Shadow Minister for South Coast tours Bega and Moruya
News
The Bega Valley and Eurobodalla now has a shadow minister in Jodi Mckay's new look NSW Labor ministry. Ryan Park has always been the Shadow Minister for the Illawarra but, "I asked for the South Coast to be added because I felt people down here didn't get the advocacy they needed," Mr Park says. Based in Wollongong as the Member...
Kids-cooking-classes spring from River Cottage Australia at Eastwood’s Bermagui
Food & Wine
Kelly Eastwood is a busy woman. Most of the time she's to be found in her Bermagui kitchen - Eastwood's, not only cooking breakfast and lunch for customers, but prepping catering jobs, turning out her famous doughnuts, and now teaching our youngsters the joy of cooking. Kelly's been running hands-on cooking classes for kids for around a year, and the...
New ideas for climate action up for discussion in Eurobodalla
News
The 600 people who filled the lawn in front of the Eurobodalla Shire Council during the Global Climate Strike on September 20 wanted action on climate change at all levels of government. “They are determined, passionate and clear about what needs to be done to avert a climate catastrophe," says Allan Rees from Eurobodalla 350.org “It was bigger than any...
$6,000 fine to developer prompts warning from Eurobodalla Council
News
Following a $6,000 on the spot fine for a Eurobodalla developer, Council is urging residents to err on the side of caution when it comes to development consent. The recent fine was associated with unauthorised earthworks, with Councl concerned by a spate of illegal development involving tiny houses, demountables, cabins, and shipping containers in the past year. “Residents should remember that...
PHOTO GALLERY – A true life experience, whale watching on the Sapphire Coast
Environment
The ocean plays an integral part in why many of us choose to live on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. This is a coastline of mostly wild and pristine places, with thousands of hectares of National Park, hundreds of beaches and dozens of estuaries, rivers and creeks. And an incredible array of ocean wildlife that is easy...
“Double dipping” on Bega Valley pools rejected by Council
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Bega Valley Shire Council has rejected claims of "double dipping" on pools funding made by a former Mayor and General Manager at a recent public meeting. Council is in the midst of testing the communities response to a 'Special Rate Variation' (SRV) to pay for  the maintenance of the Shire's six public swimming pools as well as fund new and upgraded...
Green light on NSW trout season this long weekend
Sport
With the backdrop of ongoing drought, this long weekend marks the official opening of the New South Wales trout season. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Fisheries Manager Cameron Westaway says that in spite of the very dry conditions, there are still many popular fishing spots and waterways in good condition closer to the Great Divide in the northern...
Merimbula’s new Visitor Info Centre taking shape. Have a sneak peek!
News
Merimbula’s new Visitor Information Centre is expected to be open within the next few weeks in a move that has been described as game-changing by the local industry. This holiday season is the 37th for the service and while the funny shaped building on the foreshore of Merimbula Lake is somewhat of a local icon, "it’s time for a new...
Cooma info session to discuss Snowy 2.0 Environmental Impact
Environment
Snowy 2.0 has taken another step towards being a reality with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment calling for community feedback on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Main Works. Executive Director of Resource Assessments, David Kitto, says “If approved, the Snowy 2.0 Main Works would involve the construction of an underground power station with a generating capacity...
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...
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