‘Do you remember when the roads were on fire, mum?’
Community
Many of Cobargo Preschool's families lost their homes when the 2019 New Year's Eve bushfires devastated the region, and the preschool itself was only saved by fast-acting neighbours. All of the preschool's children suffered trauma from the disaster, with some losing animals or property, and all feeling the loss of the landscape and town they knew. But one year on,...
Make our bridge beautiful, says Moruya Business Chamber
Community
A spark of inspiration has ignited a push to make a new bridge on the NSW South Coast more than just another concrete construction. Moruya Business Chamber president Tim Dalrymple wants to see any new crossing of Moruya River become an inspirational work of art, adding to the town's list of tourist attractions and reflecting the community's vibrant culture. "It...
This knock-on has the Raiders reaching out with Vinnies
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The 2021 NRL season hasn't yet begun and the Canberra Raiders have already made their first knock-on, except this one is helping others in the community to sign up for a series of fundraisers that help the St Vincent de Paul Society. In conjunction with the charity, the Canberra Raiders and Canberra Toyota launched the inaugural Vinnies Knock On Effect,...
Eurobodalla students can now access free online help with homework
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Students will be able to access online help with their homework through a program called Studiosity, which is set to be made available through Eurobodalla's libraries. The program is an online tutoring service and will be free for students in the shire from year five through to university level. It was paid for with bushfire recovery funding awarded to Eurobodalla...
Paralysed at 16, living independently and teaching at 21
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It’s already a full house when Emily and Matt Hayes arrive at their son Brad's new home in Crookwell. Brad, aged 21, is living independently for the first time since a 2016 rugby league accident caused quadriplegia, thanks to major fundraising efforts by his local community. The money was raised by Brad’s team, the Crookwell Green Devils, and an anonymous...
Colleen’s workplace is an absolute beachfront
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What do you do when you have nine children and find yourself suddenly unemployed? If you are anything like Colleen Adams, you have a brief panic and then set your sights on what's next. One year ago, Colleen and her husband, Daniel, were managers of a horse stud in the NSW Upper Hunter but the owner sold the property and...
Brogo water treatment plant delivers residents clean water after heavy rain
Community
Bega Valley Shire Council has trialled a new treatment process at Brogo Water Treatment Plant to deliver clean water to residents in the north of the shire. Council's water and sewerage services manager Chris Best said the treatment process uses some clever science to give much-improved water clarity. “Customers connected to our northern supply have long had to live with the...
Goulburn Rugby Club’s Thursday night discos boomed in the ’70s
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In the late 1970s, a narrow two-storey building in Market Street, Goulburn, thundered with late-night loud music. Inside, the deafening beat and blinding light bounced off the walls. The playlist at the Rugby Club disco featured the Bee Gees' five straight hits from their Saturday Night Fever double album, and Boney M's chart-toppers were also on high rotation. Goulburn Dirty...
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If your Facebook feed looks a little dull lately, you’re probably missing your daily dose of free local news from About Regional. In response, we’ve introduced a new daily digest email to ensure that people don’t miss the latest local news Last week the social media giant stopped Australian users from sharing or viewing any news articles on its platform....
See the adorable moment Mogo’s youngest cub met her half-brother
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Mogo Wildlife Park has celebrated a roaring success with the introduction of its youngest cub, Maji, and her older, half-brother Phoenix. The pair are the zoo's story of heartbreak and survival with Maji the only one of her four siblings to survive, while Phoenix was born during the devastating Black Summer bushfires. At 10 weeks old, Maji is the youngest...
Transition your cat to live inside, to save both them and our wildlife
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Cat lovers across the Eurobodalla Shire are being encouraged to keep their cats indoors for the protection of native animals and for the safety of the felines. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s natural resources officer Courtney Fink-Downes said research shows the average outdoor cat killed 110 native birds and animals each year. Letting them roam free can be bad for the cats,...
New marine rescue boat to be based at Moruya
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A new rescue boat has been launched in Moruya to join the Marine Rescue Tuross fleet and boost safety for marine users. NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said crews from Marine Rescue Tuross would be able to be on the scene of an emergency more rapidly following the delivery of its new $400,000 rescue vessel. Mr...
Delays leave Mogo Lolly Shop owner with a sour taste
Community
A Mogo business owner, sick of waiting for the Eurobodalla Shire Council to approve a number of improvements to the bushfire-affected town, says she was gobsmacked when a young girl entered her shop while her mum was left stranded in the town's only public toilet block. The eight-year-old girl wandered into the Mogo Lolly Shop not to find her favourite sweet...
Veggie beds help rebuild lives after bushfires
Community
When bushfires tore through Lorna Calder’s five-acre property on the NSW South Coast, she and her family, with their dog, Bundee, were forced out of their home and into temporary accommodation. She lost her four alpacas and her property's two veggie gardens. Last Wednesday (10 February), Lorna was one of 18 Eurobodalla residents who attend training at the SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture...
Planner offers clarity on Hurst Street home’s status
Community
Goulburn residents fighting to protect the first home built in Hurst Street, in 1888, from demolition and redevelopment may not have to because it is already protected. Goulburn Mulwaree Council's head of planning says the home is within the Goulburn Heritage Conservation Area, and is also asking councillors to consider a separate overlay providing Hurst Street with its own heritage precinct....
Disaster Relief Australia steps in to help Eurobodalla community with bushfire clean up
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Eurobodalla Shire residents will be able to access help with chainsaw operations, debris management and removal, fencing and small civil works from Disaster Relief Australia after Eurobodalla Shire Council's Bushfire Recovery Support Service arranged and funded extra help for people in need for the next five weeks. Disaster Relief Australia volunteer teams comprising ex-military and emergency responders have been called in...
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