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...
“It will break my heart to leave this place” – Prue and Merv selling up their Wallagoot paradise
Property
It's an artist's house, flooded with light and beautifully warm on this winter's day thanks to the sun heating the building's thermal mass - gorgeous pale concrete made from sand harvested onsite. According to listing agent Gerry Tarlington, of LJ Hooker Bega, this unique Bega Valley property is ideal for those with an appreciation of architecture and form. "The moment you...
Info session on Merimbula Airport runway extension – Tuesday
News
Local consultancy firm, NGH Environmental, is currently finalising an environmental assessment of plans to extend the Merimbula Airport runway, and now is your chance to get involved and have a say. Bega Valley Shire Council says a key component of the process is thorough community consultation, with the public able to provide feedback on the proposal. An open community information...
A hive of activity in Parliament House
Community
There's a hive of activity in Parliament House, and this time, it's not all coming from politicians. The buzz is from a batch of honey vodka, infused with honey from the beehives at Parliament House. The five beehives produce a range of products, mostly gifted to foreign leaders and dignitaries. The honey vodka is just one of those products, but...
Life and death on the Humpback Highway, dead whale at Tathra Wharf
News
A reminder of the cycle of life has washed on to rocks near Tathra Wharf - what appears to be a dead juvenile Humpback Whale. It's a sad but natural twist on the usual joy surrounding traffic on the 'Humpback Highway'. Keen-eyed predators big and small seem to now be moving in and there are reports of three sharks in...
New children’s book teaches the ABCs of the ACT
Community
Usually, 'A' is for apple but thanks to a new children's book, 'A' is Angela, an awesome author who takes the audience on an alphabetic adventure around the ACT. The book called ABC the ACT, written and photographed by Canberra local Angela Ball, takes readers on a journey from A to Z to discover the sights and sounds of the...
Shorebird Recovery Program draws on your inner Attenborough
Environment
The winds buffeting the region signal the turning season, along with stone fruit blossoms starting to swell, and the bright brilliant sunshine early each morning. Endangered shorebirds wanting to breed and establish a nest is the next signal that points to spring in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is hoping to draw on peoples love...
Essential repairs to iconic Bombala bridge
News
One of the region's iconic timber bridges is getting some love and attention, extending its future and place in the landscape of South East New South Wales. Coolumbooka River Bridge at Bombala is undergoing essential repair work this month to protect the heritage-listed structure. A Transport for NSW spokesperson says the work will ensure the bridge remains safe for all...
Fractured 2 takes top prize in Sculpture for Clyde – exhibition on now
Arts & Culture
'Sculpture for Clyde' opened over the weekend leaving the winning artists more than a few thousand dollars richer. Now in its third year, Sculpture for Clyde is an increasingly popular festival and is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the region, spanning two venues in Batemans Bay and Bawley Point. Southern Highlands architectural and landscape sculptor David Ball won the...
Join the Festival of Open Minds choir with Corinne Gibbons
Community
In a valley of talented voices, Corinne Gibbons shines bright in the Bega Valley and come the Festival of Open Minds she will have everyone singing. This much loved, globe-trotting singer, songwriter, choir director, team builder, and friend to many has drawn a line in her diary to be at Open Minds 2019 to help those gathered perform as one...
Horse’s leading Eurobodalla young men to priceless happiness
Health & Wellbeing
For Peter Ward from Batemans Bay, Wednesday's appear to deliver the kind of joy money can't buy. He's one of three men who arrive at Ellesmere Equine on the Life Without Barriers bus for their weekly horse riding lesson. As they meander with anticipation and at times impatiently, their carers get the men ready for the saddle while two horses...
No rain and now the wind! Help your veggie plot survive the dry
Community
In these drying times, we often think its the lack of rain that is the reason behind our failing garden, but it is the wily wind that pulls out most of the moisture from our plants and soils. We are now facing stronger warmer winds from the west, so what strategies can be put in place to lessen these effects?...
New toilets and BBQ area for popular Bega Park
Community
Regular users of Bega Park will have noticed a start on the next phase of improvements to the popular green play space on the edge of the Bega CBD. The park will soon be home to a sheltered barbecue area and new amenities block, with the concrete slab already down for the barbecue space and work expected to be completed...
Wheat bag warning following Sunshine Bay fire death
News
A house fire near Batemans Bay last weekend (August 18) which claimed the life of an elderly man was caused by a wheat bag which combusted in the man's bed. Wheat bags, which are heated in a microwave to provide pain relief and warmth, are commonly homemade but following a 2017 coroners report into the death of a Sydney woman...
Search for missing Batemans Bay man at Pambula fails – can you help?
News
Police are hoping the community might be able to help find a Batemans Bay man following a failed search at Pambula today. David Lane, aged 54, was last seen by family on Sunday (August 18), when he left his home in Surf Beach, near Batemans Bay. He has not been seen since, family and police hold serious concerns for his...
Joint author talk at Braidwood Library this Saturday morning
Arts & Culture
Zac T Quinn and Christine Marino will be giving a joint author talk at the Braidwood Library on Saturday - August 24 at 11 am. Quinn will be talking about his new novel 'Sanlundia' and local Bungendore Librarian Christina Marino will be talking about her novel 'Community'. Although very different books they both explore concerns about the future and the...
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