Cooma Lions Club funds accessible facilities at Norris Park
Community
Cooma Lions Club has provided funds to Snowy Monaro Regional Council to build an inclusive pathway through Norris Park, which will include a wheelchair friendly ramp and parking space. The Cooma Lions Club members will dedicate their time and resources to complete the construction, which began on Monday, 18 January, with work to continue for a number of weeks. READ...
New role begins in Boorowa for leading film figure
Community
Accomplished film producer and scriptwriter Sue Milliken is taking a break from showing Australians themselves on the big screen. She is heading bush on another mission for the country. One of the chief creators of the 2018 hit movie Ladies in Black, Ms Milliken is busily working on several projects, including one close to her heart, a documentary about writer and...
Freak accident inspires Yass graffiti artist to paint a better picture
Arts & Culture
After a freak accident in 2012 left 24-year-old Yass man Jade Roche paralysed from the waist down, he was at a loss for things to do in the regional NSW town. Jade was used to playing sport all of his life, but wasn’t aware of any sport in Yass for people with a disability, or other hobbies that provided disability...
Nethercote Produce Market to return this Saturday
What's On
The Nethercote Produce Market on the NSW South Coast is set to return on Saturday, 23 January, offering a range of fresh fruit and vegetables to the community, and enabling market growers to sell their produce. The market will open at 8 am and there are new COVID-19 safety measures in place. Market organiser Lis Shelley said the last time...
Volunteers collect rubbish from mangroves along north bank of Moruya River
Environment
Landcare volunteers and the Eurobodalla Marine Debris Working Group have taken advantage of summer's low tides to clean up the north side of Moruya River in the mangroves along the bank. Eurobodalla Shire Council environmental education officer Bernadette Davis said extreme low tides provided an opportunity to get into usually hard to reach areas. “We had quite a few storm...
Narooma Youth Theatre stages performance at Quota Park exploring regeneration and renewal
Arts & Culture
Narooma Youth Theatre will hold a performance which explores the theme of renewal on Sunday, 24 January, at Quota Park in Narooma. Residents and visitors are invited to the immersive performance of Regeneration with actors from the youth theatre presenting their visions for the future and their advice for the present. Director Amy Spurgeon said it will be a show where dreams...
Goulburn father and son pay $65,000 to have their bodies frozen
Community
Most of us have imagined what life after death looks like, but how many of us have imagined being brought back to life? Goulburn father and son, Ron and Guy Fielding, aged 79 and 42 respectively, are prepared to pay a total of about $65,000 for the privilege other people such as Walt Disney were long-rumoured (albeit falsely) to have...
Australia Day screening of Yuin Country documentary at historic theatre in Narooma
Arts & Culture
The historic Narooma Kinema will host a screening of the documentary, Yuwinj-Dhari Bulwal-Yuin Country Explored, on Australia Day, 26 January, 2021. The free documentary presents some of the important stories surrounding Captain Cook’s arrival in Her Majesty's Bark Endeavour along the NSW South Coast in 1770, and the past and present consequences for local Aboriginal people. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s arts coordinator,...
Bega draft cemetery strategy released for public comment
Community
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking community feedback on a draft strategy to manage 14 cemeteries across the shire to meet future needs. Council has endorsed a new funding model for the maintenance and management of cemeteries, which is option four in the draft strategy. “A key element of the strategy is a funding model to ensure our cemeteries...
Community invited to help name the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council has invited community members to attend stakeholder workshops to shape the branding and naming of the new $58 million Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre. Brand design specialist CITIZEN will conduct a series of workshops in early February 2021 to hear community feedback, and share their initial ideas. Representatives from the more than 90 potential...
Don’t forget your snorkel: the amazing animals of the South Coast
Community
With the uncertainty of travel lockdowns and COVID-19 hotspots, maybe it's best to unpack the car and stay at home. And why wouldn't you? Even if you're lucky enough to live on the South Coast full time, there's a good chance you haven't seen all there is to see, especially under the sea. So for a better appreciation of the...
Regional housing shortage places families at risk of homelessness
Property
Beth Stevenson is a single mother of two and she could be homeless soon if she is unable to secure rental accommodation in the regional NSW town of Yass. Since March 2020, Beth and her two boys have been looking for a three-bedroom home with a six-to-12-month lease in Yass, where the two boys attend school. They currently rent a...
Eurobodalla to host first NSW country show for 2021
Community
The Eurobodalla Shire will hold the first show in country NSW this year when it hosts a pared back COVID-19 safe event in Moruya on 23 January. Two smaller shows in the state's southeast have already been cancelled in 2021, and the Eurobodalla Agricultural Show looked set to follow. Bushfires forced the show to be abandoned in 2020 and organisers...
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