Maths whisperer Julie Davies offers FREE Bega maths classes for adults
Community
Are you one of the many Australians who have gone through life believing that you are "bad" at maths? I definitely am and I'm sitting with Julie Davies, an accredited TAFE teacher with an engineering background, who teaches adults and high school students maths through her Bega business, Mandala Maths. It hadn't crossed my mind that we'd end up doing maths...
Man arrested following alleged sexual assault of Batemans Bay teen
News
A Sydney man has been arrested following the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl from Batemans Bay. Police allege that in 2014 a then-32-year-old man began communicating with a 13-year-old girl through an internet-based messaging application. "The man allegedly met the girl in Batemans Bay and Sydney on several occasions between 2014 and 2018, where he allegedly sexually abused...
The little town with the big heart celebrates 125 years with a long lunch
Community
It's no secret that these are tough times in rural Australia as the prolonged drought bites deep and hard. But on Sunday, locals in the tiny village of Wallendbeen (population 300) on the South West Slopes celebrated 125 years by gathering their community for the kind of big, inclusive family party only the bush can throw. Long tables dressed with...
Drowning in life, Victorian man pleads guilty to Gillards hoax
News
With an uneasy calm, eyes cast to the floor and a degree of humility, Victorian man David Chen pleaded guilty in Bega Local Court today to filing a false missing person report which sparked a massive land, air, and sea search off Mimosa Rocks National Park. In a story involving a fictitious twin brother and an identity swap, on August 14,...
Funding or new Eurobodalla dam as water restrictions start
News
With a summer of water restrictions starting this week in the Eurobodalla comes welcome funding from the NSW Government for a big new water storage in the shire. Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced $26.3 million for the design and construction of the Eurobodalla Southern Water Storage, west of Bodalla on the banks of the Tuross River. "The Eurobodalla...
Government looking to regulate short-term holiday rentals, code of conduct on the way
News
Far from the low-key implication of its name, which stands for "air mattress B and B," the well-known San Francisco company Airbnb, founded in 2008, has redefined how we travel and holiday and has inspired the launch of similar travel websites. But the short term rental accommodation market in Australia has been largely unregulated since the arrival of booking websites,...
Tilba’s dairy maids: hardy, passionate, and with lovely long eyelashes
Business
ABC Cheese Factory was the original name of the famous co-op here in Tilba on NSW's South Coast. The name still sits proudly over the doorway of the heritage building at the bottom of the quaint main street. There were around 100 local dairy farmers in the area at one point, but when the Erica and Nick Dibden bought the...
Eurobodalla Community Engagement Framework out for comment
News
Think Eurobodalla Shire Council can engage better with the community on planning matters? Council's draft Community Engagement Framework and Participation Plan is now on public exhibition. Council began research on developing a community engagement framework in April 2015, with the aim of identifying how Council’s current practices could be improved. Council’s Audit Committee recommended Council seek independent advice and undertake an analysis to determine...
Bega Council leads the way in reducing landfill with compostable nappy trial
Environment
Bega Valley locals and Bega Valley Shire council are stepping up to find a solution for one of Australia’s trickiest waste issues, the use of plastic nappies and incontinence products, of which an estimated 800 million are put into landfill each year. Fifty families have been issued a complimentary supply of Tasmanian-based compostable nappy manufacturer Eenee's products and for part...
Crime thrillers make Canberra’s Chris Hammer an Aussie noir star
Community
Too few Australian writers can put "novelist" on their tax return. But former Press Gallery journalist and Canberra author Chris Hammer has proved that crime does pay with the publication of his second novel, Silver. Set in the fictional North Coast town of Port Silver, "the next Byron Bay or Noosa", Silver follows journalist and accidental detective Martin Scarsden, whom...
New signs to direct a dogs day at the beach in Eurobodalla
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council says its rangers are out and about, supporting pet owners to do the right thing when it comes to where and when their dogs are allowed to explore the region's stunning coastline and reserves. Deb Lenson, who manages the Council’s ranger team, says encouraging dog owners to familiarise themselves with the Eurobodalla’s new beach signage and companion...
From Bodalla to Braidwood, via Rome and Tokyo, Olympic horseman’s passing mourned
News
OBITUARY: NEALE LAVIS OAM One of Australia's greatest horsemen, Neale Lavis OAM, died on Sunday, 6 October. He was 89. Mr Lavis was best known as one of the four-man Australian equestrian team that won gold at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games; however, a true horseman all his life, he also had significant success in thoroughbred breeding and training. Born...
Pambula artist Stan Squire finalist for International Megalo print prize
Arts & Culture
Pambula artist Stan Squire has been announced as one of 38 finalists in the 2020 Megalo International Print Prize, an achievement which must be seen in the context of the Canberra prize attracting 359 entries this year from 229 artists across 32 countries. "I try to enter one art prize a year," Stan says. "Just working on one prize entry can...
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