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Add up all the world’s cats and dogs, cows and pigs and there would still be more chickens. Toss in...
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“Batemans Bay Bridge is using some of the widest precast segments of their kind in Australia," says Member for Bega,...
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The Forestry Corporation of NSW says its current operation in the Tantawangalo State Forest, southwest of Bega is about promoting sawlog...
Final relief comes for Frogs Hollow Flight School opponents
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The window has closed on any last attempt to revive plans for a flight school at Frogs Hollow, southwest of Bega. In accordance with Section 8.10 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the six-month appeal period available to Sports Aviation Australia has expired. Bega Valley Shire Council reports that "No appeal against the Southern Regional Joint Planning Panel’s (SRJPP)...
Bega High students making a dent on toothbrush recycling
Environment
Students at Bega High School have stepped up to fill a gap in the local 'war on waste' and are hoping to turn their efforts into veggies to sell at the local farmers market. "For the second year in a row, we have entered the Colgate Community Garden Challenge," says teacher Verity Keen. "What that means is that we collect...
Eurobodalla household hard waste collection starts Monday
Environment
Kerbsides in the Eurobodalla are starting to fill up with junk as council launches its annual household hard waste collection. A chance to get rid of unwanted items too bulky for the household bin the annual clean out starts Monday (July 22) in the southern parts of the shire around Tilba. The much-loved service applies to households who normally receive a...
Little Lake, Narooma at risk of large scale fish kill with illegal opening
Environment
Fisheries officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are concerned attempts to illegally open a coastal lake at Narooma could lead to large scale fish kills. Investigations are underway following ongoing attempts to illegally open what are know as Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). DPI Acting Director Fisheries Compliance, Brett Andrew, says fisheries officers have...
Coastal fire and mountain ice – what a weekend in South East NSW!
News
Two opposite elements were at play in the surrounding region over the weekend, united by wild winds that kept emergency services busy from Jindabyne to Moruya. Icy rain and snow in the Snowy Monaro caused minor traffic accidents and delays on busy snow routes while in Moruya, a speedy grass fire had Eurobodalla Rural Fire Service and NSW Fire and...
Batemans Bay barge in place for three years as bridge project grows
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A barge half the size of a football field steamed into the Clyde River as the first light of Friday (July 12) burst over Batemans Bay. The arrival marks another milestone in the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. “The barge, named AMS 1803, will be in the Clyde River for the duration of the project and will house a crane...
Do you know how to recycle right? Regions launch plan to update your rubbish habits
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You wouldn't credit the rubbish that people put into the recycling. On a freezing day at the ACT's Mugga Lane Recycling Facility as a new Recycle Right campaign is launched, we're looking at some of the things that have been fished out of the recycling chain in the last ten days alone. There's an entire table full of knives, large...
RFS urges caution and vigilance ahead of strong winds
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The Rural Fire Service through the Snowy Monaro, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley is asking residents to cancel any plans to start new fires and check any old burns given the strength of winds forecast for the rest of the week. "Revised forecasts by the Bureau of Meteorology indicate there will be strong winds and low relative humidity from Thursday through...
Baby Karn, another chapter in Mogo’s 20 year giraffe breeding story
Community
A baby giraffe is comfortably settling in at Mogo Zoo, a testament to the success of the Zoo's breeding program and commitment to preserving a species that is fast facing the threat of extinction. Baby boy Karn was born late last month to Sharni. Karn is his mum's seventh baby and the latest arrival in Mogo's 20-year history with breeding...
Science supporting dairy farmers, Bega symposium speaks to the future
Business
When Bega Valley dairy farmer Ashleigh Rood answers her phone, it's fitting that she says quickly "can I ring you back? I've got heifers on the road." I'm talking to Ash ahead of the biggest dairy event in New South Wales, the annual Dairy Research Foundation’s Symposium, which will be held this year in Bega for the first time. Ash...
Backyard burn off warning, on the spot fines possible
Environment
Council is warning of on the spot fines for backyard burn offs in residential areas of the Eurobodalla this winter. Eurobodalla Shire Council is reminding locals that open burning in residential areas, particularly of rubbish and green vegetation, is not permitted. Nathan Ladmore, Acting Environmental Services Manager says this includes burning dead and dry vegetation in incinerators and bonfires. “Burning...
BEGA VALLEY BUSHFIRE PODCAST – Disaster recovery takes time
Podcast
It's easy to think those impacted by bushfire in the Bega Valley during 2018 should 'be over it by now' the reality is very different. Local support services speak of people still in need, still in emotional distress, still foggy and unable to cope with too much more. In episode two of this special three-part podcast series, we hear from Anne...
From cash to kittens, Elaine’s Eurobodalla animal rescue mission
Community
"I just do it without thinking, and when it all falls into place it is just such a wonderful feeling," says Elaine Schutt as she speaks fondly of her most recent adoptee, Kia the six week old kitten. I originally met Elaine from Eurobodalla Animal Welfare League with intentions to chat about National Desexing Month which kicks off this week however...
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