Idyllic escape to tranquil temple on the South Coast
Health & Wellbeing
Everyone knows the time-honoured axiom: “Happy wife, happy life”. However, this relationship motto is especially important when your partner is a mother of two young children and needs a well-deserved break. So I made it my duty to find a relaxing, soul-cleaning retreat that wasn’t too far from Canberra for a much-needed getaway. We needed somewhere luxurious, quiet and secluded...
More farmers give ‘greenie’ science the thumbs up
Environment
Farmers are increasingly turning to environmental science to find practical ways of improving soils and productivity. A key breakthrough has been river and creek restoration which is resulting in healthier pastures and less erosion. And while fencing off waterways and replanting native vegetation was once viewed with suspicion and, perhaps, labelled as ‘greenie science’, it is now gaining wider acceptance...
Bega family still smiling after Air Force rescue from outback
News
A Bega family has been rescued by the Royal Australian Air Force between Laverton and Coober Pedy; straddling outback South and Western Australia. Adventure and isolation has always been something Steve Scrivens and his family built into a holiday, but these most recent school holidays had twists and turns they are still wrestling with. "It's a case of be careful what...
Bega Valley Innovation Hub launches October 29 – come & see the future?
Community
The drive and momentum of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub is about to crystallise with the launch of this dynamic new frontier in the local economy. Business people, entrepreneurs, school students, anyone is invited to the launch on October 29 at the Bega Civic Centre. This long-held ambition of the local tech and entrepreneur community really started to take off...
Ray’s deep Monaro knowledge keeps his sheep going in dry times
News
A veteran of the Monaro landscape is making the most of green pick on the edge of Cooma to get his sheep through the ongoing drought. Eighty-year-old Ray Shingles is born and bred Monaro, chatting to him on horseback he points to the house he was born in. Ray says he has never seen his country so dry. His farm...
Cane toads in Canberra on the doorstep of southern NSW
Environment
Canberra locals are being asked to be on the lookout after a member of the public stumbled upon two poisonous rogue cane toads in Campbell last month. According to an ACT Parks and Conservation spokesperson, a Campbell resident came across the two adult cane toads near Rosenthal Street in mid-September, who then captured the toads and reported it to the conservation....
Investigations continue into Narooma sewer petrol scare
News
Investigators from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority and Eurobodalla Shire Council are today trying to identify the source of yesterday's (October 15) sewer contamination at Narooma after a flammable and potentially explosive liquid was detected. Those responsible face fines of up to $4000 for individuals and $8000 for corporations under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act. Council crews were conducting...
Alarm bells for Eurobodalla water supply, restrictions from October 20
News
The first alarm bells are ringing for the Eurobodalla's water supply as the ongoing drought hits home and starts to be felt broadly across the community. Flows in the Deua and Tuross Rivers which supply the Shire's drinking water, have all but ceased, stopping Council from drawing water. The Eurobodalla community is now relying solely on the water storage at...
Goulburn community solar farm caught in renewable policy drift
News
When former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was ousted, his National Energy Guarantee (NEG) went with him. Caught in the backwash has been Goulburn’s long-awaited community solar farm which has been put on hold until there’s more energy policy certainty on renewables. It’s not uncommon that regional and rural Australia gets put on the back burner when Canberra politicians upend policy...
Snowy Brumbies in a desperate state year round. WARNING – distressing images
News
The Dalgety man who took photos of dead brumbies in the Snowy River says he was horrified at what he saw. "As a reward for working hard all winter, I shouted myself a whitewater expedition down the river, really to learn more about the river and its Aboriginal heritage," says Felix Hearn. "What I didn't expect to see was such...
Women’s business blooms in the shadow of Gulaga at Tilba
Community
The rolling green hills of Tilba are known for many things. Settler history points to gold, timber, and dairy, even TV shows in recent times. Aboriginal history points to the healing power of this country especially the granite spires at the top of Gulaga, a place of deep spiritual significance to the Yuin People, a place for birthing and women's business....
Bombala playing host to iconic Australian characters – this week only
What's On
Some of Australia's most loved characters are spending the school holidays in Bombala. It's more than a century since May Gibbs' classic Australian characters found their way into the homes and hearts of kids and families. For many, it's hard not to look at a gum tree in bloom and see the brothers Snugglepot and Cuddlepie or the Gumnut Babies,...
Remote Snowy Mountains garden featured in new book ‘Gardens on the Edge’
Arts & Culture
A property in southern Monaro on the edge of Australia’s greatest engineering project, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, has been featured in a new book exploring 18 Australian gardens that are defined by extraordinary horizons. The 290-hectare Craigie Station owned by Normie and Jule Craig is included in Gardens on the Edge by gardening writer Christine Reid who unveils the story...
Eurobodalla Shire Councillor to stand for Greens in Eden-Monaro
News
Eurobodalla Shire Councillor Patrick McGinlay has been selected to stand for the Greens in the key seat of Eden-Monaro at the federal election due next year. Mr McGinlay is a graduate of the ANU and has had extensive management experience in all three tiers of government - Federal, State and Local - as well as in the private sector running his own consultancy...
Meet Googong’s local fire heroes at Rural Fire Service Open Day
Community
If your kids have always dreamed of climbing a fire ladder, trying out the giant hose or checking your handle on the emergency radio, then take them to the NSW Rural Fire Service Community Open Day at Googong this Saturday (6 October). Bring the family to meet some amazing local heroes, try their protective gear on for size and hear...
Police investigating suspicious bushfires at Ulladulla
News
With local anxiety about the bushfire season already running at 11 out of 10, officers from the South Coast Police District are appealing to the public for assistance in relation to a number of suspicious fires in the Ulladulla area. Local police, with the assistance from the Arson Unit, have commenced an investigation into nine bushfires believed to have been deliberately...
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