Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – Mites and what to do
Community
With all the rain this summer the chook pen is an ideal breeding ground for scaly leg mites and red mites. Mites are easy enough to manage but you need to be vigilant around this time of year. The scaly leg mite burrows under the scales of a chook’s leg and feeds on keratin. It exudes a greyish waste which...
Bega singer-songwriter finds inspiration on the road from Eden
Arts & Culture
The trip between Eden and Bega is one that Corey Legge has done a million times before but this trip was one of the hardest. The high school music teacher had just finished a bad day at work and was starting to evaluate his career and his aspirations. "Do I really want to be teaching nine-to-five or do I want...
The Bas opens in Moruya – “What a night for art in Eurobodalla!”
Arts & Culture
  “Wow! What a night for art in Eurobodalla!” With those words, Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes kicked off a big night of celebration with the opening of The Bas and the opening of the Basil Sellers Art Prize on Friday evening. Several hundred people packed the space adjacent to the Council Chambers in Moruya. The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, AKA...
Eden timber jobs in limbo as change takes hold
Community
You'd be a cold fish not to have an emotional response to the powerful protest that lines the fence of Blue Ridge Hardwoods as you enter Eden. The detail behind it is more complex. Blue Ridge, the largest employer in Eden, has not been able to renew its exclusive wood supply agreement with the NSW Forestry Corporation, placing the future employment...
NBN network coming to parts of Bega Valley this week
News
After ten years of public uncertainty and confusion, the National Broadband Network will extend its roll out around the Bega Valley this week, with homes at Berrambool, Merimbula, Mirador and Tura Beach able to access the network as of today (February 22). Pambula, Pambula Beach, and South Pambula will follow next month. On top of those advances, you may...
Rugby Union juniors from Southern NSW flock to Tathra this weekend
Sport
Rugby Union juniors from as far as the Southern Highlands, Riverina, Illawarra and A.C.T will hit the paddock in Tathra this weekend, at the A.C.T. Brumbies - South Coast 7's. It's a full weekend of Rugby 7's action with junior players, boys and girls, aged 13 to 18 taking part. Girls from the Tathra-based Far South Coast Falcons will be...
Shout out for local artists of all abilities to make mini-Vivid at Bermagui
Arts & Culture
A shout out for local artists of all abilities who want to help create a mini-Vivid light and sound show at Bermagui! Lismore based, inclusive arts organisation Real Art Works has developed an exciting partnership with Sculpture Bermagui and the Bega Valley Shire Library Service to create a series of installations that will be exhibited in early March. 'The Trail...
Tathra starts push for 100% renewable energy in Bega Valley
News
The Bega Valley has taken its first step towards being powered by 100% renewable energy by 2030. Last night's public meeting in Tathra unanimously endorsed the idea, the only dissenting voice was that of Brogo's Peter Haggar who with a smile suggested 2025 should be the target. An academic from the Australian National University said that is very possible. Answering...
Bega River needs you this Sunday
Environment
Whenever I walk (or sometimes run!) the track alongside the Bega River my mind acknowledges the determined band of workers who have reclaimed this environment. Over the last two decades, what was a place on the fridge in every respect has been reconnected with the heart of Bega. No longer a place to avoid or feel afraid in, the Bega...
Empty Eden graves discovered in Council cemeteries review
News
As well as general maintenance requirements and the age-old question of whether there needs to be public toilets at cemeteries, Bega Valley Shire Council's cemetery review involves checking that local burial plots are actually 'occupied.' Grave-checking, as well as attempting to solve the mysteries of unmarked graves, is part of council's ambitious plan to map each cemetery and digitalise the maps so that...
Dob in a Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven drug dealer
News
“Our officers see the impact of illicit drugs in the community on a daily basis and police, together with the community, want it to stop,” says South Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Stephen Hegarty. A new campaign aimed at mobilising members of the public in the fight against illicit drugs has been launched through the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley. “Dob...
NSW Labor promises $900 million boost for local roads
News
Regional road's will be a winner if a Labor Government is elected to the NSW Parliament in five weeks time. The alternative government has pledged to help clear the road maintenance backlog of local government by investing an additional $900 million over five years in line with an NRMA recommendation. Local Labor candidates say the investment will almost double the existing...
A ‘pearl’ in Pambula – community kitchen enters its fourth year
Community
First things first - there is no 'Pearl' at Pambula's community kitchen, located in the Masonic Lodge every Wednesday. "We named it Pearl's Place because I liked the idea of a little treasure inside a rough exterior," says director Louise Maud, "we're all a little bit like that, aren't we?" Moving into its fourth year, Pearl's Place mimics a model seen...
FREE materials for Jindabyne Lake Light Sculpture artists
Arts & Culture
Local artists are being invited to explore the potential offered by the waste and recyclables generated on the Snowy Monaro. Repurposed materials from the shire's waste facilities are being offered to artists for use in the 2019 Lake Light Sculpture exhibition this Easter in Jindabyne. Snowy Monaro Regional Council is donating a range of suitable materials to artists including: Scrap...
PODCAST- NSW Cancer Council, election priorities forum, Bega
Podcast
Cancer and health advocates from the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla have made their pitch to those standing for election to the NSW Parliament on March 23. The NSW Cancer Council's Saving Life Forum attracted around 100 people to the Bega Civic Centre, all there to add their weight and in some cases, lived experience to the Council's four key election recommendations:...
Unusual and exotic places to stay within a few hours of home
Community
From a remote lighthouse on the South Coast to a tiny house in the Southern Highlands and a shed in Kangaroo Valley, there are a whole range of unusual and exotic places to stay at within a few hours’ drive of much of the Canberra region. While the holiday season may be over, there’s always the weekend or planning for...
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