Candelo chook lays rival to World Record Egg
News
The picture of a perfect, beautiful egg has created a social media storm this month becoming the most popular photo ever on Instagram. Those behind the picture of this golden nugget of protein set out to beat the previous record. Set in February last year, Kylie Jenner, star of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'  announced the birth of her daughter...
Climate crisis demands strong political action
Opinion
There is no denying it - its been hot. Canberra and the surrounding region joined many other Australian cities in sweltering through record-breaking temperatures. Throughout this month, we saw an unprecedented run of 40-degree-plus temperatures, and temperature ranges well above the norm. This put our health, our utilities, and other services under great stress. It also echoes what many scientists have...
‘Drain Buddies’ at work in Batemans Bay, protecting local waterways
Environment
'Drain Buddies' are at work in the Eurobodalla's famous waterways this summer launching another attack in the region's 'War on Waste'. Eurobodalla Shire Council installed the litter-catching baskets in stormwater drains around the Batemans Bay CBD prior to Christmas. Litter dropped on roadsides, pathways and in gutters commonly ends up in the stormwater system, which is discharged into local estuaries...
Climb Kozzie on Aussie Day
What's On
If you're in need of a nature getaway to beat the heat this long weekend, the mountains are calling. "The highest temperature ever recorded on the top of Mount Kosciusko is 28 C," laughs Susie Diver, Communications Manager for Thredbo Resort. "And the water in Thredbo River is always refreshingly cool." As part of an overarching push to encourage visitors to the...
Abseiling, drones and all-terrain vehicles used in ACT’s fight against invasive weeds
News
Abseilers, volunteers, drones and all-terrain vehicles are on the frontline of efforts to battle invasive weeds in the ACT with concerns that they are threatening biodiversity and increasing fire danger. In their sights are invasive weeds such as the serrated tussock, African lovegrass and St John’s wort while rare wildflowers being protected range from the swamp violet in Southern Namadgi...
South East NSW and ACT included on “factory farms and slaughterhouse” map
News
Farms across Southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have been listed on the animal rights-inspired 'Aussie Farms Map', but those named are suggesting the listing is as good as defamation. With links to Animal Liberation Australia, the Aussie Farms Map is said to be "a comprehensive, interactive map of factory farms, slaughterhouses and other animal exploitation facilities across...
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...
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