European Wasps sting Braidwood girl 200 times, while new problem emerges in Bega Valley
News
The devastating consequences of the spread of European Wasps have been sharply brought into focus by a swarm attack on a 7-year-old Braidwood girl while playing at the local recreation ground. Young Evie Clark suffered around 200 stings leaving her barely conscious. Evie had been playing with two school friends in the creek area, beside the playing fields while Dad...
Far South Coast Surf Lifesavers reflect on Port Campbell tragedy
News
Lifesavers along the Far South Coast are mourning the loss of Ross and Andrew Powell at the weekend. The 71-year-old and 32-year-old father and son died after their rescue boat flipped while responding to a call for help from a 30-year-old overseas visitor in waters near the Twelve Apostles, on Victoria's west coast on Easter Sunday. Police say the six-meter...
Victorian artists light up Jindabyne’s Lake Light Sculpture
Arts & Culture
Three Victorians are the major winners of the 17th Annual Lake Light Sculpture exhibition, held at Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne over the Easter long weekend. Winner of the Major Award of $10,000 sponsored by Thredbo Resort was sculptor Matt Hill of Rye (VIC) with his entry Mumma and Foal. The two-piece sculpture is of a mare and her foal and...
Rail options for Canberra – Monaro – Eden chugg forward
News
The long talked about Monaro Rail Trail is chugging forward with Snowy Monaro Regional Council progressing a feasibility study of the project. The proposed vision is to turn the disused rail line from Queanbeyan to Bombala into a 208 km bike path, adding up to a three to five-day journey. Those excited by the idea point to the many interesting rail features...
Mayor’s Writing Competition plants a ‘seed’ for young Eurobodalla writers – entries close soon!
Arts & Culture
Kids looking for something to do these school holidays? Want to get them away from screens? The annual Eurobodalla Mayor’s Writing Competition is here and offering the shire’s young wordsmiths an opportunity to grow their talent. With less than two weeks until entries close, Mayor Liz Innes is encouraging budding writers aged five to 18 years who live or go...
Herds for Hire munch war on weeds from Merimbula to Lake Burley Griffin
Environment
Two Northern Hemisphere natives are doing battle in Southern NSW and the ACT and the good guys are winning. Goats are currently munching their way through tangles of blackberry bushes along Merimbula Creek at the back of Club Sapphire having beaten similar infestations around Lake Burley Griffin and the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. "With goats, the use of harmful...
The scenic route: Jindabyne to Cooma
Community
Set against the backdrop of undulating hills, pristine lakes and vast expanses of land, the drive between the Snowy Mountain gateway towns of Cooma and Jindabyne is a potent reminder of the natural beauty that's hiding in plain sight in the High Country. The quickest way to drive between Cooma and Jindabyne is via Kosciusko Road. This trip extends for...
Powered by Passion: Margaret Blakers, Environmentalist
Community
“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” goes the mantra: we all need role models and inspiration, and sometimes the most powerful icons are right there in our own backyards. Powered by Passion is a new Region Media series by Nina Gbor that takes us inside the lives and motivations of some remarkable Canberra region women. Margaret Blakers, in many ways, embodies...
Red Cross disaster volunteers needed across Snowy Monaro
Community
The Australian Red Cross is looking for volunteers in Snowy Monaro to step up in times of trouble and distress for the local community. "We are a bit light on the ground, its a high-risk area and our Snowy Monaro team is a bit concerned should something happen," says Emergency Services Officer, Sandra Arnold. A free one-day training course will be held...
New playground for young and young at heart in Tuross
Community
More happiness for Eurobodalla kids this Easter, with Council announcing a major upgrade of a Tuross Head playground. Residents and visitors will soon have a bigger and better playground to enjoy at the Evans Road Reserve, with the existing playground to be closed from late April/early May until the end of June to allow crews from Eurobodalla Shire Council to do...
Kosciuszko’s 75th marks another watershed moment in dealing with hooves
Opinion
This weekend marks the 75th birthday of Kosciuszko National Park. At a time we should be celebrating Kosciuszko National Park’s 75th anniversary, the area remains mired in a mucky debate about hard-hooved animals. The park was created in 1944 by visionary Labor Premier, Sir William McKell, who was compelled to act after witnessing what he described as 'one of Australia's greatest...
World’s oldest wombat dies at Canberra’s zoo at the age of 32
Community
The National Zoo & Aquarium is in mourning today following the death of the much-loved Winnie the wombat – believed to be the oldest wombat in the world. Winnie was the zoo’s oldest resident and had reached the grand age of 32, which is seven years more than the age wombats generally live to in captivity. The zoo said that...
Bodalla adds to Electric Vehicle discussion, new charge point for Easter
Environment
A small Bodalla based business has sidestepped the ugliness of the Electric Vehicle (EVs) debate in the run-up to the May 18 Federal Election and installed a charging point ready for Easter holiday traffic on the Princes Highway. "It's wonderful that we are talking about EVs, and it's wonderful that this is being seen as 'the climate election' but I hate...
Upgraded facilities at South Durras boat ramp ready for Easter
Community
Easter brings more than chocolate eggs to Eurobodalla locals and holidaymakers with upgraded car-park facilities at the South Durras boat ramp. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Infrastructure Works Manager Tony Swallow says there are now 19 parking spaces available, including nine catering for boat trailers. “To improve drainage and prevent possible erosion caused by informal parking, we’ve surfaced the car park, with kerb...
“I look into the eyes of these teenage kids and wonder what they’ve seen.” – Lisa Herbert
Opinion
My heart sank as I scrolled through the comments on a Facebook post recently about the 'welcome refugees' signs in the Bega Valley. I moved here permanently two years ago, having visited the area for over four decades, and always felt the people of the Bega Valley were welcoming and caring. Well, I've felt welcome anyway. But the strength of...
Queanbeyan Palerang Heritage Awards, and the winners are…
Arts & Culture
For the first time, the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) Heritage Awards were held at the Braidwood Museum. Mayor Tim Overall presented the awards before an audience of around 40 people. A total of ten nominations across the three categories were received and all the nominations were of a high standard. The judges found making a decision very challenging and...
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