Doors to close on Sapphire Coast Tourism after $$$ clash with Council
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
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
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
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
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?
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...
Unique Jindabyne love story inspires wedding venue
A Snowy Mountains couple brought together by a sense of respect and fairness has been in Canberra pitching their property overlooking Lake Jindabyne to same-sex couples looking to tie the knot in 2018. Every love story is unique and Anton and Bibi Wiesmann, owners of the Panorama have their own tale to tell, one they shared at the Canberra Wedding...