Three charged over alleged drug supply in Young and Grenfell
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Police have charged two men and a woman following ongoing investigations into the alleged supply of illicit drugs in Young and Grenfell, in southern NSW. In February 2021, investigators attached to Hume Police District established Strike Force Mariam to investigate the alleged distribution of methylamphetamine (ice) and cannabis in the Young and Grenfell areas. Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Miriam...
Record growth expected for Goulburn Mulwaree region
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New data shows the Goulburn Mulwaree region is on track to set a new record for the highest value of residential building approvals in a 12-month period. Nearly $66 million in residential building approvals were recorded for the financial year through to February, with the area on track to exceed the previous record of $74.8 million in 2018/19 by a significant...
Deep dive marks the start of Tathra Wharf project
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A multi-million dollar project to restore, revitalise and fortify an historic wharf on the Far South Coast has taken a major step forward with divers conducting deep water structural inspections and assessments. Constructed in 1862, the iconic Tathra Wharf is one of the few remaining coastal deep water wharves of the coastal shipping era and findings from the dives will...
Dogs nearly dying from rat and mouse bait poisoning, says Bega vet
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Pet owners are being warned about a spike in the number of dogs poisoned by rat and mouse baits on the NSW Far South Coast as a plague of rodents scurries across the state. During the past month, Bega & Cobargo Veterinary Hospitals have been treating two dogs per day for rat and mouse bait poisoning. Veterinarian Dr Nikki-Lea Esmond...
Father details efforts to save 13-year-old daughter from drowning
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The father of the 13-year-old Canberra girl who drowned at the Moruya River bar has described the multiple, claustrophobic attempts he made to rescue his daughter from an upside-down boat and came close to dying himself. The group had travelled from Canberra to go on a fishing trip when, on 23 March 2018, the boat Alan Whittley was skippering capsized at...
Goalposts move on Bungendore High School site amid overwhelming support
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As workers from Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) moved the goalposts on Mick Sherd Oval further to the west this week in preparation for building the Bungendore High School, debate continues to rage within the community over the proposed site. While opponents of the site from the Bungendore Park Action Group say the goalposts are literally shifting on the site, proponents say there is...
Region’s war memorials to get funds for facelifts
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War memorials in the region will get a facelift in the latest round of funding being made available as part of the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund. Local community groups, RSL sub-branches, schools and councils are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to $10,000 to support the repair, protection and conservation of war memorials across the region. In announcing...
Angus Taylor labels campaign to oust him as ‘defamatory mudslinging’
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The Member for Hume and Federal Minister for Energy Angus Taylor has downplayed a campaign in his electorate that aims to oust him from his seat. Region Media recently published a story about the Vote Angus Out campaign that's gaining support in the Hume electorate and invited the Liberal MP to respond. However, on Wednesday, 12 May, Mr Taylor only wanted...
Boatbuilder’s trial begins over drowning death of 13-year-old girl near Moruya
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A Canberra schoolgirl was expecting to spend a morning on the water on the South Coast with her family and friends, before the boat she was in capsized and trapped her beneath the water. The girl was only 13 years old when she drowned at the Moruya River bar on 24 March 2018. On Tuesday (11 May), crown prosecutor Michael...
Goulburn Health Hub to open day surgery unit and retirement village
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Goulburn Health Hub, located in the city's suburb of Bradfordville, will be the site of a major development during the next few years. The organisation will spend millions of dollars to build a three-theatre day surgery unit and about 40 retirement houses at the rear of the existing medical practice. The hub previously gained development approval for the $10 million...
‘God had sent me an angel’: Gregory Douglas tells his rape trial of consensual relationship with German backpacker
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A horse breeder accused of sexually assaulting five young female backpackers during a farm stay with him on a remote property near Goulburn has told the NSW District Court his sexual relationship with one of the complainants – an 18-year-old German backpacker – was "consensual". Providing testimony in Sydney District Court on Monday, 10 May, Gregory Richard Douglas, 69, from Peelwood, said...
Goulburn retiree to spend $1.8 million Lotto win on a boat
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A Goulburn retiree awoke on the morning of Monday, 10 May, to discover she was $1.8 million richer after picking the winning Lotto numbers from Saturday night. An official from The Lott called the unsuspecting winner, who had no idea her life was about to change. “Oh my god!” she shouted. “We’ve won Lotto? $1.8 million dollars – that’s jolly good! READ...
Eden Welcome Centre opens as cruise ships plan their Sapphire Coast return
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The new Eden Welcome Centre has opened for business ahead of the news that cruise ships will be returning to the town in late 2021. The welcome centre, near the Eden Cruise Wharf, will greet thousands of tourists each year once cruises are able to start again after voyages to the town were cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic....
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