Eurobodalla cafes lending coffee mugs to reduce landfill and address drive fatigue
Community
A caffeine hit during a road trip often means a single-use coffee cup, bit by bit habits are changing (I need to be better at it) as people travel with their own mug for cafes to fill along the way. A new scheme in the Eurobodalla is helping drive that change in behaviour further. Business owners from Bodalla to Narooma...
Wallagoot Lake shrinking as the hot days of summer get closer
News
Concerns for the health and future of Wallagoot Lake have arisen following February's large fish kill, with water levels in the lake now at their lowest since 2010. Doug Reckord, Principal of the Bournda Environmental Education Centre, says that marine scientist, Luke Brown, noticed the low levels while with a group of students last week. "In 2010, Jack Miller, who...
Cash and wedding ring remain unclaimed with Batemans Bay Police
Community
Precious items remain unclaimed at Batemans Bay Police Station including a wallet containing a large sum of money and a gold wedding ring. The wallet was handed to police in early July, "If you think it's yours, you will need to supply the exact description of the wallet, details of the denomination, time, date and place where the money and wallet...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – Feeding your flock
Community
Chickens are omnivores like pigs, so they like a diet that includes protein from various sources. Chooks are not herbivores like cows, sheep or goats and so your flock can, and should, eat plant as well as animal proteins. Chickens are naturally fantastic foragers. They love scratching around for bugs, grit and greenery. While free-ranging is great for your flock...
Building an export business – Yass, Bega, Moruya, & Young workshops
Business
Getting into exports sounds like a big call for many regional businesses. There is no doubt there are challenges, but the potential is huge and next week in Young, Yass, Bega and Moruya there's advice to help your business rise to the opportunities. The Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), representing eight neighbouring local government areas, says the Capital Region is...
Local councils win $13.6 million reprieve from Emergency Services Levy
News
Local Government has welcomed news an increase in the Emergency Services Levy will be paid by the NSW Government this year saving the sector from a $13.6 million bill. Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and the Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock say the State’s 128 councils would not have to pay the additional funds this...
There is no missing swimmer at Gillards – it’s a massive hoax
News
The time, energy and concern of emergency services looking for a missing swimmer on the Far South Coast over two-and-a-half days has been a huge waste. There is no missing man, the story is a big fat lie designed to escape alleged fraud charges. A land, air, and sea search was launched just before dusk on Wednesday (August 14) from...
Here we snow again – another polar blast on the way
News
Just in case you missed all the snow action last weekend, there is an encore performance being forecast, with more snow set to blanket the region on Sunday and Monday. Last weekend saw many hit the road to get a glimpse of snow at such low levels, the road to Corin Forest near Canberra took on the feel of peak...
From eggs to meat – the next step for pioneering Bega Valley Eggs
Economy
They've only been on their 300 acres near Quaama for a few years but Dan and Lyndal Tarasenko of Bega Valley Eggs have already achieved so much. "I don't think we've had a typical day yet," Lyndal laughs, running after the couple's toddler son, Leo, "the business has been in a constant state of growth since we started in 2016." With 5000...
Still no sign of missing Gillards swimmer – end of day three
News
The third day of searching for a missing swimmer on the Far South Coast has ended, sadly with no result or conclusion for the 42-year-olds family and friends. Today's (August 16) land, air, and sea search between Tathra and Bermagui happened under suitably grey skies, the multi-agency effort has found no trace of the Victorian other than the belongings he...
End to Medicare freeze might be too late for some country GPs
News
The days of Tuross Head having its own doctor's surgery are ticking away with the Queen Street Medical Centre winding back a service that has been part of the village for almost a decade. As reported earlier this month, Moruya/Tuross GP Partner, Dr Neil Starmer expressed his frustration and disappointment, “we thought we could weather the storm comprising static...
More jobs than people available in the Eurobodalla’s largest industry
Economy
Eurobodalla job seekers are being asked to take a fresh look at work within the region's fastest-growing employment sector through a new job scheme. Health care and social assistance is the shire’s largest industry, with more jobs available than eligible job seekers. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Employment Projects Coordinator, Rhonnie South says the Employment Revolution program is helping ensure the shire...
Dry River Bridge closures scrapped, Princes Highway to stay open
News
Bridgeworks that have closed the Princes Highway north of Bega on some nights over the last two weeks have been completed ahead of schedule with the remaining plans for night closures scrapped. Motorists have been juggling the closures each Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights on Dry River Bridge at Quaama since August 4, further closures are no longer necessary. Vehicle...
You are needed for a BioBlitz celebration of local nature Friday to Sunday
What's On
Are you ready to BioBlitz in Bega?! This weekend is your chance to get involved with this increasingly popular grassroots science event. After six successful Bega Valley Bioblitzes, number seven is on now (August 16 - 18) as part of National Science Week celebrations. The Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness is partnering with the Sapphire Coast Regional Science...
Cooma’s Imants Tillers stars in documentary screening this Saturday night
Arts & Culture
It's been shown at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney, at Parliament House in Canberra, The University Of Melbourne, and in the Latvian capital - Riga, now the feature-length documentary Thrown into the World will screen at Cooma's Little Theatre.  Cooma happens to be the hometown of Imants Tillers, one of Australia's best-loved contemporary artists and the film, directed by...
No result in search for missing Gillards swimmer, Friday is another day
News
A Victorian man remains missing after a day of searching along the coastline between Bermagui and Tathra. The 42-year-old was reported missing from Gillards Beach late yesterday (August 14). The man’s brother raising the alarm after finding his sibling's belongings on the sand after not returning from a swim. Weather conditions at the time were fine with a slight northerly breeze...
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