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...
Eurobodalla Council planning for a future with flying foxes
Environment
The Eurobodalla's relationship with Flying  Foxes is again up for discussion as Eurobodalla Shire Council moves ahead with it's Flying Fox Management Plan. The draft plan is open for public comment until the end of October and has been informed by a recent online survey, interviews, and workshops with stakeholders and residents. Central to this work and discussion is the...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Zachary Sequoia, digital innovator and serial entrepreneur
Podcast
Zachary Sequoia is an innovator and serial entrepreneur who has worked within the digital technology industry since the mid-1990’s starting in San Francisco. For the last 20 years, he has worked for some of the world’s best known digital brands on three different continents. At the Festival of Open Minds, he urged his audience of around 300 people to embrace...
Baby at centre of viral video honouring South Coast firefighters finally home from hospital after 130 days
News
The premature baby boy at the centre of a moving video which honoured firefighters who fought to protect the family’s South Coast property has finally come home from hospital for the first time – 130 days after he was born. Little Latrell Paewhenua was 11 weeks early and weighed only 610 grams when he was born at the Royal Randwick...
Bombala ‘Buddy Bench’ in place after garbage art win for Alex
Environment
A Bombala school student has made the most of a unique artistic opportunity, turning her local garbage truck into a billboard for the environment of the southern Monaro. Alex Reed, is the winner of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Resource and Waste artwork competition. Her artwork is now proudly displayed on the side of the Remondis waste and recycling kerbside collection...
Eurobodalla Landcare at an all time high
Community
The Eurobodalla wears its 'Nature Coast' tag as a badge of honour, and while the mysterious ways of mother nature can largely take credit for the coastal estuaries, golden beaches, rainforest gullies, and fertile pastures the region is famous for, people power is also at play. In the past year, Eurobodalla Landcare volunteers have contributed more than 10,000 hours of hard...
“Keep Tathra Cool, Climate Action Now”
News
Frustrated by inaction and squabbling on climate change 12 years after they first took a stand, the Tathra community has again come out en-mass to lead the discussion and advocate for the future. With Dr Matthew Nott, the founder of Clean Energy for Eternity directing the traffic, hundreds of people turned out on Lawrence Park today (September 30) to create a human...
Epic Sea to Snow Journey – shaping young people, celebrating local environment
Environment
What are you doing with your long weekend in southern NSW? Eleven young people from the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla are halfway through a nine-day, 250 km trek from the sea of Dalmeny to the snow of Kosciusko National Park. The Sea to Snow Journey was established by The Crossing Land Education Centre at Bermagui 10 years ago as an...
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