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Two South Coast beaches closed today as white sharks spotted nearby
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South Head and North Head beaches in the Moruya area were closed today (January 7) following the sighting of four white sharks, with several other South Coast beaches evacuated in recent days. Yesterday, North Broulee beach was evacuated during a busy weekend swimming period around 12:30 pm after helicopter patrols identified a 2.2-metre white shark. Sharks have also recently been...
Southern NSW hospitals on top of emergency waiting times
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Southern NSW Local Health district hospitals are pointing with pride to their emergency treatment record over a typically busy holiday period. In contrast to ongoing concerns over the ACT's poor record with emergency waiting times, Southern NSW region Chief Executive, Andrew Newton, says that 80 per cent of patients in local regional hospitals were seen, treated and discharged within the...
From NZ to Canberra, returning participants flock to Tathra’s upcoming Wharf to Waves
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Although people within a few hours of the far south coast have often travelled to attend the Tathra Wharf to Waves fundraiser since its inception 18 years ago, this year Tathra local Mary Burke will fly in from her new home in New Zealand to participate in the annual ocean swim. “I married Sir Kerry Burke on October 6,...
Ex-Goulburn mayor says he’ll run whether the Liberals want him or not
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Former Goulburn mayor Geoff Kettle says he will stand for the NSW state seat whether the Liberal Party pre-selects him or not. And if the Liberals don't come calling, Mr Kettle will run as an independent instead. "I want to be the Liberal candidate, but I've made the decision to run," Mr Kettle said. "I've been approached privately by many senior Liberal...
Snowy Monaro cricketers bowled over by funding
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Cricket in the Snowy Monaro has received a boost heading into 2019 as the NSW Government commits to funding the installation of three new cricket pitches in the region. The Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro joined Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney to announce $750,000 worth of upgrades to the region’s sporting facilities. New pitches will...
Broulee’s NYE sandcastle competition growing strong
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The word is out and Broulee’s New Year’s Eve sandcastle competition, organized by the Broulee/Mossy Point Community Association, is growing bigger every year. “Over the last three years, we’ve been seeing an increase in entries by about 20 each year,” says community association member Deb Waser “so this year we had 120 entries, last year it was 100 ...” Spectator...
Plenty ‘brewing’ at Goulburn in early 2019
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Consumer choice is driving demand for craft beers and Sydney based Tribe Breweries is primed with its new $35m brewing and packaging facility in Goulburn almost operational to increase and consolidate its market share. When the state of the art facility begins brewing around early February 2019, it will make Tribe Australia’s fourth largest brewing group. Work began on the...
Police search for man after armed robbery in Batemans Bay
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South Coast police are calling for witnesses to come forward after a man armed with a hammer robbed a pharmacy in Batemans Bay last week. Around midday on 27 December, a man armed with a hammer entered the store on Orient Street and threatened staff before stealing medication and fleeing the scene. The man was last seen driving a white...
2018 Year in Review – News
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In 2018, About Regional extended its dynamic news presence, offering in-depth coverage of issues that matter to people across South East NSW. Our news articles reported on tragedies that devastated the region, provided readers with food for thought, and showcased positive stories that made us smile. 10. Police say Phoenix was found in remote NSW bushland with no water or...
Police call for public help to find 11-year-old girl missing since Boxing Day – FOUND
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UPDATE (2:38 pm, 1 Jan): Bridie has been found safe and well. ACT Policing would like to thank the community for their assistance. Police are asking for the public’s help to find an eleven-year-old girl last seen in Curtin who has been missing since Boxing Day. Bridie McNamara is believed to be with friends in the ACT or possibly the...
Fireworks firm gives peek at preparations with New Year set to be a cracker
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The big bang of Australian fireworks is going to light up the Canberra sky as 2019 is ushered in. Known as the 'eight-inch shell', it will soar to a height of 1000 feet and explode in a radius of 300 metres in a massive pyrotechnic display in the city as part of New Year celebrations organised by the ACT Government....
Family in mourning after Lake Conjola drowning on Christmas Day
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A family is in mourning after tragedy struck on Christmas Day when a Korean man drowned while snorkelling at Lake Conjola on the NSW South Coast. At about 2:40 pm on Christmas Day (December 25), emergency services were called to Lake Conjola Entrance Road, Lake Conjola, after reports a man had been pulled from the water. NSW Police have been...
Giving your dog the ham bone for a Christmas treat can prove deadly warns vet
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Thinking of giving your pooch a ham bone as a special treat this Christmas? Think again as the consequences can be deadly... Veterinarian Michael Archinal said that if you want to avoid rushing your dog to an emergency centre on Christmas day, then find them a safer treat. Dr Archinal from Manuka Vet Hospital in Canberra said that ham bones...
Drones join contracted lifeguards, surf clubs in summer beach patrols
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Far South Coast beaches will again be patrolled by lifeguards this summer, with eight locations covered and for the first time an eye in the sky at two of them with the deployment of drones to provide shark alerts. Bega Valley Shire Council, which has the largest stretch of coastline of any NSW local government area, has again contracted the...
Bega Valley closures during the festive season
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Bega Valley pools and tips will close on Christmas Day, local libraries will close until January 2 but household bin collections will happen normally, according to Bega Valley Shire Council. The Council has advised residents that during the Christmas and New Year period many of their offices and services will be affected by closures or a change in opening hours....
Jobs, education remain ALP focus while Liberals search for candidate
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In the wake of Goulburn MP and NSW Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward’s announcement she would not contest the 2019 state election, ALP Candidate for Goulburn Ursula Stephens has called on the Berejiklian Government to commit promised funds to projects across the electorate. “I want this government to commit the funds...no matter who the candidate may end...
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