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,...
Early investigations show no fire in emergency Rex landing at Merimbula
News
The Civil Aviation Saftey Authority (CASA) says closer inspections of a Regional Express plane involved in a single-engine emergency landing last night (August 29) at Merimbula Airport have found no evidence of fire. "Obviously there was a mechanical fault and engineers will now determine what that was," Peter Gibson from CASA says. "This doesn't happen often but it does happen...
Rex flight lands safely at Merimbula on one engine
News
A Regional Express (Rex) plane from Sydney via Moruya has landed safely tonight at Merimbula Airport - ZL139. Vicki Hodges was on board and posted to Facebook, "I have just had the most terrifying experience of my life flying home from Sydney on REX ZL139." "Engine blew up just out of Moruya so flew 40 minutes on 1 engine. The...
First look at plans for upgraded schools at Cooma and Braidwood
News
The communities of Cooma and Braidwood have had their first look at upgrades to Monaro High School and Braidwood Central School. The new-look schools are part of the NSW Government's budget to prioritising regional public schools as part of major upgrades across the Monaro. There are also plans for further upgrades to schools in Bungendore, Googong, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan. Plans for two...
ACT women’s cricket team The Meteors to tour Bega Valley & Eurobodalla
Sport
Canberra's women's cricket team, the Meteors, will be visiting the Far South Coast next weekend (September 7 & 8) and will play a practice match with local kids, take part in a Q and A evening and attend a public BBQ. Dave Allen, of the Far South Coast Cricket Association, says he's been trying to organise the tour for a...
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