GALLERY: News in pictures this week in the NSW South East

KIAMA: Kiama’s Family History Centre turns 25 this year. To celebrate, there is an expo on April 12. Pictured is Susan Lark with old records
KIAMA: Kiama’s Family History Centre turns 25 this year. To celebrate, there is an expo on April 12. Pictured is Susan Lark with old records
KIAMA: Bluehaven residents Milton Frazer and Beverley Mcorrie at Kiama Council’s Seniors Week Twilight Party.

KIAMA: Bluehaven residents Milton Frazer and Beverley Mcorrie at Kiama Council’s Seniors Week Twilight Party.

JAMBEROO: Jamberoo’s Red Cross are organising a Garden Party on March 29 to celebrate 100 years Pictured are Leslie Curnow and Robin Lawson.

JAMBEROO: Jamberoo’s Red Cross are organising a Garden Party on March 29 to celebrate 100 years Pictured are Leslie Curnow and Robin Lawson.

PAMBULA: Raffles the 11-year-old Labrador is in great shape four weeks after undergoing emergency surgery to remove bowel cancer. He is pictured giving his owner, Robyn Robinson of Pambula, a big kiss

PAMBULA: Raffles the 11-year-old Labrador is in great shape four weeks after undergoing emergency surgery to remove bowel cancer. He is pictured giving his owner, Robyn Robinson of Pambula, a big kiss

Eden: Eden Public School students donned their best purple outfit to celebrate Purple Day for epilepsy awareness on Wednesday.

Eden: Eden Public School students donned their best purple outfit to celebrate Purple Day for epilepsy awareness on Wednesday.

EDEN: The Royal Australian Navy deployed a Seahawk helicopter from 816 squadron at Nowra, to assist in the rescue of four yachtsmen in the early hours of Monday morning. Their 48-foot yacht sank 27 miles south west of Mallacoota.

EDEN: The Royal Australian Navy deployed a Seahawk helicopter from 816 squadron at Nowra, to assist in the rescue of four yachtsmen in the early hours of Monday morning. Their 48-foot yacht sank 27 miles south west of Mallacoota.

EDEN: South East Fibre Exports employee Mick Wood with the newly renamed “Woodpac”, in honour of his 40 years with the company.

EDEN: South East Fibre Exports employee Mick Wood with the newly renamed “Woodpac”, in honour of his 40 years with the company.

EDEN: Year 10 Eden High students Cody Schroeder and Christopher Love are working on restoring a 1923 5CV Citroen with the help of the Sapphire Coast Historic Vehicle Club’s mentoring program.

EDEN: Year 10 Eden High students Cody Schroeder and Christopher Love are working on restoring a 1923 5CV Citroen with the help of the Sapphire Coast Historic Vehicle Club’s mentoring program.

EDEN: Local jeweller Georgie Staley tried on these boot encrusted with 38,883 diamonds and valued at $3.188 million (US).  She was loathe to give them back!

EDEN: Local jeweller Georgie Staley tried on these boot encrusted with 38,883 diamonds and valued at $3.188 million (US). She was loathe to give them back!

BERMAGUI: Cancer Research Advocate Bikers Bermagui chapter president Peter Cox (right) celebrates the successful third annual Bermagui Bike Show.

BERMAGUI: Cancer Research Advocate Bikers Bermagui chapter president Peter Cox (right) celebrates the successful third annual Bermagui Bike Show.


BEGA: Members of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club’s Tamar Tourers (from left) Tony Benneworth, Barry Millwood and Peter Harvey stop at Bega for lunch on a NSW tour.

BEGA: Members of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club’s Tamar Tourers (from left) Tony Benneworth, Barry Millwood and Peter Harvey stop at Bega for lunch on a NSW tour.

COOMA: Daisy's Childcare and Preschool raised hundreds of dollars for the Cooma Community Garden at its special market day on Saturday. Employees Jaide Hogan and Liz Graham looked after Ruby Wassink and Alexis Graham at the popular jumping castle.

