The South Coast Brekkie Wrap | Monday, December 12, 2016

Good morning here’s your headlines from around regional Australia and beyond. Scroll down and refresh for weather, road reports and more.

8.17am: Over the last year, 69 women have died in Australia as a result of domestic violence. 

To acknowledge these lives, those marching in Bega’s Walk Against Violence held 69 coloured crosses to remember every one of the women killed.

On Thursday, the march finished in Littleton Gardens where the 50-member crowd made a minute’s noise to signify not remaining silent about violence at home. Find out more and see the photos.

8.02am: Were you snapped at Wollongong’s 23rd annual Santa Claus Pub Crawl on Saturday, December 10? See the photos.

PUB CRAWL: 2016 Santa Pub Crawl at North Gong Hotel. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

PUB CRAWL: 2016 Santa Pub Crawl at North Gong Hotel. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

7.56am: Department of Planning and Environment compliance officers issued five penalties worth $75,000 to quarry, timber and waste management facility operators in Southern NSW for breaching approval conditions. Full story.

7.49am: Saturday marked the final event of the year for the Sapphire Coast Boardrider Club. 

Before the event, club president Craig Ryan said it would be a huge day for surfers. 

“This is our big grand finale and we’ve got all events running,” Ryan said. 

“Everyone has trained all year for this event so fingers crossed that hopefully there will be some waves.”

Open men’s and women’s right through to the junior grommets ran on the day. See the photos.

7.43am: A huge native title claim has been proposed that covers the entire South Coast, including the Bega Valley.

Native Title Services Corporation (NTSCORP), the native title service provider for the state, will held a meeting in Narooma on the weekend to discuss the filing of a new application. Full story.

7.38am: More than 1000 competitors headed to Callala Beach on Saturday and Sunday to compete in the Callala Ultimate Triathlon. See the photos.

7.30am: Young Illawarra workers allegedly underpaid thousands of dollars by their employers will have their back-pay cases fast-tracked. Find out more.

South Coast weather

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the Southern Highlands this afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm inland this afternoon. Light winds becoming N/NE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 26 to 31.

Roads and rail

For those hitting the road this morning we’ve got a clear run so far. Good news for train commuters, there are no delays on the South Coast line.

State of the nation

Need a national news snapshot first thing? Well, we have you covered.

►WARRNAMBOOL: A heartbroken family has launched a campaign to address the stigma of mental illness. Read more.

LOVING FAMILY: Sam Fitzgibbon at his sister Sophie's wedding, with parents Jane and Michael, five weeks before he died.

LOVING FAMILY: Sam Fitzgibbon at his sister Sophie's wedding, with parents Jane and Michael, five weeks before he died.

TASMANIA: The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre claims it was not consulted on the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) Management Plan, which poses a threat to cultural land. Read more. 

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre says they weren't consulted on the TWWHA.

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre says they weren't consulted on the TWWHA.

JUNEE: Magistrate issues warning to gun owners after a man left his weapon and ammunition in his ute. Read more. 

WOLLONGONG: The annual Santa Claus Pub Crawl was well attended. You can check out the photos here.

BALLARAT: Frenchman Dennis Chevrot has taken out Ironman 70.3 Ballarat. Read more.

►RUTHERGLEN: A motorcyclist is dead after an accident on the Murray Valley Highway. Read more. 

INVESTIGATION: Wangaratta Highway Patrol at the crash scene.

INVESTIGATION: Wangaratta Highway Patrol at the crash scene.

NEW ENGLAND: Police have seized $8.3 million worth of cannabis. Read more.

National news

►THE WAIT IS OVER: VCE students have received their results. Read more.

A group of last year's VCE students, one year on: Andrew Vassett, Rebecca Subbiah, Ashlyn Field, Matt Bunney, and Stephen Zhang (back). Photo: Eddie Jim

A group of last year's VCE students, one year on: Andrew Vassett, Rebecca Subbiah, Ashlyn Field, Matt Bunney, and Stephen Zhang (back). Photo: Eddie Jim

UPGRADE NEEDED: Premier Daniel Andrews said he takes potential terror threats “very seriously” among claims the MCG is in need of a $1 million upgrade to make it safer. Read more.

The MCG reportedly needs an urgent $1 million facelift to tackle potential terrorist attacks. Photo: Paul Rovere

The MCG reportedly needs an urgent $1 million facelift to tackle potential terrorist attacks. Photo: Paul Rovere

National weather radar

Check out what’s expected near you today.

International news

NIGERIA: At least 100 people were killed when a church roof in south-eastern Nigeria collapsed on Saturday. Read more.

The roof of the Reigners Bible Church collapsed on worshippers in Uyo, Nigeria. Photo: AP

The roof of the Reigners Bible Church collapsed on worshippers in Uyo, Nigeria. Photo: AP

CAIRO: An explosion inside Cairo's Coptic cathedral on Sunday killed at least 25 people – most of them women – and injured almost 50 others. Read more.

On this day

1930: Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide).

1942: A fire in a hostel in St. John's, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.

1964: Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie).

1965: The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales).

1968: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

The faces of Australia: Paul Ross

While Australians prepare for a typical summer Christmas, Port Fairy police officer Paul Ross is set for the ultimate White Christmas. He is spending 12 months in Antarctica. Read more.

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME: Port Fairy's Paul Ross at Casey Research Station. Picture: Eliza Grey/Australian Antarctic Division

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME: Port Fairy's Paul Ross at Casey Research Station. Picture: Eliza Grey/Australian Antarctic Division

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