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Reward offered for information on NSW teen’s hit-and-run death
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NSW Police are offering a $250,000 reward for information that may lead to the identification of the driver who struck and killed a Riverina teen in 2018. The reward comes after a three-day coronial inquest into the hit-and-run death of 15-year-old Braydon Worldon which found he suffered multiple blunt force injuries when hit from behind by a vehicle just 9km...
Uncertainty over Cuttagee Bridge’s future with NSW Government asked to take control
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The NSW Government will be urged to take over responsibilities for the popular coastal drive, Tathra-Bermagui Road, which involves care of the picturesque Cuttagee Bridge. However, the future of the single-lane bridge remains uncertain with the option for its demolition and replacement remaining on the table. This move began after the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges Program announced it would provide...
Hazard reduction burns resume in Kosciuszko National Park
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If you see smoke rising from the rooftop of Australia this week, don’t be alarmed – it just means the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has resumed its hazard reduction burn program in Kosciuszko National Park. The burns resumed this week and, weather permitting, will continue in coming weeks. Acting NPWS branch director Steve Cathcart said the first four burns, which...
Murder trial hears how Barbara Eckersley fed her mother ‘green dream’ in a soup
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A prosecutor has alleged Barbara Mary Eckersley, 69, intended to kill her non-verbal and bedridden mother, Dr Mary White, when she fed her ‘green dream’, or pentobarbitone, in a soup at a southern NSW nursing home on 5 August, 2018. In his opening statement in the trial of Ms Eckersley, Crown prosecutor Paul Kerr told jurors she had used 'green...
Canberra Airport hopes to be trans-Tasman bubble port
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Canberra Airport is hoping to be included in the selected ports for the new two-way trans-Tasman air bubble, announced by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday (6 April). It is believed that services will commence initially to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, but Canberra Airport has been working behind the scenes with governments and airlines for months to be...
Senator Jim Molan announces he has an ‘aggressive form of cancer’
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Liberal Senator for NSW Jim Molan has taken leave for further testing and treatment for what he has described as "an aggressive form of cancer". Senator Molan, who lives at Royalla with his wife Anne, announced on Monday (5 April) that the diagnosis had come as a shock. The 70-year-old is a 40-year veteran of the Army and was awarded...
Quantum leap in technology for physics students at ANU
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Even if you don't understand quantum computing, a business start-up of students from the Australian National University's physics department is turning up the heat on the technology that uses synthetic diamonds so the computer can operate at room temperature. Designed on campus at ANU, this quantum computer doesn’t need to be cryogenically frozen to work and is believed to be the world’s first...
NSW farmer creates hay bale sign to protest against powerline project
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A southern NSW farmer has rearranged the hay bales in his paddock to send a blunt message to the company behind a major powerline project between Wagga Wagga, Maragle and Bannaby. Biala farmer Eris Heffernan is among hundreds of landholders protesting a project that would see a 70-metre high, 500-kilovolt transmission line run through about 600 properties in the area....
Towamba Road to be closed as council reveals possible discovery of cultural artefacts
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The Far South Coast's Towamba Road will be closed in April as a major project to seal both it and the conjoining Burragate Road progresses. The Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) has also revealed that it became aware there may be artefacts of cultural significance to the local First Nations community near the location of the road works. BVSC said...
Three die, including child, in Easter road tragedy
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The Easter holiday break turned to tragedy early this morning (Saturday 3 April), when three people, including a young child, were killed in a single vehicle car accident. The three died after their car left the road and hit a tree on the South Coast about 13 km south of Ulladulla. A fourth passenger was airlifted to hospital but his...
Disaster relief funding available for southeast NSW following recent floods
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Following heavy rain throughout March, southeast NSW businesses, producers and households are eligible for various forms of government disaster relief funding. According to Weatherzone, during the month to 29 March, Batemans Bay received 273.4mm of rain, Bega got 214mm and Queanbeyan had 110.2mm. According to the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA), a natural disaster has been declared by the Federal...
Severe water restrictions in place for Bermagui and Cobargo regions
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The Bermagui and Cobargo regions remain under severe water restrictions despite experiencing heavy rains in recent times. On Tuesday, a Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) spokesperson confirmed the level 4 water restrictions for the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system were still current and that water was still being carted to Quaama and Cobargo. "Restrictions are expected to ease in the next...
Forestry Corp makes room at Blowering in time for Easter campers
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There will be a collective cheer echoing throughout the Snowy Valleys this week as salvage operations in the state forests bordering Blowering Dam's western foreshore area temporarily cease over the Easter long weekend. This means a limited area at the popular camping and fishing spot will be open to the public from noon Thursday 1 April 2021 until noon Tuesday...
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