Thredbo ‘fun police’ ban toboggans…
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"Kosciuszko Thredbo (KT) are prohibiting the use of toboggans or any like sliding devices across the entire resort area,'' the statement said. Is this an April Fools joke I thought to myself. Nope, for real, these 'fun police' have actually banned toboggans within their leasehold area (full policy below)***. Sometimes my wife says to me that 'if I keep shaking...
The future of Sapphire Coast tourism rolls on with a familiar face
News
A familiar face will continue to put the Sapphire Coast in front of people wanting a holiday, with Anthony Osborne selected to deliver tourism marketing services on behalf of the region until 2022. The future of the local industry was turned upside down in mid-April when About Regional reported that Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) would not tender for the new contract....
Band Together rocks Tathra, Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge bushfire recovery
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An extraordinary chapter has been written in the recovery story for the Tathra, Reedy Swamp and Vimy Ridge communities. Close to 4,000 people packed the Sapphire Coast Turf Club yesterday and relished the spark delivered by a mix of performers across three stages. Talk of this day first started to bubble on social media less than 24 hours after 65 homes were...
BMW and Chrysler replace Ford and Holden in police fleet across country NSW
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A final trial of new police cars is about to take to city and country roads as NSW Police finetune arrangments for BMW and Chrysler to take over from Holden and Ford. The BMW 530d and Chrysler 300c SRT Core will become a familiar sight for motorists as they take their place in the fleet of the Traffic and Highway Patrol...
Planning for Batemans Bay Aquatic and Cultural Centre advances
Community
Geotechnical surveys at Mackay Park have begun as a final design for the much anticipated Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre moves forward. Batemans Bay residents and visitors might notice equipment on site for the next two weeks as Mogo-based Sea to Summit Drilling conducts borehole testing to assess ground conditions. The work is being overseen by the...
500 cattle grazing the Monaro Highway “long paddock”
Environment
Dry times in South East NSW is pushing local farmers beyond their own farm gate and out on to the "long paddock" offered by the Monaro Highway. Motorists need to take care as 500 cattle munch and chew their way along the roadside, grazing on grass and nutrients their home paddocks have lost as the region moves towards drought. The...
Council moves on Merimbula Aldi and Eden’s Hotel Australasia
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Two significant local real estate decisions out of this week's (May 23) meeting of Bega Valley Shire Council. An Aldi supermarket is set to become part of the Merimbula streetscape after Council today formally resolved to enter into a Contract for Sale for 103 & 105 – 107 Main Street with the German giant. Bega Valley Shire Council’s General Manager,...
Mulga Bill’s Bicycle points the way for Snowy Mountain’s Brumby management
Environment
When it comes to the poetry of Banjo Paterson I am more 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' than 'Man From Snowy River'. Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze; He turned away the good old horse that served him many days; He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen; He hurried off to town and bought a...
Design for new purpose-built and future-proofed Queanbeyan Police station unveiled
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The design for the new safe, purpose-built and future-proofed Queanbeyan Police Station was unveiled by Member for Monaro John Barilaro on Monday morning (21 May). Queanbeyan Police officers will receive a new station at their current location next to the courthouse, with construction to start in the coming months. The new and improved police station will cost $17 million and...
Cooma becomes a training ground for RMC Duntroon
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Something extraordinary has been thrown into the mix of daily life in downtown Cooma - 100 senior cadets from the Royal Military College Duntroon on a training exercise. Using blank ammunition, uniformed foot patrols have become a regular sight in Cooma. The cadets arrived in the middle of last week and will stay until June 1; residents have already been...
ScoMo backs Sudmalis in battle for Gilmore
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The Federal Treasurer toured the Nowra end of the Gilmore electorate today as his local comrade in parliament appeared to be under attack from within. Scott Morrison said if it had not been for Ann Sudmalis, Bill Shorten would be Prime Minister now. Ms Sudmalis beat Labor's Fiona Phillips in 2016 with a razor-thin 1.46% margin, helping Malcolm Turnbull build...
Tathra bush fire concert a sellout, 4,000 people to attend
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The Band Together concert is on track to raise $250,000 for Tathra and surrounds following the bushfires of March 18. Ticket sales have been stopped with organisers calling "sold out" last night (May 16) on social media. Around 4,000 people will pack into the Sapphire Coast Turf Club on Saturday, May 26 for what promises to be the biggest event...
Country people a focus for NSW Guns Amnesty – July 1 to Sept 30
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NSW Police have launched a state-wide Firearms Amnesty following the success of last year’s national campaign.  During the three-month amnesty in 2017, NSW netted 24,831 firearms and 1898 firearm parts for destruction, sale or registration, more than any other state or territory. Anyone with an unregistered firearm or firearm-related item will be able to legally dispose, or register it, without...
New Batemans Bay Bridge taking shape following community submissions
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Batemans Bay is a step closer to getting its new bridge with construction slated to start by this time next year. Eighty-one (81) community submissions have just been reviewed and assessed with NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) adjusting some of the initial plans following the feedback. Member for Bega Andrew Constance says the release of the submissions report marks an...
Wet, wild, cold weekend in South East NSW captured in photos
Community
What a weekend in South East NSW, the strangely warm days of April were blown away by a polar cold front we'd been warned about for since Wednesday. Rain, snow, big seas, and strong winds had their influence on what we did and didn't do. Some welcomed nature's surge and got out in it, energised by the power on display...
Feed goes up in flames, Cooma couple arrested
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NSW Police have arrested two alleged firebugs at Cooma after valuable stock feed and a shed was destroyed in a blaze last month. Just after 1 am on Sunday, April 22, emergency services were called to a property on Billilingra Road, Billilingra, north of Cooma, following reports, a hay shed was on fire, and fire had spread to the neighbouring property. Upon...
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