Environment

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)...
Merimbula whale mural grows as town watches on
Arts & Culture
Jaws are dropping as residents and visitors to Merimbula watch Simon Thomas work his magic, creating a massive marine mural on the side of Club Sapphire. A huge Humpback Whale is the start and will be the focal point of a scene that develops over the next four weeks as Simon manours his scissor lift up and down the vast brick and...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – coping with moulting season
Community
The Autumn Equinox and shorter days are signals for a change of feathers in the hen house. Heading into winter your chooks will normally grow new feathers to replace some old ones. Here's what you should know: Avoid handling chooks. Moulting makes feather follicles very sensitive, even painful; Make sure they have good protection from the wind and early cool...
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...
Storms and drought combine to extend Cooma water headache
News
Cooma water continues to be an assault on the senses as Snowy Monaro Regional Council wrestle with the impacts of ongoing flash flooding. The bad taste and odour in the town's drinking water developed early last month on the back of storm activity along the Murrumbidgee River, upstream of the Cooma Water Treatment Plant (WTP). Large volumes of dirt and silt were flushed into...
2020 Photo call with focus on Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
Arts & Culture
Entries are now being accepted for the popular Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden photographic competition. Now in its sixth year, entrants have a chance to win cash prizes and their image included in the garden’s 2020 calendar. Garden manager Michael Anlezark said the annual exhibition had continued to grow since the competition seed was sown in 2013. “It’s a great showcase...
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...
The swamp workers turning Goulburn green
Community
Turning a rubbish-strewn old brick pit into a bird and frog-rich wetland has changed more than the landscape in Goulburn. Entrenched opposition to green causes is subsiding too, like the unsightly boxthorn clumps that once peppered the scoured-out land near the golf course that today is Goulburn Wetlands. To what extent respect for the natural environment has grown in Goulburn...
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....
Tensions build as Eurobodalla flying fox numbers rise
News
Tension is building in the Eurobodalla on the back of increasing numbers of flying foxes. New camps are being reported across the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. At Tuross Head, residents and Eurobodalla Shire Council have seen an increase in the extent and population size of a camp that can now be seen from Hector McWilliam Drive. Council’s Natural Resource Officer,...
Cooma’s smelly water improving after flash flooding contamination
News
The quality of Cooma's water supply is expected to improve within the next week. Despite recent concerns, Snowy Monaro Regional Council says the town's water supply continues to comply with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. But given the taste and odour, drinking it has been hard to swallow. Council says the change in water quality was caused by localised storm activity and flash flooding just over 10 days...
Merimbula Scouts planning next big adventure on the back of generosity
News
The generosity of strangers has replaced any hurt or disillusionment a bunch of Bega Valley Scouts might have felt following the theft of their camping gear at Aragunnu recently. Three Venturers from First Merimbula Scouts and their two leaders lost everything they had with them - stolen in the blink of an eye while hiking between Bermagui and Tathra earlier this month....
Rocky Hall Preschool at the top of its industry – find out why
Community
A little preschool in the deep, some say remote part of the southern Bega Valley has been identified as one of the best in the industry. Rocky Hall Preschool has been rated as 'Exceeding the National Quality Standard'. The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia. “An overall rating...
Powered by Passion: Kelli Donovan, Pure Pod
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. The focus is on sustainable fashion...
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