Health & Wellbeing

Spring Equinox to mark 10 years of SAGE in the Eurobodalla
Community
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of SAGE - Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla, with a Spring Equinox picnic will be a timely reminder of how an idea planted a decade ago has developed strong roots and continues to grow and produce great outcomes for the community. “It’s a wonderful achievement on many levels," says SAGE President Mark Barraclough. “We are recognised as...
Bega Valley families helping tackle nappy waste problem
News
Bega Valley locals are stepping up to find a solution for one of Australia's trickiest waste issues. Fifty families have just started a trial to test if compostable nappies and incontinence products can be added to the shire’s FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) bin collection service. Bega Valley Shire Council’s waste team is leading the trial with Tasmanian-based compostable nappy...
PODCAST – 2019 Festival of Open Minds, Panel of Oomph!
Podcast
The Festival of Open Minds held in Bega on Friday and Saturday (September 13 & 14) attracted some of the nation’s big thinkers to regional New South Wales, but loud in our mind is always making a place for local voices to take centre stage and add their own weight. The theme for Open Minds 2019 is ‘People With Oomph’...
“We all get busy but we should never be too busy to look after ourselves or others.” – Batemans Bay’s Kym Bayley
Health & Wellbeing
It's been a heartbreaking journey for Eurobodalla property manager, Kym Bayley who's on a mission to raise funds and awareness for men's mental and physical health. 'Run for Bob' was inspired by the passing of more than just one man in Kym's family, "we lost my dad in 2012 to Bowel Cancer, his brother five weeks prior to him with...
‘Get Ready’ for the bush fire season – this weekend with your local RFS
Community
The NSW Rural Fire Service is calling on residents to join with volunteer firefighters and prepare for the bush fire season on Get Ready Weekend - this weekend, September 14 & 15. Weather, climate and drought conditions across NSW have brought the need to prepare properties for fire into sharp focus. Although it's only just Spring, fires have already been...
Bega Valley family shares their pain with Australia. Health service says the system is better now
News
Last night's Four Corners on ABC TV has rattled the Bega Valley. A tragic mistake at the old Bega Hospital was included in the program's investigation of rural and regional hospital care. "How your postcode can determine the quality of care you get. Medical staff speak out about the standard of hospital care after a series of catastrophic incidents resulting...
New trees and garden for Moruya CBD green space
Community
A tree-lined avenue, new shade trees and a feature garden are all part of plans to makeover Moruya’s Apex Park. Right in the heart of the busy CBD, alongside Princes Highway, Apex Park with its bus stop and amenities block is the only park visible to drivers passing directly through town. Eurobodalla Shire Council says the existing garden around the...
Dementia ride passes through Batemans Bay and Bega towards Brighton
Community
Thirty cyclists have passed through Batemans Bay and Bega raising money to support the work of Dementia Australia. Having nailed Batemans Bay and Bega, its on to Gipsy Point, