Three bakers and a bright bird spark up Harden
Community
A blue and gold macaw called Esmay and Campos coffee surprise weary travellers in Jackson’s brick-paved courtyard at Harden. For people who live in small towns and villages west of Canberra, the bigger surprise is three bakers under one roof. In 2013 Trent Jackson, a carpenter from Yass who switched trades to become a baker, joined his wife Nicole in...
Boutique vineyard and home for sale in the heart of Bega Valley
Property
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own vineyard among rolling green hills then a property for sale for $699,000 in the heart of the Bega Valley could make all your wishes come true. Featured on River Cottage Australia, as well as local and Canberra region marketing campaigns, the 25-acre property at 46 Terlich Road, Verona, comes with a renovated...
ANU research: An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away
Health & Wellbeing
The average person eats many more calories than they did 50 years ago - equivalent to an extra fast-food burger meal every day – and this is having devastating results for our brains as well as our waistlines, according to an Australian National University health expert. Professor Nicolas Cherbuin, the lead author of new research published in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology,...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – Protecting your girls from predators
Community
Chickens are such important critters in our lives, which makes dealing with predators a priority. It’s up to you to protect your chickens and it all starts with physical chicken coop security. But who are the predators? Snakes, goannas, quolls, hawks and eagles are common but no hunter is as efficient a killer as the fox. Foxes are stealthy, tricky,...
Bungendore’s Christophe Gregoire, President of Escoffier Association
Food & Wine
Christophe Gregoire from Les Tres Bon Restaurant in Bungendore has been honoured with the position of President of Escoffier Association Australia at a ceremony in Singapore. In a prestigious ceremony at The Fullerton Hotel, Mr Gregoire was among fellow chefs including eleven presidents from eleven different Escoffier delegations in the Asia - Pacific region. The chefs were tasked with preparing...
Could this be Batemans Bay’s answer to Moruya’s SAGE Market?
Business
Nelligen has been a humble start for self-taught farmer Jess O'Shea whose dream is to replicate Moruya's SAGE Market in Batemans Bay. Jess started growing veggies at her mum’s old farm in Termeil and needed somewhere to sell them, but couldn't make it down to Moruya every week so she decided to start her own market. "SAGE have a really...
Uber culture comes to Bega Valley and Eurobodalla – new transport options launch
News
Have you ever contemplated the long drive home after a social event and decided it wasn't worth heading out? Two new, local driving services are helping to fill a need for flexible private transport in our region, Sober Bob's in Batemans Bay and Bega Taxi and Booking Service in the Bega Valley are here to get you to those parties...
Illegal fish and lobster sellers sprung at Batemans Bay
News
A Canberra man suspected of illegally selling fish has been nabbed at Batemans Bay. Fisheries officers apprehended the 48-year-old from Bruce, ACT, following a surveillance operation by the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (NSW DPI) Statewide Operations and Investigations Group. Director of Fisheries Compliance, Patrick Tully says the man was observed allegedly exchanging fish for a quantity of cash at...
CBD plan to transform Queanbeyan’s heart, feedback open now
News
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) is seeking the community’s views on the refreshed 2019 Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Master Plan, which is out for comment until July 8. The Plan, produced by design firm Hames Sharley, considers the challenges that the Queanbeyan CBD currently faces and proposes solutions over a 10-year period of transformation, with a “vision for a contemporary city...
More eyes on illegal fishing lead to more busts – Eden, Merimbula, Batemans Bay singled out
News
Reports of illegal fishing from the community are leading to more fines being issued and more offenders facing court, with Eden, Merimbula, and Batemans Bay singled out as 'hot spots'. There were 20 locations where NSW DPI fisheries officers found most offences occurring during the year-long ‘Operation Small Fry’. NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Director of Fisheries Compliance,...
Possum on barbie novel, but no match for goat meat’s popularity
Food & Wine
When a ringtrail possum arrived in his regular order of processed game meat, Fyshwick butcher Matthew Hicks thought it was an accident. “I was going to send it back, but thought, I will write it out on the board, and it sold,” he says. Although resembling skinned cats, whole possums are finding buyers according to the Unique Meats butcher, who...
Rock on – Clyde River Oyster Shed spans four generations
Food & Wine
Winter is oyster time and growers in the South East are busy. If you missed the Narooma Oyster Festival, there's still plenty of the delicious salt-water bivalve molluscs on offer along the Far South Coast. The Festival, held last weekend, was not only a peak marketing event for the expanding industry, but also a good opportunity for growers from different estuaries...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – the joys of deep litter in your hen house
Community
Deep litter in a chicken coop develops its own biome (bacterial culture), which acts to reduce insect pests, diseases like coccidiosis and unwanted moulds. The biome helps to decompose manure which reduces the amount of maintenance. Here are the steps to clean the coop and make a healthy, natural deep litter on the floor... Step One Make a sweet smelling,...
Bega’s Café Evolve serving up sustainability as FOGO trial rolls out to local cafes
Business
Café Evolve in the main street of Bega, serves coffee and hearty meals, opening up at the cock’s crow most mornings for locals out, about and on the town. Serving Wild Rye’s locally roasted coffee, using Tilba Milk and an abundance of seasonal produce, the busy café spills over into Candelo Books next door and hums and bustles with town...
TEDx Sydney back in Bega on May 24, get your tickets here and now
What's On
Over the last two years, TEDx Sydney has found a home in the hearts and minds of the Bega Valley. For a third consecutive year About Regional and the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre are partnering to bring this day of ideas and conversation to Bega for a unique day of thinking and inspiration. TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading...
“We knew Bermagui was the place for Boneless to be born” – Tenzin & Emily
Food & Wine
You're lucky to catch Tenzin Butt and his partner Emily King, they haven't really stopped for a breath since they opened Boneless Vegetarian Café in Bermagui on March 20. Their eatery is a bright and colourful space where the old Corky's stood, high on the main street looking over the beautiful sapphire sea towards Guluga mountain. I couldn't believe my...
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