COOMA: Daisy's Childcare and Preschool raised hundreds of dollars for the Cooma Community Garden at its special market day on Saturday. Employees Jaide Hogan and Liz Graham looked after Ruby Wassink and Alexis Graham at the popular jumping castle.

EUROBODALLA: Sylvia Penberthy of Surf Beach was named the Eurobodalla’s Senior Citizen of the Year at the Live Life Eurobodalla expo on Saturday. Mrs Penberthy has dedicated her life to raising awareness of ovarian cancer on a local and national scale.

EUROBODALLA: Sylvia Penberthy of Surf Beach was named the Eurobodalla’s Senior Citizen of the Year at the Live Life Eurobodalla expo on Saturday. Mrs Penberthy has dedicated her life to raising awareness of ovarian cancer on a local and national scale.

BATEMANS BAY: Former reporter for the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner, Sally Foy, shared the story of son Frankie Minato to help raise awareness for epilepsy on Purple Day on Wednesday. Frankie was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was six months old.

BATEMANS BAY: Former reporter for the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner, Sally Foy, shared the story of son Frankie Minato to help raise awareness for epilepsy on Purple Day on Wednesday. Frankie was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was six months old.

PAMBULA: Diane and Ron Martin were flanked by the very pink Whitbys, Robyn and Greg at the Pink and Black cocktail party fundraiser for Bega Oncology held at Oaklands Pambula.

PAMBULA: Diane and Ron Martin were flanked by the very pink Whitbys, Robyn and Greg at the Pink and Black cocktail party fundraiser for Bega Oncology held at Oaklands Pambula.

PAMBULA: Celebrating Harmony Day at Pambula PS were students (back) Ruby McAuliffe, left, Ella Nolan, Ivy Smith, Persia De Jong, Laya Coyle, Violet Dallas, middle: Erin Koenigkanp, left, Sienna Keig, Zoe Bertella, Shari Grist, Crysten Kennedy, and front: Emma Bennet, left, Katelyn Fulton, Olivia Nolan and Madison Nolan.

PAMBULA: Celebrating Harmony Day at Pambula PS were students (back) Ruby McAuliffe, left, Ella Nolan, Ivy Smith, Persia De Jong, Laya Coyle, Violet Dallas, middle: Erin Koenigkanp, left, Sienna Keig, Zoe Bertella, Shari Grist, Crysten Kennedy, and front: Emma Bennet, left, Katelyn Fulton, Olivia Nolan and Madison Nolan.

COBARGO: Well-known Cobargo locals Brian and Mary Ayliffe are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend.

COBARGO: Well-known Cobargo locals Brian and Mary Ayliffe are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend.

BEGA: International migrants in the Bega TAFE ESL course shared the stories and food of their homelands during a Harmony Day lunch.

BEGA: International migrants in the Bega TAFE ESL course shared the stories and food of their homelands during a Harmony Day lunch.

TATHRA: Sweep Geoff Boulton steers the Tathra women’s surf boat team through the rough during the Surf Life Saving NSW Far South Coast branch championships.

TATHRA: Sweep Geoff Boulton steers the Tathra women’s surf boat team through the rough during the Surf Life Saving NSW Far South Coast branch championships.

PAMBULA: ‘Let’s disco’ say Lumen Christi College students … Jordan Chapple-Stroud, left, Sophie Heffernan, Zahlia Hulme, Bo van der Brink, Astrid Bradshaw, Ebony McCoy.

PAMBULA: ‘Let’s disco’ say Lumen Christi College students … Jordan Chapple-Stroud, left, Sophie Heffernan, Zahlia Hulme, Bo van der Brink, Astrid Bradshaw, Ebony McCoy.

MERIMBULA: Keen photographer Mark Hollander, of Merimbula took this dramatic photo on Friday night, March 21. Mark said that the photo was taken at about 7.30pm from Monaro Street, looking north.

MERIMBULA: Keen photographer Mark Hollander, of Merimbula took this dramatic photo on Friday night, March 21. Mark said that the photo was taken at about 7.30pm from Monaro Street, looking north.

