Fatal collision closes Monaro Highway in both directions
News
One person has died after a truck and car collided on the Monaro Highway on Tuesday morning (3 September). Around 9:30 am, emergency services were called to Monaro Highway near the Royalla Solar Farm, in what police described a "serious collision". The driver and sole occupant of the car died at the scene. The driver of a semi-trailer was treated...
Spring signals start to Australian Bass and Estuary Perch fishing – again
Sport
Anglers across New South Wales can now cast a line for Australian Bass and Estuary Perch with the annual three-month closed season ending last Sunday - September 1. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Fisheries Manager Inland, Cameron Westaway says the closure period is important to protect the native species. “The native sportsfish have now completed their annual spawning...
Work on Eden’s Hotel Australiasia could start “in the next couple of months”
News
After almost a decade of sitting idle, waiting for its moment to shine again, "the ugliest building in the shire" could be just weeks away from a new future. The Hotel Australasia in the middle of Eden is in the process of being sold. "I think you'll see work commence in the next couple of months," says Bega Valley Mayor...
New Snowy Monaro Mayor elected
News
Snowy Monaro Regional Councillors have elected a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor. At an Extraordinary Council Meeting held this evening (September 2), Councillor Peter Beer was elected as Mayor ahead of Councillor James Ewart. A vote for deputy mayor was held with Councillor Lynley Miners re-elected into the role ahead of Councillor John Castellari. Mayor Peter Beer and Deputy Mayor Lynley Miners...
Small, shallow earthquake shock felt at Sutton in early hours
News
A second modest earthquake has hit the Sutton region in the early hours of the morning, registering 2.o in the Richter scale at around 1:30 am. The earthquake was first recorded at 1.7 magnitude and located at Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve by GeoScience Australia, before the epicentre was placed more accurately at Sutton. GeoScience Australia received around 90 "felt reports"...
Far South Coast named surf life saving branch of the year and more…
Community
Almost 500 finalists, friends and family frocked up to celebrate the 111th season of Surf Life Saving in New South Wales at the annual Awards of Excellence on Saturday night. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements of volunteer surf lifesavers across surf sports, education, administration, membership and lifesaving, and was hosted by television personality and 30-year member Tom Williams at...
Man dies after car rolls near Sutton Forest McDonalds
News
A man has died after it is believed his car hit trees, causing it to roll on Saturday evening (31 August) near Sutton Forest McDonalds. Around 9:10 pm, a motorist travelling along the Hume Highway at Sutton Forrest, about 400m north of Sallys Corner Road, saw a crashed Mazda utility on the median strip of the Highway. Police believe the...
New pharmacist service for Queanbeyan, Moruya, Broulee, Merimbula
Health & Wellbeing
Regional medical practices have been awarded Commonwealth funding to integrate a non-dispensing pharmacist into their care teams, with the aim of providing medication-related advice to patients. Main Street Medical Practice in Merimbula, Queanbeyan GP Super Clinic and Queen Street Medical Centre in Moruya and Broulee have all employed local pharmacists to be on hand in their practice on a part-time...
Youth Leadership Forum comes to Bega Valley – still places left
Community
Local high school students will come together later this week to tackle issues of social change at the Regional Development Australia Far South Coast Youth Leadership Forum - and spaces are still available if you are quick! For the first time, the program is being held in the Bega Valley, targeting passionate young people who will be inspired into leadership and challenged...
High schoolers FREE at Festival of Open Minds with $500 prize to win
What's On
The region's future leaders, movers and shakers, are invited to attend the Festival of Open Minds on us. A limited number of FREE tickets are available for students 12 to 19 years old. As an added incentive, Region Media, The Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub, and Inspiring Australia are offering a $500 prize to one of our student guests. The...
ACT set to have Australia’s first plug-in hybrid electric fire truck
News
The ACT Government has joined with Austrian-based fire fighting equipment maker Rosenbauer to develop an Australian-first plug-in hybrid electric fire truck for ACT Fire & Rescue by 2022. The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) will work with Rosenbauer to pioneer the engineering of the Concept Fire Truck to suit Australian fire services. The Rosenbauer Concept Fire Truck technology offers a...
Updated plans for Narooma Arts and Community Centre on display now
News
The community is “thrilled” with plans for the new Narooma School of Arts building. “Everyone who has been involved in the project with our architects ClarkeKeller is so excited to see the results on display, and they look stunning,’” said Narooma School of Arts President Jenni Bourke. The updated plans where revealed at a gala opening at the SoART Gallery, with the Development...
Fireworks light up bush at Bredbo, RFS “not happy”
News
"Arson is a crime, and we are not happy," says a spokesperson for Snowy Monaro Rural Fire Service. In the same week that the region was coloured bright red on the fire danger map for the season ahead, volunteers were called to a blaze between Cooma and Canberra that appears to be criminal. Just before 11:00 pm on Thursday night...
“It’s a hell of a lot of pressure on volunteers” – ex fire boss Ken Thompson
News
August 1 marked the early start of bushfire season for the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley and the Snowy-Monaro has followed close behind, with Sunday, September 1 marking another earlier start the shire's danger period. Fire Permits are now required to burn in all three shires. The decision to bring the Bush Fire Danger Period forward one month in the Snowy-Monaro...
Two accidents in the same place on Clyde Mountain – police warning ahead of weekend
News
Two motor vehicle accidents within 90 minutes and less than one kilometre of each other on Clyde Mountain has prompted officers from South Coast Police District to reinforce the need for safety headed into the weekend. Chief Inspector Rick Flood of Batemans Bay Police, said that on Tuesday, 27 August at 9:40 am, a white Toyota Corolla sedan veered off...
Drivers and cars retracing Peter Brock’s historic 1979 win come to Goulburn, Braidwood, Cooma, this Saturday
What's On
Cooma Car Club is playing host to 138 participants and cars taking part in the Repco Reliability Retrial 2019, this Saturday, August 31. This 40th anniversary event is open to pre-1980 cars and includes some of the original drivers and cars. On this second last stage of the retrial, cars will be arriving from the Monaro Highway, and from Goulburn,...
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