Blood moon in the skies of South East NSW this weekend
Science
Canberra and southern NSW will be treated to a total lunar eclipse this weekend when people will see a blood moon, as the Earth passes between the sun and moon. ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker said people would see the moon appear to darken and gradually turn red as it moved into Earth’s shadow in the early hours of Saturday, 28 July...
New body to advise on Snowy River flows from hydro scheme
News
A new advisory committee has been established to guide the NSW Government's management of water flows out of the Snowy Hydro Scheme and into the Snowy River catchment. Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed the inaugural Snowy Advisory Committee (SAC), which has been established to provide expert and local input into the design of environmental flows within the iconic river...
Batemans Bay roadworks a start to Mackay Park redevelopment
News
A major upgrade of Beach Road at Batemans Bay is underway better linking the Princes Highway and Orient Street. Works began this week to modify the car park at the Batemans Bay Visitors Centre. Step one will see a widening of Beach Road to provide an extra left-turn lane onto the Highway. The car park is being reconfigured with the...
The Festival of Open Minds, highlighting personal stories and knowledge for change
What's On
Momentum around The Festival of Open Minds is building as people from near and far snap up the early bird discount and get ready to take part in this day of ideas and discussion. On Saturday, September 1, the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre will buzz with personal stories and the wisdom and knowledge of experts - speakers who will inspire your...
Resident concerns about Tathra – Kalaru Bike Track plan
News
The communities excitement around the development of the Bega Tathra bike track is undeniable, the recent arrival of two drop-in bridges at the intersection of Sapphire Coast Drive and Tathra Road has only added to the excitement for many; a sense that this long talked about project is happening. However, as the project picks up momentum, the reality of the...
Drought and rural crime impacting on Goulburn – Mulwaree farmers
News
The drought is starting to bite in the Goulburn Mulwaree region and forecasts for the coming months offer little respite, with warmer temperatures and drier than average conditions predicted. And while other parts of NSW are certainly doing it tougher, the rising cost of fodder and its scarcity is triggering local farmers to de-stock. “We’ve had some rain here and...
Buy a bit of Batemans Bay Bowlo – online auction starts today
News
Fancy owning a piece of the old Batemans Bay Bowling Club? Equipment and furniture from the closed facility is up for auction starting today (July 25)! Eurobodalla Shire Council has engaged experienced government auctioneer Grays Online to run the sale. Items on offer include furniture, catering equipment, bar fixtures, and fittings, as well as audio and lighting. Council says objects...
Delegate man dies following house fire and drugged coach driver arrested at Cooma
News
A report will be prepared for the Coroner after the body of an elderly man was found following a house fire on the southern Monaro today. Emergency services were called to Stewart Street, Delegate, just before 6 am this morning (July 24), the blaze was extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW and Monaro Rural Fire Service, at which time the...
The flames of March 18 fan a friendship between Tathra and Japan
Community
The white sparkling ski fields of Japan are a million miles from the burnt and blackened landscape that circles Tathra's western edge. The two different landscapes, however, have forged friendships that grow stronger in the wake of the Bega Valley's March 18 bushfire emergency. The Shirouma-so is a traditional Japanese ryokan (hotel) that has attracted a bunch of friends from...
Funds promised to study Molonglo Rail Trail linking Bungendore and beyond
News
NSW Labor has committed $50,000 to the Molonglo Rail Trail despite a lack of support from Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council. The NSW Opposition said it would fund a detailed Development Plan as a critical next step in progressing the Molonglo Rail Trail proposal. The proposed Trail passes through the Molonglo Valley showing off the region’s wonderful landscapes. The trail passes through...
Eurobodalla coastline management – have your say
Environment
In the midst of ongoing and long-running community discussion about the Rural Lands Strategy, Eurobodalla Shire Council has opened a new environment and planning discussion. A Coastal Management Program is being drafted looking at how the region's 140km of beaches, headlands, and shorelines, from South Durras Beach to Wallaga Lake will be managed for the next 10 years. Council is holding...
Eurobodalla refugee action on the streets in Gilmore
News
The Eurobodalla Refugee Action Collective has taken part in a national day of action to mark the fifth anniversary of the Australian Government's resettlement ban and the reopening of offshore detention centres. RAC Eurobodalla along with concerned Shoalhaven residents gathered for a rally at the front door of Ann Sudmalis' Gilmore electorate office in Nowra. "July 19 marks the fifth anniversary...
Straws, coffee cups, water bottles, shopping bags – at the front line of the Eurobodalla’s war on waste
Environment
Those who live in or love visiting the Eurobodalla are being asked to "skip the straw" ahead of the second series of the ABC's War on Waste. In series one, the wit and wisdom presented by Craig Reucassel managed to see single-use plastic bags banned from supermarkets. When the second series returns to our screens on July 24, Craig explores our...
Monaro Highway crash adds to a shocking 48 hours
News
Seven people have died in the last forty-eight hours on NSW roads in five separate accidents, prompting senior police to issue a warning as the school holidays come to an end. Locally, three people were killed last night (July 18) on the Monaro Highway at Michelago, 40km south of Queanbeyan. Just before 11.30 pm, emergency services were called to the...
Bega Cheese network now extends to Koroit in Western Victoria with $250 million deal
News
Bega Cheese has announced the purchase of the Koroit dairy processing facility from Canada's Saputo Dairy. The facility in Western Victoria currently turns around 300 megalitres of milk into bulk and retail butter and milk powder. As part of the $250 million deal, Bega Cheese and Saputo have entered into a Transition Services Agreement and a Milk Supply Guarantee Agreement...
The ‘almost full’ program for Bega’s Festival of Open Minds – Sept 1
What's On
Spring in South East NSW starts with a day of ideas and discussion; About Regional presents – The Festival of Open Minds on Saturday, September 1, 9:30 am to 5 pm at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. This day-long event features personal stories and the experience of experts in their field, people from near and far who will inspire your thinking and 'open...
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