PAMBULA: Making a telco splash Pambula Beach couple, Paul McCooey and Lisa Dykes, of Splash Internet, in front of the new station at Bald Hills.

PAMBULA: Making a telco splash Pambula Beach couple, Paul McCooey and Lisa Dykes, of Splash Internet, in front of the new station at Bald Hills.

Cooma:Reuben Khan (right) was pleased to win a prize for his construction of a house and a teenaged Lego man at the Snowy Mountains Brickfest.

Cooma:Reuben Khan (right) was pleased to win a prize for his construction of a house and a teenaged Lego man at the Snowy Mountains Brickfest.

Cooma: Angie Crawford, Jason Kilpatrick and Steve Ganitis from High Country Automotive Group Cooma with their dealership awards.

Cooma: Angie Crawford, Jason Kilpatrick and Steve Ganitis from High Country Automotive Group Cooma with their dealership awards.

CANBERRA: Inspitrational burns survivor and NSW Woman of the Year, Turia Pitt of Narrawallee, leads a group of cyclists leaving Parliament House in Canberra on Monday.

CANBERRA: Inspitrational burns survivor and NSW Woman of the Year, Turia Pitt of Narrawallee, leads a group of cyclists leaving Parliament House in Canberra on Monday.

ULLADULLA: Ulladulla High School students Sarah McQuarrie and Georgia Murdoch pose with the family they stayed with while volunteering in Nepal over the summer school holidays.

ULLADULLA: Ulladulla High School students Sarah McQuarrie and Georgia Murdoch pose with the family they stayed with while volunteering in Nepal over the summer school holidays.

ULLADULLA: Adam Cottrell’s attitude and dedication to work has earned the praise of Alan May Holden sales manager Steve Lowe.

ULLADULLA: Adam Cottrell’s attitude and dedication to work has earned the praise of Alan May Holden sales manager Steve Lowe.

KIAMA: Kiama Downs SLSC members wear bright board short to help raise awareness and money for their club. L-R Ken Horspool, Jan Horspool, Lynley Coles, Bob Sinclair and Josh Douglas on Jones Beach.

KIAMA: Kiama Downs SLSC members wear bright board short to help raise awareness and money for their club. L-R Ken Horspool, Jan Horspool, Lynley Coles, Bob Sinclair and Josh Douglas on Jones Beach.

KIAMA: Kiama Public School’s Marlo Lewis (front row, third from left) and Minnamurra Public School’s (Back) Mitchell Tucker, Luke Males, Kade Roberts, Sam Scobie; (front) Kutis Bennett, Jasper Scobie and Callum Roberts will represent the South Coast at the State Titles in April.

KIAMA: Kiama Public School’s Marlo Lewis (front row, third from left) and Minnamurra Public School’s (Back) Mitchell Tucker, Luke Males, Kade Roberts, Sam Scobie; (front) Kutis Bennett, Jasper Scobie and Callum Roberts will represent the South Coast at the State Titles in April.

COBARGO: Cobargo’s pre-schoolers were excited to meet their local policeman, Senior Constable Robert Dunlop, who spoke to them about safety, manners – and demonstrated his handcuffs.

COBARGO: Cobargo’s pre-schoolers were excited to meet their local policeman, Senior Constable Robert Dunlop, who spoke to them about safety, manners – and demonstrated his handcuffs.

EDEN: Local oyster growers at the exhibition launch of ‘Faces of Australia's Oyster Coast’ in Canberra. (From left) Anne, Andrew and Stacey Loftus from Wonboyn, Greg Carton from Pambula and Brett Weingarth of Merimbula pose with Heide Smith’s photograph of fellow oyster farmer Paul Emmanuel of Wapengo

EDEN: Local oyster growers at the exhibition launch of ‘Faces of Australia's Oyster Coast’ in Canberra. (From left) Anne, Andrew and Stacey Loftus from Wonboyn, Greg Carton from Pambula and Brett Weingarth of Merimbula pose with Heide Smith’s photograph of fellow oyster farmer Paul Emmanuel of Wapengo

KIAMA: Former police officer Blackbutt’s Bernie Doyle has received a Group Bravery Citation for his efforts during the 2001 Boxing Day bushfires.

