Police want end to ‘stupid speeds’ seen on Easter long weekend
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Over the course of the Easter long weekend, almost 30,000 breath tests were administered in NSW, with 48-related charges laid. There were 1029 speeding infringements detected in the southern region, along with 47 restraint infringements and 17 people caught driving on their mobile phones. In particular, a 38-year-old man was allegedly detected travelling at 199 km/h on the Hume Highway...
Traffic pain for long term gain on busy Wagga streets
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Two of Wagga’s busiest roads are set for facelifts with work beginning on Dobney Avenue and Pearson Street tomorrow (Wednesday 20 April). The $5.6 million rehabilitation will be carried out at night between 6 pm and 6 am to reduce the impact on businesses and motorists. The council’s director of infrastructure services Warren Faulkner said while motorists should expect delays...
Has the Eden-Monaro bellwether seat lost its ear tags this election?
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It's as inevitable as a democracy sausage at your local polling booth: come the election, come the discussion about Eden-Monaro's bellwether status as the seat that leads the nation. It's been won by the party that formed government in every election from 1972 to 2016; a result of diverse demography and geography ranging across coastal fishing and timber towns to...
Jerrabomberra Public School’s zoning restrictions scrapped
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The NSW Department of Education has scrapped controversial changes to Jerrabomberra school zoning regulations. Last month the department moved to change the rules about which students could attend Jerrabomberra Public School and the future Jerrabomberra High School. Under the changes, those living north of Edwin Land Parkway would no longer be accepted, leaving many parents furious that their children could...
UPDATED: Canberra woman confirmed as Surf Beach drowning victim
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UPDATED April 18, 9:30 am: NSW Police have confirmed this morning that the woman who drowned at Surf Beach on Easter Sunday was a Canberra resident. "We can confirm that the 41 year old woman who lost her life was from the ACT", a NSW Police spokesperson told Region Media. "We are unable to release any further details at this time"....
Fight to improve Eurobodalla’s communication infrastructure ramps up ahead of federal election
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A South Coast business group said governments cannot allow telecommunications loss like that caused by the Black Summer fires to occur again amid a push to improve Eurobodalla infrastructure resilience ahead of the federal election. Last year, Eurobodalla Shire Council called on the NSW Government to take action to protect infrastructure on Mount Wandera near Moruya, which transmits to police...
Police appeal for missing children, potentially in Goulburn or Crookwell
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Police are appealing for the community's help to find two missing children, who may now be located in the Goulburn or Crookwell region. Thirteen-year-old Kaelan Amir Myers and 11-year-old Ellah Rose Myers were last seen in NSW with their mother, 48-year-old Mellanie Kerry McNamara. It's believed the children are with their mother, or persons known to her. Kaelan is 175cm...
Four men charged over alleged drug deals in Wagga hotels
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Four men in their 20s have been charged over the alleged supply of prohibited drugs in the Riverina after police raided several properties in Wagga Wagga overnight. Strike Force Crestreef was launched by Riverina Police in July last year to target the alleged supply of cocaine and MDMA through pubs in the Wagga CBD. On Wednesday night (13 April 2022),...
Truck driver charged over Barton Highway multi-vehicle crash
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A 59-year-old truck driver has been charged over a multi-vehicle smash that closed the Barton Highway for several hours north of Hall yesterday (Wednesday, 13 April). At about 10:20 am, emergency services were called to the Barton Highway, Wallaroo, after four cars and a truck collided. Police were told a B-double truck was travelling southbound on the Barton Highway when...
UPDATED: Cool days and crisp nights: your Easter weekend weather forecast
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UPDATED 5:20 pm: Weeks of recent rain are behind us, giving way to perfect autumn days just in time for the Easter long weekend. No matter where you are in the region - be it Goulburn on the Southern Tablelands, Cooma in the Snowy Mountains, Bega on the South Coast or Canberra itself - expect crisp nights and cool autumn...
UPDATE: Canberra rock fisherman flown to hospital following South Coast rescue
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NOON: A rock fisherman has been airlifted to Canberra Hospital after being washed off rocks at Garden Bay, south of Batemans Bay. The 67-year-old Canberra man was visiting the region for the Easter holidays when he got into trouble on Thursday, 14 April. "Surf Life Saving was notified around 8:30 am that a fisherman was washed off the rocks into...
Revised Eden Port proposal to welcome world’s largest cruise ships
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Proposed modifications to the Eden Cruise Wharf could see vessels up to 370 m long and carrying almost 7000 passengers permitted to berth in the port overnight, seven days a week. As the first cruise ships in two years make their way back to Australian shores, consultation will commence this week to transform the Port of Eden into a destination...
UPDATED: Barton Highway to be closed for several hours following multiple-vehicle smash
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UPDATED 4 pm: A woman has suffered serious leg injuries in the five-vehicle crash that closed the Barton Highway north of Hall this morning (13 April). Police have been told a truck was travelling south on the Barton Highway when it struck the rear of a stationary vehicle waiting at roadworks. The impact pushed the vehicle into three more vehicles. The...
Holiday motorists face additional hazards as State urged to fix highway potholes
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Motorists streaming down the coast for the holidays will face additional hazards this Easter - deep potholes and badly damaged road sections. Eurobodalla Shire Council this week urged Transport for NSW to take action and fix dangerous potholes on the Princes and Kings Highways. "I understand resources are stretched and the weather difficult, but vehicles are being damaged and residents...
Man killed in single-vehicle crash near Broulee
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A man has been killed in a single-vehicle crash on George Bass Drive near Broulee this morning (12 April). Emergency services responded to reports that a Toyota Corolla had "crashed heavily with several trees" around 6:30 am, about 1 km north of the Moruya airport. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a man believed to be aged in...
No reprieve in sight for Bombala aged care facility
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Hopes the Federal Government would step in to save Currawarna Residential Aged Care Centre have been dashed, according to Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain. Ms McBain has tabled a petition with 947 signatures and 242 letters from the Bombala community and surrounds, who she said "are sick of the rhetoric of this government". "They looked to the government for support,...
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