Wet, wild, cold weekend in South East NSW captured in photos
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What a weekend in South East NSW, the strangely warm days of April were blown away by a polar cold front we'd been warned about for since Wednesday. Rain, snow, big seas, and strong winds had their influence on what we did and didn't do. Some welcomed nature's surge and got out in it, energised by the power on display...
Feed goes up in flames, Cooma couple arrested
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NSW Police have arrested two alleged firebugs at Cooma after valuable stock feed and a shed was destroyed in a blaze last month. Just after 1 am on Sunday, April 22, emergency services were called to a property on Billilingra Road, Billilingra, north of Cooma, following reports, a hay shed was on fire, and fire had spread to the neighbouring property. Upon...
Fingers crossed for welcome rain and snow in South East NSW
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There are high hopes that a weather system moving across Australia will deliver welcome rain and a dump of snow to South East NSW - the region's first significant break from at least five months of dry, warm days. A strong cold front from the Southern Ocean is moving across from Western Australia now, it's chill is likely to be...
Flow of $$$ from Tathra fire fund to start soon as $1 million is raised
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Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain says the fund set up to assist Tathra locals rebuild and recover from the devastating March 18 bushfires will soon start distributing cash grants. A delighted Cr McBain made the announcement as the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal hit $1 million. “The generosity that has come from right across the country has been nothing...
Budget: Millions to accelerate work on Monaro and Barton Highways
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Two of the ACT region's main arterial roads will be upgraded further with the allocation of $200 million in funding in the Federal Budget. Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said $100 million each would go towards works on the Monaro and Barton Highways. He said the Monaro Highway Upgrade Package was important infrastructure funding to ensure Canberrans, and many residents...
Second Return and Earn machine for Goulburn as deposits hit 1.5 million
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Goulburn now has a second reverse vending machine giving locals a chance to recycle and pocket a few extra dollars. The Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme has been operating out of the Goulburn Woolworths carpark for a number of months, but a second collection point has just been opened at the Goulburn Gateway Service Station on the corner of the...
“School nurses could become part of the solution” – Bronnie Taylor MLC
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Every public school in New South Wales would have a school nurse if Bronnie Taylor MLC had her way. For the time being, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW is content to let a two-year trial at three high schools speak for itself and build momentum for more positions in the future. Young in Western NSW was...
Everything you need to know about the Narooma Oyster Festival
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Oyster lovers, fine foodies and many families from Sydney, Canberra, and south-east NSW will head to the annual Narooma Oyster Festival this weekend. The Festival launches on Friday (4 May) afternoon at 4:30 pm with a free family concert featuring the Steve Edmonds Band, a freestyle motocross display, climaxing with fantastic fireworks at 8 pm. Saturday’s Festival starts at 10 am. The Narooma Oyster...
New police on the beat across Southern New South Wales
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Over 200 probationary constables are settling into their first week on the job with NSW Police, following their "graduation" from the Police Academy at Goulburn. ‘Class 333’ includes 164 policemen and 70 policewomen who will now complete 12 months on-the-job training and study of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance education with Charles Sturt University before being confirmed...
Canberra kangaroo cull to increase by 30%, May 7 to July 27
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Canberra's 2018 kangaroo 'cull' will number up to 3252, and is a thousand more than last year. The shooting will cost up to $500,000. At the launch of the cull on 2 May 2018, RiotACT spoke to ACT Government Ecologist, Doctor Melissa Snape, about the success of a recent trial on dart delivered contraceptives for kangaroos. The ACT Government has...
Alert for missing Canberra teens – 15 year old Courtney and Charlie
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Police in the ACT are asking for your help in locating two missing teens. 15-year-old Courtney Archer was last seen on Tuesday (May 1) and 15-year-old Charlie Bouwman who was last seen today (Wednesday, May 2). Courtney was reported missing to ACT Police after not attending school on Tuesday. She is described as Caucasian in appearance with a fair complexion and...
Narooma pays tribute to military nurses, the roses of no man’s land
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The Narooma community has stopped to honour and recognise the contribution of wartime nurses. Canberra's Robyn Shackleton made one of the keynote speeches at the town's war memorial on Anzac Day, not only reflecting on her time as a Navy nurse but also the work of her compatriates in World War 1. "The Australian Army Nursing Service was formed in...
Close to 27,000 breath tests during Operation Chrome in Southern NSW
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Police across Southern NSW have wrapped up their three-day road blitz by asking all road users to share the responsibility for safer driving behaviour. Operation Chrome was rolled out on Friday and concluded on Sunday; the aim was to reduce road trauma, but sadly four lives were lost during the course of the operation. Officers from all police districts within...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning highlights a bigger issue
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A report that Batemans Bay grandfather David Degning has a more serious criminal history than was first reported here comes with mixed feelings for me. In the midst of Anzac Day, News.com.au pointed to a suspended prison sentence Mr Degning received for a sex offence. "His serious offence dates from 2012 and resulted in a prison sentence being imposed, but news.com.au...
Chinese recycling pressure being managed in South East NSW
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Local government in South East NSW is stepping forward with a range of ideas to cope with what has been described as a global crisis. In January 2017, China started demanding an almost zero contamination rate in the raw recyclable materials it accepted for processing from countries around the world. According to the NSW Environment Protection Agency, until recently China...
NSW Police out in force across Southern NSW this weekand
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The roads of Southern NSW are a focus for NSW Police over the next three days with the launch of Operation Chrome. The first phase of Operation Chrome will run from today (April 27) until Sunday (April 29), with the aim of reducing road trauma and saving lives on rural roads. The operation will utilise police from all Police Districts within the...
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