Missing Batemans Bay man found in Canberra
News
Batemans Bay Police have confirmed a local man missing since Tuesday has been located in Canberra Simon Evans of Batemans Bay is 35 years old and was last seen at his home on Tuesday night (June 25). Police issued an appeal for information from the community yesterday (June 27) via social media, "he may be travelling in a grey coloured...
Council hand back of key community assets part of negotiation strategy
News
Bega Valley Shire Council is banging on the table of the State Government concerning the future of 16 key community assets including local surf clubs and Rural Fire Service (RFS) facilities. In doing so Mayor Kristy McBain has reassured the community of Council's commitment to these services. Councilors this week voted to "Give notice to the NSW Minister for Lands...
Millions to be spent on big ticket Eurobodalla projects in coming year
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council has laid out a program of big ticket infrastructure works and community projects with the approval of its latest Delivery Program and Operational Plan Council expects to manage an income of more than $119 million in 2019-20. More than half will come from ratepayers, with the remainder from user fees and charges, grants, contributions and investments. Mayor Liz Innes...
Four month investigation blows open suspicious death at Bungendore
News
A four-month cross border police investigation has shed new light on the death of a man at Bungendore, with two people arrested this morning. On February 23, NSW Ambulance paramedics attended a residential address in Bungendore, where they treated an unconscious man who was purported to have taken a fall. The 56-year-old man was taken to Canberra Hospital and admitted to the...
Get ready for first Food Truck Friday in Merimbula – Woo Hoo!
Business
Fans of excellent street food and a warm community spirit should head to Spencer Park in Merimbula this Friday (June 28) for a Winter’s evening of conviviality. The first Food Truck Friday pop-up event for the Sapphire Coast is on, boasting a dozen or so of our best food vans, with fire pits and patio heaters, festoon lighting and live...
Local councils slugged with surprise bill from State Government
News
Local government across New South Wales are coming to terms with a last-minute big budget impost from the State Government. Snowy Monaro Regional Council needs to find an extra $207,000, Eurobodalla an extra $175,000, Bega Valley - $143,000, and Yass Valley - $114,000. Yass Mayor and Chair of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation of councils, Rowena Abbey says every council across the state is...
Senior Australian of the Year says children need attention, love and plenty of free time
Community
In front of Dr Sue Packer's place, there is a cubby house. The nearby entry arch is too low for adults, and there's a sign at the front that welcomes all kids to stop and play. And they do: the local school drops by on their way back from walks up Oaky Hill, and neighbouring littlies are in and out...
Goulburn man charged with weapon offences following stabbing
News
A man has been arrested and charged with firearm and weapon offences following a police search at a house in Goulburn. As reported earlier by Region Media, police officers attended the home in Caoura Crescent on Sunday (June 23) where a 39-year-old man had been stabbed in the neck A 33-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and charged with wounding...
A glaring error in Wyatt’s History of Goulburn
Community
The History of Goulburn 1820-1941, regarded as the most authoritative source for the city’s development since the arrival of European settlers, contains a glaring error that should have been corrected decades ago. First published in 1941, and subsequently widely quoted for subjects ranging from civic buildings to the arrival of rail, the book is wrong on an outrageous claim of...
Two men arrested following ‘Ice’ raids in Moruya and Nowra
News
A six-month police investigation into an alleged large-scale drug supply operation on the South Coast has resulted in two men being arrested following raids yesterday at Moruya and Nowra. Strike Force Carex was established in December 2018 to investigate a suspected organised methylamphetamine (Ice) syndicate operating in the Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla. At about 10.30am yesterday (June 25), detectives from South...
Calling all women in war, Snowy Monaro plan to honour contribution
Community
Vida Myteline Greentree was 27-years-old when she sailed from Australia to Suez during World War One. Vida was a nursing sister with the Australian Army Nursing Service. In the first week in August 1917 she and her nursing companions left Alexandria for Salonica where they were taken to the 60th General Hospital at Hortiach. “It was a large tented hospital...
Surprising plastic alternatives from Eden eco biz – glitter made from gum leaves!
Environment
Another cheap plastic peg splits in half while I'm hanging out the washing. I sigh and let the little blue pieces of plastic lie where they fall, soon to be covered in grass. Later, I'll replace the head of my electric toothbrush, floss my teeth and use a cotton bud, tossing another little collection of single or temporary use plastics...
Moruya artist energises Canberra town square with ‘Happy Land’ mural
Arts & Culture
What better way to brighten up a Canberra winter than with a colourful mural! As part of the Woden Experiment, a public mural has been painted in Woden Town Square under the guidance of Moruya artist Bjarni Wark. Bjarni was commissioned to enliven the temporary hoardings surrounding the Lovett Tower. Bjarni led an initial session with Canberra College students, then over the next...
Overnight fire at Batehaven points to winter risks and danger
News
A photo taken by Eurobodalla firefighters the early hours of this morning (June 25) points to the lucky escape for a family at Batehaven. Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Batemans Bay and Moruya were called to the home on Grantham Road just after 3 am in response to a fire started by a faulty electric blanket. Duty Commander, Alan Gerrard...
Batemans Bay criminal in ‘hot water’ with release of CCTV footage
News
Batemans Bay Police have released a CCTV footage hoping it will lead to information regarding a break and enter at a school campus at Long Beach. The unknown offender captured in the footage stole a hot water system valued at $800 from the Redeemer Baptist School, late in the day on Monday, June 3. Speaking to Region Media, a police spokesperson...
Pitch final this Thursday for Bega Valley Innovation Hub
Economy
Days go by quickly especially if you are sitting on the sidelines of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. Just three months ago the Hub launched with the backing of the University of Wollongong and it's iAccelerate business acceleration program. The idea was a mystery to many in this regional community, and there was certainly an element of blind faith, especially for...
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