, and south-east NSW will head to the annual Narooma Oyster Festival this weekend. The Festival launches on Friday (4 May) afternoon at 4:30 pm with a free family concert featuring the Steve Edmonds Band, a freestyle motocross display, climaxing with fantastic fireworks at 8 pm. Saturday’s Festival starts at 10 am. The Narooma Oyster...
New police on the beat across Southern New South Wales
News
Over 200 probationary constables are settling into their first week on the job with NSW Police, following their "graduation" from the Police Academy at Goulburn. ‘Class 333’ includes 164 policemen and 70 policewomen who will now complete 12 months on-the-job training and study of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance education with Charles Sturt University before being confirmed...
Canberra kangaroo cull to increase by 30%, May 7 to July 27
News
Canberra's 2018 kangaroo 'cull' will number up to 3252, and is a thousand more than last year. The shooting will cost up to $500,000. At the launch of the cull on 2 May 2018, RiotACT spoke to ACT Government Ecologist, Doctor Melissa Snape, about the success of a recent trial on dart delivered contraceptives for kangaroos. The ACT Government has...
Alert for missing Canberra teens – 15 year old Courtney and Charlie
News
Police in the ACT are asking for your help in locating two missing teens. 15-year-old Courtney Archer was last seen on Tuesday (May 1) and 15-year-old Charlie Bouwman who was last seen today (Wednesday, May 2). Courtney was reported missing to ACT Police after not attending school on Tuesday. She is described as Caucasian in appearance with a fair complexion and...
Narooma pays tribute to military nurses, the roses of no man’s land
Community
The Narooma community has stopped to honour and recognise the contribution of wartime nurses. Canberra's Robyn Shackleton made one of the keynote speeches at the town's war memorial on Anzac Day, not only reflecting on her time as a Navy nurse but also the work of her compatriates in World War 1. "The Australian Army Nursing Service was formed in...
Close to 27,000 breath tests during Operation Chrome in Southern NSW
News
Police across Southern NSW have wrapped up their three-day road blitz by asking all road users to share the responsibility for safer driving behaviour. Operation Chrome was rolled out on Friday and concluded on Sunday; the aim was to reduce road trauma, but sadly four lives were lost during the course of the operation. Officers from all police districts within...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning highlights a bigger issue
News
A report that Batemans Bay grandfather David Degning has a more serious criminal history than was first reported here comes with mixed feelings for me. In the midst of Anzac Day, News.com.au pointed to a suspended prison sentence Mr Degning received for a sex offence. "His serious offence dates from 2012 and resulted in a prison sentence being imposed, but news.com.au...
Chinese recycling pressure being managed in South East NSW
Community
Local government in South East NSW is stepping forward with a range of ideas to cope with what has been described as a global crisis. In January 2017, China started demanding an almost zero contamination rate in the raw recyclable materials it accepted for processing from countries around the world. According to the NSW Environment Protection Agency, until recently China...
NSW Police out in force across Southern NSW this weekand
News
The roads of Southern NSW are a focus for NSW Police over the next three days with the launch of Operation Chrome. The first phase of Operation Chrome will run from today (April 27) until Sunday (April 29), with the aim of reducing road trauma and saving lives on rural roads. The operation will utilise police from all Police Districts within the...
Narooma teen asks – What is a Veteran?
Community
Anzac Day gathered a large crowd at the Narooma War Memorial under hot blue skies that were edged with the smoke of hazard reduction burns happening in the forests to the west. School students played a central role, signing, laying wreaths, and offering prayers for the fallen and for peace. Rory Spurgeon from Narooma High School drew the crowds attention,...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning avoids deportation for the time being
News
Batemans Bay grandfather David Degning will not be deported on Thursday, with the Federal Court to review his case in June. He will remain at the Villawood Detention Centre for the time being. Mr Degning's story has given people in the Eurobodalla and beyond an insight into the powers of Australia's Immigration Minister and his Department. Mr Degning arrived in...
Snowy Monaro Youth Awards highlight talent, passion, depth
Community
The inaugural Snowy Monaro Youth Awards have highlighted the vast contribution being made to the community and the future by teens in towns like Bombala, Jindabyne, and Cooma. Awards in eleven categories were contested by 49 nominations, with the awards ceremony at the Cooma Ex-services Club one of the highlights of Youth Week celebrations in the Shire. Snowy Monaro Youth Mayor, Zara...
Batemans Bay grandfather to be deported on Thursday
News
A Batemans Bay grandfather is in Villawood Detention Centre awaiting deportation back to the United Kingdom on Thursday. Family, friends, and supporters say David Degning was bundled out of his home in handcuffs at dawn three months ago by 16 Border Force officers. Jody Warren has known Mr Degning for 30 years and says he is scared, confused, and feels...
Council proposing Tuross River dam to drought proof Eurobodalla
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council has released plans for a second water supply storage in the shire. Concept designs for a new $100 million dam near Bodalla are now complete and available for the community to view and make comment on. The proposed facility is unlike a traditional dam in that it is off-stream, with water pumped to it from the Tuross...
46km of new trails to help explore Kosciuszko National Park
Environment
Australia's highest places have just received a $27 million boost with 46km of new walking and mountain bike trails to be developed through the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, says the investment will create one of Australia’s, if not the world’s, best multi-day walking tracks and will totally transform summer tourism in the...
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