Police appeal for information following hit-and-run of man and child in Goulburn
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Police continue to search for a driver who allegedly struck a man who was holding a child near the Big Merino. Just after 3:30 pm on Monday (13 June), Hume Police District officers were called to Hume Street, Goulburn, following reports a man had been hit by a ute. Police were told the 36-year-old man, who had been holding an...
NSW residents urged to conserve energy as market operator takes control
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NSW residents have been urged to "conserve energy where safe to do so" as the state faces a "tight situation" tonight and potentially tomorrow. The advice came as the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) suspended the wholesale spot market, essentially taking control of power distribution and supply from electricity generators. It's the first time the market has been suspended. AEMO...
Eurobodalla Council urges patience on pothole backlog, but one local has an idea
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Eurobodalla Shire Council is urging the local community to have patience as they make their way through a backlog of potholes on the Shire’s roads. Over the past three months, 2530 potholes have been filled, and more than 3000 sqm of the roads have been patched up thanks to the council’s dedicated work crew. They have used 180 tonnes of...
Recount request puts the brakes on Phillips’ victory celebration in Gilmore
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Just two hours before Labor's Fiona Phillips was set to officially claim victory, her Liberal opponent Andrew Constance has thrown a spanner in the works, requesting a recount of votes for the Federal seat of Gilmore. Three-and-a-half weeks after the election, the final count saw Mrs Phillips ahead by 373 votes; however, Mr Constance says he has "strong grounds" for...
Early snow spells bumper season start for some; causes season end for another
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Fresh powder flew and new runs carved up as the Snowy Mountain ski resorts celebrated one of their best opening weekends in recent memory. A 125 cm dumping of early season snowfall and cold temperatures in the lead-up to the Queen's Birthday long weekend meant skiers and snowboarders were spoiled for choice on the mountains. Thredbo marketing manager Caroline Brauer...
Queanbeyan council moves to clear DA backlog as wait times blow out
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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) has acknowledged "community angst" as wait times for development application (DA) processing average 120 days. Substantial growth in new housing developments, combined with challenges in attracting and retaining assessment staff were given as reasons for the backlog. CEO Rebecca Ryan said council had formulated a raft of measures to address short and long-term issues, as well...
Consultation begins to make councils more resilient against disaster
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The disaster resilience of councils across NSW will be put under the microscope in a series of workshops across the state. This kicked off with Resilience NSW Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons meeting with the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) to examine its roadmap to readiness for whatever the future holds. Commissioner Fitzsimmons said he wanted to understand the disaster resilience of...
Fishers back on the rocks after near-drowning at Malua Bay
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Less than 24 hours after a 34-year-old fisherman narrowly escaped drowning when he was washed into the sea south of Batemans Bay, fishers were back on the rocks. The man was washed into turbulent seas at Pretty Point near Malua Bay on Sunday morning (12 June) and would most likely have drowned if not for a lucky coincidence. A local...
Region Riverina’s Chris Roe and the long journey to journalism
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If there's one quality any journalist needs, it's recognising news when it happens. When recently appointed Region Riverina editor Chris Roe was a kid growing up in Bourke, a light plane clipped power lines, cartwheeled on the road and crashed into his school bus. He was en route to his School Certificate maths exam at the time. But with a...
Security, trust and transparency for farmers sharing data with researchers
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National Farmers' Federation (NFF) and Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) are working together to help protect sensitive data that Australian farmers provide to researchers. NFF and CRC are developing new data management rules and programs with the aim of improving trust and transparency. The companies hope their investments will accelerate agricultural innovation and encourage an increase in research contributions...
Severe winds to strengthen across southeast NSW and ACT over long weekend
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The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that damaging winds will strengthen across Canberra and southeast NSW tomorrow (11 June). It's due to a south-westerly airstream that will extend northwards during Saturday as a deep low-pressure system moves past southeast Tasmania. This low will extend a cold front into Victoria and NSW overnight and into Sunday morning, with winds expected to...
Winter wonderlands open as extra police hit the slopes
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Itching to make the most of heavy snowfalls? You don't have to travel far to make a snow angel or go skiing. Canberra's cold temperatures and high elevations mean there's snow a-plenty to enjoy in our backyard. Corin Forest Mountain Resort opens its doors on the Queen's Birthday long weekend, offering tobogganing, snowman building and the chance to try skiing...
Samuel Campbell committed to face murder trial over fatal Cooma stabbing
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The youth accused of murder after allegedly stabbing an older man to death on the Monaro more than a year ago has been committed to stand trial. Samuel Albert Campbell, now 22, was arrested in bushland on Shannons Flat Road, north of Cooma, on 15 February 2021. NSW Police said they had been called to Cooma Hospital at about 4 am that day...
Pilgrims to Goulburn’s Old Cathedral to lift local economy
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Sts Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral will re-open at the end of this year bringing substantial new investment into Goulburn following a landmark heritage restoration project. The project will likely generate millions of dollars in additional tourism spending in coming years as international pilgrims join domestic tourists visiting the old cathedral precinct. An economic benefits study forecasts 86,000 tourists coming...
Eden-Monaro MP’s resolve ‘even stronger’ following stranger’s sentencing over ‘unhinged’ emails
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Eden-Monaro MP Kristy McBain never thought she'd be the target of "derogatory", "absurd" and "unhinged" emails when she ran in the seat's 2020 by-election. But that's precisely what happened, with a Sydney stranger sending more than 23 million emails as part of an offensive misinformation campaign. Blacktown's Cheng Fan was recently sentenced to 20 months to be served in the...
Heavy snowfalls cause Kosciuszko National Park closures as resorts gear up for bumper weekend
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While recent snow has been good news for resort operators in the lead up to the traditional season opening long weekend, it has caused problems on the road. Recent storms across Kosciuszko National Park have seen snowfalls in excess of half a metre, forcing the early closure of several roads and visitor areas. Drivers travelling to the snowfields for the Queen’s Birthday...
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