It’s time to end the silence on endometriosis
Health & Wellbeing
One in ten women battle endometriosis, or endo for short, a challenging and debilitating disease. The average diagnosis takes 7-12 years and it costs Australia $7.7 billion annually in lost productivity and healthcare costs. I am that one in ten. There is no cure. Endometriosis happens when the tissue that is normally present in the lining of the uterus (womb), occurs...
Can you help find Jacky Perott-Jones? Last seen in Googong area
News
Jacqueline (Jacky) Perott-Jones has gone missing and police need your help. Jacky is 47 years of age, has long blonde wavy hair and fair skin. She was last seen on Saturday, March 9 at about 11 am in the Googong area. There have been no confirmed sightings since and police are concerned for her welfare. Police are asking members of...
Alex Nicol’s “Old Days, Old Ways” – adventures in regional Australia
Arts & Culture
It's hard to believe in the internet age but there is no known recording of journalist, playwright and now author Alex Nicol's All Ways on Sunday radio show for ABC, which first broadcast in 1969. "Not one single second was archived," Alex says cheerfully "so you'll have to make do with my blurry recollections." The show told stories spanning from...
Bega Valley Mayor writes – Why we need an ocean outfall at Merimbula
Opinion
I’d like to let your readers know about what’s happening to recycled water from the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and outline our plans for future treatment and disposal improvements, which will ensure we can continue to protect the natural environment, public health, and enable us to rehabilitate over three hectares of dune habitat. At the moment we discharge excess...
Sport almost cost and then saved Mark Whithear’s life
Sport
Canberra businessman, Mark Whithear, believes he has emerged from a 12-month health ordeal as a better person. It’s a fair statement, given the impact of Mark’s time and energy towards helping the youth of Canberra through his role as the initial major sponsor of Menslink, in setting up Surfers Against Suicide, and coaching junior sport. To fully understand where he...
NSW Election: Will big spending promises bring Barilaro home in Monaro?
News
Election promises are flowing from all quarters as the NSW Coalition shores up their chances in what could be a potentially close call for the Berejiklian government and for deputy premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro. So who is promising what to Monaro residents, and why? Monaro is very much in play with a margin of 2.5 per cent....
Local Table #2 – making time for good food
Food & Wine
Editors note: The Eurobodalla’s Kate Raymond is passionate about food and the impact it can have on people and the planet. Over the coming months, Kate will share her wisdom and experience with you in her ‘Local Table’ series – no guilt or baggage, just good words to get you thinking and maybe taking action. Check out Kate's second installment....
Battle for Bega – What happened this week on the NSW Election trail?
News
Election Day is looming and while the week saw the NSW Premier visit Moruya and Batemans Bay for two big announcements the volume of pledges, commitments, and promises from the two big parties seemed to slow. But with 16 days still to go no doubt there is more up their sleeve. The order in which candidate names will appear on...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – New chooks in the hen house!
Community
Chickens need a pecking order, a secret hierarchy within the flock where everyone knows their place. It defines who sleeps with whom, who gets food first, and who’s the boss of the others. In times gone by this set of rules helped to protect the flock, keep them strong, and made sure limited resources were spread around. When newcomers are...
Why a Canberra man is running from the Capital to Moruya this weekend
Community
When Tony Cox told his friends, family and colleagues his plans for the weekend, their immediate response was to call him a madman. What other explanation can you give for making the decision to run from Canberra to Moruya in two days which will require running 85 km a day - the equivalent of two marathons? When people ask him why...
Batemans Bay photographer listed as ‘Loud and Luminous’
Arts & Culture
One hundred inspiring Australian female photographers have united for a powerful celebration to mark International Women’s Day today, including Batemans Bay's Elise Searson. The Loud and Luminous project celebrates and recognises the power of photography and the important contributions of contemporary female photographers, women from across Australia aged between 10 and 90 years. "I am so honoured and excited, it's...
‘Time running out’ to comment on Cooma Town Clock
News
A town clock for the centre of Cooma is a local talking point as Snowy Monaro Regional Council advances planning on the proposal. Cooma’s Litchfield family started the discussion with the donation of $100,000 for the installation of a clock in Cooma’s CBD. The gesture forms part of the 150th-anniversary celebrations of Hazeldean Pty Ltd, one of the region's pioneering pastoral...
International Women’s Day: time to involve men in the discussion
Community
This Friday, 8 March, is International Women’s Day. To mark the date, groups of women in all over the world will come together to celebrate the successes of women and reflect on what we need to make the world we live in a more equal one. International Women's Day is one of the days designated by the United Nations to raise awareness...
$960 Million for the duplication of sections of the Princes Highway
News
The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has visited south coast communities to commit $960 Million for the duplication of sections of the Princes Highway from Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road, in the next term of government, if re-elected. In Moruya on Wednesday, Ms Berejiklian made the announcement with the Andrew Constance, Member for Bega and Minister for Transport and...
NDIS leaves Nardy House short – “At times we have been owed $1 million.”
News
One of the region's most experienced and dogged disability advocates has welcomed moves to set up a Royal Commission into the sector and is supporting calls for the rollout and underfunding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to be included in the terms of reference. "We are still owed a lot of money by the NDIS, at times we have...
Merimbula ‘poo pipe’ up for discussion as Council starts info tour
News
The idea of treated sewage flowing out on to Merimbula/Pambula beach has always raised eyebrows and a sense of embarrassment. The days of that rusty 'poo pipe' are coming to an end, but how thrilled will locals be to hear that an ocean outfall is the solution? Bega Valley Shire Council is about to test the plan with the community detailing necessary...
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