Global sailor launches navigation courses in Merimbula
Business
Editors note: Jackie Parry is originally from the UK. Disillusioned with life she ran away to Australia and met and married Noel. They decided to buy a boat and set sail. It was Noel's idea to go sailing and somehow he just knew Jackie would fit right in.  Mariah II took Jackie and Noel around the world. Pyewacket II, their...
South Tribe brings creative co-working and people to Batemans Bay
Business
After moving from the Snowy Mountains to Batemans Bay, film-maker and photographer Isabel Darling of Torchlight Media was sick of working from home and wanted to find the creative community she suspected was there - hidden in plain sight. So in October 2016 she and Andrew Belk opened South Tribe, a co-working space anchored in a former warehouse. South Tribe...
Bega’s Café Evolve serving up sustainability as FOGO trial rolls out to local cafes
Business
Café Evolve in the main street of Bega, serves coffee and hearty meals, opening up at the cock’s crow most mornings for locals out, about and on the town. Serving Wild Rye’s locally roasted coffee, using Tilba Milk and an abundance of seasonal produce, the busy café spills over into Candelo Books next door and hums and bustles with town...
Van Ryn in jail 12 months longer, to be released in 2029
News
Jailed Bega Valley paedophile Maurice Van Ryn will stay behind bars for an extra 12 months, with Judge Sean Grant describing the former dairy boss as a predator the community needed to be protected from. Van Ryn pleaded guilty in March this year to four charges of aggravated sexual intercourse with a person aged between 14 and 16 years, crimes that carry a...
Council invites questions about Merimbula Ocean Outfall project
News
Community discussion about the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Ocean Outfall Project rolls on during May with Bega Valley Shire Council continuing its information tour of the region. Water and Sewer Services staff will be in Merimbula and Pambula over the next three weekends, giving people a chance to ask questions and find out more about this contentious project. Water and...
Local women save Sapphire Coast AFL, off the sideline and on the field
Sport
Women and girls have always been a part of our local AFL clubs, says Tathra Sea Eagles co-president Cymmon Parker. "Organizing, transporting, working behind the scenes but now we're on the field too and taking a leadership role. We've actually overtaken the men's teams - there are eight women's teams along the south coast and five men's teams!" The addition...
Eden Monaro candidates support renaming Kosciuszko
News
In an election campaign dominated by talk of tax cuts and changes, the voice of the region's first people has cut through at the About Regional-Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates Forum. Speaking on behalf of the Ngarigo people of the Snowy Monaro, elder Michelle Francis asked the candidates standing for Eden Monaro if they would support the renaming or...
Who’s who in Gilmore, meet the candidates on your ballot paper
News
Gilmore is shaping up as one of the key seats to watch this Federal Election and is described as the most marginal seat in Australia. The sprawling electorate reaches from Kiama down through Nowra and coastal communities to Tuross Heads. The seat was created in 1984 and has only been won by Labor once when Peter Knott became the Member in 1993....
‘Explosion of happiness’ burst from roof of Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Arts & Culture
A big ‘explosion of happiness’ is about to burst skyward coinciding with Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) launching a philanthropy campaign that looks to build momentum for the gallery's long talked about redevelopment. On Friday, May 17 BVRG Director, Iain Dawson, invites the community to a first of its kind event for Bega. “We invite everyone to join us at...
Jindabyne to host Snowy Monaro Waste Expo this Saturday
Community
Making conscientious choices to reduce household waste and protect the environment has some different implication in cooler climates - that's why Snowy Monaro Regional Council's annual Resource and Waste Expo will include workshops not just on how to plant a tree but how to keep it alive at 900 metres of altitude. The Expo, to be held at the Jindabyne...
Merimbula’s Theatre Twyford to hear its first applause late 2020
News
A new cultural icon will soon rise from the sapphire shores of Merimbula Lake, with work set to start soon on Theatre Twyford in the heart of the holiday hot spot. The new 200 seat raked theatre will envelop the existing Twyford Hall sitting alongside and above the historic meeting place, adjacent to the shops of Market Street. Bill Deveril,...
Cycling widow calls on community to take the Road Safety Week Pledge
News
"I don't want David's death to be in vain," Merimbula's Louise Brand says. "We need to start talking about road rage and dealing with that." Louise Brand is a person who understands the impact of road trauma all too well. Tragically her partner of 40 years David, a fit and vibrant 72-year-old father, was catastrophically injured in a road rage...
Small business red tape an issue for Eden Monaro candidates
Business
Like every part of our community, small business owners are trying to glean what they can from political candidates and make a call that suits their interests come May 18. A crowd of around 60 people put Friday night footy or a family movie aside to take part in round two of the About Regional Meet the Candidates series at...
Cooma Car Club turns 20 this Saturday – join the party!
Arts & Culture
The Cooma Car Club AKA the Cooma Monaro Historic Automobile Club is celebrating its 20th-anniversary this Saturday with a Gala Open Day at its jaw-dropping clubhouse north of the town. In its relatively short and proud history, the Car Club has purchased the buildings on Bolaro Street and established an outstanding workshop and showroom complex that is the envy of...
Tathra-Kalaru-Bega, & Lake St Merimbula bike paths update – progress!
News
While progress may seem slow, both the Kalaru-Tathra and Lake Street Merimbula shared paths are moving ahead, says Daniel Djikic, Manager of Project Development Assets and Operations for Bega Valley Shire Council. Soon we'll all be whizzing along both paths on our bikes, but for now, we must be content with the satisfaction of seeing small sections of path take shape,...
TEDx Sydney back in Bega on May 24, get your tickets here and now
What's On
Over the last two years, TEDx Sydney has found a home in the hearts and minds of the Bega Valley. For a third consecutive year About Regional and the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre are partnering to bring this day of ideas and conversation to Bega for a unique day of thinking and inspiration. TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading...
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