New trees and garden for Moruya CBD green space
Community
A tree-lined avenue, new shade trees and a feature garden are all part of plans to makeover Moruya’s Apex Park. Right in the heart of the busy CBD, alongside Princes Highway, Apex Park with its bus stop and amenities block is the only park visible to drivers passing directly through town. Eurobodalla Shire Council says the existing garden around the...
Wild Rye’s Pambula expands, new bakery & roastery to meet demand
Food & Wine
Like a gangly child in too-short pants, Wild Rye's in Pambula is outgrowing its premises. A new bakery and roasting room is currently under construction adding to the goodies that emerge from the existing bakery, coffee roastery and Cann River bakery. The new addition, which locals will know as the old Pambula Fruit Market, will be a production space rather than a...
Dementia ride passes through Batemans Bay and Bega towards Brighton
Community
Thirty cyclists have passed through Batemans Bay and Bega raising money to support the work of Dementia Australia. Having nailed Batemans Bay and Bega, its on to Gipsy Point, Orbost, Sale and Warragul before finishing at Brighton Beach, Victoria, on Saturday, September 14 Organisers Nick Young and Pierre Sullivan have first-hand experience of dementia. Both of Nick's grandmothers passed away after...
Local voices at the Festival of Open Minds – this Friday & Saturday
What's On
While the Festival of Open Minds looks to bring some of the nation's big thinkers to our regional community, there is always a place for local voices to take centre stage and add their own weight. After lunch, this Saturday (September 14), our 'Panel of Oopmh' will convene, addressing a range of issues and experiences. These are people from the...
“This fire will continue to stick it’s nose up for some time yet,” – John Cullen, Bega Valley Rural Fire Service
News
Southern New South Wales has been brought into the state's bushfire emergency with 100 hectares burnt out just south to the township of Cobargo in a dramatic few hours on Saturday (September 7) afternoon. We've watched the stress and concern build during the week across northern and central parts of the state as flames and dry times threatened people, property...
Woodwork projects go with the grain across the HSC curriculum
Arts & Culture
They've been working on these projects since the beginning of the school year and learnt skills in budgeting, problem-solving and project management along the way and this week, Bega High School's year 12 woodworking students displayed their handmade creations for family and friends. "The project is only limited by the student's imaginations and their budget," says teacher Matt Collins. Billy...
Man and horse killed in car collision near Moruya
Community
A man has died after the car he was travelling in collided with a horse in the Eurobodalla last night. Emergency services were called to the distressing scene on the Princes Highway, near Moruya at about 7.45pm (Friday 6 September 6). "It’s believed a Toyota Rav 4 was travelling north when a horse ran onto the road and was hit...
Winners announced from ‘My Community Project’ – Bega, Monaro, Goulburn
News
After an odd first time voting process to decide grant funding to communities, the NSW Government has announced the winners from the 'My Community Project' program. Based on a popular vote, the successful projects will share in $24.7 million from the NSW Government - around $200,000 was available per electorate. My Community Project used a preferential voting system. Voters were...
Treehouse village branches into Queanbeyan community
Community
The saying that it takes a village to raise a child is never more true, however in the case of the Treehouse at Queanbeyan, it takes more than that. When the Treehouse moved to its current location on the banks of the Queanbeyan River, the wider community of Queanbeyan ensured that it had a purpose-built facility. The Treehouse now meets...
Donated caravans filling the gap in regional homelessness
Community
Bega Valley social services are working together on a creative solution to homelessness in regional areas. The Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast are wanting to add to their bank of caravans which are used for short term crisis accommodation. "What we do is provide caravans and a unit and a crisis accommodation centre to Mission Australia and SEWACS...
Motorcycle Expo set to shake up Springtime in Bega this Saturday
What's On
With delicate spring blossoms responding to the warmth of September, comes something harder, faster, dirtier, but still with warmth - the ninth Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo takes over Bega Showground this Saturday - September 7. "From humble beginnings at the Bottom Pub in Pambula in 2010, its come along way, sometimes we sit and wonder about the monster we have created,"...
George gets helping hand with health travel costs, you can too
Health & Wellbeing
George lives near Bega with his partner Linda and their obsessive kelpie named Griffin. He is one of 31,000 rural and regional patients who travel long distances to access medical treatment. After being diagnosed with a bacteria disease and cancer in 2017, George needed treatment in Sydney. A helping hand from the NSW Government’s Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAS) has...
Rural crime police blitz as drought bites
News
A A new state-wide Rural Crime campaign has come to Goulburn with Crime Stoppers and the NSW Police Force keen to address ongoing crime issues impacting all regional communities. Four major crime areas are being targeted - illegal hunting, stock theft, trespassing and firearm theft. Crime in regional areas is not new, but it is a growing area of concern....
What’s your local pool worth? Bega Valley looks to rate rise to pay for it
News
Some tough choices ahead as Bega Valley Shire Council looks to give the region's six swimming pools a future. The community is being asked to consider an increase in rates that would not just maintain pools at Bega, Bemboka, Candelo, Cobargo, Eden, and Pambula but deliver upgrades in the future. Perhaps deeper than the water these pools hold is the...
Boy soldier to speak in Bega Friday night
Community
The inspiring true story of David Nyuol Vincent, a Sudanese refugee who survived famine, wars and 17 years in refugee camps to build a new life in Australia - is coming to Bega this Friday night, September 6. David was a little boy when he fled southern Sudan with his father, as war raged in their country. He left behind...
Bega choir offers friendship through song to Timor Leste – see the doco this Friday
Arts & Culture
A 22 member choir from Bega, the Belun-Melu Choir, has not long returned from 12 days touring Timor Leste in a "pimped up bright green minibus with no air-con," making friends and life long connections to our closest neighbouring country. And this Friday (October 11) you get to be a fly on the wall, with a short documentary screening showing highlights from...
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