Better transport links key in ACT – NSW cross border economy
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According to those driving regional collaboration, Canberra could be an integral part of the future of the agricultural economy in southern NSW. But will the Berejiklian Government come to the party? The ACT Government has just signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Canberra Region Joint Organisation, incorporating south-eastern local government areas. There were celebrations at the signing around the...
Police set up taskforce to investigate child approaches after two more incidents
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ACT Policing have launched a new taskforce in response to the spate of incidents where children have been approached, stalked, assaulted or grabbed across the ACT and in Queanbeyan. Speaking to the media on Friday afternoon (14 September), Detective Superintendent Scott Moller revealed there had been 14 incidents reported since February, the latest two occurring within an hour of each other yesterday afternoon. Taskforce Tydeus...
September 15 – nowhere in South East NSW felt safe from fire
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For a large part of Saturday (September 15) nowhere in South East NSW felt safe from fire, it's a feeling that is already chipping away at the region's lust for summer as the vast Yankees Gap Fire looms like a volcano in the drought-stricken landscape. Day 32 of this 15,500-hectare fire presented a flashpoint we had been warned about and feared....
Firearms and drugs seized at Dalmeny, dangerous motorbike riders at Malua Bay
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Police have charged a man after firearms and drugs were seized from a Eurobodalla property on Friday (September 14). Just before 10am, officers from the South Coast Police District executed a search warrant at a home in Goolara Avenue, Dalmeny. Officers seized several items, including cannabis leaf, methylamphetamine, firearms, ammunition, and a slingshot. A 47-year-old man was arrested and taken...
Tharwa Bridge to close during the coming weeks for major works to improve structural capacity
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Tharwa Bridge will be closed periodically for a month after recent routine maintenance on the bridge identified that further work is required to ensure its continued safety. Tharwa Bridge will be closed weekdays starting this Monday (17 September) until Friday 19 October between the hours of 9 am and 3:30 pm, weather permitting. The ACT Government said in a statement that the major...
Space trailblazer coming to Batemans Bay to tell her story
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“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," where were you when Neil Armstrong uttered those words on the surface of the moon in 1969? JoAnn Morgan was in the Firing Room at NASA, the only woman, and she is coming to Batemans Bay to share the experience and much more from her stellar career. Denhams Beach local...
Man stabbed at Buckajo, police keen to speak with man in his thirties
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A man was seriously assaulted in the  Bega Valley last night (September 13). At about 10.30 pm, emergency services were called to a home on Daisy Hill Road, Buckajo, about 5km west of Bega, following news a man had been stabbed. Prior to emergency services arriving, a 33-year-old man was dropped off at the South East Regional Hospital in Bega,...
Kelly condemns anti-Semitic attack on his Queanbeyan office
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Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly has condemned extremists who threw a package of pork products at the door of his Queanbeyan office on Wednesday morning in what is being seen as anti-Semitic attack. A staff member arriving for work found the door splattered with the pork pieces and reported the incident, which is the latest in a series directed...
Bega launches new fuller flavour peanut butter
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What's better - smooth or crunchy? Now South Coast food company Bega has further complicated the great and interminable peanut butter debate by adding Dark Roast to its range. Launched on National Peanut Day, Bega Dark Roast Peanut Butter is a new and robust variety that the company expects to attract its own distinct following (read addicts) thanks to its...
Man to face court over South Coast assaults
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A man will appear in Queanbeyan Local Court today after being extradited from the ACT charged over a string of assaults on the South Coast earlier this month. The man was sought by NSW Police after the incidents at Catalina and Surf Beach. Yesterday they were advised that a 29-year-old man was being released from the Canberra Hospital. He was...
Goulburn community encouraged to get on board new bus service to Canberra
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NSW TrainLink is trialling a new day return coach service between Goulburn and Canberra, providing a fully accessible service for customers travelling to Canberra’s CBD, local hospitals and Queanbeyan. The trial started on Monday (10 September) and will operate for up to six months with new times to complement the existing train service. The trials will provide convenient day return...
Bega Valley Community Bike Ride goes in reverse
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2018 brings a change in direction for the annual Bega Tathra Safe Ride NSW Bike Week Community Ride. The inaugural ride 12 months ago saw around 270 riders peddle from Tathra to Bega, this year cyclists of all abilities and experience will tackle the 16km paved route in reverse. Well not actually in reverse, that would be a big ask,...
66-year-old mother charged with manslaughter after son dies from stab wound
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A 66-year-old mother has been charged with manslaughter after her 27-year-old son died from a stab wound in an incident on the NSW South Coast overnight. Around 9:20 pm yesterday (10 September), police and emergency services were called to the Sanctuary Point home after reports of a stabbing. On arrival, officers found the man suffering from a single stab wound to...
Boaties asked to keep watch for entangled whale off Far South Coast
Environment
Whale watchers and boaties at sea have been keeping watch for a whale feared to be entangled in marine debris. The possible entanglement was reported off the Narooma coastline near Montague Island on Saturday. The National Parks and Wildlife Service launched a plane from Merimbula Airport on Sunday in an attempt to locate the whale. A spokesperson says at this...
Construction of $3.7m ambulance station in Yass underway
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The construction of the new ambulance station in Yass has begun after a sod turning ceremony last week. The new station, which is estimated to cost $3.7 million and located adjacent to the Yass Hospital on Meehan Street, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to meet the current and future patient demand for emergency medical care in Yass and the surrounding...
Farmers call on new PM to ‘break the drought on climate action’
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Regional voices have been loud on the first parliamentary sitting day of the new Morrison Government in Canberra. Farmers from across southern New South Wales have gathered in front of Parliament House frustrated by the new Prime Minister's response so far to climate change. "I am really disappointed at the first indications from the Morrison Government, it looks like nothing is going...
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