A personal reflection on Police Remembrance Day
News
National Police Remembrance Day is held annually on September 29 (today) - St Michael and All Angels Day, St Michael is the Patron Saint of Police and recognised by Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. This year, to avoid conflicts with the long weekend, the annual Far South Coast Police Remembrance Day Service was held yesterday (Friday, September 28) at St...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – author and teacher Gabbie Stroud
Podcast
Gabbie Stroud and her powerful and moving memoir ‘Teacher’ has captured Australia’s attention and is part of the current news cycle. In 2014, Gabbie was a very dedicated teacher with over a decade of experience, but she was forced to walk away from her calling by frustration and despair. Her ground-breaking essay ‘Teaching Australia’ in the February 2016 Griffith Review...
South Coast waters turn electric blue! Find out how to see it and capture it on film
Environment
The famous waters of the NSW Far South Coast have at times this week been a brilliant red by day and a luminescent blue at night. This natural event is non-toxic and with a bit of luck will hang around for the long weekend so more people can take in the spectacle. "Red tide is the colloquial name for the...
Yankees Gap Fire contained and under control on Day 44
News
Day 44 (September 27) of the vast Yankees Gap Fire that has been burning at the back of Bemboka, Numbugga, and Brogo brings a sigh of relief for those living alongside it and fighting it. Just before 4 pm the NSW Rural Fire Service declared the fire to be 'under control' and 'contained', words that didn't seem possible on August...
FOUND – Batemans Bay’s Katie Joyce
News
A Batemans Bay resident reported missing from south-west Sydney has been found safe and well. Police wish to thank the public and the media for their assistance in locating, 33-year-old Katie Joyce. Concerns were raised on Tuesday when Police revealed Katie hadn't been seen since Sunday morning, her last known sighting at that stage was at a home on Caledonia Street,...
Award-winning South Coast truckie rolls out safety program for young drivers
Community
All David Wilson ever wanted to do since he was a little boy was to be a truck driver, and now the owner of Pambula freight company DJ Cool Freight has been awarded a national accolade by the trucking industry organisation, NatRoad. Mr Wilson was named 2018 Professional Driver of the Year at NatRoad's national conference and awards on Hamilton...
Have you seen Batemans Bay’s Katie Joyce?
News
Police are hoping the community might be able to help locate a Batemans Bay woman missing from Bexley in Sydney's south-west. Katie Joyce, aged 33, was last seen at a home on Caledonia Street, Bexley, at about 10 am, on Sunday (September 23). She has not been seen or heard from since. Police understand Katie who lives in Batemans Bay...
Thai Ambassador visits Cooma to acknowledge architect
News
A special occasion this week for 95-year-old, Yallambee Lodge resident Tibor Olgay. On Monday, Mr Olgay played host to Thailand’s Ambassador to Australia and officials from the Royal Thailand Embassy. Thailand Ambassador, Nantana Sivakua made the trip to Cooma to personally thank Mr Olgay who designed the Royal Thailand Embassy in Canberra, 48 years ago. “We are very grateful for the work...
Let there be light! Floriade throws switch to Nightfest
What's On
If you think you've seen one Floriade Nightfest, you've seen it all, think again. Floriade lights up tonight until Sunday with an array of cascading colours across Commonwealth Park in a unique show created by design stars Mandylights - which handle the big festivals - concerts and touring productions in Australia and overseas. Director Richard Neville says no one Nightfest...
A “new” Deputy Mayor for Eurobodalla Shire Council
News
The Eurobodalla has a "new" Deputy Mayor, Councillor Rob Pollock OAM, takes over from Cr Anthony Mayne, who served in the position for two years. Describing Cr Pollock as "new to the role" should be prefaced with the knowledge that he has been a local councillor for 31 years and has previously served as Deputy Mayor for 11. Over the...
Strawberries – so easy to grow in your backyard food garden
Community
  Strawberries have been in the news for all the wrong reasons and our hearts go out to the farmers. But if anything these sweet tasty red morsels are more popular than ever and can be easily part of your backyard food garden. Strawberries are an acid soil loving plant, with good growth happening around the 5.5 - 6.5 ph...
Eden to better look after boats big & small, an extra $9 million announced
News
Another jewel has been added to Eden's increasingly sparkling crown with the NSW Government providing an additional $9 million in funding to construct a wave attenuator in Snug Cove. The extra funds come on top of $10 million announced in 2014 for the Eden Safe Harbour Project and will allow for the government's preferred option to be constructed, a total cost...
The People’s Cup races to the Sapphire Coast as part of world tour
Sport
The Sapphire Coast will join racing history when it hosts the $200,000, 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup this week as part of the 16th annual Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour. The Cup will tour more than 37 destinations around Australia and internationally in 2018, with the trophy heading to Ireland, UK, New Zealand and South Korea, while also trekking to Dunedoo, Katherine, Canberra, Mission Beach and Hobart...
Farming in tune with nature
Community
Science at its simplest requires observation and conclusions. For fourth-generation farmer, Garry Kadwell, watching how nature ‘knows best’ helped him create an ecological zone that increased productivity on his Crookwell-certified seed potato enterprise. The Kadwell Potato Company is synonymous with quality and high standards. Its seed potatoes which are supplied across Australia to commercial potato growers are free of major...
Bega – Tathra Community Bike Ride a celebration of people and place
What's On
Brilliant blue skies will sparkle alongside community spirit this Sunday (September 30) for the Bega Tathra Safe Ride - NSW Bike Week Community Ride. The bushfire that destroyed so much just six months ago is inspiring many to take part, not just to raise money for the Mayor's Tathra and District Bushfire Appeal, but more so as a celebration of...
Keeping your photos and memories safe from fire
What's On
The possible impact of bushfire on our home and community has become an almost routine contemplation. The long-running Yankees Gap Fire burning at the back of Bemboka, Numbugga, Coopers Gully, and Brogo has so far claimed four homes, its ongoing presence mixed with one bad day puts more at risk. This five-week-old fire comes six months after the flames of the Reedy...
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