Community

Tathra Pub Choir – ‘titanium’ strong after first week
Arts & Culture
During a warm-up rendition of "Stand By Me" with the hundred or so people gathered on a wet and windy evening at the Tathra Hotel, musician Robyn Martin laughs at her own mistake. "I'm a bit vague on that bit - probably shouldn't have chosen a song I'm vague about," Martin says ruefully, adding "but that's what singing in a pub...
Conservationists battling to stop logging near historic Corn Trail
Community
Local residents and environmental groups have called for a suspension of logging in an area abutting the Monga National Park, adjacent to the historic Corn Trail in the Buckenbowra Valley. The 12.5km Corn Trail winds from the top of the Clyde Mountain down to the head of the Bolero Valley. Popular with bushwalkers and horse-riders, the walking track was originally used...
Another step forward for Snowy 2.0 – exploratory works to start soon
News
The NSW Government has given approval for exploratory works to start on the Snowy 2.0 project. “Snowy 2.0 involves expansion of the existing Snowy Scheme, with the construction and operation of a new pumped hydropower station," Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro says. “It could increase the generation capacity of the existing Snowy Scheme by almost 50 per cent and...
Put people ahead of cars in Goulburn’s main street
Community
Goulburn, how would you like this green streetscape (above) to be your new main street? A few years ago Geelong embarked on a revitalisation of its CBD. This was a key outcome: a green spine running along the south edge of Malop Street. One lane of car parking (I can hear the screams from Goulburnites as a write) was replaced...
Steven Bailey, a life in politics and the black dog
Community
If you put your hand up for politics, you might expect questions about policies, the past and your private life. But frequent Canberra candidate Steven Bailey has been far franker than many in his position about his longtime entanglement with the black dog. Both of them. In 2016, he was the first local candidate for the Australian Sex Party to...
No quick solution to Yass’ dirty water dilemma
News
Imagine drinking discoloured water that smells like mouldy socks? For the residents of the small NSW town of Yass an hour outside of Canberra, this is a reality. The town's cloudy and smelly water supply has been an ongoing problem for years and according to the local council, there is no quick solution to the dilemma. Despite the water's brown colour and...
Bushfire Hazard Reduction – a permaculturalist’s view on pile burns
Opinion
Everyone likes a good bonfire. Most of us have grown up with the idea that a big bunch of burnables in a gigantic pile is great family entertainment. It was once, but now with the drying out of our forest lands and hotter weather extremes, pile burning has become an issue. When you pile burn, two things happen - carbon...
The People of Pialligo Estate: Head gardener John Sanderson
Community
After almost forty years in horticulture and civil construction, Pialligo Estate head gardener John Sanderson says he is finally working in his dream job. It’s a role that for the first time in his career essentially brings together every facet of his broad experience. John’s experience is integral to Pialligo Estate’s ‘Paddock to Plate’ philosophy, where most of the natural...
Tathra Beach – your safer spot to swim this February
News
The flags are flying on Tathra Beach this February making it the only community south of Mollymook offering endless summer safety right through summer. Working with the volunteers from the famous Tathra Surf Life Saving Club, Tathra Beach will again have lifeguards on duty seven days a week until the end of February. “This is the fifth summer the red and...
Local Table: Understand your food choices
Opinion
Editors note: The Eurobodalla's Kate Raymond is passionate about food and the impact it can have on people and the planet. Over the coming months, Kate will share her wisdom and experience with you in her 'Local Table' series - no guilt or baggage, just good words to get you thinking and maybe taking action. What you put on your...
Constance announces $3 million for Old Bega Hospital restoration
Arts & Culture
Member for Bega, Andrew Constance today announced that the NSW Government has set aside up to $3 million from the Regional Communities Development Fund for the restoration of the Old Bega Hospital. The news came as a surprise to the seven members of the Old Bega Hospital Trust who have stewardship of the building which dates back to 1888 and...
Back Lagoon turns to chocolate milk as muddy Mirador overflows
Environment
The waters of Back Lagoon at Short Point, Merimbula have turned a chocolate milk colour this week as sediment traps in a new housing estate failed to catch muddy runoff. "It's disappointing that it appeared to take complaints from members of the public to bring this issue to light, however, I'm very pleased with council staff's swift response and the...
Join the Bega Bombers family this Saturday – kids play FREE
Sport
The Bega Bombers Australian Rules Football Club says family involvement has been key to their growth. "Three years ago when the club elected to concentrate on the development of its juniors we had trouble fielding full teams," says Club President Stephen Nicol. "This year we’re confident enough to enter two new teams in the competition - an under ten team and...
New Moruya Library to be open seven days from February 23
Arts & Culture
The finishing touches are being made to the new Moruya Library with the service to go seven days from the end of the month. “Our patrons will love the spacious feel. We’ve improved the layout and knocked out the back wall to connect the library with the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, with views over the golf course beyond,” says...
Lochiel man given community sentence for death of Merimbula cyclist
News
Editors note: The story that follows may upset and distress some readers. In commenting on this article please be mindful of the hurt some comments have already caused to the family and friends of David Brand. Thirty-seven-year-old Lochiel man Nathan Cumming has been given a 12-month Intensive Correction Order, fined $5,000, and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service, for...
Mural artist Claire Foxton to paint the ‘face of Queanbeyan’
Arts & Culture
An in-demand mural artist with a distinctive mix of abstract and realistic techniques has been chosen to paint the ‘face of Queanbeyan’ in the heart of the CBD. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has chosen artist and designer Claire Foxton to transform a wall of the Bicentennial Hall by creating a large-scale portrait mural of the person assessed as “truly representing Queanbeyan”....
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