Batemans Bay’s David Degning avoids deportation for the time being
News
Batemans Bay grandfather David Degning will not be deported on Thursday, with the Federal Court to review his case in June. He will remain at the Villawood Detention Centre for the time being. Mr Degning's story has given people in the Eurobodalla and beyond an insight into the powers of Australia's Immigration Minister and his Department. Mr Degning arrived in...
Snowy Monaro Youth Awards highlight talent, passion, depth
Community
The inaugural Snowy Monaro Youth Awards have highlighted the vast contribution being made to the community and the future by teens in towns like Bombala, Jindabyne, and Cooma. Awards in eleven categories were contested by 49 nominations, with the awards ceremony at the Cooma Ex-services Club one of the highlights of Youth Week celebrations in the Shire. Snowy Monaro Youth Mayor, Zara...
Batemans Bay grandfather to be deported on Thursday
News
A Batemans Bay grandfather is in Villawood Detention Centre awaiting deportation back to the United Kingdom on Thursday. Family, friends, and supporters say David Degning was bundled out of his home in handcuffs at dawn three months ago by 16 Border Force officers. Jody Warren has known Mr Degning for 30 years and says he is scared, confused, and feels...
Council proposing Tuross River dam to drought proof Eurobodalla
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council has released plans for a second water supply storage in the shire. Concept designs for a new $100 million dam near Bodalla are now complete and available for the community to view and make comment on. The proposed facility is unlike a traditional dam in that it is off-stream, with water pumped to it from the Tuross...
46km of new trails to help explore Kosciuszko National Park
Environment
Australia's highest places have just received a $27 million boost with 46km of new walking and mountain bike trails to be developed through the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, says the investment will create one of Australia’s, if not the world’s, best multi-day walking tracks and will totally transform summer tourism in the...
Footprint Theatre take to the Short + Sweet stage in Canberra
Arts & Culture
Regional theatre group Footprint Theatre will take to the stage in Canberra this week performing three 10 minute plays at the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival. The Pambula based troupe has had an association with Canberra Short+Sweet since 2012, and have staged four plays at the festival, including Driving the Holden, Call Out, The Waiting Room and Slow Dating. Director Lis Shelley...
Teen Clinic extends hours as Youth Week gets going
Health & Wellbeing
Teen Clinic Bega has extended its opening hours and is hoping Youth Week might inspire further improvements. Two afternoons each week, Teen Clinic makes time for local high schoolers. Teens simply need to drop in to meet with a Registered Nurse (RN) about any concern big or small, no appointment needed, and no cost. Doctors and other health professionals are...
Doors to close on Sapphire Coast Tourism after $$$ clash with Council
News
The board of Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) have voted to wind up the organisation on June 30 unable to work with the budget direction of Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC). For almost a decade, SCT has been responsible for promoting and maximising tourism opportunities between Bermagui and the Victorian border. Their current core budget of $386,000 comes from Council with...
Yes – the Eurobodalla has a drug problem, 200 people turn out to talk
Health & Wellbeing
The Eurobodalla is taking action on drugs and alcohol after hearing heart-wrenching first-hand accounts of the impacts being felt locally. A community meeting driven by the three Rotary Clubs of the Eurobodalla attracted almost 200 people on Monday (April 9) night to the St Mary's Performing Arts Centre at Moruya. The room was a mix of ages and backgrounds, not...
Mobile phone upgrades – Bombala, Delegate, Tumut, Carwoola, and Tathra
News
New Federal funding promises to fill in a number of Mobile Black Spots in South East NSW. One hundred and six (106) priority locations across Australia have been singled out for improved mobile phone coverage through Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone. One hundred and two (102) new base stations will be built, including five local sites: Bombala – Will receive a...
Mental health support flows as Bega Valley bushfire recovery continues
Health & Wellbeing
Money is flowing to support good mental health in the wake of the March 18 bushfires that moved in on Tathra and surrounds. NSW Federal Liberal Senator, Jim Molan announced the $250,000 for extra counselling services at the Recovery Centre in Bega set up to manage the physical and emotional rebuilding that will take place in the months ahead. "This...
Cooma becomes Land Rover heaven as the iconic rural brand turns 70
Community
Around 800 Land Rovers lined up in Cooma over Easter for the 70th Anniversary celebration of the marque. The four-day event drew entrants from across the country. From the very first Series 1 model imported to Australia in 1948 and those that have seen service for Australian Armed Forces overseas, to newer luxury models of Range Rover, Cooma was heaving...
Fingers crossed – live Triple J coming to Eurobodalla or Snowy Monaro
Arts & Culture
Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma, and Cooma have made a case to host one of the biggest events in Australian music - Triple J's One Night Stand.
Tathra Bushfire Evacuation Centre closes a new chapter of generosity
Community
A new generation of community support has stepped forward in the wake of the Tathra Bushfires. "The old girls of Bega" who have answered the call for help countless times during their history in the Bega Valley say they have never seen a response like the one witnessed at the Bega Showground Evacuation Centre over the last three and a...
Change to Anzac Day fundraising upsets South East veterans
News
RSL members in South East NSW say they are embarrassed by the scandal that has engulfed head office and are angry their local fundraising activities on Anzac Day have been impacted. Moruya RSL Sub-branch Deputy President, Kevin Setter, says concern was first felt when RSL headquarters in Sydney prevented the sale of poppies on Remembrance Day last November. Since then,...
A new Pooh Bear’s Corner on the Monaro? What do you know about it?
Community
Pooh Bear’s Corner on the Kings Highway between Canberra and Batemans Bay has been delighting travelers for decades, and it would appear that something similar is being created on the Monaro Highway just out of Cooma. In recent weeks, extra teddy bears have been slung into the hollow of an old Ribbon Gum northwest of Nimmitabel. The first teddy; a...
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