South Coast doctor leads emissions-reduction campaign to protect our health
Community
Medical professionals in the Eurobodalla have signed a petition seeking action to reduce emissions to protect public health as part of a national campaign kickstarted locally by general practitioner Dr Michelle Hamrosi, who works from Surf Beach Surgery, near Batemans Bay. "The majority of doctors from our practise have signed, along with many others who work at the hospital or practise...
Funding to Braidwood Heritage Centre an investment in the future
Community
A proposal by the Braidwood and District Historical Society to develop the Braidwood Museum into a Heritage Centre has received funding of $2.5 million thanks to the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, the NSW Government and the Federal Government. This is the first significant funding to support Braidwood’s heritage since the listing of Braidwood and its Setting on the NSW...
The hunt is on! Who will be Eurobodalla’s best latte artist?
Arts & Culture
Eurobodalla Shire Council is on the hunt for the region's best artistic barista at the inaugural Eurobodalla Latte Art Championship in Moruya on Thursday, 12 November, as part of the Taste Eurobodalla event running through November. Council’s events coordinator, Tegan Benfield, said Taste Eurobodalla has all the right ingredients to get foodies and caffeine lovers integrating with the shire’s producers...
Volunteers keep the SAGE heart beating
Community
Sustainable Agriculture and Garden Eurobodalla (SAGE) is shouting out for volunteers to come and join the group. Volunteers make it possible for SAGE to achieve its mission to create and support a NSW South Coast sustainable fair food economy and food sovereignty for local communities. SAGE began 10 years ago and now runs several programs, including the popular SAGE Farmers...
Winners of the Young Seller’s Art Prize announced
Arts & Culture
The judging is over and the winners of the 2020 Little Sellers Art Prize have been announced. Courtni Whittaker is the overall winner with her painting, Different Places to Go and See. A finalist in the 13-15 age group category, Courtni receives $200 thanks to the generosity of Basil Sellers AM, who started the prize for young artists five years...
Commemorative $2 coin rolls into funds for firefighters
Community
The Royal Australian Mint has poured the proceeds of a $2 commemorative coin honouring Australia’s firefighters into emergency service organisations across the country. The mint launched the coin that went into circulation on Thursday, 29 October, by announcing that $125,000 from proceeds of the sale of the coins will support volunteer firefighters. Designed by the mint's coin designer, Aleks Stokic, the $2 coin...
After 26 years, it’s time to pick the blueberries
Community
Norfolk Island is about as far away from Tumbarumba as you can get, but that’s where you’ll find Chris and Robyn Jones. Their eight-day holiday marks the end of an era for the couple as they closed the doors on the Tumbarumba Motel and Elms Restaurant for the final time last month. The motel and restaurant's closing was a teary...
Bushfires and pandemic add extra pressure for new mums
Health & Wellbeing
Namita Mittal has a new perspective on balance after giving birth to twins during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown. Not only are both hands full with her newborns, but the pathologist at Canberra Hospital is also juggling her eldest daughter's schooling from home without the usual level of support from her extended family. Namita is one of 750 women...
Eurobodalla residents urged to prepare for flood, fire and storms
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council local emergency management officer Warren Sharpe has reassured residents that bushfire conditions and the region's supporting infrastructure are significantly different from last year. Mr Sharpe has provided guidance on emergency management in the shire and said despite different conditions, residents still need to prepare their properties for natural disasters. “In 2019, we saw the driest conditions in...
Candelo’s newest addition: Slow fashion by Lily & Honey
Community
This year may be famous for dealing out the most widespread blows of any year in recent history, but for Mia Berisha from Lily & Honey in Candelo, it's been "one of my best years to date". The combination of moving to an area she loves and finding a passion for slow fashion has contributed to Mia's love of a year...
Honour roll unearths 13 Hidden Treasures
Community
Yuin woman Narelle McLeod has been heavily involved with Indigenous soccer at a local, national and international level for more than 20 years. She helped create Australia's only Indigenous soccer club and the first National Indigenous Football Championships in Nowra. Narelle is one of 13 women in southeast NSW recognised on the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll – a joint project of the...
Nesting boxes saving Eurobodalla’s wildlife after the bushfires
Environment
Nesting boxes are helping Eurobodalla’s wildlife recover from the bushfires after generous donations from community groups along Australia’s east coast, and as far away as the Macedon Ranges in Victoria. Eurobodalla Shire Council has been working with local landholders since February to install around 400 nesting boxes, some of which were occupied by wildlife within a week of installation. Council’s...
Kameruka cheesemakers continue history at Niagara Lane
Community
The Bega Valley's iconic history of cheesemaking continues thanks in part to Kameruka cheesemakers Lisa Kremmer and Wayne White, whose small outfit is located on Niagara Lane, opposite the site of a historical cheese factory. "As far as we know, the Niagara Lane factory was one of three cheese factories in Kameruka and it operated into the 1960s and 1970s...
HOME in Queanbeyan is more than a house for its residents
Community
Manager of HOME in Queanbeyan Anne Pratt loves nothing more than to walk with people on their worst of days. Anne had already walked through her worst days after her husband Bernie took his life after a battle with mental illness nearly 20 years ago. Now, Anne's home away from home is a place residents aged between 36 and 67...
Historic Bombala Lavender House reopens
Community
Bombala’s Lavender House has reopened to visitors, providing a historical look at what life was like in Bombala and the surrounding region in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Located next to the Bombala Visitors Centre on the Monaro Highway, Lavender House was built in 1892 and has become one of Bombala’s most admired buildings. Throughout its 128-year history, the house...
The eagle has landed at Memorial Park in Bemboka
Community
Bega Valley Shire Council will install the Landed eagle sculpture in Bemboka’s Memorial Park following community consultation and feedback. The artwork won the Sculpture Bermagui Acquisitive Prize and was identified by the Public Art Advisory Panel as being suitable for the township of Bemboka. “Possible sites for the sculpture were considered following feedback from the Bemboka community and an assessment of...
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