Bombala Infants School to become arts, innovation, community hub
Arts & Culture
The historic Bombala Infants School will be reborn as the Bombala Arts and Innovation Centre, fulfiling a longheld vision of the local community. The 146-year-old building sits high on Wellington Street and has been crying out for a purpose since it's closure as a primary school in the mid-1990s and in more recent years, a TAFE campus. Locals were taken by surprise when...
South East NSW and ACT included on “factory farms and slaughterhouse” map
News
Farms across Southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have been listed on the animal rights-inspired 'Aussie Farms Map', but those named are suggesting the listing is as good as defamation. With links to Animal Liberation Australia, the Aussie Farms Map is said to be "a comprehensive, interactive map of factory farms, slaughterhouses and other animal exploitation facilities across...
South Pambula crash claims local mans life
News
An accident involving a cement truck at South Pambula has claimed the life of a 45-year-old local man. Shortly before 2 pm today (January 22) emergency services were called to a head-on collision on Mount Darragh Road, approximately 3 km west of the Princes Highway. The driver of the Mitsubishi Mirage, a 45-year-old Nethercote man, died at the scene. The driver...
TAFE InfoFest at Bega, Cooma, Moruya, Batemans Bay
Economy
As school leavers consider their career options in 2019, local TAFE campuses are throwing open their doors this week for 'InfoFest' a showcase of the job pathways offered by TAFE NSW locally. Significant change within TAFE in recent years and the announcement of a new TAFE campus and Connected Learning Centre for Bega has brought the educational offering and recoursing of the...
Famous Canberra jewellers bring sparkle to Kings Highway, Braidwood
Economy
Braidwood now has an extra shine. The heritage-listed town has long been known as the jewel in the crown of the Kings Highway, but now Braidwood is really sparkling with the arrival of the Thompson family jewellery store in the main street. Having closed their famous Manuka store ‘Briolette’ last year, Diana Thompson, son Travis and his partner Jodie have...
Berridale, Dalgety, Adaminaby asked to comment on future of Jindabyne
News
Jindabyne’s neighbours are invited have their say on the town's future later this week with another round of discussion tied to the Go Jindabyne Masterplan. A series of community meetings will be held in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby on Thursday and Friday (January 24/25). The visit is a follow up to what has been described as a highly productive initial round...
Cuttagee mum one of 15 national peer-to-peer birth trauma volunteers
Health & Wellbeing
What happened when Reka Upward gave birth to her daughter three years ago was "pure bad luck," Upward says. The baby curled an arm around her own neck during the long labor and as a result, became stuck, requiring a ventouse extraction and an episiotomy to come into the world. The results left Upward and her daughter alive, but not...
2019 Tathra Wharf to Waves – the biggest ever. PHOTO GALLERY
Community
The good days in Tathra will always outnumber the bad days. But in the last 12 months, the bad days have weighed heavily on this town of 1,657 people. The bushfires of March 18, 2018, have left a permanent mark on Tathra. Sixty-five homes were destroyed and the bushland that sits to the west of the town's famous beach will...
94 year old dies after Tuross Head car crash
News
An elderly man lost his life suddenly on Saturday (January 19) following a single-vehicle crash at Tuross Head. Just after 9 am, emergency services were called to the intersection of Jellico and Craddock Roads, within the idyllic village south of Moruya. Police report, the 94-year-old was trapped behind the wheel of his Peugeot sedan after it left the road and...
Regional Gallery and Old Hospital should consider marriage – Constance
News
Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has raised the idea of moving the Bega Valley Regional Gallery to the 'old old' Bega Hospital site as a way of advancing cultural tourism and his government's position on funding these two significant funding applications. The suggestion comes in the wake of failed attempts to access the NSW Government's Regional Cultural Fund. Bega Valley Shire Council...
Singed Sisters almost a sell out as lessons of bushfire are shared
Community
Bushfire is such an ever-present fear and risk across Southern NSW and the ACT. The experience of those who have been through such an experience is priceless to those who have not. Do you know what you would do or how you would react? And then comes the recovery and the rebuilding of lives and homes. Learning the lessons from...
The oldest songbird in the world on stage in Malua Bay and beyond
Environment
Residents living on the edge of forests around Malua Bay are lucky to hear lyrebirds singing their hearts out. A recent close encounter prompted me to find out more about my feathered neighbours. Armed with my smartphone, I have spent many hours creeping in the forest near home to track down this elusive singer. I found several lyrebird mounds surprisingly...
Council working to get Littleton Gardens fountain firing again
News
As temperatures across New South Wales spiked and turned ugly this week, families in Bega looked on at the town's water feature hoping it would spring to life and afford some relief from those baking days. The Dr McKee Memorial Fountain has been a feature of the Bega CBD since 1967. First erected outside the old Bega Town Hall, and...
Envirohunt to beat screen-time during your Eurobodalla holiday
Environment
Envirohunt activity sheets are a welcome addition to the summer holidays in the Eurobodalla and give parents and carers the bait they might be looking for to lure kids away from screens. These free guides from Eurobodalla Shire Council allow local and visiting families to explore the region's beaches and estuaries at their own pace. The Envirohunt activity sheets are available on Council's website and can...
Photo comp winners give us a ‘wild eye’ on local environment
Arts & Culture
The Wild Eye Photo Competition has again highlighted the stunning diversity of the local environment and the talent of local photographers. Coordinated by the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, each entry gives the viewer a distinctive perspective on the other life forms we share this place with. Twenty-two year old Bega Valley photographer Harrison Warne has again done well...
Three week community reno on one of Bega’s most prestigious old homes
Property
Carly Farrugia is standing on the third level of scaffolding, scraping loose paint flakes from the 12-foot ceiling of her new kitchen in Bega. "The appeal of the house was how run-down it was," Farrugia laughs. "We wanted a future home but we also wanted a massive project, something with the kind of character that warranted putting a lot of...
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