From eggs to meat – the next step for pioneering Bega Valley Eggs
Economy
They've only been on their 300 acres near Quaama for a few years but Dan and Lyndal Tarasenko of Bega Valley Eggs have already achieved so much. "I don't think we've had a typical day yet," Lyndal laughs, running after the couple's toddler son, Leo, "the business has been in a constant state of growth since we started in 2016." With 5000...
You are needed for a BioBlitz celebration of local nature Friday to Sunday
What's On
Are you ready to BioBlitz in Bega?! This weekend is your chance to get involved with this increasingly popular grassroots science event. After six successful Bega Valley Bioblitzes, number seven is on now (August 16 - 18) as part of National Science Week celebrations. The Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness is partnering with the Sapphire Coast Regional Science...
Second barge takes up residence on Clyde River for Bay Bridge replacement
News
Batemans Bay High School students were among the crowd who welcomed a second massive construction barge to the Clyde River today (August 14) as the even bigger big Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project hit another milestone. The second barge left the Brisbane River 12 days ago and passed under the 1956 structure it is helping replace at about 1.15 pm...
Green for go – finally – on Goulburn solar farm
News
It’s been a rollercoaster ride for the not-for-profit Community Energy 4 Goulburn (CE4G) getting its 1.8 MW community solar farm off the ground but perseverance has paid off with the group now entering into a contract with a developer to build the solar farm. And, in another breakthrough for the committed local group, former LNP Federal leader Dr John Hewson has...
Bermagui’s nature camp ‘The Crossing’ celebrates 21 years
Community
When they arrived on their recently purchased 58 acres on a curl in the Bermagui River 21 years ago, Dean and Annette Turner were driving a teal bus, which they planned to live in while they established a nature camp for young people. "We started really small," Nettie laughs, while Dean chimes in "it was either going to make...
Community projects lobby for votes in government grant ballot
News
Community organisations across the Monaro, Bega, and Goulburn electorates are out touting for votes in the closing days and hours of the NSW Government's 'My Community Project' ballot process. Voting closes this Thursday (August 15) with residents in each electorate asked to decide which of the nominated projects should be funded as part of the program. Voting opened a month...
Industry backs natural oyster reef restoration ambitions
News
The NSW oyster industry has committed itself to playing its part in restoring natural oyster reefs along the state's coastline. Oyster reefs once covered vast areas of the intertidal and upper subtidal regions in many NSW estuaries, however, it is estimated that 99% of oyster reefs in Australia are now extinct. Small natural oyster populations still exist in most bays...
When your backyard becomes a winter wonderland
News
There's nothing quite like waking up to the sound of kids giggling in excitement as they discover a winter wonderland in their own backyard. As arctic winds intensified through the night snow chasers poured into the country town of Oberon - almost 3 hours north of Canberra. This usually quiet industrial town of 4,500 people prepared days in advance for...
Old gold shines again in Braidwood – Dargues Reef Gold Mine
Economy
Braidwood and Majors Creek have become mining towns again. After years of prospecting, planning, consultation and preparatory works, the historic Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek is back in action, with the first ore located on May 29. With hoards of hi viz workers out and about in Braidwood, blending with the tree changers, creatives and farmers, Braidwood is...
Chinese coast now protected for globe trotting NSW shorebirds
Environment
Local birdwatchers have welcomed news that parts of the Chinese coastline along the Yellow Sea have received World Heritage listing. "This is great news for the migratory shorebirds of the NSW Far South Coast," explains Leo Berzins form Far South Coast Birdwatchers. "The Yellow Sea is at the centre of the East Asian–Australasian Flyway, a migration ‘super highway’ that sustains...
Bega local one of 72 arrested during Brisbane climate protests this week
News
"Civil disobedience is where things change," says 19-year-old Hannah Doole from a Burly Heads beach, where she is recovering from a night in a Brisbane watchhouse on Tuesday. "If you look at history, nothing has happened until people have put themselves on the line. If it wasn't for civil disobedience, women probably still wouldn't be able to vote." Hannah, a...
Garbo pick ups threatened by snowy – windy weather
News
With heavy snowfalls and strong winds moving across the region, Snowy Monaro residents are being warned of a possible disruption to waste collection services. "Adverse weather events can impact on Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s ability to undertake scheduled kerbside collections," a council spokesperson says. "Residents that normally receive a kerbside collection on either a Friday or Monday are asked to consider the...
Bega Valley Science Week to unlock the secrets of Bega River and more
Science
The revitalised Bega River is again one of the town’s treasures. There is more repair work to be done in this precious environment but the animals, plants, birds, and bugs that rely on this ecosystem have responded to the work of many in recent times. National Science Week will prove it – with the help of local citizen scientists, that’s...
More Bombala sewer investigation works this week
Community
More attention for Bombala's sewer network this week with Snowy Monaro Regional Council engaging GHD Pty Ltd as the design consultant for the replacement of a major sewage pumping station in the town. This contract involves both an options study and detailed design of the sewerage network in Bombala, including the Timor Street pumping station and associated network upgrades. As part of the...
Snow and polar blast headed our way, winter hanging on
News
Don't put away your puffer jackets just yet! Early spring blossoms across South East NSW are about to be challenged by a polar blast that will shatter the idea that the region is moving towards spring, but will delight skiers. A deep cold front will focus its energy on Southern inland NSW on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, bringing the best...
“Logging state forests close to settlements like Mogo is totally a lost opportunity” – NSW Greens
Environment
Ongoing logging in the Mogo State Forest, south of Batemans Bay is being monitored by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), amid calls to value and use local forests in new ways. “There’s so much more to gain from keeping our forests than destroying them,” says NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. “Logging state forests close to settlements like Mogo is totally...
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