Ugly intersection between man and nature claims whale south of Pambula
News
One of the most beautiful spots on the Far South Coast has been witness to an ugly intersection between man and nature. A juvenile Humpback Whale has washed ashore dead on Long Beach (also known as Haycock Beach) at the northern end of Ben Boyd National Park, near the famous Pinnacles between Pambula and Eden. Long Beach sits at the foot...
Air tanker deployed on Yankees Gap to spare more homes being lost
News
The effort against the Yankees Gap Fire burning in the Bega Valley for the last 34 days has seen a spectacular escalation with a large air tanker adding muscle and confidence. The tanker, known as 'Boomer' carries 11,000 litres of water or fire retardant and made seven runs over Yankees Gap yesterday (September 16). It is back in action today, returning to...
New plan to reinvigorate Tharwa and retain village character
Community
A plan has been released to guide the future development of the historic village of Tharwa in Canberra's south, which is hoped to reinvigorate the village and make it a popular destination for visitors again. Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman released the Tharwa Village Plan, which will require a variation to the Territory plan, at the village fair on Sunday...
Better transport links key in ACT – NSW cross border economy
News
According to those driving regional collaboration, Canberra could be an integral part of the future of the agricultural economy in southern NSW. But will the Berejiklian Government come to the party? The ACT Government has just signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Canberra Region Joint Organisation, incorporating south-eastern local government areas. There were celebrations at the signing around the...
Police set up taskforce to investigate child approaches after two more incidents
News
ACT Policing have launched a new taskforce in response to the spate of incidents where children have been approached, stalked, assaulted or grabbed across the ACT and in Queanbeyan. Speaking to the media on Friday afternoon (14 September), Detective Superintendent Scott Moller revealed there had been 14 incidents reported since February, the latest two occurring within an hour of each other yesterday afternoon. Taskforce Tydeus...
September 15 – nowhere in South East NSW felt safe from fire
News
For a large part of Saturday (September 15) nowhere in South East NSW felt safe from fire, it's a feeling that is already chipping away at the region's lust for summer as the vast Yankees Gap Fire looms like a volcano in the drought-stricken landscape. Day 32 of this 15,500-hectare fire presented a flashpoint we had been warned about and feared....
Firearms and drugs seized at Dalmeny, dangerous motorbike riders at Malua Bay
News
Police have charged a man after firearms and drugs were seized from a Eurobodalla property on Friday (September 14). Just before 10am, officers from the South Coast Police District executed a search warrant at a home in Goolara Avenue, Dalmeny. Officers seized several items, including cannabis leaf, methylamphetamine, firearms, ammunition, and a slingshot. A 47-year-old man was arrested and taken...
Tharwa Bridge to close during the coming weeks for major works to improve structural capacity
News
Tharwa Bridge will be closed periodically for a month after recent routine maintenance on the bridge identified that further work is required to ensure its continued safety. Tharwa Bridge will be closed weekdays starting this Monday (17 September) until Friday 19 October between the hours of 9 am and 3:30 pm, weather permitting. The ACT Government said in a statement that the major...
Space trailblazer coming to Batemans Bay to tell her story
What's On
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," where were you when Neil Armstrong uttered those words on the surface of the moon in 1969? JoAnn Morgan was in the Firing Room at NASA, the only woman, and she is coming to Batemans Bay to share the experience and much more from her stellar career. Denhams Beach local...
Man stabbed at Buckajo, police keen to speak with man in his thirties
News
A man was seriously assaulted in the  Bega Valley last night (September 13). At about 10.30 pm, emergency services were called to a home on Daisy Hill Road, Buckajo, about 5km west of Bega, following news a man had been stabbed. Prior to emergency services arriving, a 33-year-old man was dropped off at the South East Regional Hospital in Bega,...
Popular Snowy Mountains meal service is piping hot
Community
Had a weekend away where you've ended up feeling like you didn't get the break you were looking forward to, especially if you're the chief forager and cook? That was the experience of Claudia Lawrence, whose disastrous self-catered weekend of trips back and forth to the local supermarket and then throwing out half-used ingredients became the catalyst for a web-based business...
Bega Valley Community Bike Ride goes in reverse
What's On
2018 brings a change in direction for the annual Bega Tathra Safe Ride NSW Bike Week Community Ride. The inaugural ride 12 months ago saw around 270 riders peddle from Tathra to Bega, this year cyclists of all abilities and experience will tackle the 16km paved route in reverse. Well not actually in reverse, that would be a big ask,...
Spring into Yass: Region awakens from winter with a range of special events
Community
Yass Valley is awakening from its winter slumber to host an array of Spring events celebrating everything from food and wine to the arts, history and the great outdoors. Spring is Yass Valley’s busiest time of year and as the warmer weather begins to disrupt the frosts, the region is getting into full swing as it tempts visitors to enjoy...
Boaties asked to keep watch for entangled whale off Far South Coast
Environment
Whale watchers and boaties at sea have been keeping watch for a whale feared to be entangled in marine debris. The possible entanglement was reported off the Narooma coastline near Montague Island on Saturday. The National Parks and Wildlife Service launched a plane from Merimbula Airport on Sunday in an attempt to locate the whale. A spokesperson says at this...
Farmers call on new PM to ‘break the drought on climate action’
News
Regional voices have been loud on the first parliamentary sitting day of the new Morrison Government in Canberra. Farmers from across southern New South Wales have gathered in front of Parliament House frustrated by the new Prime Minister's response so far to climate change. "I am really disappointed at the first indications from the Morrison Government, it looks like nothing is going...
An Open Letter to Catherine McGregor AM
Community
Dear Catherine, Thanks for being the opening speaker for the Festival of Open Minds held in Bega last Friday on the first day of Spring. You left us feeling a sense of deepest honour and respect for baring your heart and life to us. Ian Campbell nailed it when he said that you opened our hearts as well as our...
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