$10 million worth of roadworks coming to Captains Flat Road
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For years, regular commuters between Canberra and Queanbeyan, and the rural village of Captains Flat, have chipped their teeth and hurt their backs driving along Captains Flat Road. The 37-kilometre stretch of narrow and winding road is crumbling, riddled with potholes and prone to flooding in parts. Cars also have to compete with the regular school bus services and enormous...
Major party candidates set for upcoming Bega by-election
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After 17 years of Andrew Constance being the Member for Bega, the electorate on the NSW South Coast is preparing for a changing of the guard at the upcoming by-election, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 12 February, 2022. Former Eden-Monaro candidate Dr Fiona Kotvojs is the Liberal candidate looking to replace the outgoing Mr Constance. Well-known local obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Michael...
NASA’s James Webb telescope puts Canberra in front row seat to find alien life
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Canberra's Deep Space Tracking Station could be the first place on Earth to receive signals indicating life on other planets from NASA's new space telescope. The US$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will help astronomers unravel the secrets of the cosmos in unprecedented detail. The 10-year mission aims to observe the first galaxies that formed in the early universe...
Agreement paves the way for water levels in Lake Albert to be maintained
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Wagga Wagga's much loved Lake Albert will be topped up each winter in a bid to keep the water level relatively high, even in the hottest and driest summers. Wagga Wagga City Council has been working with the NSW Government to find a way to maintain permanent water levels in Lake Albert. In March 2021, council and the government entered...
HumeLink and Tarago incinerator projects on agenda as Wendy Tuckerman meets energy commissioner
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NSW Minister for Local Government and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman recently held a meeting with Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner Andrew Dyer. At the meeting, she aired several concerns raised by the community regarding the planning around energy projects within her electorate, including the Tarago waste-to-energy facility and the HumeLink project. In the case of the Tarago project, would-be nearby...
ACT man extradited to NSW to face Hume Highway crash charges
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An ACT man has been extradited to NSW after being charged over a crash in the Southern Highlands in 2019. At about midday on Monday, 7 October 2019, emergency services were called to the Hume Highway at Marulan, responding to reports of a two-vehicle crash. Police allege a Hyundai i30 was driving south, with three people on board, when it...
Staff shortages hit coastal businesses hoping for a bumper summer
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Have you noticed that service at your favourite bistro or bar is a little slower than usual, or a favourite is missing from the menu? While the COVID-19 pandemic is wearing us all down, spare a thought for the entire hospitality industry, particularly on the NSW South Coast. Hotels, clubs, restaurants and accommodation providers are struggling from the flow-on effects...
Allan McGrath elected as new Mayor of Yass
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Allan McGrath has been elected the new Mayor of the Yass Valley with Jasmin Jones to be the Deputy. Mr McGrath, who has served two terms on the Yass council, spent more than 20 years on the former Queanbeyan, now Palerang council as councillor and deputy mayor. In the Yass mayoral contest, he won five of the nine votes needed...
Volcanic eruption sparks tsunami warning for the South Coast
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A tidal surge caused by a volcanic eruption in Tonga has already hit Eden today, 16 January 2022, and is expected to continue to affect the NSW South Coast this morning. Boaters, fishers and swimmers are being urged to stay out of the water while a marine warning remains in place. The marine warning for Australia's east coast was generated...
Freight train derails on Bethungra Spiral
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A freight train derailed at around 4 am this morning (15 January) as it travelled through the Bethungra Rail Spiral between Junee and Cootamundra. According to Fire and Rescue NSW, 10 carriages of the 1400-metre long goods train derailed near the Olympic Highway south of Cootamundra. NSW RFS and NSW Police were on the scene at dawn assessing the contents...
Kenrick Winchester dons the robes as new mayor of QPRC
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Kenrick Winchester is the new mayor of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Shire, while Esma Livermore has been elected the deputy mayor after the new council's first meeting since the December election. The 11 councillors - nine of whom are sitting for the first time - cast their votes for the two positions last night (12 January), making Winchester the first new mayor...
Teen charged over Moruya crash that broke 14-year-old boy’s leg
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The teenager accused of being behind the wheel of a serious crash in Moruya where a 14-year-old boy's leg was broken has appeared in court for the first time. Luke Wiggins, 19, appeared in Moruya Local Court on Friday, 14 January, charged over the crash. NSW Police said a Holden Commodore was allegedly stolen from a home on Vulcan Street,...
P-plater dies in two-car crash south of Moruya
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A car crash has claimed the life of a 17-year-old P-plater and closed one lane of the busy Princes Highway this afternoon (14 January). A police spokesperson said emergency services were called to the scene 10 km south of Moruya just after midday following reports of a two-vehicle crash. "Police have been told a silver hatchback was travelling west on...
Big year ahead for Goulburn Mulwaree’s new mayor as pool, arts centre set to open
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The new mayor of Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Peter Walker, is facing a busy year with a number of major projects in the pipeline. Councillor Walker has been elected mayor of the council for the first time, after first being elected to council in 2016, and working as deputy mayor since 2018. He will serve in this new position until September...
Looking for a great local media job? Region Media is hiring in the Riverina
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Are you a journalist who likes a challenge? Are you keenly focused on local news, local people and the stories that matter to your community? Region Media is looking for staff as we grow our regional operation and launch our new platform in Wagga Wagga. We're looking for journalists who are self-starters and can rise to a challenge. We want...
UPDATE: Man dies after crash that has closed Kings Highway
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UPDATED: A man has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the Kings Highway, near Goulburn Rd, Mulloon. Monaro Police say a Mazda sedan and a heavy vehicle "impacted", before the sedan and an Audi SUV collided head-on. The driver and sole occupant of the sedan – a man aged 51 – died at the scene. The male driver of the heavy...
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