Bombala kids shape design of all abilities playground
Arts & Culture
Buddy benches and reflection ponds are just a couple of the bright ideas Bombala students have come up with as part of their studies into playground design. Students from St Joseph’s Primary School have just presented a range of thoughtful and captivating 3D playground models, paving the way for future playground construction in Bombala. Following months of hard work, their...
About Regional Pop-Up Newsroom – what a great day in Bermagui!
Arts & Culture
The first About Regional Pop-Up Newsroom landed in Bermagui this week, based out of Julie Rutherford Real Estate we uncovered some of the untold stories of this town. Kelly Eastwood from River Cottage Australia dropped in to share her plans for a deli and cooking school... https://www.facebook.com/AboutRegional/videos/921549364666542/ Longtime Bermagui fisherman Allan Broadhurst talked about his life on the ocean... https://www.facebook.com/AboutRegional/videos/921593131328832/ The team...
European Carp making a home in Snowy Monaro waters, but…
Environment
European Carp have been using the warmer water temperatures of spring to move across the Snowy Monaro, bringing their destructive ways into new habitats. Since the 1850's, Carp have been spreading out into low land waterways like the Murray-Darling Basin, but in the last ten years, these ferals have been moving into higher elevations, places once thought too cold for...
Take a drone flight over Dignams Creek roadworks
Environment
The roadworks at Dignams Creek, south of Narooma are a real talking point for motorists negotiating the Princes Highway at the moment - the scale of the project is epic. Twenty-five large pieces of machinery are currently onsite supporting the work of 80 people, who during August, September, October shifted 100,000 cubic meters of earth. At one point in your journey...
Dual sex sea creatures swamp Far South Coast beaches
Environment
Locals and visitors have been returning beaches along the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley coastline, the chill of winter replaced with the temptation of a swim under big, bright, blue skies. But that springtime enthusiasm has been tempered on some beaches with the mass arrival of familiar but alien looking creatures - Bluebottles. Not one creature but many, these duel sex visitors...
“I am a wealthy man Ian, my family stuck together” – Bombala’s Ron Milliner.
Environment
Bombala's Ron and Lexie Milliner have worked hard, smart and with passion all their lives, they are now moving towards a kind of retirement that will keep them busy, but see them enjoying the spoils of their labour. Six months ago they all but wound up their long-running earth moving business. "We wanted to dismantle things while we still had our...
Postcard 5 from Timor Leste – Natarbora to Dili and home. By Tim Holt
Environment
After two days in Natarbora we're once again on the road, and pass a sign that is a reminder of Timor Leste’s national symbol and why it's unwise to swim in the ocean or the coastal streams and waterways. Our troopcarrier is fully laden for the long journey, luggage for the four of us, Dave’s travelling guitar, three bags of...
Tourism showcase highlights local landmarks to global travel agents
Environment
Foreign travel agents have just experienced a free Eurobodalla and Bega Valley holiday - all in the name of research for their customers back home. Not a bad gig! NSW Tourism Minister, Adam Marshall says, "We want to ensure that international travel agents are well informed about Australia's number one state for tourism." "Helping put money into local pockets and boosting...
Butts binned in Littleton Gardens campaign – litter down 80%
Environment
A simple campaign to rid Bega’s Littleton Gardens of dirty cigarette butts is working, as spring takes hold and new growth claims its place. Volunteer Gardener’s Geoffrey Grigg and Marshall Campbell erected handmade “Bin Your Butt” signs throughout the garden three weeks ago. “We’ve seen an 80% reduction in the amount of cigarette butts littering the lawn and garden areas,” ...
Wapengo Lake koala returned to the treetops north of Tathra
Environment
'Briny’ the young, male koala rescued by a Wapengo oyster farm last week was yesterday released back into the wild. Chris Allen, Threatened Species Officer at the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) said the koala had made a good recovery in care at Potoroo Palace and yesterday clambered up a tree on a property north of Tathra. “Briny, named...
“When there are only 50 left, every koala counts,” – Chris Allen, NSW OEH
Environment
Small, fragile, and very precious communities of koalas scattered in the forests between Bermagui and Tathra are not only opening doors to their own survival but also the survival of their cousins around our continent. Bega's Chris Allen has been keeping watch over local populations since 1996, and since 2001 has coordinated a survey and research program through the NSW...
Eurobodalla and Bega Valley locals say “Stop Adani”
Environment
South East locals have been part of national protest action against the Adani coal mine proposed for North Queensland. Protesters turned out in forty-five locations from Adelaide to Bondi to Bunbury over the weekend. Locally, Eurobodalla 350 estimates around 250 people attended their protest at Congo Beach on Saturday, holding placards to spell out #STOP ADANI. "We demand the federal government halt Adani’s...
Time shift: the wonder of Kosciuszko’s caves. By Kate Burke
Environment
In an already diverse landscape, Yarrangobilly Caves adds an x-factor to South East NSW that is rare and special. Despite being brought up Catholic, I haven’t had religion for a long while. Still, I remember fondly the time spent in old, cool churches – the smell of stone, the peace, the sense of endless time. The late folk singer Michael Kennedy...
A look at what’s to come – the Tathra to Bega Community Bike Ride
Environment
A Community Bike Ride from Tathra to Bega later this month will showcase the vision and potential of the ambitious plan to build a permanent track between the two towns. Over $3 million in State Government funding earlier this year has turned the idea into a reality. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time so to secure this...
Small communities represented on new Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Arts & Culture
Small towns have made their presence felt after the first flush of counting in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council election. Just over 10,200 of yesterday's votes have been counted at this point, with 11 new councillor positions to be decided from a field of 27 candidates. Former Bombala Mayor and grazier Bob Stewart has polled the most votes with 1,447, followed...
Fire danger signs – Who changes them? What do they mean?
Environment
The truth behind the workings of the region's 'Fire Danger Rating Signs' isn't as colourful as I'd hoped. However, it is another indicator of the commitment and dedication of the Rural Fire Service in South East NSW and a reminder of the devastating potential that exists in the environment we live in. Where ever I travel these signs of green,...
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