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What? That’s not right is it? Bombala won the League, Narooma won the AFL and Bega won the soccer. Well yes, they did – in the Mens Comps. No doubt there were celebrations in all three towns for a few days after the trophies were raised. But has any one town ever won all three footy Premierships in the same...
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Internal tensions within the Liberal Party that rolled a Prime Minister just last month now seem to have claimed a scalp more locally, with the Member for Gilmore saying, "enough is enough." Ann Sudmalis, whose constituency stretches from Tuross to Kiama rose to speak in Parliament House just before 8 o'clock last night, addressing days of speculation about her future....
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Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium is in mourning after one of its oldest residents, Darkle the brown bear, passed away. In a statement released on Thursday afternoon (13 September), the zoo said Darkle's health had been deteriorating for the past few weeks and decided to put the elderly bear to rest. "The welfare of our animals is always the priority and...
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A week of perfect spring weather has brought out the Floriade blooms in Commonwealth Park for Canberra's 31st festival of flowers. This year, the theme is Pop Culture and your favourite icons such as Marilyn, Dame Edna and the Beatles will emerge from the garden beds across the venue, with the ferris wheel being the perfect place to view the...
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One of the most beautiful spots on the Far South Coast has been witness to an ugly intersection between man and nature. A juvenile Humpback Whale has washed ashore dead on Long Beach (also known as Haycock Beach) at the northern end of Ben Boyd National Park, near the famous Pinnacles between Pambula and Eden. Long Beach sits at the foot...
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The effort against the Yankees Gap Fire burning in the Bega Valley for the last 34 days has seen a spectacular escalation with a large air tanker adding muscle and confidence. The tanker, known as 'Boomer' carries 11,000 litres of water or fire retardant and made seven runs over Yankees Gap yesterday (September 16). It is back in action today, returning to...
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According to those driving regional collaboration, Canberra could be an integral part of the future of the agricultural economy in southern NSW. But will the Berejiklian Government come to the party? The ACT Government has just signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Canberra Region Joint Organisation, incorporating south-eastern local government areas. There were celebrations at the signing around the...
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ACT Policing have launched a new taskforce in response to the spate of incidents where children have been approached, stalked, assaulted or grabbed across the ACT and in Queanbeyan. Speaking to the media on Friday afternoon (14 September), Detective Superintendent Scott Moller revealed there had been 14 incidents reported since February, the latest two occurring within an hour of each other yesterday afternoon. Taskforce Tydeus...
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For a large part of Saturday (September 15) nowhere in South East NSW felt safe from fire, it's a feeling that is already chipping away at the region's lust for summer as the vast Yankees Gap Fire looms like a volcano in the drought-stricken landscape. Day 32 of this 15,500-hectare fire presented a flashpoint we had been warned about and feared....
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Police have charged a man after firearms and drugs were seized from a Eurobodalla property on Friday (September 14). Just before 10am, officers from the South Coast Police District executed a search warrant at a home in Goolara Avenue, Dalmeny. Officers seized several items, including cannabis leaf, methylamphetamine, firearms, ammunition, and a slingshot. A 47-year-old man was arrested and taken...
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Tharwa Bridge will be closed periodically for a month after recent routine maintenance on the bridge identified that further work is required to ensure its continued safety. Tharwa Bridge will be closed weekdays starting this Monday (17 September) until Friday 19 October between the hours of 9 am and 3:30 pm, weather permitting. The ACT Government said in a statement that the major...
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“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," where were you when Neil Armstrong uttered those words on the surface of the moon in 1969? JoAnn Morgan was in the Firing Room at NASA, the only woman, and she is coming to Batemans Bay to share the experience and much more from her stellar career. Denhams Beach local...
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A man was seriously assaulted in the  Bega Valley last night (September 13). At about 10.30 pm, emergency services were called to a home on Daisy Hill Road, Buckajo, about 5km west of Bega, following news a man had been stabbed. Prior to emergency services arriving, a 33-year-old man was dropped off at the South East Regional Hospital in Bega,...
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Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly has condemned extremists who threw a package of pork products at the door of his Queanbeyan office on Wednesday morning in what is being seen as anti-Semitic attack. A staff member arriving for work found the door splattered with the pork pieces and reported the incident, which is the latest in a series directed...
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What's better - smooth or crunchy? Now South Coast food company Bega has further complicated the great and interminable peanut butter debate by adding Dark Roast to its range. Launched on National Peanut Day, Bega Dark Roast Peanut Butter is a new and robust variety that the company expects to attract its own distinct following (read addicts) thanks to its...
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A man will appear in Queanbeyan Local Court today after being extradited from the ACT charged over a string of assaults on the South Coast earlier this month. The man was sought by NSW Police after the incidents at Catalina and Surf Beach. Yesterday they were advised that a 29-year-old man was being released from the Canberra Hospital. He was...
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