“We must stand together, show that love will win.” – Moruya stops for NZ
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Eurobodalla locals gathered at St John's Church in Moruya this morning in a show of solidarity and support for New Zealand, to pray and pay respects to the victims, survivors, and heroes of Friday's terrorist attacks in Christchurch. Anglican minister, Rev Linda Chapman lead those gathered, "We must stand together and show the world that love will win." Bernie Richards from Refugee Action...
Kathleen McCann and her garden still ‘growing’ 12 months after bushfire
Community
Editors note: This Monday marks the one year anniversary of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire. Sixty-five homes were lost on March 18, 2018. A number of community events are planned to mark the occasion. Sharing stories from that day has proven to be much needed and effective. The Stories of March 18 group recently hosted a writing...
Treasured surfboard found at Bermagui 15 years after it was stolen
Community
This could be the most excellent tale of 2019. But let's hope not. I am hoping the year is full of other examples of good will, good luck, and good vibes beyond the story of this lost surfboard and how it was found. This tale takes in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Dubbo, Bermagui, and the worldwide web weaved by social media. Robert...
Moruya school kids give leaders a lesson on climate action
News
“Stop climate change, stop climate change”, yelled a child protesting on his dad's shoulders as part of the national Climate Change Strike in Moruya. Students marched from Moruya High School to the Eurobodalla Shire Council chambers and were met with a round of applause by adults in the community. Council General Manager, Catherine Dale briefly addressed the protesters acknowledging their...
Brian Wilson using his wings to inspire others
Community
Brian Wilson may not be able to walk on his own two legs but he can fly as good as anyone. Gliding across the clear blue sky in his compact Aeropract, his heart soars as high as the digits on the altimeter. The Canberra man always dreamt of flying his own plane but a crippling disease in his toddler years...
Candelo collaboration – The New Graces launch tonight!
Arts & Culture
It's a Candelo collaboration that makes so much sense - it's hard to believe it hasn't happened sooner! Independently acclaimed musicians Kate Burke, Robyn Martin and Melanie Horsnell have banded together as The New Graces and will perform their first gig as a trio tonight (March 15) at the Candelo Town Hall. "We've been on stage together quite a bit over...
Another coastal waterway in distress, hundreds of fish dead near Moruya
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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
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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”
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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...
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