Deputy Mayor calls for a slow down in Eurobodalla ‘Rural Lands’ process
News
Eurobodalla Deputy Mayor, Anthony Mayne is calling for a halt to the ongoing and long-running debate around the shire's strategy to manage farming land. Cr Mayne believes the implications are broader than just 'rural lands' and wants more people to have input, he's suggesting the community lacks confidence in the process that created the Rural Lands Strategy and needs to...
Oh what a night! The Eden Business and Community Awards
Community
A big crowd gathered on the western shores of Twofold Bay on Saturday night for the biennial Eden Business and Community Awards hosted by the Eden Chamber of Commerce. The sell out crowd of almost 200 stepped out in their finest threads with a touch of masquerade at the historic Seahorse Inn. The pearls and cufflinks in the audience added...
“Our Earth has lost a great man.” – Vale Tony Coote AM
Environment
Tony Coote AM, passed peacefully away on Wednesday 8th August. Coote leaves an enormous legacy in his visionary commitment to the Australian landscape. At a time when our thoughts are honed to devastating drought across large sections of Australia, Tony Coote was an outstanding leader in his work towards regenerating Australian landscapes. Coote AM, BSc. MBA was the founder of The Mulloon Institute...
More twists and turns in the future of Eden’s Hotel Australasia
News
The long history of the Hotel Australasia on Eden's main street has taken another twist, with the future of the derelict but much-loved watering hole again in limbo. Negotiations around the sale and restoration of the 113-year-old building were progressing with the successful tenderer -  Irisha and Rubycove Pty Ltd, but seemed to end abruptly late last month with Bega...
Eurobodalla Mayor’s Message – ‘Buy Local’
Opinion
Buy local. It’s an easy phrase to say, but how many of us are walking the talk? As the 2018 Eurobodalla Business Awards approach, let’s think local first. Give your local shops and your local suppliers an opportunity before heading online or out of the region. Give them a chance to sell you that dress or provide that kitchen quote....
Volunteer Grants open now for groups in Southern NSW
Community
Community organisations across Southern NSW work hard at pulling precious dollars together in order to support projects and services in towns and villages from Batemans Bay to Wonbyn, to Delegate, Tumut and Bredbo. Sauage sizzles, trivia nights, and raffles tickets go a long way but the real honey for volunteers is securing a government grant. Senator Jim Molan is encouraging local...
Local heroes to shine during Bega Valley Science Week
What's On
The Bega Valley’s growing scientific community is stepping up and stepping out to celebrate National Science Week. The Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub will oversee an extraordinary program of experiments, displays and mind tingling fun at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. One of the national themes this year is ‘Game Changers and Change Makers’ referring to individuals, teams, technologies,...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning ‘devastated’ after losing appeal; deportation awaits
News
Freedom for David Degning has stalled with his appeal against deportation back to the United Kingdom rejected today by Justice Alan Roberston in the Federal Court. The father and grandfather from Batemans Bay will stay in the Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney for the time being. His lawyer, Stephen Blanks says Mr Degning and his family are devasted by today’s loss and...
Firefighters note in the Canadian woods boomerangs back to the Bega Valley
News
Three firefighters from South East NSW are on the ground in the United States, part of an international effort battling devastating wildfires in Northern California, Oregon and Washington State, which to date have killed six people and destroyed around 500 homes. Phil Walker from Numbugga Rural Fire Service (RFS), Tamsyn Harlen from Far South Coast RFS, and Phillip Eberle from...
Get hands on with local koala research, volunteer training this Saturday
Environment
You are invited to take part in the next phase of a program that is helping manage and protect a fragile population of Bega Valley koalas. A koala workshop will be held at The Crossing Land Education Centre in Bermagui this Saturday (August 11). The main purpose of the workshop is to discuss, plan, and provide training for the volunteer contribution...
New Bega TAFE campus ready for students in early 2019
News
Bega's new $7 million TAFE campus will be ready for students in February 2019. Member for Bega Andrew Constance and the Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall have turned the first sod on the new Auckland Street site in the shadow of the old Bega Hospital. For the time being, this state-of-the-art Connected Learning Centre will work in conjunction...
Canberra NatureMapr idea grows to include Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla
Environment
The gentle wafts of spring will soon start to move through the ACT and Southern NSW and nature will stir from it's frozen slumber and once again dazzle our senses. The growth and spread of a Canberra inspired mobile phone App will help capture nature's work this coming season and build local scientific knowledge. Aaron Clausen is the passion and brains behind NatureMapr:...
Iconic Yass Royal Hotel receives makeover and name change but retains its historic charm
Community
When business partners Fraser Haughton and Chris Cornforth first visited Yass, they were instantly charmed by the town's sense of community, spectacular scenery and its laid-back country lifestyle. When they heard the Royal Hotel was on the market, the pair were excited by the opportunity to inject new life into the historical, iconic pub. In recent months, the duo from Harvest...
Toad and Mandy, our region’s newest celebrities talk to About Regional
Community
Two down-to-earth dairy farmers from Candelo, south-west of Bega, have became the region’s newest celebrities when they won House Rules – a “life-changing” event which has given them a healthy bank balance and a fully renovated home. Last Monday night, Toad and Mandy took out the grand final win in the sixth season of Channel Seven’s hit program, House Rules...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning spends another weekend in Immigration detention
News
Batemans Bay's David Degning is spending another weekend in the Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney, with the Federal Court set to decide his future in Australia on Tuesday (August 7). Mr Degning arrived in Australia from the United Kingdom at the age of seven in 1968 as a 'Ten Pound Pom' with his mum, dad, and siblings. For the last...
Cool country concert to rock Mona Farm
What's On
Braidwood is set for an influx of country music aficionados this weekend as a significant line-up of performers swing into town for Country Rocks Under the Stars. Bungendore music promoter Mick Bond is bringing the concert to Mona Farm, on the edge of Braidwood. The gracious grounds of the historic property will see three days of live music performed by...
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