Drivers and cars retracing Peter Brock’s historic 1979 win come to Goulburn, Braidwood, Cooma, this Saturday
What's On
Cooma Car Club is playing host to 138 participants and cars taking part in the Repco Reliability Retrial 2019, this Saturday, August 31. This 40th anniversary event is open to pre-1980 cars and includes some of the original drivers and cars. On this second last stage of the retrial, cars will be arriving from the Monaro Highway, and from Goulburn,...
Early investigations show no fire in emergency Rex landing at Merimbula
News
The Civil Aviation Saftey Authority (CASA) says closer inspections of a Regional Express plane involved in a single-engine emergency landing last night (August 29) at Merimbula Airport have found no evidence of fire. "Obviously there was a mechanical fault and engineers will now determine what that was," Peter Gibson from CASA says. "This doesn't happen often but it does happen...
Make Dad’s day with quality family time around a great Bega Valley lunch
Food & Wine
As the big man himself, Luciano Pavarotti, said “one of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating," and this Fathers Day is a chance to step that up a notch. Bega Valley Dads, all Dads, deserve the best. Devoting our attention to...
Rex flight lands safely at Merimbula on one engine
News
A Regional Express (Rex) plane from Sydney via Moruya has landed safely tonight at Merimbula Airport - ZL139. Vicki Hodges was on board and posted to Facebook, "I have just had the most terrifying experience of my life flying home from Sydney on REX ZL139." "Engine blew up just out of Moruya so flew 40 minutes on 1 engine. The...
First look at plans for upgraded schools at Cooma and Braidwood
News
The communities of Cooma and Braidwood have had their first look at upgrades to Monaro High School and Braidwood Central School. The new-look schools are part of the NSW Government's budget to prioritising regional public schools as part of major upgrades across the Monaro. There are also plans for further upgrades to schools in Bungendore, Googong, Jerrabomberra and Queanbeyan. Plans for two...
ACT women’s cricket team The Meteors to tour Bega Valley & Eurobodalla
Sport
Canberra's women's cricket team, the Meteors, will be visiting the Far South Coast next weekend (September 7 & 8) and will play a practice match with local kids, take part in a Q and A evening and attend a public BBQ. Dave Allen, of the Far South Coast Cricket Association, says he's been trying to organise the tour for a...
Volunteers from Southern NSW in the spotlight
Community
Volunteers from across Southern New South Wales have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to their communities and regional life. The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual program run by The Centre for Volunteering and has grown to become one of the largest celebrations of volunteering across the country. Regional finalists are acknowledged at 21 ceremonies around...
1830’s Georgian Moruya homestead on the market
Property
The National Trust listed Kiora House is up for sale. The house is a handsome colonial era homestead just outside Moruya overlooking the Deua River. It was built by John Hawdon in 1832-33 on land granted in 1831. Heritage NSW describes the house as “arguably the most sophisticated early house built in the region.” At the time of its construction,...
Bega Valley climate emergency vote wins – packed gallery cheers
News
Words are important. They hurt, love, laugh, lead and today bring urgency to the work of Bega Valley Shire Council and it's Climate Resilience Strategy. The full strategy and the climate change mitigation and adaptation measures it proposes will be out for public comment and consideration at the end of October. Sitting in the chamber this afternoon, there seems to be...
Batemans Bay pool and art centre plans advance with financial concerns
News
Long-running plans for an aquatic and cultural centre in Batemans Bay have advanced with Eurobodalla Councillors this week approving the development of detailed plans, but that next step comes with financial concerns and pressures. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Director of Planning Lindsay Usher says the community can now get a feel for the general design of the proposed Batemans Bay Regional...
Mackay research uncovers treasure-trove in Wallendbeen farm shed
Community
An author, soldier and politician who imagined in 1895 a Chinese invasion to underline Australia’s vulnerability to an attack in the colonies will be commemorated this Saturday, a week after fresh calls were raised to rebalance military deployments in the face of China’s rising strength in the Indo-Pacific. More than a century ago Kenneth Mackay wrote The Yellow Wave as a...
Seven diverse and dynamic businesses take up residence in round two of Bega Valley Innovation Hub
Business
Another diverse and dynamic group of business people and ideas are stepping forward for round two of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. Home base for the second cohort of seven local businesses is the Bega Valley Learning Centre in Merimbula. Settling in for their first week in the 12-week accelerator program are enterprises that take in yoga, event management, surfboard...
Batemans Bay’s Dr Hamrosi says “our health is already being affected by climate change”
News
Batemans Bay GP Michelle Hamrosi reports growing numbers of patients presenting with climate-related health issues and says her anecdotal evidence supports The World Health Organization's claim that climate change is regarded as the biggest threat to health in the 21st century. "I've had a deluge of patients presenting with severe asthma and allergies this year and many of them have never...
Dead Tathra whale dragged ashore for disposal
News
Around 35,000 Humpback Whales are expected to pass along the Sapphire Coast on their southern migration this summer. As we have seen this week, sadly some will fail the epic journey, but still play their part in the dynamic ecosystem we live alongside and shape. The juvenile Humpback that was found dead on rocks near the historic Tathra Wharf yesterday...
Ambassador to Sweden and NSW Harbourmaster to speak at Festival of Open Minds
What's On
One of the guiding lights behind the Festival of Open Minds this September in Bega is that of sharing new and different perspectives and experiences. At a time where what we see in our news feed is curated by algorithms, Open Minds looks to disrupt that and present people and ideas that might be screened out of the echo chamber...
Missing Surf Beach man found at Eden
News
A missing man from Batemans Bay has been found at Eden "safe and well" according to police. Concern for 54-year David Lane increased on Friday (August 23) when a search for the Surf Beach resident, who by that stage had been missing for six days failed to find any trace. Information supplied to police suggested that Mr Lane was in...
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