Swift action saves ACT from new invasive weed outbreak
Environment
Swift action from the ACT Government’s new Biosecurity Emergency Response Team has saved the territory from a new invasive weed which can quickly take hold and resists burning, slashing and herbicides. An infestation of the high-risk invasive species Coolatai Grass was recently spotted by a Parks and Conservation ranger along the Cotter Road near Duffy and removed within hours of...
Bega Valley ‘Factory of the Future’ launches a mix of seven start-ups
Economy
The Bega Valley’s “Factory of the Future” is at work with seven start-up businesses stepping forward to take part in a unique business accelerator program run by the University of Wollongong and the iAccelerate Innovation Network. Twenty-one applications were received to be part of the first cohort at the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. The seven selected were chosen because of...
“Moruya one of the country’s leading drop zones” – Skydive Oz boss
Sport
“Moruya also confirmed its status as one of the country’s leading drop zones, along with providing the kind of spectacular coastal backdrop all skydivers yearn to compete in. Even when the weather gods didn’t play friendly, the town itself kept the smile on our faces," says Skydive Oz CEO Paul Smith, at the conclusion of the Australian and New Zealand National...
A dirty, beautiful approach to sustainability
Community
Self-sufficiency has a beautiful symmetry for Simone Dilkara, an organic compost manager east of Bungendore. She loves making piles of compost at the organic farm, Landtasia. Big truck-loads of garden waste, commercial kitchen food scraps and a variety of manure are turned into organic compost. Licensed to accept 5000 tonnes annually, the farm sells out and cannot meet demand from...
Eden woman in critical condition, police ask for caution on wet roads
News
An Eden woman remains in a critical condition as investigations continue into a serious two-vehicle crash just north of the town on Saturday afternoon. At about 3.15 pm (March 16), emergency services rushed to the Princes Highway, near Haycock Road, 5 km north of Eden. It’s believed a Hyundai station-wagon travelling south and a Subaru station-wagon travelling north collided in...
Canberra Hospital carers accommodation valued and needed
News
A mum from Bemboka, west of Bega, caring for her son in Canberra Hospital has highlighted the importance of carers accommodation in the capital's public health precinct as ACT Health advances planning to redevelop the site. Cheryl Lloyd and her husband have been at their son's side since 3 November last year when he was flown to the Canberra Intensive...
“We must stand together, show that love will win.” – Moruya stops for NZ
News
Eurobodalla locals gathered at St John's Church in Moruya this morning in a show of solidarity and support for New Zealand, to pray and pay respects to the victims, survivors, and heroes of Friday's terrorist attacks in Christchurch. Anglican minister, Rev Linda Chapman lead those gathered, "We must stand together and show the world that love will win." Bernie Richards from Refugee Action...
Kathleen McCann and her garden still ‘growing’ 12 months after bushfire
Community
Editors note: This Monday marks the one year anniversary of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire. Sixty-five homes were lost on March 18, 2018. A number of community events are planned to mark the occasion. Sharing stories from that day has proven to be much needed and effective. The Stories of March 18 group recently hosted a writing...
Treasured surfboard found at Bermagui 15 years after it was stolen
Community
This could be the most excellent tale of 2019. But let's hope not. I am hoping the year is full of other examples of good will, good luck, and good vibes beyond the story of this lost surfboard and how it was found. This tale takes in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Dubbo, Bermagui, and the worldwide web weaved by social media. Robert...
Moruya school kids give leaders a lesson on climate action
News
“Stop climate change, stop climate change”, yelled a child protesting on his dad's shoulders as part of the national Climate Change Strike in Moruya. Students marched from Moruya High School to the Eurobodalla Shire Council chambers and were met with a round of applause by adults in the community. Council General Manager, Catherine Dale briefly addressed the protesters acknowledging their...
Brian Wilson using his wings to inspire others
Community
Brian Wilson may not be able to walk on his own two legs but he can fly as good as anyone. Gliding across the clear blue sky in his compact Aeropract, his heart soars as high as the digits on the altimeter. The Canberra man always dreamt of flying his own plane but a crippling disease in his toddler years...
Candelo collaboration – The New Graces launch tonight!
Arts & Culture
It's a Candelo collaboration that makes so much sense - it's hard to believe it hasn't happened sooner! Independently acclaimed musicians Kate Burke, Robyn Martin and Melanie Horsnell have banded together as The New Graces and will perform their first gig as a trio tonight (March 15) at the Candelo Town Hall. "We've been on stage together quite a bit over...
Another coastal waterway in distress, hundreds of fish dead near Moruya
News
Another coastal waterway is falling victim to dry times with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) - Fisheries investigating the death of hundreds of fish at Meringo Lagoon/Lake south of Moruya. The marine species washing up on the shoreline include Black Bream, Gudgeons, Mullet, Luderick and eels. "The suspected cause is related to the very low water levels at Lake...
Sculpture Bermagui, on now – fusing art and environment
Arts & Culture
Sculpture Bermagui is pulling crowds to the picturesque seaside town as art and environment fuse in a feast for the eyes. Sculpture President Paul Payten says the event is rated as one of South East NSW’s top five flagship events, and aims to present “art for the community, to excite and stimulate locals and visitors." People travelled from Sydney, Canberra,...
Moruya Airport upgrade moving ahead
News
The upgrade of the Moruya Airport runway has been completed ahead of schedule, with Council now preparing to move on to the next stage of the precincts development. Crews from Eurobodalla Shire Council have worked seven days a week and at least 13 hours a day to complete the works, utilising more than 100 staff and subcontractors. Council Project Engineer, Carlyle...
Bega Valley refugee signs to stay – “We won’t bow down to vandals”
News
The Bega Valley's 'Welcome Refugees and Asylum Seekers' signs will stay, following a 6 - 3 vote by Councillors. Deputy Mayor Mitchell Nadin brought a motion to remove the orange metal signs to yesterday's meeting. "It would seem the community is divided on the issue; since the signs were installed they have been damaged, vandalised and even one sign has...
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