Tennis courts resurfaced, showground pavilion makeover and new school playground as NSW Government hands out funds
Community
Over the last few days, Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced government funding of $610,000 to refurbish and revamp tennis courts, a showground pavilion and a school playground. Berridale Public School's tennis courts will be resurfaced, the Cooma showground pavilion is set to have a major makeover and students at Cooma North Public School will have their very own new playground...
NSW Government to test Canberra to Eden railway feasibility
News
It gets talked about at dinner parties and on the sideline of kids soccer, its an idea that always generates excitement, but is one that is always poo-pooed as impossible and fanciful, but that is about to be tested. The NSW Government has launched a $1 million investigation exploring the potential of opening a freight and passenger rail line to...
Fires from Surf Beach to Bemboka put smoke and tension in the air
News
Just as the Bemboka community was gathering for a progress report on a fire they have been living with for a week, residents up the road at Surf Beach watched anxiously as flames sprung from their local tip. The unfolding emergency surprised everyone at around 2:15 pm yesterday (August 22) when the fire alarm rung at Surf Beach tip near Batemans...
Local MPs reflect on Turnbull – Dutton leadership stink
News
This week's leadership tension within the Turnbull Government stands in stark contrast to the real-life pressures of fire and drought being faced by many families in South East NSW. Perhaps speaking with some first-hand knowledge, Labor's Mike Kelly, Federal Member for Eden-Monaro says the Liberal - National Government risks being distracted by self-interest and missing the job at hand. "In...
Boomerang Bags help in Goulburn’s war on waste
Arts & Culture
With Australians using around five billion plastic bags annually and less than 4 per cent recycled, Goulburn’s Boomerang Bags is doing its bit to save the environment - one bag at a time. The Goulburn group is part of a national grassroots, environmental movement that sews and distributes material bags as an alternative to plastic bags. So far, it’s handed...
Police investigating armed robbery at Dalmeny
News
A police investigation is underway after an armed robbery in the peaceful and picturesque village of Dalmeny, north of Narooma. Shortly before 6 pm on Monday (August 20), a man entered the local supermarket on Mort Street, armed with a knife. He threatened a staff member and demanded money and cigarettes. The female employee complied and handed the man cash and cigarettes...
Fire, snow, and good surf on the same day in South East NSW, weather explained with Sean Carson
News
The fire and ice South East NSW has experienced this last week is part of a bigger weather system that will play out over the months ahead. Within the space of a 10-minute drive, some Monaro and Bega Valley locals have been able to travel between a raging bushfire that has wiped out three homes and a thick carpet of...
“Weeks not days” – Community hears of plan to tackle Yankees Gap Fire
News
People living the midst of the Yankees Gap Fire gathered last night (August 20) to hear how the flames that have haunted Bemboka, Numbugga, and Brogo for the last 6 days are going to be tamed. "We are moving from a reactive stage to a major containment operation," says Pam O'Brien, Deputy Incident Controller, National Parks and Wildlife Service. "The objective is...
New domestic violence team to target high risk offenders across Southern NSW
News
A dedicated team targeting domestic and family violence offenders will be established in Southern NSW. The Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Teams, established by Commissioner Mick Fuller, are part of a strategy to target recidivist offenders and reduce the rate of reoffending. Deputy Commissioner Regional Field Operations Gary Worboys and Police Minister Troy Grant were joined by local police officers...
From the garage to the capital, Bega Valley artists challenge the idea of ‘ability’
Arts & Culture
Canberra is getting a taste of the colour, pride, and free spirit of the Bega Valley's long-running 'Art in the Garage' program. The ability of artists like Joye Umback and Miriam Kydd shines brightly through the works currently on display at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC), its the type of talent and skill Tulgeen Disability Services has been fostering in...
High spirits in the Jingera hills
Community
At the head waters of the Molonglo River, in the hills of Jingera not far from Captains Flat, a small distillery is producing fine Whisky. The Riverbourne Distillery is the passion of former Canberra pharmacist Martin Pye. Taking on distinct character of the local environment, the river and rain water play an important part of the end product. Before heading...
Yankees Gap Fire likely to grow, difficult to put in a box
News
The Yankees Gap Fire is likely to grow and continue burning to the north over the next week as firefighters prepare for what Sunday's weather will bring. After Wednesday's devilish conditions destroyed three homes and five outbuildings, the Bega Valley Rural Fire Service used Thursday and Friday to prepare for what was expected to be challenging conditions on Saturday. "Saturday was largely...
Festival of Open Minds extends to Friday night film screening
What's On
The Festival of Open Minds has been inspired by a regional community that values shared conversation, personal reflection, the wisdom of experience, and FUN! A dynamic program of speakers has been assembled for Saturday, September 1 at the Bega Civic Centre, a TEDx style event that will have people talking. Inspired by the building momentum around the event, Iain Dawson,...
Yankees Gap Fire claims at least three homes, prepare now, more at risk
News
Those living in the midst of the Yankees Gap Road Fire are catching their breath and preparing themselves and the communities around them for the days ahead. Following Wednesday's flash point, firefighters have spent the hours since conducting back burning operations to slow the spread of the 3000-hectare fire. Three homes and five outbuildings have been destroyed by the flames...
Two homes lost in Yankees Gap Fire more still in harms way – prepare now!
News
Those living in the midst of the Yankees Gap Road Fire are catching their breath and preparing themselves and the communities around them for the days ahead. Following Wednesday's flash point, firefighters have spent the hours since conducting back burning operations to slow the spread of the 3000-hectare fire. Two homes and four outbuildings have been destroyed by the flames...
Narooma Lions & Merimbula Diggers highlight need for MND research
Sport
The Aussie Rules community in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla will come together on Saturday (August 18) to remember two men who had a love for the game and their clubs and battled bravely with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Narooma Lions play host to the Merimbula Diggers; the footie will be the backdrop to an all-day fundraising event for the Fight...
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