…and this little pig tackled climate change
Community
Years ago at a free-range farm reporting on unconventional grazing, lots of little pigs kept nipping our photographer’s backside as he lowered the camera to ground level. We left ‘Windermere’ near Young well satisfied. Despite the pigs’ audacity, our photographer had excellent photos. I had an interesting story too, of Sam and Claire Johnson talking more about restoring woodlands, than...
Tanja’s Indigo Conroy takes gold at National Gymnastics Championships
Sport
What do you do when you've sent one of your teammates flying into the air and when you look up, instead of flying gracefully through the air, she is tumbling towards your face like a sack of potatoes? Do you try to catch her or get out of her way? According to up and coming acrobatic gymnast Indigo Conroy, 18, you...
Tim Costello to bring a world of experience to the Festival of Open Minds
News
When the Rev Tim Costello said "yes" to coming to Bega for the Festival of Open Minds the About Regional team did a little dance. Tim is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics - a person with serious oomph, and one we know will leave a mark...
Developing an eye – acclaimed photographer Heide Smith speaking at BVRG
Arts & Culture
Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) offers you an opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Australia's most acclaimed photographers - Heide Smith. Currently showing at the BVRG is an exhibition of contemporary Australian photography, on loan from the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) - 'Contemporising the Modern'. This Wednesday (June 19) photography fans are invited to come and...
Nerdy new neighbour at Boorowa brushes up on social skills
Best of Region
“G’day Stu. Reckon it’ll rain?’' You can almost hear the farmers drawl their universal greeting, no matter what time of the day, the season or indeed the location. But Stuart Brown’s reply will be unlike any other, as he meets his new and nearest neighbours in Boorowa, 100 kilometres north west of Canberra. The 290-hectare farm he is managing has...
Verona man arrested on illegal hunting and firearms offences
News
A 23-year-old Verona man has been arrested following alleged illegal hunting and firearm offences, with police warning others, "it’s just a matter of time before you get caught." In a joint operation involving the NSW Department of Primary Industries - Game Licensing Unit (GLU) and the Rural Crime Prevention Team, the 23-year-old was nabbed during the early hours of last...
Batemans Bay foreshore design – have a look, have your say here and now
News
Designs for the new southern and northern foreshores of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project have been revealed. Member for Bega, Andrew Constance hopes the community will take the opportunity to provide feedback. “The replacement of the Batemans Bay Bridge is the largest project to be undertaken in this region so far, but it is important these spaces are what...
Couple from Berridale to face court after Bunyan dog attacks
News
Bunyan locals are hoping the arrest of a couple from Berridale will end a spate of dog attacks in the area. Rural Crime Investigators have charged a 68-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man in connection with a number of dog offences. Police alleged the pair from Berridale are the owners of eight rottweiler-kelpie cross dogs that are kept on a...
Batemans Bay Police give runaway steer a “Moooooooove-on direction”
News
News from local police often comes with a shiver, a tear, and at times fear, this weekend it comes with a laugh. At about 9.30 yesterday morning (June 15) two Belted Galloway cattle were being transported in a hired horse float when it stopped at a set of traffic lights in Batemans Bay. One of the steers pushed through the...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – Protecting your girls from predators
Community
Chickens are such important critters in our lives, which makes dealing with predators a priority. It’s up to you to protect your chickens and it all starts with physical chicken coop security. But who are the predators? Snakes, goannas, quolls, hawks and eagles are common but no hunter is as efficient a killer as the fox. Foxes are stealthy, tricky,...
Bungendore’s Christophe Gregoire, President of Escoffier Association
Food & Wine
Christophe Gregoire from Les Tres Bon Restaurant in Bungendore has been honoured with the position of President of Escoffier Association Australia at a ceremony in Singapore. In a prestigious ceremony at The Fullerton Hotel, Mr Gregoire was among fellow chefs including eleven presidents from eleven different Escoffier delegations in the Asia - Pacific region. The chefs were tasked with preparing...
Japanese inspiration to Moruya fibre and textiles exhibition – this weekend only
Arts & Culture
A clever exhibition by the Eurobodalla Fibre & Textile Artists Group (EFTAG) is on at the Mechanics Institute in Moruya and Sunday is your last chance to see it! The show is called 'Mottainai: Re-Value', Mottainai being a Japanese term that recognises the intrinsic value of objects and encourages using them fully or all the way to the end of their...
The ‘Adani’ Finch lives on in the Bega Valley
Environment
A small, rust-coloured bird with a distinctive black throat has come to represent the battle between environmental groups, the concerned public, and a coal mine, proposed by the Indian owned Adani Group, in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland. "The Black-Throated Finch is famous for all the wrong reasons," says Steve Sass, who runs On The Perch Bird Park in...
Opportunities and challenges: it’s all in the mix for new MP for Goulburn
Community
With a stirring inaugural speech which acknowledged the strength and contribution of women and local communities, new MP for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman is firmly focused on driving forward opportunities for the electorate and addressing its challenges. “There’s a lot to do,” she said when asked about priorities for her first year in office. “Our electorate was allocated considerable funding for...
Missing Queenslander found in Kosciuszko National Park
News
A man overdue after a hike on the main range of Kosciuszko National Park has been found safe and well. On Wednesday (June 12), the 44-year-old man from Queensland set off by himself to walk the main range track. He intended to walk from Charlotte Pass Village to Blue Lake, along the ridge to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko and...
Friday film screenings in Moruya and Bega launch Refugee Week
Arts & Culture
Refugee Week launches this weekend across Australia and the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley are with the first communities to step forward and acknowledge the issues facing refugees and celebrate the contribution made by refugees to Australian society. Tonight (June 14) the Bega Valley Rural Australians for Refugees invite you to a film screening and dinner and film The film 'Chauka...
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