Five great coffee stops, from Bega to Cobargo
Food & Wine
A country drive from Bega through Wolumla to Candelo, or up the highway to Cobargo will reap many rewards. There is wonderful scenery, cute villages for snapping and shopping, and some excellent cafés to sate your hunger and thirst. The Nook, Bega Address: Rixons Arcade. Shop 3, 158 Carp Street, Bega Hours: Monday to Friday 7 am to 5 pm,...
Sharing the love of horses
Community
Here's what equine enthusiast Kerry Gibson knows: she loves her horses, so much so that she named her horse rug business 'Love my Horse'. But it doesn't stop there; to reinforce her passion for her work, she even made sure the logo for her business included a love heart in it. And, she is the proud owner of a beautiful mare,...
Oyster Reef Restoration Project aims to repair post-European damage
Environment
2019 brings a focus on restoring natural oyster reefs along the New South Wales coastline, with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) launching the Oyster Reef Restoration Project. As a starting point, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley oyster farmers are invited to have input via an online survey. NSW Acting Senior Fisheries Manager, Charlotte Jenkins, says the restoration project is a key...
Citizen cops swoop on alleged pervert at Lake Conjola
News
Holidaymakers have stepped up after allegedly finding a man secretly filming children at a caravan park at Lake Conjola. About 3 pm on Friday, December 28, police were called after reports a man was being detained by members of the public. It's alleged that the 43-year-old was using a hidden camera to discreetly take photographs of young girls. Officers from...
Relief! Violent Victorian sex offender captured in Kosciusko Park
News
Relief across the Snowy Monaro with a wanted violent sex offender captured and arrested without incident. Police had been searching for 46-year-old Christopher Empey since November 23 after the GPS bracelet he is required to wear was located in the Baddiginnie area in regional Victoria. Acting on information from the public, officers from Monaro Police District, with assistance from Southern Region...
“I have chosen some broken paths, writing has been a saviour” – Meaghan Holt
Arts & Culture
A young Bega Valley-based indigenous writer and performance poet has been recognised as an instrument of healing and reconciliation with a prestigious mentorship. Director of the Aboriginal Writers Retreat, award-winning Yankunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann offers a yearly mentorship to an unpublished Aboriginal poet she believes writes poetry that ‘has the capacity to heal’. For 2019, Ms Cobby Eckermann has chosen Meaghan...
Sharks again close Eurobodalla beaches
News
Moruya’s North and South Head beaches have been closed again after sharks returned to the area today, potentially putting swimmers at risk. Stan Wall from Lifeguarding Services Australia says a couple of large sharks were sighted around Moruya’s North Head at about 12.30pm by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) aerial surveillance team and by lifeguards on jet-skis. “They were...
Murrumbateman Winery combines the joys of wine-tasting with a love of dogs
Community
The joys of wine-tasting have taken on a new appeal for Canberra’s dog lovers who are increasingly taking up the opportunity to share the outing with their best friend. The owners of Murrumbateman Winery, just half-an-hour’s drive from Canberra, have combined their passion for wines with their love of dogs to create for visitors a pooch-friendly outing paired with a...
Violent Victorian sex offender possibly in Snowy Monaro
News
Victorian detectives are asking Snowy Monaro locals to be aware of a violent sex offender who is believed to be in the region. Forty-six-year-old Christopher Empey has been on the run since November 23 after the GPS bracelet he is required to wear was located in the Baddiginnie area, police conducted extensive searches in and around the Mansfield area but...
Three concepts presented for Batemans Bay Aquatic & Arts Centre
News
“This is going to be an incredible facility for our community, and if you want to have a say on how you would like it to come together, now is the time,” says Mayor Liz Innes. The layout of the new Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre at Mackay Park is up for discussion, with three options presented...
“Rolling the town’s money around to where it needs to be” – Merimbula Fish Auction
Community
Chris Young, secretary of the Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club, has been up since 4:30 am and fishing all day. It’s now 2:30 pm on Sunday the January 6 and Young is still going strong, getting ready for his club’s annual charity fish auction, which this year benefits Merimbula Marine Rescue. “It’s illegal for recreational anglers to sell...
Teen lifesavers recognised on $30 million day for Batemans Bay road
News
The New South Wales Premier has again visited the Bega electorate announcing further spending ahead of the March State Election and recognising three teen lifesavers. Local roads came first with Premier Gladys Berejiklian committing dollars to the long talked about intersection that will connect the South Batemans Bay Link Road, also known as Glenella Road, with the Princes Highway. Speaking in...
Drive-in for some Jellat sweet corn this January
Community
The only drive-through sweet corn stall in Australia is setting a cracking pace as visitors and locals rush in for their annual hit. For the last 25 to 30 years, fields of tall sweet corn have been grown on the floodplains of the Bega River between Bega and Tathra at Jellat Jellat (pronounced: Jilla Jilla) by the Daly and Russell families. Jellat...
Walker sisters plan to revitalise their community: Umbarra Cultural Center re-opens
Arts & Culture
For 13 years it sat idle, but on Thursday, January 3, after three months of hard work by sisters Alison and Maria Walker, Umbarra Cultural Center opened its doors to the public again. “We’ve started a fire,” Maria says from behind the counter “to motivate the community and bring it back to life - to create meaningful work.” After dashing...
From NZ to Canberra, returning participants flock to Tathra’s upcoming Wharf to Waves
Community
Although people within a few hours of the far south coast have often travelled to attend the Tathra Wharf to Waves fundraiser since its inception 18 years ago, this year Tathra local Mary Burke will fly in from her new home in New Zealand to participate in the annual ocean swim. “I married Sir Kerry Burke on October 6,...
Eight Best Cafés from Tathra to Bermagui
Food & Wine
The beautiful tourist drive from Tathra to Bermagui, winding through the Mimosa Rocks National Park, is worth it for the scenery and secret swimming spots alone, but you can also please your palate with a stop at one of the outstanding cafés along the way. The Wharf Local, Tathra Address: Wharf Road, Tathra Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 8 am to...
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