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Woman hospitalised after Merimbula shark attack
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A woman has been hospitalised after reportedly being attacked by a shark at Merimbula just before 7:00 am on Saturday morning (13 March). A witness said the 63-year-old was struck in the back. She was subsequently treated for wounds on her back, hip and buttocks and is in a stable condition at the South East Regional Hospital. Both Merimbula and...
More human remains wash up on South Coast, police probe Melissa Caddick link
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A second crime scene has been established on the South Coast after human remains washed ashore at a beach near Ulladulla. Forensic investigators attended the scene at Mollymook Beach about 6.30pm on Friday 26 February 2021 after part of a human torso was found. The find follows an earlier gruesome discovery further down the coast where beach-goers discovered a running shoe...
States shut borders to NSW but ACT unaffected so far
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The borders are clanging shut on NSW as its COVID-19 outbreak spreads, but so far the ACT has not been caught up in the new travel restrictions, other than Canberrans being urged to stay away from the NSW hotspots. Both Victoria, now battling its own Sydney-sourced cluster in Melbourne, and South Australia, will reimpose hard borders with NSW - Victoria...
Taxi-driver sparks COVID-19 alert for Ulladulla, Batemans Bay
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A Sydney-based taxi driver who visited the South Coast while potentially infectious with COVID-19 has sparked the latest alert from NSW Health. The man visited a number of venues in Milton-Ulladulla earlier this month and also drove a taxi in parts of western and south western Sydney. He also visited the Wray St Oyster Shed in Batemans Bay between noon...
Appeal for information after fatal crash
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Police are appealing for information after a man died in a single-vehicle crash near Young on Saturday. About 7.10am on 5 September 2020, police were called to Euroka Road, Quandialla, about 60km north west of Young, after a crashed Holden Colorado utility was seen by a passing motorist. The driver and sole occupant, a 58-year-old man, died at the scene....
Tributes flow for kayaker who died in raging river
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Tributes are flowing in for 48-year-old Toby Carr who was identified yesterday as the kayaker who died in the flooded waters of the Murrumbidgee River near Point Hut Crossing on Sunday (9 August). Mr Carr left behind his wife of 11 years, Tania, and two children. Family and friends have taken to Facebook to offer their condolences. "I have no...
Former school counsellor charged over student assaults
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A former school counsellor has been charged over the alleged assault of two students at a high school on the Far South Coast. For 12 months, officers from South Coast Police District having been investigating reports two girls – aged between 13 and 15 – had been assaulted by a school counsellor. Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 55-year-old man...
Rain, snow and thunder on way to the ACT and South Coast
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A cold air mass with at least two low-pressure systems embedded will cross the Great Australian Bight over the weekend before forming into an east-coast low on Tuesday next week (14 July). The systems will bring swells of more than six metres and damaging winds to the South Coast, and rain and possible snowfalls to the ACT area and south-east...
NBL Hall of Famer Cal Bruton still fighting racial inequality
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Prior to my wife and I adopting two children from Ethiopia in 2004, I had little understanding of the issues faced by people of colour in the community. Being protective of your children, you notice nuances that may have slipped by in the past but now become flashpoints. It wasn’t so much in Canberra, it has to be said; it...
Dog Leg Farm turns the corner but it’s a bit like burying a loved one
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The piles of tin, twisted metal, broken glass and burnt debris are a constant reminder of the unforgettable summer for landholders in the region whose properties are still being cleaned up by contractors employed by the NSW Government. The containment lines dozed by heavy machinery during the summer's devastating bushfires are also a reminder of a path less travelled these...
BaptistCare aged care facilities in total lockdown in response to COVID-19
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The Federal Government announced tough visitor restrictions this week for aged care facilities in response to COVID-19, but BaptistCare lodges has even gone further, declaring a total lockdown at its Griffith and Queanbeyan facilities. BaptistCare PR and communications manager Marcela Cuevas said the closure of all BaptistCare lodges was a preventative measure following the death of a 90-year-old resident at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge...
Cultural precinct DA to drive Queanbeyan’s future
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The public has just one more week to comment on the Queanbeyan Civic and Cultural Precinct development application which will reshape the face of Queanbeyan. The DA is on notification until 17 March with work expected to begin in the second half of this year. The precinct will be located on the site of the former Council administration building at...
Work starts on new early-intervention autism hub to help Canberra region families
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Isabella Plains couple Brian and Katie Meilak moved to Queensland in 2015 to access autism services for their son Zachary, but now a new autism hub in Canberra will mean families in the region will get the help they need here in the national capital. The world-class autism hub, with $3.5 million in capital funding from the John James Foundation and owned and...
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