Feed run for southern farmers in the face of drought slap down
News
Farmers have taken to looking after their own in the face of a Federal Government slap down for South East NSW. "I am extremely disappointed," says Ashleigh Rood, from the Far South Coast Dairy Development Group. "I am absolutely gutted we didn't get looked at." Ms Rood is reflecting on the Morrison Government's $100 million drought support package announced at...
ACT winemakers are crushing the glass ceiling
Food & Wine
What are winemaking women talking about these days? Remarkably, the same topics the rest of us are talking about. After being named Owner-Operator of the Year at the Australian Women in Wine Awards in New York last week, Sarah McDougall of Lake George Winery, a 150-hectare property overlooking Lake George, says the hot topic in the Big Apple was the gender...
Mail order brides: Queen Bees plus postage and handling
Environment
Picture me, skimming magazine advertisements for beautiful, mail-order Queens. Italian queens, and Russians of course. You can pay per queen, with discounts on orders over 10, over 50, over 100. Carniolan Queens, inseminated breeder queens, rapid response behaviour queens, plus postage... wait, what kind of magazine is this? A copy of Australasian Beekeeper was brazenly left open in my local library, not...
$2000 STEM scholarships take Eurobodalla talent “To infinity and beyond!”
Business
“To infinity and beyond!” Those immortal words by animated cosmic hero, Buzz Lightyear, in Disney’s unforgettable Toy Story franchise, could be the mantra for Eurobodalla teenager Campbell Allison. Campbell has embarked on a STEM career in avionics engineering and has visions of joining the newly formed Australian Space Agency when he graduates from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane....
SOLD! – Moruya Racecourse, “It will be an important boost for the local racing industry”
News
Eurobodalla Shire Councillors have voted to sell Moruya Racecourse. The decision at yesterday's (September 24) meeting follows 28 days for community comments and submissions to Council which resulted in support for the idea. In his report to Council, Anthony O’Reilly, Director Corporate and Commercial Services said that "The submissions supporting the sale believe it will be an important boost for...
‘Knowing Your Nodules’ workshops coming up for southern landholders
Environment
South East Local Land Services will be asking land managers how well they know their nodules in upcoming workshops running this spring across South East NSW and the ACT. The nodules being talked about are the ones produced on the roots of legumes which play an important role in pasture systems by providing high-quality feed and fixing nitrogen in the...
Cooma inmates step up as mother nature struggles
News
Orphaned lambs are being locked up in Cooma Correctional Centre. Staff and inmates are looking to ease the burden on drought-stricken graziers by feeding and housing the newborns until they’re healthy enough to return to the land. Overseer Julia Gilroy initiated the program and says the centre has so far taken on 15 lambs and is expanding the program to accommodate more. “As...
Bega Valley Community Engagement Strategy out for comment
Community
Communication and consultation between the community and Local Government is a constant sore point, neither side of the equation ever seems to be happy. Bega Valley Shire Council is having a crack and improving the flow of information with a draft Community Engagement Strategy ironically out for public comment. Manager of Community Connections, Anne Cleverley says the document sets out Council's...
Online survey open now on future of Batehaven & Catalina reserves
News
An online survey canvassing the future look, feel, and management of Hanging Rock, Corrigans Beach and Observation Point reserves near Batemans Bay closes next Monday - September 30. Eurobodalla Shire Council is currently developing a Plan of Management and Landscape Master Plan that will guide how these sites can be developed and should be managed for the coming ten years....
Get a head start on the best to see and do this summer – Narooma Tourism Expo, this Monday night
Economy
Before the rush of friends and family arrive for summer in our beautiful backyard, the Narooma Chamber of Commerce is laying out the options to keep them busy and having fun during their stay. The inaugural Narooma and Surrounds Tourism Expo will held on Monday night - September 23. "One of the largest tourism sectors to come to the Eurobodalla...
Merimbula business woman to lead Canberra Region wing of NSW Business Chamber
Business
Merimbula's Lynn McColl has been elected Regional President of the Capital Far South Coast - NSW Business Chamber, part of the state’s peak business organisation. Adam Zarth, Executive Director, NSW Business Chamber says the position is key to representing and advancing the regional interests of 22 local chambers of commerce across southern NSW. “Lynn has overseen a very successful period...
Awards seek nominations from your favourite farmers
Community
Do you know a farmer, fisher or forester in your area doing something great for the NSW primary industries sector? Nominations for the NSW Farmer of the Year and NSW Young Farmer of the Year awards close next week. The prestigious awards are judged on the innovative tools farmers are using to prepare for the future. These include techniques being used to boost productivity...
Sediment discharge from Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek
News
Diversified Minerals, operators of the Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek, was quick to notify the public, the Community Consultative Committee and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) following a discharge of "sediment laden water" from the mine site this week. The spill came after just 30.6mm of rainfall was recorded on September 17. The notification said, “Overall the Site...
Meet the mum from Bega booming with her low carb baking business
Food & Wine
The Protein Bread Co caught my attention whilst embarking on the 'post baby bounce back keto diet' I set myself 12 months ago. Most 'low carb' flour products leave little to be desired and have you back on the carby sugars before you finish the packet! I can't claim this bread helped me lose weight but it did allow me...
Further industrial action at Bega Cheese called off
News
Further industrial action at Bega Cheese has been called off after workers agreed in principle to a new pay offer provided by management earlier this week. Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union Secretary, Patricia Fernandez, says “workers have stood strong in demanding respect." "They can’t take advantage of regional workers, funneling profits away from the local community into the pockets of...
Spring Equinox to mark 10 years of SAGE in the Eurobodalla
Community
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of SAGE - Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla, with a Spring Equinox picnic will be a timely reminder of how an idea planted a decade ago has developed strong roots and continues to grow and produce great outcomes for the community. “It’s a wonderful achievement on many levels," says SAGE President Mark Barraclough. “We are recognised as...
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