New pharmacist service for Queanbeyan, Moruya, Broulee, Merimbula
Health & Wellbeing
Regional medical practices have been awarded Commonwealth funding to integrate a non-dispensing pharmacist into their care teams, with the aim of providing medication-related advice to patients. Main Street Medical Practice in Merimbula, Queanbeyan GP Super Clinic and Queen Street Medical Centre in Moruya and Broulee have all employed local pharmacists to be on hand in their practice on a part-time...
South Coast home to Australia’s only commercial seaweed farm
Business
Until a few years ago, most food-grade seaweed was sourced from Japan and Korea, where commercial farms produce tonnes of the stuff to meet worldwide demand. But Australia is catching up and it's happening close to home, with Shoalhaven-based marine biologist Dr Pia Winberg running Australia's only commercial seaweed farm from her farm-lab facility in Nowra. Mark McNamara and his...
Make Dad’s day with quality family time around a great Bega Valley lunch
Food & Wine
As the big man himself, Luciano Pavarotti, said “one of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating," and this Fathers Day is a chance to step that up a notch. Bega Valley Dads, all Dads, deserve the best. Devoting our attention to...
Seven diverse and dynamic businesses take up residence in round two of Bega Valley Innovation Hub
Business
Another diverse and dynamic group of business people and ideas are stepping forward for round two of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. Home base for the second cohort of seven local businesses is the Bega Valley Learning Centre in Merimbula. Settling in for their first week in the 12-week accelerator program are enterprises that take in yoga, event management, surfboard...
More than store, Queanbeyan icon a business opportunity for community-minded
Property
Like movie theatres and barber shops, corner stores are part of the evolving Australian landscape, taking a beating one moment from supermarkets, rising to prominence the next on a wave of overwhelming community sentiment. This is familiar territory to Queanbeyan, a city that prides itself on building early Canberra, a place which endured the national capital taking the cream of...
Info session on Merimbula Airport runway extension – Tuesday
News
Local consultancy firm, NGH Environmental, is currently finalising an environmental assessment of plans to extend the Merimbula Airport runway, and now is your chance to get involved and have a say. Bega Valley Shire Council says a key component of the process is thorough community consultation, with the public able to provide feedback on the proposal. An open community information...
Horse’s leading Eurobodalla young men to priceless happiness
Health & Wellbeing
For Peter Ward from Batemans Bay, Wednesday's appear to deliver the kind of joy money can't buy. He's one of three men who arrive at Ellesmere Equine on the Life Without Barriers bus for their weekly horse riding lesson. As they meander with anticipation and at times impatiently, their carers get the men ready for the saddle while two horses...
Sweet smell of success: Lake George winemaker’s journey that started with a blind date
Food & Wine
A mutual love of wine can sometimes lead to perfect matrimony, just ask local winemaker Sarah McDougall. The owner of the iconic Lake George Winery, who has been nominated for best winery operator/owner of the year at the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards, credits online dating as the instigator of her wine journey. "Around 10 years ago, I came back...
Regional export door open wide at Canberra Airport
Economy
Potential export businesses at Yass, Bega, Moruya, and Young have been invited to think big and expand their customer base beyond local shores. Four workshops have been delivered, a partnership between Tradestart NSW, Canberra Airport, Pakfresh, the Export Council of Australia, AusIndustry, and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation of councils. In Bega, questions came from existing businesses wanting to develop export...
‘Walk and Talk’ about future of Batemans Bay Foreshore – Thursday & Saturday
Community
“We want to hear from locals how to enhance this important public space, how to establish new activities and explore different ways to use the waterfront,” says Liz Rankin, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Manager of Strategic Growth. With large parts of the Batemans Bay foreshore wrapped up in the Bridge Replacement Project, talk and planning for the future look and feel...
Monaro part of “industrial scale” green carbon biz of the future – Landcare talk in Cooma Friday
Environment
Those who live in, or regularly pass through the Monaro often find the landscape arresting - stark perhaps, but delicate and beautiful all the same. Professor Justin Borevitz from The Australian National University is no different. "The Monaro is my backyard and there's so much more to it than what you can see from the road, once you get onto...
Madden’s trucks run non-stop keeping up with Aldi and McCain
Community
As Australia’s population of 25 million people rises every minute, gleaming white trucks from Harden are so busy delivering food they need more drivers. Madden’s Refrigerated Transport employs about 40 drivers, and could use another 30. A fleet of 25 prime-movers and up to 30 trailers are moving groceries around the clock, seven days a week. The Australian Trucking Association...
Last days to have your say on $8 million Light to Light plans
News
Interest in the $8 million makeover of the stunning Light to Light Walk south of Eden has come from near and far, however, the window for comment and feedback on the draft plan is just days away from closing. Those who spend time on this pink part of the remote Far South Coast speak with passion and of deep connection...
Eurobodalla cafes lending coffee mugs to reduce landfill and address drive fatigue
Community
A caffeine hit during a road trip often means a single-use coffee cup, bit by bit habits are changing (I need to be better at it) as people travel with their own mug for cafes to fill along the way. A new scheme in the Eurobodalla is helping drive that change in behaviour further. Business owners from Bodalla to Narooma...
Building an export business – Yass, Bega, Moruya, & Young workshops
Business
Getting into exports sounds like a big call for many regional businesses. There is no doubt there are challenges, but the potential is huge and next week in Young, Yass, Bega and Moruya there's advice to help your business rise to the opportunities. The Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), representing eight neighbouring local government areas, says the Capital Region is...
From eggs to meat – the next step for pioneering Bega Valley Eggs
Economy
They've only been on their 300 acres near Quaama for a few years but Dan and Lyndal Tarasenko of Bega Valley Eggs have already achieved so much. "I don't think we've had a typical day yet," Lyndal laughs, running after the couple's toddler son, Leo, "the business has been in a constant state of growth since we started in 2016." With 5000...
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