Berridale, Dalgety, Adaminaby asked to comment on future of Jindabyne
News
Jindabyne’s neighbours are invited have their say on the town's future later this week with another round of discussion tied to the Go Jindabyne Masterplan. A series of community meetings will be held in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby on Thursday and Friday (January 24/25). The visit is a follow up to what has been described as a highly productive initial round...
Singed Sisters almost a sell out as lessons of bushfire are shared
Community
Bushfire is such an ever-present fear and risk across Southern NSW and the ACT. The experience of those who have been through such an experience is priceless to those who have not. Do you know what you would do or how you would react? And then comes the recovery and the rebuilding of lives and homes. Learning the lessons from...
The oldest songbird in the world on stage in Malua Bay and beyond
Environment
Residents living on the edge of forests around Malua Bay are lucky to hear lyrebirds singing their hearts out. A recent close encounter prompted me to find out more about my feathered neighbours. Armed with my smartphone, I have spent many hours creeping in the forest near home to track down this elusive singer. I found several lyrebird mounds surprisingly...
Council working to get Littleton Gardens fountain firing again
News
As temperatures across New South Wales spiked and turned ugly this week, families in Bega looked on at the town's water feature hoping it would spring to life and afford some relief from those baking days. The Dr McKee Memorial Fountain has been a feature of the Bega CBD since 1967. First erected outside the old Bega Town Hall, and...
Envirohunt to beat screen-time during your Eurobodalla holiday
Environment
Envirohunt activity sheets are a welcome addition to the summer holidays in the Eurobodalla and give parents and carers the bait they might be looking for to lure kids away from screens. These free guides from Eurobodalla Shire Council allow local and visiting families to explore the region's beaches and estuaries at their own pace. The Envirohunt activity sheets are available on Council's website and can...
Photo comp winners give us a ‘wild eye’ on local environment
Arts & Culture
The Wild Eye Photo Competition has again highlighted the stunning diversity of the local environment and the talent of local photographers. Coordinated by the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, each entry gives the viewer a distinctive perspective on the other life forms we share this place with. Twenty-two year old Bega Valley photographer Harrison Warne has again done well...
Snowy Monaro firefighters respond to lightning strikes, more possible
News
Firefighters across the Snowy Monaro are responding to a number of lightning strikes that have sparked more than 20 bushfires in the last 24 hours. Crews from the National Parks and Wildlife Service along with the Rural Fire Service and private landholders are actively working in a number of locations ahead of more forecast thunderstorms. Fred Nichols from Monaro Rural Fire...
Dramatic Bermagui rescue ends well and highlights team work
News
A summer scare for a bunch of Melbourne kids holidaying at Bermagui has ended well but under dramatic circumstances. Shortly before 5 pm yesterday (January 15), a young family were enjoying an afternoon playing on the rocks at Bermagui's renowned Blue Pool when they became stranded by the turning tide. The children; two boys and two girls aged between 10 and...
Let’s take this outside: Wild Cherry Nature Connection
Community
I'm in the back end of a canoe in Zeck's lagoon, an offshoot of Blackfellow's Lake in Kalaru, wearing a scrap of towel as a blindfold while my seven-year-old son (who does not reliably know left from right) gives verbal directions towards our target: Troy Schulze, co-owner of Wild Cherry Nature Connection, who is sitting in a canoe in the...
Hot, Hot, Hot in Southern NSW. Tips for taking care of you and others
Health & Wellbeing
With temperatures in some parts of the region expected to nudge forty degrees this week comes a warning about the impact that heat will have on vulnerable people and some advice on getting through it. Southern NSW Local Health District, Director Public Health, Tracey Oakman says while heat-related illness can affect anyone, certain groups are at a higher risk. These include...
Bega’s Farmer’s Market – what does it need to really fire in 2019?
Community
On face value, Bega’s Farmer's Market has a lot going for it. It offers fresh, local food sourced within 250 km. The weekly Friday market is centrally located in Bega’s Littleton Gardens and it even has a stall which will sell your excess produce for you for a small commission. So why, so often, does a view of the market...
Million dollar upgrade of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden starts
Environment
A $3 million facelift for the much loved and respected Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden is underway in 2019. A new purpose-built home for the heritage-listed Wallace Herbarium is on track to be complete by February. The former herbarium space will be converted into a new retail area to provide visitor services and sell quality, locally-made art, wares and produce. A...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – Protecting your flock from heat
Community
Summer can be a tough time for your chookies. The little critters can’t sweat, all they can do is pant to stay cool. Although feathers can insulate from the heat, here are a few things you can do to help: Chooks won’t drink warm water, so keep their water in the shade. On hot days drop a frozen water bottle...
Fillip for lakes and anglers as fish stocking program pays off
News
The ACT's native fish stocking program is starting to net results with anglers pulling some big ones out of our lakes, and populations establishing themselves to play their role in the aquatic ecology of the Territory. On Friday (4 January) the release began of thousands of Murray Cod and Golden Perch fingerlings, which have been found to be the species...
Oyster Reef Restoration Project aims to repair post-European damage
Environment
2019 brings a focus on restoring natural oyster reefs along the New South Wales coastline, with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) launching the Oyster Reef Restoration Project. As a starting point, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley oyster farmers are invited to have input via an online survey. NSW Acting Senior Fisheries Manager, Charlotte Jenkins, says the restoration project is a key...
Sharks again close Eurobodalla beaches
News
Moruya’s North and South Head beaches have been closed again after sharks returned to the area today, potentially putting swimmers at risk. Stan Wall from Lifeguarding Services Australia says a couple of large sharks were sighted around Moruya’s North Head at about 12.30pm by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) aerial surveillance team and by lifeguards on jet-skis. “They were...
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