Clyde Classic takes over Nelligen with exhaust fumes, passion & history
Community
The sun was shining, the smell of exhaust was in the air and the passion for all things motorised intoxicated the river village of Nelligen over the weekend. The Clyde River Classic car, bike and boat show attracted a bunch of colourful characters nursing self-confessed "car issues".  After buying his car 'Big Red' from a mate 12 years ago and...
Visionary Eden gathers to celebrate cruise milestone – new wharf open!
News
It feels odd to think and now say that concrete and steel can have warmth and heart - but the Eden community proved it so today at the opening of the port's $44 million cruise ship wharf. "From a youthful perspective, I believe this remarkable landmark in our town will make an innumerable number of strides towards boosting the economy,...
Canberra pharmacist named best in the trade at national event
Community
A Canberra pharmacist and founder of a pharmacy-delivered clinic service for urological and prostate issues in male patients has been awarded the Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist of the Year award at an event hosted by the Australian Patients Association in Melbourne last Thursday (25 July). Brad Butt from Cooleman Court Pharmacy in Weston, was nominated by members of the public for the coveted national title,...
Sassy spirit to shine at Festival of Open Minds this September in Bega
Arts & Culture
One of the region's rising artists is the latest to sign on for the Festival of Open Minds in Bega this September. Sassi Nuyum, aka Meaghan Holt, has been writing since she was a little girl - writing runs in her family's blood. Meaghan lost her mother at the age of 9 and has since been raised predominately with her Aboriginal...
Platypus killings raises concerns about illegal yabby traps
Community
An ecologist is calling for the "irresponsible" selling of yabby traps on store shelves to stop after an illegal yabby trap killed four platypuses near Braidwood earlier this week. A passing fisherman found the dead platypuses in an "opera house" yabby trap, which are banned in freshwater in parts of NSW. Waterwatch regional facilitator Woo O’Reilly, who is in charge of the...
Driver arrested trying to leave the country after fatal Cooma crash
Community
The man at the wheel of last weekend's double fatal car crash near Cooma has been arrested trying to leave the country. Just before 4:00 am last Sunday (July 28) emergency services were called to the Monaro Highway, near Rose Valley Road, Bunyan, about 10km north of Cooma, after a Mazda 6 sedan travelling south left the road and rolled....
FREE ground breaking cancer podcast now available for Southern NSW
Health & Wellbeing
A new cancer podcast offering support to residents in South East NSW is now available, the 10 episode series is a deep dive into treatments, hope, life and loss. John O’Neill was diagnosed with advanced brain cancer in May 2018 and had trouble finding information that openly addressed the crisis he was facing. “Searching for information in the wake of...
Green thumbs gather to get bushfire gardens growing – get involved
Community
With spring in the air comes another step forward in Tathra's evolving and ongoing growth beyond the bushfire of autumn 2018. As has been the case over the last 17 months a bunch of locals have seen a need and are stepping up to fill it with a Garden Recovery and Open Gardens weekend on August 24 and 25 in...
Tuross doctors can no longer “weather the storm” surgery to close
News
The Tuross community will be without a doctor from the end of this month, a move that will alarm other communities in Southern New South Wales. "The difficult and disappointing decision has been made to close this practice – the last consulting day will be Friday, 30 August 2019," a media statement from Queen Street Medical Centre Tuross says. GP Partner,...
Eden Library closed from Saturday for week long make over
Community
Hot on the heels of the Bega Library makeover comes a fresh new look and feel for Eden Library. Eden's house of knowledge and imagination will close for renovations from Saturday (August 3) and will reopen a week later on Saturday, August 10. Thanks to NSW State Library funding, new mobile shelving and a new children’s reading nook will be...
High-schoolers ‘Bournda Rock’ scoop unique regional award at Sydney YouthRock Comp
Arts & Culture
Every Monday for the last year, high school band Bournda Rock has met up for band practice and this week, the talent and commitment of the five members paid off. Jeremy Koenigkamp, Sarah Lingard-Sinclair, Jake Hansen, Malachi Mills-Hindle, all Eden Marine High students and Angus Ashcroft, a Bega High student, this week competed in YouthRock in Sydney and won a...
Yoga at the frontline for first responders
Community
Being told to take a deep breath and just relax as you stand in front of a fire emergency, or serve with Australia's military is not something you will hear in the same sentence. These frontline emergency service personnel are the first responders when an emergency hits. Now, there is an organisation making sure they not only take a deep breath...
Eurobodalla launches ‘All Kinds of Natural’ – watch new TV ad here
News
The Eurobodalla has a new catchphrase as it pushes further out into the competitive tourism market. 'All Kinds of Natural' replaces the 'Unspoilt Eurobodalla' campaign of recent years. The new messaging and advertising push was unveiled last night (July 31) before 100 local tourism operators at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes says, the campaign...
Cooma Challenge opens Jindabyne office to expand disability services
Community
The Snowy Monaro's largest locally based disability and aged care provider, Cooma Challenge, has announced the opening of a Jindabyne office, located in the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. "We saw a significant need for a local service in Jindaybyne," says recently appointed CEO Darren Carr, "and the community has been very welcoming." Currently, Coordinator Peter Wilson works from the Neighbourhood Centre...
Country Uni Centres will add value to NSW – Duncan Taylor
News
Duncan Taylor is confident the Country Universities Centre (CUC) he helped pioneer will prove its value to New South Wales beyond the standard matrix of worth. The CUC scheme was launched in Cooma in 2013, a Snowy Monaro initiative that has grown to include campuses at Broken Hill and Goulburn in the last 12 months, with plans for more of...
Bega Valley Youth Frontiers canvass mountain biking, youth depression and Lyme disease
Community
Students from Bega Valley high schools have been asked to come up with an idea which addresses a problem they see in their community and after three months of working on their plans with adult mentors, the students pitched their ideas this week to members of the community at Bega's University of Wollongong Campus. The program, Youth frontiers, is run...
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