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...
Planning Department continues review of Eurobodalla Rural Lands rules
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council is still waiting for final approval from the NSW Planning Minister for its Rural Lands Strategy, despite the previous minister saying it would be among the first documents he signed after the state election. The then Minister Anthony Roberts visited the region in March. Mayor Liz Innes told Region Media at the time, “he was very clear in saying...
PODCAST – 2019 Festival of Open Minds, Panel of Oomph!
Podcast
The Festival of Open Minds held in Bega on Friday and Saturday (September 13 & 14) attracted some of the nation’s big thinkers to regional New South Wales, but loud in our mind is always making a place for local voices to take centre stage and add their own weight. The theme for Open Minds 2019 is ‘People With Oomph’...
Pacific Explorer – Eden’s first cruise ship to tie up at new wharf
News
Sitting at Snug Cove, Eden with fish and chips and watching the machinations of a working port in the midst of a stunning coastal wilderness has been a simple pleasure for many for a long time. That spectacle was supercharged today with the first of 22 towering white cruise ships berthing at the town's new purpose-built wharf. The Eden community...
Local Strategic Planning Statement being developed for next 20 years
News
Bega Valley Shire Council is about to launch a land-use guide for the region designed to cover the next 20 years. The new Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) will shape how Council plans for growth within the Shire. Council says, the LSPS will outline planning priorities aimed at maintaining the special characteristics which contribute to local identity and shared community values,...
Turning the tide on marine plastics at the Festival of Open Minds
Environment
Anyone interested in innovation, sustainability, invention, and design, and how to get communities thriving with ideas needs to be at the Festival of Open Minds this Saturday to hear and see Aly Khalifa. As an innovative design guru Aly will enlighten and excite those gathered, as he discusses, encourages and inspires us towards, an ‘Inventive Culture’. Aly will reflect on...
Bega Cheese looks to Fair Work Commission to resolve wages dispute
News
Bega Cheese and in a way the town itself is preparing for unprecedented industrial action as a wide range of staff at the iconic cheese brand push for more money in their pay packets. “Workers have bargained in good faith and are making reasonable demands at the table," says Patricia Fernandez, NSW Secretary of the Australian Meat Industry Employees’ Union (AMIEU)....
Another fancy dress armed robbery in the Eurobodalla
News
Batemans Bay Police are appealing for witnesses following an alleged armed robbery involving a man in a military-style ‘ghillie’ suite. Police report that at, "about 12 am today (September 11), the night console operator at a service station on Sydney Street, Mogo, was attending the fuel pumps when he was allegedly approached by an unknown male in a green camouflage...
Wild Rye’s Pambula expands, new bakery & roastery to meet demand
Food & Wine
Like a gangly child in too-short pants, Wild Rye's in Pambula is outgrowing its premises. A new bakery and roasting room is currently under construction adding to the goodies that emerge from the existing bakery, coffee roastery and Cann River bakery. The new addition, which locals will know as the old Pambula Fruit Market, will be a production space rather than a...
Rural crime police blitz as drought bites
News
A A new state-wide Rural Crime campaign has come to Goulburn with Crime Stoppers and the NSW Police Force keen to address ongoing crime issues impacting all regional communities. Four major crime areas are being targeted - illegal hunting, stock theft, trespassing and firearm theft. Crime in regional areas is not new, but it is a growing area of concern....
How Gerry Harvey, Brumbies enforce Corkhill’s success
Business
Corkhill’s Engineering has won a substantial contract to supply Harvey Norman with steel-framed glass screens for shop fit-outs, in another example of ingenuity from a workshop that has put Boorowa, northwest of Canberra, on the map. In a village of 1600 people, creativity and an extensive network underpin Corkhill’s Engineering, without which the business would not thrive. The engineering firm...
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