Powered by Passion: Margaret Blakers, Environmentalist
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. Margaret Blakers, in many ways, embodies...
Kosciuszko’s 75th marks another watershed moment in dealing with hooves
Opinion
This weekend marks the 75th birthday of Kosciuszko National Park. At a time we should be celebrating Kosciuszko National Park’s 75th anniversary, the area remains mired in a mucky debate about hard-hooved animals. The park was created in 1944 by visionary Labor Premier, Sir William McKell, who was compelled to act after witnessing what he described as 'one of Australia's greatest...
Bodalla adds to Electric Vehicle discussion, new charge point for Easter
Environment
A small Bodalla based business has sidestepped the ugliness of the Electric Vehicle (EVs) debate in the run-up to the May 18 Federal Election and installed a charging point ready for Easter holiday traffic on the Princes Highway. "It's wonderful that we are talking about EVs, and it's wonderful that this is being seen as 'the climate election' but I hate...
Upgraded facilities at South Durras boat ramp ready for Easter
Community
Easter brings more than chocolate eggs to Eurobodalla locals and holidaymakers with upgraded car-park facilities at the South Durras boat ramp. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Infrastructure Works Manager Tony Swallow says there are now 19 parking spaces available, including nine catering for boat trailers. “To improve drainage and prevent possible erosion caused by informal parking, we’ve surfaced the car park, with kerb...
Eden brothers turning fish waste into compost – Ocean2earth!
Environment
Two brothers from Eden have created a new business that turns fish waste into compost and solved an ongoing problem facing the community at Bega Valley boat ramps. Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain, has launched Ocean2earth, an Eden-based company founded by Kyran and Tim Crane. Yesterday's (April 15) launch at the Bermagui Harbour Boat Ramp marks the start of a...
Local op-shops overrun as Marie Kondo clean out trend continues
Community
The Australian Salvation Army reports that during their peak donation period this year, January-February, they experienced an 18 per cent increase on the previous year of donations - and store managers are putting it down to the Marie Kondo effect. A worldwide movement led by Japenese tidying expert Marie Kondo has meant thousands of people are going through their garages, cupboards...
Snowy wildlife carers ready for winter, what can you do to help?
News
The sound of chainsaws over the weekend and the steady rise of smoke from household chimneys is yet another reminder that winter is approaching. Some parts of the region have already had a taste of the snow season ahead, and it won't be long before the bulk of the one million people who visit the Snowy Mountains each year start...
Far South Coast mullet run sends a surge through nature
News
The mullet are running and two creatures at the top of the food chain are responding - sharks and humans. Sightseers at Bermagui this week were blown away by the spectacle of Aboriginal fisherman hauling a massive catch of mullet and salmon ashore at Horseshoe Bay. "In the early Autumn, they run north, they come out of all the...
Smart Farms Grant success for Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters
Business
Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters has been a big winner through the Smart Farms Small Grants program with $194,812 on its way to grow the business and strengthen ecosystems. Made up of oyster farmers from Wapengo, Merimbula, Pambula, and Wonboyn, Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters aims to ensure the protection of the environment and the sustainability of the oyster industry. The funding will...
Innovative design guru in Bega for one brilliant session this Monday night
Business
Anyone interested in innovation, sustainability, invention, and design, and how to get communities thriving with ideas should get themselves to the Bega Civic Centre on Monday (April 15) for a one-off opportunity. Innovative design guru Aly Khalifa will enlighten and excite Bega for an hour or so, as he discusses, encourages and inspires us towards, an ‘Inventive Culture’. Aly will...
More April holiday options in South East NSW…
Best of Region
In the second installment of our April tour of the region, Lisa Herbert uncovers some spectacular scenery and activities, for the whole family and for solitude seekers, not too far from home... Tanja Lagoon Camp Address: 142 Haighs Rd, Tanja Ph: 02 6494 0123 Website/bookings here Tanja Lagoon Camp is a luxurious bush haven deep in the Mimosa Rocks National...
Reading, writing, arithmetic and honey bees at Bega High School
News
The sweet art of beekeeping has been added to the day to day of reading, writing, and arithmetic of Bega High School. Over the past 2 years, students from the Special Education Unit have been learning the skills and science of beekeeping, including hive box construction, bee behaviour, working with bees and harvesting honey and wax. Assisted by volunteers from...
Precious Bega Valley environment plundered by crooks
News
The region's natural environment is widely accepted as it's best asset, sadly it's a richness that attracts the opportunistic eye of criminals who look to plunder what most respect and appreciate. A recent surveillance operation by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries Officers has uncovered what is suspected to be an organised abalone trafficking syndicate operating from the remote beaches...
World’s third largest bird now calls Tathra home – Gorge & Adelaide, the Southern Cassowaries
News
Tathra's newest residents are the third largest birds on the planet. 'Gorge' and 'Adelaide' are Southern Cassowaries, a nationally-listed endangered species. Having hatched on New Years Day this year at the Gorge Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills, they arrived at On the Perch Bird Park this week with a lot of growing to do. On the Perch Curator, Steve Sass says his...
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)...
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