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Another coastal waterway in distress, hundreds of fish dead near Moruya
News
Another coastal waterway is falling victim to dry times with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) - Fisheries investigating the death of hundreds of fish at Meringo Lagoon/Lake south of Moruya. The marine species washing up on the shoreline include Black Bream, Gudgeons, Mullet, Luderick and eels. "The suspected cause is related to the very low water levels at Lake...
Sculpture Bermagui, on now – fusing art and environment
Arts & Culture
Sculpture Bermagui is pulling crowds to the picturesque seaside town as art and environment fuse in a feast for the eyes. Sculpture President Paul Payten says the event is rated as one of South East NSW’s top five flagship events, and aims to present “art for the community, to excite and stimulate locals and visitors." People travelled from Sydney, Canberra,...
Moruya Airport upgrade moving ahead
News
The upgrade of the Moruya Airport runway has been completed ahead of schedule, with Council now preparing to move on to the next stage of the precincts development. Crews from Eurobodalla Shire Council have worked seven days a week and at least 13 hours a day to complete the works, utilising more than 100 staff and subcontractors. Council Project Engineer, Carlyle...
Bega Valley refugee signs to stay – “We won’t bow down to vandals”
News
The Bega Valley's 'Welcome Refugees and Asylum Seekers' signs will stay, following a 6 - 3 vote by Councillors. Deputy Mayor Mitchell Nadin brought a motion to remove the orange metal signs to yesterday's meeting. "It would seem the community is divided on the issue; since the signs were installed they have been damaged, vandalised and even one sign has...
Unleashed dog savages therapy alpaca while owner films attack
News
"I’ve had so much to do with death," says Alpaca Therapy founder Nils Lantzke, his voice choking with tears, "Mimosa had helped so many other people but there was nothing I could do for her." Last night an unleashed dog savaged Mimosa the therapy alpaca, breaking both her front legs, biting to the bone and injuring the terrified animal so...
More flows planned for Snowy but drought taking its toll on how much
News
The new Snowy Advisory Committee (SAC) has delivered its first report to the NSW Government and is supporting high flow events during winter and spring this year, along with a bigger water release to help flush the river system in October. The Committee was formed last year to deliver independent, expert and community-based advice on environmental water flows into the Snowy River...
Batemans Bay dog owner fined after attack on teen
News
A Batemans Bay man has copped a substantial penalty after his dog was proven to have rushed and attacked a teenager delivering pamphlets. Council’s Environmental Health and Compliance Coordinator, Nathan Ladmore says the judgement in Batemans Bay Local Court is a reminder to dog owners that their pets should not pose a risk to the community. He says dog owners must...
Youth Frontiers seeking adult mentors in Bega Valley after Batemans Bay success
Community
A government-run program, Youth Frontiers, delivered by the Young Women's Christian Association , has found a home on the Far South Coast after widespread success across northern and southern NSW and as close as Batemans Bay. Program coordinator Jodie Stewart says that her initial foray into local high schools has been met with enthusiasm by the program's target audience -...
Police renew efforts to find missing Dalmeny man Ray Speechley
News
It's almost three years since Raymond Speechley, then aged 77, disappeared from a retirement home on Ruth Place, Dalmeny. He was last seen at about 4 pm on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the time, police were informed a man similar in description to Mr Speechley was seen on the Princes Highway, Dalmeny. A number of comprehensive bush searches have failed...
Corn Trail campaigners convince Barilaro that logging should cease
Community
Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier John Barilaro has written to The Minister for Lands and Forestry, Paul Toole MP on behalf of the Friends of Mongarlowe River (FMR), asking for a cessation of logging in the areas of forest alongside the bottom of the historic Corn Trail. In late February campaigners from Friends of Mongarlowe River, including Harry Laing, John...
Monaro candidates fired up by climate, and renewable energy issues
Opinion
The key issues for the Federal election are still up in the air, but if the Monaro candidates' debate last week was anything to go by, there are plenty of people who believe the NSW election on March 23 will be at least partly a referendum on climate action. Repower Monaro organised the forum, held in front of a near capacity...
Skydiving Championships take to Moruya’s big blue skies
News
The 2019 Australian and New Zealand National Skydiving Championships were officially opened on Sunday evening at the newly upgraded Moruya Airport. Moruya’s Skydive Oz is hosting up to 150 the country’s best skydivers in the annual meet run by the Australian Parachute Federation. Joining in the opening was Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes, who took her first tandem jump with Paul...
“Feel free to ask questions and sit down and have a yarn.” – Colleen Dixon
Arts & Culture
"It's beautiful that people are stopping and asking me questions about the poles and showing an interest," says Djiringanj elder, Colleen Dixon. Colleen has been trying to get a fresh coat of paint on three Aboriginal totem poles in Bega's Littleton Gardens since Saturday morning. "I'd be finished by now if I wasn't doing so much talking," she laughs. Speaking to...
Jacky Perott-Jones found safe
News
Jacky Perott-Jones has been found safe. Queanbeyan Police raised the alarm in the early hours of Monday morning. At that stage, the 47 year old had not been seen since 11 am on Saturday (March 9) in the Googong area. Police were concerned for her welfare. Monaro Police District says she has been located and have thanked the community for their assistance. Traffic on the...
Record entries dive into Broulee Bay to Breakers
Sport
It was a perfect morning for the eigth Annual Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim on Sunday. A record 413 entries were recorded for the 1.4 km Race from Shark Bay around the headland to South Broulee Beach. Out on the water, Broulee Surf Life Saving Club members patrolled the course in a variety of watercraft as a done...
It’s time to end the silence on endometriosis
Health & Wellbeing
One in ten women battle endometriosis, or endo for short, a challenging and debilitating disease. The average diagnosis takes 7-12 years and it costs Australia $7.7 billion annually in lost productivity and healthcare costs. I am that one in ten. There is no cure. Endometriosis happens when the tissue that is normally present in the lining of the uterus (womb), occurs...
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