Big parties commit to Bega Valley sporting upgrades
Sport
The two big parties contesting the March 23 NSW Election have made commitments to Bega Valley sporting facilities four weeks out from polling day. The Liberal Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has announced $13.5 million for the Bega Sporting Complex, the Pambula Beach Sporting Complex and Merimbula Basketball Courts. “At a time where being active is on everyone’s radar and...
Dollars flow up to the mountains ahead of March 23 NSW Election
News
The gateway to the NSW Snowy Mountains is booming, and Jindabyne, in the Deputy Premier’s seat of Monaro is seeing enormous amounts of promised investment. On Saturday the Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro, committed almost $70 million worth of infrastructure projects for Jindabyne if re-elected on March 23. Mr Barilaro said the Liberal and National Government “will...
Bega’s Two Sheds Workshop expanding into Canberra
Community
Following the success of her Two Sheds woodworking workshop for women and children in Bega, Jo Saccomani is expanding her business to Wanniassa in Canberra with hopes of also expanding the visibility of female tradespeople. 'Women make up less than two per cent of tradespeople in Australia," Jo says."And so what we're doing is teaching women woodwork to change the...
Bemboka farming family ‘hops’ to it for harvest season
Food & Wine
The era of family farms seems long gone and yet, sitting around a table under a canopy on a farm just outside Bemboka are sisters Jade McManus, Samantha McManus and Karen Taylor, together with Karen's husband Morgan, the McManus and Taylor matriarchs, a scattering of friends and me.  We are all busy pulling hops from vines, eating popcorn, drinking beer. ...
Why did organisers allow a Right to Life stall at the Multicultural Festival?
News
The ACT Right to Life stall at the Multicultural Festival that showed a model of foetuses in the womb at different stages of development and photos of an unborn baby's feet is causing a stir in the local community, provoking a petition for the ACT government to ban the organisation from the event. The petition, which was started by Jess Chalker, said...
Focus on Bega Valley bushfire stories at writing workshop this weekend
Arts & Culture
As the first anniversary of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire draws near people are being invited to record their story guided by a professional author. Sixty-five homes were lost to the flames of March 18 2018, it's a day that will forever be remembered in Bega Valley history. Hundreds of people have their own unique story tied to the...
Major works start on new Batemans Bay Bridge
News
“Today we celebrated two major milestones for the Batemans Bay Bridge project, the opening of a new facility to help inspire and empower the future skills base for the South Coast, and the start of major work on the bridge,” says NSW Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister, Melinda Pavey. Major work on the new Batemans Bay Bridge is underway with the...
Nature’s Spectral Arch on show in Bungendore
Arts & Culture
An exquisite exhibition of works by Burra artist Sharon Field is now showing at Suki & Hugh Gallery in Bungendore. This is Field’s second solo exhibition with the gallery which opened on 2nd February 2019. The exhibition entitled Nature's Spectral Arch explores aspects of a changed environment around the former slate mining village of Corris, Wales, where the artist recently...
A day at the footy –  small gestures, but lasting moments
Sport
Editors note: When 'big city sport' comes to the country something other than 'just a game' unfolds. Steve and Ryan Judd have captured that beautifully for you and Region Media. Steve is a local police officer and Ryan is a year eight high school student who loves a ball. This father and son ran with our brief - cover the...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – Mites and what to do
Community
With all the rain this summer the chook pen is an ideal breeding ground for scaly leg mites and red mites. Mites are easy enough to manage but you need to be vigilant around this time of year. The scaly leg mite burrows under the scales of a chook’s leg and feeds on keratin. It exudes a greyish waste which...
Bega singer-songwriter finds inspiration on the road from Eden
Arts & Culture
The trip between Eden and Bega is one that Corey Legge has done a million times before but this trip was one of the hardest. The high school music teacher had just finished a bad day at work and was starting to evaluate his career and his aspirations. "Do I really want to be teaching nine-to-five or do I want...
The Bas opens in Moruya – “What a night for art in Eurobodalla!”
Arts & Culture
  “Wow! What a night for art in Eurobodalla!” With those words, Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes kicked off a big night of celebration with the opening of The Bas and the opening of the Basil Sellers Art Prize on Friday evening. Several hundred people packed the space adjacent to the Council Chambers in Moruya. The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, AKA...
Eden timber jobs in limbo as change takes hold
Community
You'd be a cold fish not to have an emotional response to the powerful protest that lines the fence of Blue Ridge Hardwoods as you enter Eden. The detail behind it is more complex. Blue Ridge, the largest employer in Eden, has not been able to renew its exclusive wood supply agreement with the NSW Forestry Corporation, placing the future employment...
NBN network coming to parts of Bega Valley this week
News
After ten years of public uncertainty and confusion, the National Broadband Network will extend its roll out around the Bega Valley this week, with homes at Berrambool, Merimbula, Mirador and Tura Beach able to access the network as of today (February 22). Pambula, Pambula Beach, and South Pambula will follow next month. On top of those advances, you may...
Rugby Union juniors from Southern NSW flock to Tathra this weekend
Sport
Rugby Union juniors from as far as the Southern Highlands, Riverina, Illawarra and A.C.T will hit the paddock in Tathra this weekend, at the A.C.T. Brumbies - South Coast 7's. It's a full weekend of Rugby 7's action with junior players, boys and girls, aged 13 to 18 taking part. Girls from the Tathra-based Far South Coast Falcons will be...
Shout out for local artists of all abilities to make mini-Vivid at Bermagui
Arts & Culture
A shout out for local artists of all abilities who want to help create a mini-Vivid light and sound show at Bermagui! Lismore based, inclusive arts organisation Real Art Works has developed an exciting partnership with Sculpture Bermagui and the Bega Valley Shire Library Service to create a series of installations that will be exhibited in early March. 'The Trail...
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