Bega Valley musicians The New Graces and Corey Legge surging the country charts
Arts & Culture
Bega Valley musicians Corey Legge and The New Graces are keeping each other company in country music top 10 charts this month. The New Graces – comprising band members Robyn Martin, Kate Burke and Melanie Horsnell – have been holding a place in the Australian Country Radio and ABC Country top 10 since the release of their debut album, "Seasons", in...
Basil Sellers Art Prize finalists announced
Arts & Culture
Finalists for the biennial Basil Sellers Art Prize have been announced, with the winner to be revealed on Friday, 9 October. The works of the selected finalists will be exhibited at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya from Saturday, 10 October to Monday, 9 November. The Basil Sellers Art Prize is named after Australian businessman and philanthropist Basil Sellers,...
Cold blast and strong winds on their way to NSW
News
An icy blast of cold air will bring snow and freezing conditions to the ACT and surrounding region, followed by a large band of rain this week. Just as many were labelling this year's winter as mild, a deep low-pressure will pass through on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a drenching band of rain on Friday and into the weekend....
‘A borderless community’: how ACT could run Ginninderry’s policing, waste
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The ACT Government may be contracted to provide services including policing, waste management and roads maintenance to NSW residents of Ginninderry as Yass Valley Council makes a call on how to handle the cross-border development's future. It is one of three options Yass Valley Council will choose to manage services for 5000 homes on the NSW side in Parkwood, which...
Four new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Wagga Wagga
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Two women, a man and a child - all from the same household - tested positive for COVID-19 in Wagga Wagga over the weekend. The four new cases bring the total number of active COVID-19 cases in the region to 54. The four people recently returned from Victoria and have been in self-isolation. Hospital in the Home will be used to...
UPDATED: One person dead in car fire near Nelligen
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UPDATED - 4 August: One man has died following a car fire on the Kings Highway, west of Nelligen, near Batemans Bay on Monday (3 August). Emergency crews from Batemans Bay Fire and Rescue and Batemans Bay police were called to the scene of the accident 5 km west of the Nelligen Bridge at 1:15 pm, after reports a car was on...
Community update on Port of Eden projects
Community
Three key projects that aim to transform the functionality, aesthetics and commercial amenity of the Port of Eden will be the subject of an information session on the NSW Far South Coast on Thursday, 6 August. The Eden community will have the chance to hear about and ask questions on projects centred on the town precinct, from the Eden Killer...
Thousands of hours of archives could be lost by 2025: NAA
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Thousands of tapes and recordings from Australia's history and the national record could be lost within the next five years because of a lack of resourcing and staff at the National Archives of Australia (NAA), according to the Assistant Director-General of Collection Management, Steven Fox. He said there are more than 220,000 hours of tapes and millions of pages of archival documents...
Community and innovation keeping COVID-19 at bay
Community
It takes a steady hand at the tiller to steer a vessel through a storm, and right now, in the southern reaches of NSW, the health of 250,000 people depend on it. One person who has held unwavering eyes on the horizon is Jill Ludford, especially recently as the blustery tempest that is COVID-19 skulks on the border of NSW...
Laing O’Rourke wraps up bushfire clean-up
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Bushfire recovery contractor Laing O'Rourke says it's transitioning the bushfire clean-up back to the NSW Government after clearing more than 3200 affected properties. The company was engaged by the NSW Government to accelerate the clean-up of 2800 fire-damaged properties across the state. After clearing those properties by the 30 June deadline, the contractor was asked to stay on to clear...
Where to source reusable fabric face masks on the Far South Coast
Community
Although community transmission of COVID-19 on the Far South Coast appears under control for now, NSW Health recommends that anyone entering a health facility should wear a face mask to protect themselves and others from the virus. If you're on the lookout for a washable fabric face mask in a fun print, you're not alone. Demand is outstripping supply in many...
Cracks force Crookwell to splash $5 million on pool as Goulburn renovates
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Upper Lachlan Shire Council (ULS) has approved a new $5 million swimming complex in Crookwell after the existing pool failed to meet current safety and environmental standards, while Goulburn’s indoor heated pool will also be closed for redevelopment. Crookwell residents who campaigned for a new pool for more than 15 years have welcomed the news but wondered why the decision was...
Biking booms as Tathra to Kalaru Bike Track nears completion
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Justin Roscoe, a mechanic at Tathra Beach & Bike, says business has been booming in recent months as families focus on outdoor, socially distant activities. "We've sold more bikes in the past few months than we usually would that's for sure," he says. Tathra is already known for being a biking hotspot thanks to volunteers from Tathra Mountain Bike Club, who maintain...
Jail sentence for man who killed kangaroos at Tura Beach
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A Goulburn man who was a passenger in the vehicle that was driven to deliberately kill 21 eastern grey kangaroos at Tura Beach in September 2019 was jailed for 20 months today with a non-parole period of 12 months. The Queanbeyan Local Court heard that Ashley Sorenson, 33, was morally culpable for killing the kangaroos while another man, 20-year-old Nathan...
Council appeals for public help to prevent water theft from fire hydrants
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A local water delivery company has been caught stealing water from a fire hydrant in what Goulburn Mulwaree Council described as theft from ratepayers and a risk to water safety and quality. The company has been fined by council for the theft. Filling water tankers from fire hydrants poses a high risk to water quality, with no protection against backflow...
Sharpening the focus on bushfire recovery in Bega
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Initial responses to a Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) survey on post-bushfire needs has shown that half of all respondents say they are not coping, while many still need water and suitable accommodation. Following devastating Black Summer bushfires that ripped through Bega in December, January and February, the local community is still recovering from the aftermath. In an effort to...
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