Economy

Innovative design guru in Bega for one brilliant session this Monday night
Business
Anyone interested in innovation, sustainability, invention, and design, and how to get communities thriving with ideas should get themselves to the Bega Civic Centre on Monday (April 15) for a one-off opportunity. Innovative design guru Aly Khalifa will enlighten and excite Bega for an hour or so, as he discusses, encourages and inspires us towards, an ‘Inventive Culture’. Aly will...
More April holiday options in South East NSW…
Best of Region
In the second installment of our April tour of the region, Lisa Herbert uncovers some spectacular scenery and activities, for the whole family and for solitude seekers, not too far from home... Tanja Lagoon Camp Address: 142 Haighs Rd, Tanja Ph: 02 6494 0123 Website/bookings here Tanja Lagoon Camp is a luxurious bush haven deep in the Mimosa Rocks National...
Forget chocolate eggs this Easter, Sapphire Coast foodies have so much more to offer…
Food & Wine
Oscar Wilde said the best way to deal with craving was to yield to it. Some of us crave chocolate and yield constantly, however, there are others amongst us (stronger than me!) who can restrain themselves. We are surrounded by chocolate at Easter time, mostly in the shape of an egg. The Easter egg phenomenon has a mixed history, at...
Precious Bega Valley environment plundered by crooks
News
The region's natural environment is widely accepted as it's best asset, sadly it's a richness that attracts the opportunistic eye of criminals who look to plunder what most respect and appreciate. A recent surveillance operation by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries Officers has uncovered what is suspected to be an organised abalone trafficking syndicate operating from the remote beaches...
Calling all buskers to Narooma for May 25 champs, $10,000 in prizes
Arts & Culture
“Buskers from Katoomba to Mallacoota have said they intend taking part, but we urge them to please register soon,” says Lynda Ord from the Narooma Busking Championships. $10,000 in prize money in on the line at this year's regional busking final on Saturday, May 25, with online entries, open until May 11. The Narooma Busking Championships are one of the key...
Good times and opportunities knock for Eden youth this Thursday!
Community
Twenty-seven-year-old William Sharples, of Merimbula, agrees with a smile that he was "probably" a disengaged youth a mere few years ago. But a passion for video game development and coding, along with the appearance of a few key mentors has meant William has spent the last few years teaching youth, applying for grants, public speaking and generally being engaged in...
Goulburn a flashpoint in animal rights national day of action
News
Goulburn has been a flashpoint in a national day of action by animal activists. Nine people have been arrested and charged following a protest at the Southern Meats abattoir on Mazamat Road. Police allege that about 2.30 am this morning (April 8), the accused chained themselves to a conveyor within the processing plant. Asked to but refusing to leave, protesters were faced by...
‘Veggies for All’ hoping for third year in Eurobodalla low income backyards
Community
The pressure those on fixed and low incomes feel day to day is building as a Federal Election issue, but a number of Eurobodalla community organisations are already well advanced in helping people who walk in those shoes. For the last two years, and with a bit of luck the year ahead, SAGE and the South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA)...
Labor commits to Eurobodalla health and highways in phantom campaign
News
No one in the Gilmore or Eden Monaro electorates needs to see pictures of the Prime Minister driving into Government House to know that the Federal Election campaign is on. Just hours after delivering his Budget reply speech, Labor leader Bill Shorten was in Moruya with his Gilmore foot soldier Fiona Phillips making significant commitments to local health and highways. Mr...
Record season at Bega Pool as community dives in with Mark and Zoe
Community
My 13-year-old daughter swum to Cooma this season, her weekly tally of the kilometers done in Bega Pool adds up to over 120 km. My two older boys went even further on the strength of coaching and friendship at the 33-metre pool. Mark and Zoe Philipzen took over the management of this community-owned pool four years ago. Although Zoe grew up...
Your April holiday is right here in South East NSW
Best of Region
April is the best time to get out and enjoy our region, and while the Easter weekend is busy, a quick holiday or family break either side of it reaps great rewards. Lisa Herbert has been exploring the nature and nurture of South East NSW... Mountain View Farm  Address: 11 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba Tilba Ph: 0423 025 686 Website/Bookings...
Country mayors ‘target’ looming store closures
News
Mayors from country New South Wales have made their pitch to corporate Australia just days out from the slated closure of a number of Target department stores. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes, along with the Mayors of Gilgandra, Temora and Tenterfield, met with representatives of Target Australia earlier this week to raise concerns about the closure of Target stores in their...
Have your say on Princes Highway spending – what would you fix first?
News
One of the big-ticket items for the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla in last night's Federal Budget was announced 24 hours earlier on April Fools Day - the Morrison Government has committed $500 million to upgrade the Princes Highway between Wollongong and the Victorian border. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack says, "decisions on...
Landscape Rehydration Project rewarded with $3.8M grant
Environment
The Mulloon Institute (TMI) has been awarded a $3.8 million grant to continue and expand the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project, collecting vital scientific data on the hydrology and outcomes of the project. Interest in the Institute was revitalised following its appearance on the ABC TV Australian Story episode 'Hope Springs', further amplified by the Murray Darling Basin controversy. TMI...
Got Lantana? Tackle it with FREE help from Eurobodalla Shire Council
Environment
Eurobodalla Shire Council is calling on landowners around Narooma to take advantage of assistance to manage Lantana before funding runs out and while the weed is growing vigorously - making herbicide more effective. "It's a good time to spray right now and sometimes that window is pretty short," Council’s Environment Project Officer Mitchell Jarvis says, "especially on rocky, sunny slopes,...
Good food saved from landfill and redirected to hungry bellies
News
Good food is about to get a second life through a new partnership between Sapphire Community Pantry and Bega Valley Shire Council. The NSW Environment Protection Authority has allocated $177,070 to Council’s Waste and Recycling team for a project that will redirect food from the Shire's landfill sites to The Pantry in Bega and on to the tables of local families....
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