Braidwood couple relocates cattle lost (and then found) in major flood
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Peter Bowie and Tracia Milton could only hope to find a handful of the 192 cattle they lost in the March 2021 flood in Mondrook, near Taree, on the NSW Mid North Coast. The cattle were worth $350,000 so imagine the couple's gratitude at finding 152 of them two months later. "We can't believe it," says Tracia. "We are so...
Visitor numbers double at Rocky Hill and Goulburn Waterworks during COVID-19
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Regional tourism has experienced a welcome boost during COVID-19 border closures with two historic landmarks in Goulburn proving particularly popular and coming as quite a surprise to locals. The Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum and the Goulburn Historic Waterworks are just two of the landmark locations in the region driving a significant increase in visitor numbers. READ ALSO: Lead contamination...
Goulburn ag show named a 2021 Resilience Award finalist
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Goulburn's agricultural show has been announced as a finalist along with Woodstock, Finley and Armidale, for the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW's 2021 Resilience Award. The award recognises shows that have demonstrated adaptability and hardiness during the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Goulburn Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Society was one of the last shows to be held before the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020....
31-year policing career started on the mean streets of Cabramatta
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From drug wars on the streets of Cabramatta, in Sydney, to the remote outback town of Brewarrina, Chief Inspector Greg Flood has been stationed all across NSW, but he keeps coming back to the South Coast. Now in charge of the Batemans Bay sector of the South Coast Police District, Chief Inspector Flood was one of 11 NSW Police officers...
COVID warning for Canberra after long weekend visit
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Canberrans have woken to a health warning this morning after a Sydney man who visited the nation's capital over the long weekend returned a positive COVID-19 test. The man, in his 40s, from Sydney's north-western suburbs, visited the ACT on Monday 14 June, and went to the sold-out Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition. His test results showed low virus levels...
Coles workers react to news Goulburn distribution centre will close
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At least 207 people will be without a job when Coles shuts its Goulburn distribution centre on 5 October this year. The date will mark three years since employees first heard of the closure. A distribution centre employee's wife, who wished to remain anonymous following a reminder from Coles not to talk to the media, said the wait had been stressful....
Barilaro supports call to delay council elections until demerger decision
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The gauntlet has been thrown down by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who has agreed the September 2021 NSW local government elections should be postponed until a decision on demerging Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) is made public. Mr Barilaro and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke met with representatives from Gundagai Council in Exile (GCIE) last week and reiterated their personal...
Sodden start for new Batemans Bay TAFE campus development
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It was more a sodden turning than a sod-turning when construction of the new $8 million TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre officially kicked off in Batemans Bay on Friday 11 June. With rain coming down and the region in the grip of a polar blast, Bega MP Andrew Constance was joined by Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee to...
Teen injured by whale wakes from coma in time to celebrate birthday
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The 18-year-old man injured by a whale in a freak accident on the NSW South Coast has woken from an eight-day coma a week before his 19th birthday. Nick Myhill was placed into a coma to help his body recover from serious neck and head injuries after a whale landed on his small fishing boat. Nick was with his stepfather,...
Robbers armed with machete and gun target South Coast club
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A second South Coast village has been the target of violent crime in just over a week, with police launching an investigation into an armed robbery in Dalmeny on Tuesday night (15 June). At about 7:00 pm last night, two men armed with a firearm and machete forced entry into Club Dalmeny in Ruth Place, Dalmeny. They then threatened a...
Federal funds fall thick and fast on the high country
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The Snowy Mountains' year-round tourist appeal has been given a boost with the Federal Government coughing up $10 million to complete a world-class walking experience. The funding will deliver stage four of the Snowies Iconic Walk, helping showcase a spectacular part of the Australian landscape. Announcing the funding, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the project would complete the Kosciuszko...
Call to plug EV ‘black spots’ in the NSW South East
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Parts of the NSW South Coast could become 'black spots' for electric vehicle drivers which could impact visitor numbers unless action is taken to provide more charging stations in the region, a community group has claimed. Participants at a Nature Conservation Council Regional conference in Batemans Bay recently heard of a push to install EV chargers on the Kings and...
Charges laid after woman loses leg following crash in January
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A woman will appear in Queanbeyan Local Court next month to face seven charges, including drink and drug driving, following a serious crash that led to a passenger having her leg amputated. At about 10:00 pm on Saturday, 9 January 2021, a black Toyota Hilux was travelling north on Captains Flat Road at Primrose Valley, about 30 km south-east of...
Fishers win access to popular waterway near Tuross Head
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A farmer will have 28 days to remove a fence blocking members of the public accessing a popular fishing, kayaking and camping spot south of Tuross Head on the NSW South Coast. On Tuesday, 8 June, Eurobodalla Shire Council agreed not to sell Coopers Island Road – which accesses the Tuross Lake system – and instead retain it as a public road....
Deputy PM says Moruya bypass won’t impact funding for Eurobodalla Hospital
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Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack confirmed the development of Moruya Bypass won't impact funding for the new Eurobodalla Hospital during a visit to Moruya on Thursday, 10 June, to re-announce funding for a 3000 megalitre dam west of Bodalla and new funding for the Snowies Iconic Walk. Some community members expressed concern the bypass could take away funding for the hospital, especially...
Plea for parliamentary petition signatures on level-crossing safety as deadline looms
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While a report is being prepared for a coronial inquest into the deaths of two men at a railway crossing near Bribbaree in February 2021, the fiance of one of those killed is appealing to all NSW residents to support a petition for NSW Parliament. At around 5:00 pm on 23 February, Ethan Hunter, 27, and Mark Fenton, 50, were...
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