South Coast Regional Wrap

9.00AM: We'll leave you today with one final breathtaking sunrise. Scott Hunter snapped this at Mystery Bay this morning. That's all from us for another week of the Brekkie Wrap, but don't forget to join us again - same time, same place - on Monday!

8.55AM: We reckon this story will be a hit (pardon the pun)!

8.50AM: We'll be at Eden Public School later on this morning to see the incredible Koori Dance Group in action, and to bring you all the action in an online gallery.

The local students are already in the spirit of NAIDOC Week after visiting the Jigamy Aboriginal Keeping Place this week.

8.45AM: We've had an embarrassment of riches to choose from this morning, and these latest sunrise gems are no exception!

8.40AM: Short of plans for the weekend? Check out some great quality entertainment on the South Coast. The Gig Guide has all you need to know!

8.35AM: The Far South Coast's finest surf lifesavers have been crowned. Click here to find out who took out the accolades.

8.30AM: Fantastic opportunity for all of you in Bombala to get up close and personal with a 48.7-metre long wind farm blade today. Click the link below for details.

8.25AM: Batemans Bay: words can't describe this ... Thanks to Keith Doran for this incredible photo.

8.20AM: A new search zone for missing flight MH370 has been announced, amid revelations it was almost certainly on autopilot when it crashed into the southern Indian Ocean more than 100 days ago. FInd out more by clicking here.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss points out the new search area for missing flight MH370.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss points out the new search area for missing flight MH370.

8.15AM: Here's something to keep in mind the next time you buy a phone charger. Cheap rip-offs can be deadly. Full story here.

8.10AM: The Bega Women's Refuge is facing an uncertain future. Click here to find out why.

8.05AM: How good is this photo from the Narooma News! Spot the flathead ...

8.00AM: Righto all, here's the answer to our 'Where is this pic?' This stunning sunrise photo came from South Coast register journalist Adam Wright, who had his camera at the ready at Bangalee, near Nowra, this morning.

7.55AM: One of our Friday Brekkie Wrap regulars now: Bega readers, this is what you can get your hands on today.

7.50AM: Something for all rock fishers to take note of ...

7.45AM: We just had to share this beautifully written letter to the editor. A regular visitor to Eden sent this to the Magnet, with his reflections on times gone by in the "uniquely beautiful place".

7.40AM: OK folks, here's one of those sunrise shots. We won't keep you in suspense this time though! Good morning Bodalla!

And remember, scroll through to find our 'Where is this pic?' and let us know where it is before we reveal the answer at 8am.

7.35AM: Media release just in this morning from Environment Minister Rob Stokes, who says the NSW EPA will begin a trial of the Householders’ Asbestos Disposal Scheme during July in 24 councils, including Shoalhaven.

The funding includes an incentive of $50 per tonne for registered residents who dispose of wrapped bonded asbestos at the nominated landfill, as the NSW Government looks to reduce illegal dumping.

With so many old fibros on the coast, this is welcome news.

7.30AM: The beautiful sunrise shots are just rolling in! Keep checking back, we'll post another one soon!

7.25AM: The wait for a lifesaving procedure shouldn't be like this ...

7.20AM: Take a good look at this face, because it could soon be the most recognisable Australian face in world sport. Teenage basketball phenomenon Dante Exum is expected to be drafted with one of the top picks in this morning's NBA draft. Full story here.

7.15AM: Time for a 'Where is this pic' now! Who can tell us where this stunning sunrise shot was taken this morning? Answer at 8am.

7.10AM: The Department of Primary Industries is appealing for information after two grey nurse sharks were found shot dead at Box Beach near Nelson Bay. The offenders are facing up to two years in prison and fines of up to $220,000 if caught.

7.05AM: Here's one to warm your heart. The Sapphire Coast community has rallied to help a homeless woman who desperately turned to the Merimbula News Weekly this week. Click through below to find out what's being done.

6.57AM: Our thoughts are with the family of a well-known Shoalhaven campaigner, who died after an accident in Canberra yesterday morning. Leave your condolences below.

6.52AM: Bega District News readers have been keen to have their say about the need for a fence to increase safety at Tathra Wharf. The family of a man, who tragically drowned along with his two children when they fell off the wharf almost six years ago, says the local council isn't listening to their concerns. Let us know your thoughts by clicking the link below.

6.48AM: The Aussies might be out of the World Cup, but we've still got plenty to be proud of on the world sporting stage. Teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios is the toast of the nation this morning, after saving an astonishing nine match points on the way to beating French 13th seed Richard Gaquet in five sets at Wimbledon. Details here.

6.42AM: Morning all, anyone else up early watching Algeria taking on Russia at the World Cup? Russia currently lead 1-0, but in other World Cup news, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has paid the price for that bizarre biting incident. The Liverpool star, who has been in hot water for similar offences twice before, has been banned for nine international matches and suspended from any soccer-related activities for four months - full story.

6.30AM:  Good morning and welcome to our regional morning report, the South Coast Brekkie Wrap! Over the next few hours we will be bringing you as much information as possible from across the NSW South Coast and nationally.

Weather, road conditions, breaking news, we will have it all - and we'd love to have your help! If there's anything happening in your part of the world - from Kiama to Eden, drop us a line! Email blake.foden@fairfaxmedia.com.au

WEATHER:

Wondering what the weather will be doing today? Click on your town for a full report:

Nowra

Batemans Bay

Bega

Merimbula

Albion Park

A LAUGH TO GET YOU STARTED:

Internet users far and wide have given their take on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's bizarre biting incident at the FIFA World Cup. This one takes the cake:

TRAFFIC: Scheduled roadworks are taking place at Gerringong this morning, with lane closures affecting traffic heading in both directions from 7am on the Princes Highway between Mount Pleasant and Toolijooa Road.

TRAINS: There's a good service on the South Coast line this morning.

ANNIVERSARIES: 

1871   The yen becomes the new form of currency in Japan.

1905   The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinies.

1918   Two German pilots are saved by parachutes for the first time.

1923   Yugoslav Premier Nikola Pachitch is wounded by Serb attackers in Belgrade.

1924   Democrats offer Mrs. Leroy Springs the vice presidential nomination, the first woman considered for the job.

1927   The U.S. Marines adopt the English bulldog as their mascot.

1929   Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York reveal a system for transmitting television pictures.

1942   The Allied convoy PQ-17 leaves Iceland for Murmansk and Archangel.

1944   Allied forces capture the port city of Cherbourg, France.

1950   The UN Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea.

1963   Henry Cabot Lodge is appointed U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam.

1973   President Richard Nixon vetoes a Senate ban on the Cambodia bombing.

1985   The U.S. House of Representatives votes to limit the use of combat troops in Nicaragua.

BIRTHDAYS: 

Khloe Kardashian

Tobey Maguire

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