Old family determined to serve customers after Jindabyne blaze
News
A fire that burnt through most of Saturday night has destroyed a longstanding Jindabyne business, Leesville Laundromat, which services many of the region's tourist providers. Despite the setback, the owners say it will be business as usual this week. In a post on social media, owner Kylee Old says "We have outsourced the laundering of your linen to another laundry...
$1 million home to save rare pink-tailed worm lizard
News
On the border of NSW and the ACT lives a vulnerable little lizard. This lizard is no ordinary lizard; it's one of Australia's rarest reptiles - the pink-tailed worm lizard (Aprasia parapulchella). And thanks to generous developers, environmentalists and the NSW Government, the lizard will now have a $1 million home to protect it. Classified as vulnerable by the Australian Government, the...
Platypus killings raises concerns about illegal yabby traps
Community
An ecologist is calling for the "irresponsible" selling of yabby traps on store shelves to stop after an illegal yabby trap killed four platypuses near Braidwood earlier this week. A passing fisherman found the dead platypuses in an "opera house" yabby trap, which are banned in freshwater in parts of NSW. Waterwatch regional facilitator Woo O’Reilly, who is in charge of the...
Green thumbs gather to get bushfire gardens growing – get involved
Community
With spring in the air comes another step forward in Tathra's evolving and ongoing growth beyond the bushfire of autumn 2018. As has been the case over the last 17 months a bunch of locals have seen a need and are stepping up to fill it with a Garden Recovery and Open Gardens weekend on August 24 and 25 in...
Community urged to “have your say” on draft Light to Light plans
News
One of the state's most isolated and untouched locations is at the centre of $8 million redevelopment plans; money and attention that makes those who love this pink, blue, and golden part of the New South Wales Far South Coast nervous. Public consultation is currently underway for the Draft Light to Light Walk Strategy with community info sessions in Pambula,...
Early start to Bega Valley – Eurobodalla fire season in the shadow of Yankees Gap. Snowy Monaro a possibility
News
The 2019/2020 bush fire season along the Far South Coast will start early, as the shadow of the vast and long-running Yankees Gap Bushfire still looms large. Thursday, August 1 will be the official start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period for the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. The NSW Rural Fire Service is urging residents to prepare for the...
Congo wants rethink on Council road plans with Greater Gliders in mind
Environment
Congo - Bingi residents have turned out to support a unique local, one they fear will be further endangered by proposed roadworks in their idyllic Eurobodalla village. Around 25 people turned out for a community meeting on Saturday (July 27) to discuss concerns around plans to seal the last 800 metres of Congo Road, south of Moruya. "Last time a...
‘Veggies for All’ grows in Eurobodalla with grant funding
Community
Fresh is best and the Eurobodalla is about to experience more of it with more back-yard vegetable gardeners, veggie beds and a new community garden growing from a $20,000 grant for the SAGE 2019 Veggies for All program. Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE) received the grant from the IMB Bank Community Foundation, enabling the successful program to continue. The...
Bamboozled by modern times – GO CAMPING!
Opinion
We are all inundated with talk of drought, changing climates, tougher times ahead. How are you feeling about all that? Are you coping with all that is being asked of us? Are you feeling overwhelmed and confused? Tired and exhausted? Is the worry of it all getting you down? What can you do to get back that feeling of control,...
Justice for Delilah – is someone trapping and killing cats in Tomakin?
Community
After letting her two cats outside at about 2 am on the morning of July 15, Tomakin resident Claudia Quinton woke to discover that one of them, Delilah, was missing. "I went outside and called her and usually within minutes, I hear the jingle of her bell," Claudia says "but there was nothing." A few days later, after Claudia and...
Giiyong among a host of winners at Southern NSW Tourism Awards
Business
Some of the best and brightest tourism operators in Southern New South Wales have been acknowledged at the Regional Tourism Awards in Ulladulla this week. "These awards aren't only about recognising winners they are about developing our industry, encouraging excellence and improving our businesses," says Jo Spencer from the NSW Business Chamber. Finalists across the 10 categories included: Bangalay Luxury...
EPA on the ground in Tantawangalo Forest investigating complaints
News
Community comment and concern about forestry is always robust, which was again the case last week around Region Media's reporting of the current logging operation underway in Tantawangalo State Forest, southwest of Bega. Comments ranged from: Dave Stewart - "Great renewable resource if done correctly and great for community by providing jobs." Vivian Harris - "We shouldn’t be logging native forests,...
Winter winds take toll on one of the Bega Valley’s early settler homes
Community
Recent winds that howled through the Bega Valley have taken their toll on one of the district's most familiar sights and one of the region's original settler homes. Harsh winter winds have been battering the Allendale homestead just off the Princes Highway at Quaama, between Bega and Cobargo, for at least 140 years - maybe longer, people's memories are fading....
Powered by Passion: Sophia Hamblin Wang, COO Mineral Carbonation International
Community
“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” goes the mantra: we all need role models and inspiration, and sometimes the most powerful icons are right there in our own backyards. Powered by Passion is a new Region Media series by Nina Gbor that takes us inside the lives and motivations of some remarkable Canberra region women. When you think of alchemists, you...
Smoke testing of Bombala Sewer starts today
News
Snowy Monaro Regional Council started to blow smoke into the criss-cross of sewer pipes in and around Bombala today - July 22. The smoke testing of the sewer network is being done by Interflow and takes in connections throughout the township. Non-toxic smoke is injected into the sewer system to identify potential sources of stormwater infiltration - where there is...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – Take pleasure in your chooks
Community
Add up all the world’s cats and dogs, cows and pigs and there would still be more chickens. Toss in every rat on earth and the chook still rules. More than 20 billion chickens live on our planet, three for every human alive, and numbers are increasing. Chooks are popping up in more and more backyards, schools and nursing homes......
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