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NSW TrainLink is trialling a new day return coach service between Goulburn and Canberra, providing a fully accessible service for customers travelling to Canberra’s CBD, local hospitals and Queanbeyan. The trial started on Monday (10 September) and will operate for up to six months with new times to complement the existing train service. The trials will provide convenient day return...
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2018 brings a change in direction for the annual Bega Tathra Safe Ride NSW Bike Week Community Ride. The inaugural ride 12 months ago saw around 270 riders peddle from Tathra to Bega, this year cyclists of all abilities and experience will tackle the 16km paved route in reverse. Well not actually in reverse, that would be a big ask,...
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A 66-year-old mother has been charged with manslaughter after her 27-year-old son died from a stab wound in an incident on the NSW South Coast overnight. Around 9:20 pm yesterday (10 September), police and emergency services were called to the Sanctuary Point home after reports of a stabbing. On arrival, officers found the man suffering from a single stab wound to...
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Whale watchers and boaties at sea have been keeping watch for a whale feared to be entangled in marine debris. The possible entanglement was reported off the Narooma coastline near Montague Island on Saturday. The National Parks and Wildlife Service launched a plane from Merimbula Airport on Sunday in an attempt to locate the whale. A spokesperson says at this...
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The construction of the new ambulance station in Yass has begun after a sod turning ceremony last week. The new station, which is estimated to cost $3.7 million and located adjacent to the Yass Hospital on Meehan Street, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to meet the current and future patient demand for emergency medical care in Yass and the surrounding...
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Regional voices have been loud on the first parliamentary sitting day of the new Morrison Government in Canberra. Farmers from across southern New South Wales have gathered in front of Parliament House frustrated by the new Prime Minister's response so far to climate change. "I am really disappointed at the first indications from the Morrison Government, it looks like nothing is going...
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Dear Catherine, Thanks for being the opening speaker for the Festival of Open Minds held in Bega last Friday on the first day of Spring. You left us feeling a sense of deepest honour and respect for baring your heart and life to us. Ian Campbell nailed it when he said that you opened our hearts as well as our...
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Monaro Police are hopeful the public might be able to help with their investigations after a number of items including firearms were stolen from a remote country property. At about 9 am yesterday (September 9) a 69-year-old man returned to his home on Stoney Ridge Road at Jinden, about 78km north-east of Cooma, when he noticed possessions missing and a door that had...
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Police have found missing 84-year-old Richard Karpinski after he disappeared from his home two days ago. Around midday on Thursday (6 September), Mr Karpinski was located by searching personnel. He is currently on his way to Cooma hospital for a check-up. Mr Kapinski was last seen on Tuesday afternoon around 4 pm (4 September) walking towards the bush near his home...
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Police are investigating a series of assaults on the NSW South Coast, one of which left a woman with suspected serious leg and pelvic fractures after being hit by a car. Police said that about 4:45 pm on Wednesday (5 September) a man was involved in a domestic argument at a Catalina home with a woman who was known to him. The...
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Parkesbourne Produce near Goulburn has won its second gold medal in one of Australia’s most prestigious food industry awards, consolidating its industry reputation for quality berries with a focus on flavour and freshness. The boutique enterprise was awarded the medal in the 2018 Delicious Produce Awards for its Rainbow Raspberries. The awards are judged by the country’s top chefs and...
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Police are appealing to the community for information after a child was approached outside a school in Queanbeyan on Monday afternoon (3 September). Around 3:15 pm, a man approached a five-year-old girl at a bus stop outside a school on Alanbar Street. The man spoke to her but did not touch her. When the girl’s mother saw the incident and...
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Police are continuing their search for a missing 84-year-old Cooma man who was last seen walking towards the bush near his home yesterday afternoon (4 September). Shortly before 4 pm, officers from Monaro Police District were called after Richard Karpinski was reported missing from his home on Bobeyan Road at Shannons Flat. An overnight search involving police, SES, RFS, a rescue...
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Children with disabilities from Queanbeyan and the surrounding NSW region will no longer need to travel to Canberra to attend specialist schools, as plans are currently underway for a new special needs school in Queanbeyan, due for completion in 2020. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Minister for Education Rob Stokes have unveiled...
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NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has released a new, free mobile app, providing park visitors with information and maps at their fingertips to help improve their park experience. With information on over 225 national parks and hundreds of things to see, do, and places to stay, it's the ultimate NSW parks guide for your phone. The NSW National Parks...
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The Festival of Open Minds has been inspired by a regional community that values shared conversation, personal reflection, the wisdom of experience, and FUN! A dynamic program of speakers has been assembled for September 1 at the Bega Civic Centre, a TEDx style event that will have people talking. The broad festival theme is ‘change’. The Festival of Open Minds...
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