Is Cootamundra Airport the celebrity gateway to NSW?
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Cootamundra Airport has come under the COVID-19 spotlight after reports it has played host to the second highest number of incoming private international flights to Australia in the past 12 months. Figures from aviation data and analytics firm Cirium, cited recently in The Sydney Morning Herald, showed that of the 113 private international flights arriving in Australia between 1 April,...
Long weekend bush doof hit with emergency stop order
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Authorities are trying to put a lid on a bush doof  planned for the South Coast this weekend, with fears it could pose safety risks on a road already badly compromised by landslips. The remote Araluen Road property in the Eurobodalla has been the venue for dance parties in the past, attracting a series of penalty infringement notices. However organisers...
Three teens will face Supreme Court trial over alleged murder at Broulee
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A third teen charged over the alleged murder of Peter Keeley on the South Coast has been committed to stand trial in the NSW Supreme Court. Three boys, all aged 17 at the time of their arrests, were charged with killing the 56-year-old auctioneer and real estate sales consultant on 2 February 2020. His body was found in bushland at...
Regional businesses follow ACT’s lead in preparing for single-use plastics ban
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Eurobodalla Shire is following the ACT's lead by helping local businesses find alternatives to single-use plastics. The nationwide ban on some single-use plastics is set to take effect in 2025 although the Federal Government will begin to phase out some types of plastic and polystyrene sooner in order to meet the target. Items such as plastic bags; any products termed...
Plan for snow, roadworks when driving this June long weekend
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Motorists should plan ahead before hitting the busy roads this June long weekend, with more snow expected in the mountains and roadworks causing delays on the Far South Coast. Weatherzone has predicted snow in the Snowy Mountains across the Queen's Birthday Weekend, 12 to 14 June. Transport for NSW says the long weekend is the start of the Australian snow...
Family of teen injured by whale says long-term implications are ‘unknown’
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The family of an 18-year-old man who remains in a coma after a whale landed on his boat on the NSW South Coast says the long-term implications of his injuries are unknown. Nick was fishing with his stepfather, Matt (both surnames withheld), off the coast of his hometown of Narooma on Sunday, 6 June, when the whale surfaced from beneath the...
NCA blasted for approving War Memorial works
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The National Capital Authority has approved early works to support the $500 million expansion of the Australian War Memorial, despite only three of the 601 submissions supporting the project. The decision was met with a barrage of criticism from opponents who questioned whether the NCA was capable of doing its job properly. But the Memorial said it was a welcome milestone...
Lead contamination confirmed at Captains Flat Preschool
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After months of waiting and an indoor-only policy for about 20 preschool students and teachers at Captains Flat Preschool, soil samples have confirmed the site of more than 30 years is not safe and the school will be relocated. The Captains Flat Preschool will be relocated to a demountable school which has been placed on an oval in the town adjacent to...
Legal action looms over loss of heritage from high school in Bungendore
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Legal action over the location of the Bungendore High School may delay its proposed opening in term one of 2023 after a group of Bungendore residents began exploring their legal options. The Save Bungendore Park group, previously known as the Bungendore Park Action group, has become an incorporated association that will allow it to take legal action over what it says is the NSW Department of...
House fires in Yass and Young prompt winter warnings ahead of cold front
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Forensic police are examining the scene of a fire which left a house in Young extensively damaged on the night of Monday, 7 June, as fire authorities warn residents to take extra care as temperatures plummet this week. Emergency services were called to the house in Wombat Street around 6:00 pm on Monday after a neighbour reported seeing smoke emanating...
Police investigate Potato Point home invasion
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The tiny NSW South Coast village of Potato Point was the unlikely scene of an alleged home invasion on the night of Monday, 7 June. With a population of around 135, the coastal village is surrounded by Eurobodalla National Park and rarely hits the headlines. That changed at about 7:50 pm on Monday night when police were told two men...
UPDATE: Extinction Rebellion members charged after Andrew Constance protest
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UPDATE Wednesday 9 June 3:40 pm: The 28-year-old man arrested yesterday over the protest at the office of the Member for Bega Andrew Constance will appear in Bega Local Court on Tuesday, 29 June. He has been charged with using intimidation/violence to unlawfully influence a person, entering enclosed land without lawful excuse, refusing/failing to comply with a direction, risking the safety...
ANU medical students bring their skills and care to a coastal classroom
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What do weeds and ANU medical students have in common? They are both popping up everywhere. However, unlike weeds, the medical students are very welcome visitors to the Eurobodalla. As part of ANU Rural Week, a group of students from the ANU medical school recently swapped scrubs and masks for boots and gardening gloves, scalpels and stethoscopes for picks and...
Anti-logging activists block machinery in Mogo State Forest
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Forestry Corporation of NSW was forced to stop logging on Monday, 7 June, by an activist perched in a treetop at Mogo State Forest. The activist's platform was raised 25 metres above the ground and suspended by ropes connected to logging machinery below. Joslyn van der Moolen from Friends of the Forest Mogo said police were present, but that the...
Australia’s first hands-free, high-tech farm bound for southern NSW
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Farmers across the nation will watch with interest as Australia’s first fully automated commercial farm establishes itself in southern NSW. For many people, the notion of hands-free farming is as far from reality as being able to forecast long-range weather in advance, but this new high-tech facility at the edge of the NSW food bowl is garnering much interest. It aims...
Hikers found in Kosciuszko National Park after overnight ordeal
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Four hikers have been found safe and well after spending a gruelling 12 hours lost in Kosciuszko National Park on Sunday, 6 June. However, NSW Police say the incident is a warning to hikers ahead of the 2021 snow season. The group, aged in their 20s, departed from Charlotte Pass around 1:00 pm on Sunday, but became lost at 9:00 pm due...
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