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Schedule announced for Wanderer Festival

One of the most exciting new entries on the Australian Music and Arts Festival calendar, Wanderer Festival, gets underway at Sapphire Coast’s Pambula Beach next month. Staged from September 23-25, Wanderer will transform the Pambula Beach community’s sports fields into a vibrant music and arts venue, just minutes from the beach. The...

Plane comes down in South Coast lake

Emergency services have been called to a plane accident on Coila Lake in the Eurobodalla this afternoon (Wednesday August 10) which has resulted in two people being taken to hospital. The seaplane with two people on board was reported to have flipped over on the lake near Tuross Head, with a...

Whales to be welcomed by new event

  After a false start in 2021 due to the NSW COVID-19 lockdowns, the special event to mark the opening of the whale season and Whale Trail 2022 is coming to Bermagui on August 13th. The town will host Walawaani Muriyira-Waraga, an event connecting people to place and celebrating the relationship between...

South Coast Surfers dominate Aus Titles

  Another Far South Coast Surfer has won their first Australian Title.  While the Bega Valley's Freya Prumm is still pinching herself after taking out the Australian Shortboard Women's Open Title on Sunday (August 7).  Dalmeny's Matt Hoar stepped up for the Eurobodalla on Monday (August 8), winning the over 35's Men’s title...

Seal takes on Octopus on South Coast

Photos of a seal attacking an octopus on the Far South Coast are doing the rounds on social media.  The images taken on board a cruise in Eden by Sophia of SQ Snaps, show the seal with the large Octopus in its mouth, swinging it above the water. Skipper with Cat Balou...

Regional Tourism Activation Fund open

The visitor economy in regional NSW is set for a $150 million funding boost, with applications opening for the second round of the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund. Funding ranges from $500,000 to $20 million. Eligible projects include; -Nature-based tourism infrastructure such as walking, hiking and adventure trails. -Arts, culture and events...

Community walkthrough planned for bridge in Cobargo

Civil landscaping works around the new Murrabrine Bridge in Cobargo are nearing completion and the community is invited to inspect the works achieved to date. A community walkthrough is planned where project staff will discuss completed civil works and an upcoming community-led planting program. Project Manager, Andrew Stewart said the restoration of...

Merimbula shocked by passing of Chris Nicholls

The town of Merimbula is in mourning, after the sudden passing of local resident Christopher Nicholls over the weekend. Chris is best known in his role as Manager of the Merimbula Visitor Information Centre as well as his work as a member of Merimbula's Rural Fire Brigade where he was awarded...

Designs revealed for new Eurobodalla Hospital

The designs of the new $260 million state-of-the-art Eurobodalla Regional Hospital have been unveiled, showcasing an overall increase in bed capacity and significantly expanded health service. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the new hospital will provide more services than are currently available at the Moruya and Batemans Bay hospitals combined. “We’re...

Pambula's McHugh wins Gold

  Australia's Men's Beach Volleyball team have won gold at the Commonwealth Games! The Aussie Pair of Chris McHugh, who was born and grew up in Pambula on the South Coast, and Paul Burnett won the first set against Canada's Sam Schachter and Daniel Dearing 17-21 but lost the second set 21-17. But the...