Three charged over looting of fire-ravaged Batemans Bay store
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Three people have been charged with looting on the South Coast after officers raided a Narooma house and found goods alleged to have been stolen during the recent bushfires. A 38-year-old man was arrested at a home in Tilba Tilba and a 31-year-old woman was arrested in Narooma and both were taken to Batemans Bay Police Station on Friday evening...
Harris Scarfe to close Nowra store
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Harris Scarfe's Nowra store will close its doors as part of a nationwide shutdown of 21 outlets in preparation for a sale of the pared-back retail business. The Merimbula, Moruya, Ulladulla and Shellharbour stores will continue to trade. News of the closures comes a month after the business went into voluntary administration and Deloitte was appointed receivers, just before Christmas....
Fire-hit small communities say they need help managing and distributing donations
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Bodalla Community Hall has been set up as a food hub, and volunteers are busy receiving and delivering food. But the logistics of managing donations in a major disaster are huge for small communities like Bodalla and Quaama and they are calling for help. Local businesswoman Lisa Cornthwaite says that the volunteers need assistance from authorities to manage the situation and to...
Southern Phone waives January usage fees for customers in fires affected areas
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In a disaster, it's difficult to remember the life-admin that needs to happen - renewing licences and car registration, enrolling kids in school and, perhaps especially, paying bills. Many people's incomes have been abruptly cut off during the fires and for some, it's unknown when their means of income will return. In a show of support for its local customers...
Special authority for NSW residents affected by bushfires to access essential medicines without a prescription
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NSW residents affected by the bushfire crisis will now be able to access a standard PBS or manufacturer's pack quantity of their prescription-only medicines (Schedule 4) without a prescription following the issuing of a special authority by the NSW Chief Health Officer. Under the special authority announced on Thursday night (9 January), NSW pharmacists will be able to supply people affected...
ACT and Queanbeyan cancel Australia Day fireworks
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Both Canberra and Queanbeyan will forego their Australia Day fireworks displays to focus on funding for bushfire relief. The ACT Government says a morning concert in Commonwealth Park to raise funds for those impacted by bushfires will be the focus of Canberra’s Australia Day celebrations this year, replacing the annual fireworks show along Lake Burley Griffin. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Councillor...
Adaminaby RFS backburning effort in Denison, Youak and Bolaro
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The Adaminaby Rural Fire Brigade has been completing major strategic burns at Denison, Youak and Bolaro ahead of today's severe fire danger rating for the area. These areas will potentially be under threat by the out-of-control Adaminaby Complex, Doubtful Gap Trail and Good-Good fires today, all of which are currently at Advice level. "A number of fires are burning in remote terrain...
Back to evacuation center ahead of today’s forecast
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Mystery Bay is a small beachside community surrounded on three sides by bush, lush with mature spotted gums, with one small access road. Last week the community was threatened by the Badja Forest Fire and, after evacuating at short notice, resident Elizabeth Walton spent the week in the Narooma evacuation centre, along with 4,000 others, as ash rained down and...
Preparation the key as South Coast braces for extreme fire danger
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https://www.facebook.com/Breaking247/videos/579539222901840 https://www.facebook.com/Breaking247/videos/498753254112862 NSW South Coast residents are being urged to prepare for extreme fire conditions on Friday (10 January) and Eurobodalla residents living outside the main town centres of Narooma, Moruya, Tuross and Batemans Bay are asked to standby and be ready to relocate if asked. "This includes residents living near bush on the outer fringes of main towns," said NSW...
2019 Year in Review – Facebook
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About Regional is a place where people can talk, share, celebrate and advocate for this great place we call home, and we love it when our readers engage with the conversation on Facebook and share their thoughts. Here's a look back at some of the social media discussions that had people talking in 2019. 10. Plenty ‘brewing’ at Goulburn in...
Iconic Selwyn resort suffers extensive damage from bushfire
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The Selwyn Snow Resort, a popular skiing destination for families in winter, has suffered extensive damage after the buildings were all but destroyed by bushfires. The full extent of the damage to ski lifts and snowmaking infrastructure is still unknown despite NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service accessing the area on Sunday (5 January), the resort said on their website....
South Coast residents warned conditions are set to worsen
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South Coast residents are once again being warned to prepare for the worst ahead of deteriorating fire conditions this Friday. The news was delivered at a community meeting at the Moruya Golf Club today (8 January), addressed by the Eurobodalla Shire Council (ESC) Mayor Liz Innes, RFS Deputy Incident Controller Captain David Ormsby and ESC Local Emergency Management Officer Warren Sharpe....
Council to cart water to Braidwood as town dries up
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Potable water is to be trucked to Braidwood and restrictions raised to the highest level possible as the drought and bushfires take their toll on the town's water supply. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has announced that from Friday (10 January) water restrictions in Braidwood will escalate to Level 4 and the council will begin transporting potable water to the town next...
Bega Valley Shire Council begins recovery efforts after bushfire devastation
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Recovery efforts are underway on the South Coast with the Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) announcing a Regional Recovery Council (RRC) to help revive local communities that have been devastated by the bushfires. The RRC will bring key groups together so that the BVSC and neighbouring local government areas including the Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys and Queanbeyan-Palerang Councils...
Police charge two after Total Fire Ban breaches
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NSW police have charged two people in the south-east with breaching a state-wide Total Fire Ban order after fires were lit over the weekend, when out of control bushfires wreaked havoc on the South Coast and in the Snowy Mountains. Police said that at 2:30 pm on Saturday (4 January), emergency services were called to Cromwell Street in Cooma after...
Rain brings respite as communities re-gather – and boil their drinking water
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Along the South Coast, residents are breathing again - if they can through the smoke - as cool weather and even rain offer respite from the weekend's horrific conditions. Two people are still missing after Saturday's fires - one south of Bombala and another to the west of Bodalla. Police and emergency services are attempting to locate the two people. Wet...
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