KIAMA: Former police officer Blackbutt’s Bernie Doyle has received a Group Bravery Citation for his efforts during the 2001 Boxing Day bushfires.

MONTAGUE: In their element, US Lighthouse Society members up the top of Montague Island Lighthouse on Monday. The society brought over 47 of its members from America to tour lighthouses up and down the East Coast.

MONTAGUE: In their element, US Lighthouse Society members up the top of Montague Island Lighthouse on Monday. The society brought over 47 of its members from America to tour lighthouses up and down the East Coast.

ULLADULLA: Brothers Joe (left) and Fred Meli still use the little timber clinker Big John, once owned by their late father, which has been moored in Ulladulla Harbour since February 20, 1964.

ULLADULLA: Brothers Joe (left) and Fred Meli still use the little timber clinker Big John, once owned by their late father, which has been moored in Ulladulla Harbour since February 20, 1964.

NOWRA: Torrential rain caused problems throughout the Shoalhaven during the week.

NOWRA: Torrential rain caused problems throughout the Shoalhaven during the week.

NOWRA: Hundreds of mourners turned out to farewell “loveable larrikin” Ken Frank ‘Wilko’ Wilkinson at Nowra City Church on Wednesday morning. Mr Wilkinson died in a gyrocopter crash on March 16.

NOWRA: Hundreds of mourners turned out to farewell “loveable larrikin” Ken Frank ‘Wilko’ Wilkinson at Nowra City Church on Wednesday morning. Mr Wilkinson died in a gyrocopter crash on March 16.

CANBERRA: Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy, Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis, Senator Colbeck and Australia’s Oyster Coast (AOC) executive officer Andrew Wales at the Canberra launch of “Faces of Australia's Oyster Coast - a photographic exhibition by Heide Smith.

CANBERRA: Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy, Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis, Senator Colbeck and Australia’s Oyster Coast (AOC) executive officer Andrew Wales at the Canberra launch of “Faces of Australia's Oyster Coast - a photographic exhibition by Heide Smith.

BERMAGUI: On the Mongrel Racing V8 Dirt Drag Team's massive dirt drag bike is Jacob Ohlson of Narooma at the third annual CRABs (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) Bermagui Bike Show on Saturday.

BERMAGUI: On the Mongrel Racing V8 Dirt Drag Team's massive dirt drag bike is Jacob Ohlson of Narooma at the third annual CRABs (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers) Bermagui Bike Show on Saturday.

NAROOMA: One of the seven threatened black cod recorded on the Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) set up in Wagonga Inlet, Narooma by Nature Coast Marine Group volunteers.

NAROOMA: One of the seven threatened black cod recorded on the Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) set up in Wagonga Inlet, Narooma by Nature Coast Marine Group volunteers.

NAROOMA: The oldest and youngest Narooma Public School students were chosen to cut the cake at the Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary. Pictured are 92-year-old Rene Bennett and the youngest Narooma Public School student Caprice Rose. The cake was baked by Barry Mead at the ABC Bakery.

NAROOMA: The oldest and youngest Narooma Public School students were chosen to cut the cake at the Narooma Public School 125th Anniversary. Pictured are 92-year-old Rene Bennett and the youngest Narooma Public School student Caprice Rose. The cake was baked by Barry Mead at the ABC Bakery.

NAROOMA: Retired police officer and dog handler Rod Howard of Narooma has been recognised with a Bravery Medal. He is pictured with his new dog, Kurt, who he adopted after it failed tests to become a prison dog.

NAROOMA: Retired police officer and dog handler Rod Howard of Narooma has been recognised with a Bravery Medal. He is pictured with his new dog, Kurt, who he adopted after it failed tests to become a prison dog.

KIAMA: Jamberoo’s Red Cross are organising a Garden Party on March 29 to celebrate 100 years . Pictured are Leslie Curnow and Robin Lawson.

KIAMA: Jamberoo’s Red Cross are organising a Garden Party on March 29 to celebrate 100 years . Pictured are Leslie Curnow and Robin Lawson.