UPDATED: Fiona Kotvojs concedes defeat in Eden-Monaro
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UPDATED: JULY 9 9pm: Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs has conceded defeat in the Eden Monaro by-election. In a statement, Dr Kotvojs says that "with only 1,000 to 2,000 votes still to count, the result for Eden-Monaro is now clear. "I have spoken with Kristy McBain and congratulated her on being elected as the Member for Eden-Monaro. I wish Kristy and her...
$600,000 upgrade for Batlow Oval as part of government funding program
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Snowy Valleys Council has given the green light for a new playing surface and irrigation system to be installed at Batlow Oval, which it expects to be ready in time for spring. The $613,680 works have been made possible thanks to a grant from the NSW Government's Showgrounds Stimulus Funding Program and will deliver a swathe of new features including...
Police probe Dalmeny man’s death
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A NSW South Coast man has been identified as the person who died following an altercation at a Canberra hotel on Sunday night (5 July). The man is Warren Hordpenko, a 44-year-old from Dalmeny, north of Narooma. Police are treating Mr Hordpenko’s death as suspicious. The investigation is ongoing. Mr Hordpenko died shortly after an altercation with another man inside the hotel....
Locals told to have more respect after illegal dumping continues at Rocky Hill War Memorial
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Goulburn Mulwaree Council has chastised people who continue to illegally dump rubbish at the Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum following a recent increase in incidents at the site. Mayor Bob Kirk told the community to have more respect for the Goulburn site after food and drink waste has repeatedly been littered over the hill from local takeaway shops. Larger...
UPDATED: Health staff dispatched to border as fears rise over Victorian COVID-19 spike
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UPDATED JULY 9, 10 am: Following further testing, two suspected cases of COVID-19 in Albury, reported on Monday, have been confirmed as positive. The total number of positive cases recorded in Murrumbidgee Local Health District is now 47 over the duration of the pandemic. Nurse reinforcements have been sent to Albury by Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) to help relieve the workload...
Tathra Hotel closes for fourth time after COVID-19 case
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The Tathra Hotel has been closed for the third time since the bushfires after a teenager tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting the hotel on Sunday (5 July). The hotel has announced it would be closed for a short time "due to a staff shortage rather than any health orders" after all staff who were there on Sunday need to get...
Bega Cheese to cut 74 jobs from its Bega Valley facility
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Dairy processor Bega Cheese has announced it will cut 74 jobs from its factories in the Bega Valley and move production to the Strathmerton factory in Victoria. Bega Valley Mayor Sharon Tapscott says she's devastated for the people set to lose their jobs at Bega Cheese as part of the processor's moves to rationalise production. "I'm just upset for the...
Regional showgrounds benefit from funding stimulus
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In recent months, showgrounds throughout the region north and west of Canberra have hit the jackpot with a swag of funding announcements from the NSW Government. Jerrawa and Rye Park, both near Yass, were two of 29 showgrounds to benefit from the May announcement of safety upgrades in the Goulburn electorate, thanks to a $9.2 million improvement program from the state...
Victorian teenager tests positive for COVID-19 on South Coast holiday
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A mistake from health authorities in Victoria has led to a teenager travelling to the South Coast while he was infectious with COVID-19. The teenager and his family were tested for COVID-19 before heading to Merimbula. They were told the tests were negative but when they arrived in NSW they were told the teenage boy's test was actually positive. The...
Police issue reminder to stay snow safe following rescue operation
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NSW Police is reminding snow enthusiasts to take extra care after two skiers became lost and required police assistance in the Snowy Mountains back country during the past weekend. At about 4:30 pm on Saturday, 4 July, a skier contacted emergency services after becoming lost outside Thredbo resort boundaries. Police were told two men – both aged 32 – departed the...
Two suspected COVID-19 cases reported in Southern NSW
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Concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 outside the Melbourne metropolitan area have been exacerbated by the news overnight that there are two suspected positive cases in Albury. Southern NSW residents with any symptoms have been urged to come forward for testing. While the results have emerged from preliminary testing, Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) has confirmed further testing is...
New Batemans Bay bridge and foreshore still on schedule
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Despite bushfires and coronavirus, the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project over the Clyde River continues to slowly but surely rise from the water. NSW Roads and Maritime Services published a detailed update this week stating that the substructure and piers have been completed and that throughout the remainder of 2020, a total of 166 massive concrete bridge segments will begin...
Woman charged over an alleged armed robbery at Narooma
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NSW Police have charged a 19-year-old woman over an alleged armed robbery at Narooma. It is alleged the woman went to a service station on the Princes Highway at Narooma at around 6:30 pm, threatened the service station attendant with a carving knife and demanded cash. The service station attendant complied and the woman fled on foot with an undisclosed amount...
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