News
Bunyan locals are hoping the arrest of a couple from Berridale will end a spate of dog attacks in the...
News
News from local police often comes with a shiver, a tear, and at times fear, this weekend it comes with...
Community
Chickens are such important critters in our lives, which makes dealing with predators a priority. It’s up to you to...
Bungendore’s Christophe Gregoire, President of Escoffier Association
Food & Wine
Christophe Gregoire from Les Tres Bon Restaurant in Bungendore has been honoured with the position of President of Escoffier Association Australia at a ceremony in Singapore. In a prestigious ceremony at The Fullerton Hotel, Mr Gregoire was among fellow chefs including eleven presidents from eleven different Escoffier delegations in the Asia - Pacific region. The chefs were tasked with preparing...
Japanese inspiration to Moruya fibre and textiles exhibition – this weekend only
Arts & Culture
A clever exhibition by the Eurobodalla Fibre & Textile Artists Group (EFTAG) is on at the Mechanics Institute in Moruya and Sunday is your last chance to see it! The show is called 'Mottainai: Re-Value', Mottainai being a Japanese term that recognises the intrinsic value of objects and encourages using them fully or all the way to the end of their...
The ‘Adani’ Finch lives on in the Bega Valley
Environment
A small, rust-coloured bird with a distinctive black throat has come to represent the battle between environmental groups, the concerned public, and a coal mine, proposed by the Indian owned Adani Group, in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland. "The Black-Throated Finch is famous for all the wrong reasons," says Steve Sass, who runs On The Perch Bird Park in...
Opportunities and challenges: it’s all in the mix for new MP for Goulburn
Community
With a stirring inaugural speech which acknowledged the strength and contribution of women and local communities, new MP for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman is firmly focused on driving forward opportunities for the electorate and addressing its challenges. “There’s a lot to do,” she said when asked about priorities for her first year in office. “Our electorate was allocated considerable funding for...
Missing Queenslander found in Kosciuszko National Park
News
A man overdue after a hike on the main range of Kosciuszko National Park has been found safe and well. On Wednesday (June 12), the 44-year-old man from Queensland set off by himself to walk the main range track. He intended to walk from Charlotte Pass Village to Blue Lake, along the ridge to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko and...
Friday film screenings in Moruya and Bega launch Refugee Week
Arts & Culture
Refugee Week launches this weekend across Australia and the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley are with the first communities to step forward and acknowledge the issues facing refugees and celebrate the contribution made by refugees to Australian society. Tonight (June 14) the Bega Valley Rural Australians for Refugees invite you to a film screening and dinner and film The film 'Chauka...
Narooma Huntfest cancelled amid community tensions
Economy
The 2019 Narooma Huntfest, which has been held on the June weekend for the last seven years, has been canceled permanently. The cancellation of the festival comes amid community debate about what to do about feral animals and, in a separate but related issue, gun control. Dan Field, president of the South Coast Hunting Club, which created Huntfest, says that...
Successful Aboriginal cultural festival Giiyong gets go ahead for 2020
Arts & Culture
One clear sun-shiny-day in September 2018, on the shores of pristine Pambula Lake, 6,000 people from far and wide gathered at Jigamy to celebrate new and emerging art, music, performance and more from the world’s oldest culture. Giiyong (pronounced GUY-YONG) means 'comes to welcome' in the language spoken by South Coast elders and the Giiyong Festival lived up to its...
‘People With Oomph’ inspire the 2019 Festival of Open Minds
News
In the words of the great Damon Davis - "People with oomph - they're not lyin down. People with oomph - spread the good life. People with oomph - keep their own style. People with oomph - walk mile after mile." The lyrics of this Bega Valley song man inspire the 2019 Festival of Open Minds. It's back! September 13 and...
Advice for a ‘Snowsafe’ ski season in 2019
Community
The NSW snow season is in full swing with roads around each weekend over winter expected to be just as busy as local ski slopes and toboggan parks. With that in mind and in the wake of traffic on the opening weekend, NSW Police are urging the community to have a plan and stay ‘Snowsafe’ in 2019. Regional NSW Field...
Could this be Batemans Bay’s answer to Moruya’s SAGE Market?
Business
Nelligen has been a humble start for self-taught farmer Jess O'Shea whose dream is to replicate Moruya's SAGE Market in Batemans Bay. Jess started growing veggies at her mum’s old farm in Termeil and needed somewhere to sell them, but couldn't make it down to Moruya every week so she decided to start her own market. "SAGE have a really...
Eurobodalla Shire Council pulls the plug on live streaming
News
The plug has been pulled on the live streaming of public addresses to Eurobodalla Shire Council amid cries of cover-ups, lack of transparency, and a winding back of democracy and free speech. Defending the move, Mayor Liz Innes says she is hoping the change will allow for a deeper more balanced presentation of Council issues and meeting agenda items. "My...
Harden wants to be Canberra’s friendliest, most affordable neighbour
Community
Brimful of ideas, Tony Holland is about to meet 50 architectural students and staff from the University of Canberra visiting Harden. The chief operations manager for Harden Regional Development Corporation, Mr Holland says an architect designing the new Harden Country Club has invited the students to a briefing session. They are working with a local developer on a new residential...
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