Reward raised to $1 million for missing Kingsvale teen Amber Haigh
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The reward for information into the suspicious disappearance of 19-year-old Kingsvale mother-of-one Amber Haigh has been increased from $100,000 to $1 million. Amber was reported missing on 19 June 2002 after failing to return to her home at Kingsvale near Young in the NSW South West Slopes, where she and her six-month-old son lived with a married couple. Police were...
Man dies after being found unresponsive in South Coast river
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A 46-year-old man has died after being found unresponsive near Picnic Point on a bank of the Wapengo Creek, Tanja, late yesterday afternoon (Monday 25 April). Police were told the man had gone swimming in the creek shortly before 4 pm and when he could not be found, witnesses called emergency services and began to look for him. Witnesses found...
UPDATE: Police locate body in Snowy River three days after swimmer went missing
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UPDATE: 2:20 pm, 27 April - Police divers believe they have located the body of a man who went missing while swimming in the Snowy River on Monday (25 April). Just before 9 am, the body was found in waters about 500 metres downstream from where the 56-year-old was last seen. While the body is yet to be formally identified, it...
Potential rate rise on the way for QPRC residents
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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) area residents could soon see a hit to their hip pocket, with council applying for permission to change the special variation rate. Councillors unanimously agreed on a motion to ask the Local Government Minister for a 2.5 per cent special variation rate for 2022/23 through the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). Currently rates for the...
Cranes and barges signal commencement of Eden wave attenuator construction
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Ten years after the wave attenuator was proposed for the Port of Eden the arrival of huge barges and cranes has signalled stage one of its construction. Transport for NSW said Eden's port is occasionally exposed to wind and wave conditions that can affect safety at the port and increase the risk of damage to vessels. To make the area...
Price of abalone halves since 2019 as South Coast divers endure ‘perfect storm’ of events
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Over the past two years the South Coast abalone industry has endured a "perfect storm" of setbacks that has bruised local divers, including a slash by half in the price of the prized seafood since late 2019. Abalone Association of NSW secretary and Far South Coast diver John Smythe said while there was still a lot of the industry's quota...
Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival potentially on the move
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Queanbeyan's highly successful Multicultural Festival could soon be coming to a town near you, following suggestions to expand the event. Queanbeyan-Palerang Region Council (QPRC) unanimously agreed to Councillor John Preston's motion to investigate spreading the Festival's activities across the local government area at a council meeting on 13 April. "I didn't get to attend , but I would have if...
McCormack faces one less political rival in the battle for Riverina
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In a surprise federal election twist, the Riverina will have one less challenger in next month's poll with the news that independent Pennie Scott has withdrawn from the race. Initially citing "unforeseen circumstances" on Twitter, Ms Scott later explained on her LinkedIn page that she had "stuffed up", and missed the deadline for nominations. Riverina is the third safest Coalition...
Bring the layers for commemorations: your Anzac long weekend weather forecast
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Yet another long weekend is almost here, with many of us swapping chocolate eggs and hot cross buns for The Last Post and two-up to commemorate our defence men and women both past and serving. No matter whether you are in the region, layers will be important when attending dawn services. "Temperatures overnight in the Canberra, Southern Tablelands and Snowy...
Police searching for two men following Sutton hotel robbery
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Police are searching for two men as part of investigations into the robbery of cash from an ATM at Sutton. Shortly before 4:30 am on Tuesday (19 April) a dark SUV parked outside a hotel on the Federal Highway Service Road. Two car occupants smashed a hotel window and forced their way inside. The men allegedly stole a "large sum...
‘Emissions don’t stop at borders’: Tarago residents make a pitch to ACT to oppose NSW incinerator
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Impassioned residents strongly opposed to a $600 million waste incinerator planned for 35 km from the ACT's border are calling on the ACT Government to help put a stop to the project. Although the facility would be built in Tarago, they say it's not only a NSW problem as computer modelling and plume potting shows the plume of emissions and...
Installation of Batemans Bay Bridge pontoon will result in traffic changes
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The Batemans Bay Bridge replacement progresses as work commences to install an L-shaped pontoon that will increase berthing capacity and access to the town for various vessels. The process will result in traffic changes on the town's Clyde Street from 26 April to 14 May, including intermittent lane closures with stop/slow traffic conditions. Work will be carried out between 7...
Explosions at Tantangara for Snowy 2.0 tunnel work
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Explosions will be heard across the Tantangara area as part of excavation work for Snowy 2.0. Controlled blasts, each expected to last about 20 seconds, will help create the headrace tunnel that will link Tantangara to Talbingo. READ ALSO: Has the Eden-Monaro bellwether seat lost its ear tags this election? Construction company Future Generation said the surface blasts will allow...
Goulburn’s Penny Ackery challenges Angus Taylor for the seat of Hume
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Backed by the Voices of Hume group, Independent candidate Penny Ackery hopes to disrupt the Liberal's two-decade hold on the seat of Hume in the upcoming federal election. A mother and teacher from the outskirts of Goulburn, Ms Ackery has been vocal about an anti-corruption committee since her selection as the representative of the Voices group last November. Like many...
Vinnies builds community cohesion as third phase of bushfire funding rolls out
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From setting up tool libraries to encouraging men's talk tables, the St Vincent de Paul Society remains on the ground assisting bushfire-impacted communities in the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Valley regions. Almost two-and-a-half years after the devastating Black Summer bushfires, the Canberra/Goulburn Vinnies Bushfire Recovery Program is now in its third phase, focusing on building community cohesion, resilience and preparedness....
UPDATED: Boat with 50 tonnes of fish on board sinks in Eden
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UPDATED 1:30 pm - Some diesel has spilled from a 20-metre commercial fishing trawler which sunk in the Port of Eden earlier this morning (Wednesday 20 April). The fuel is being contained by a ring of absorbent booms that were deployed by Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Water Police. Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry said there were thousands...
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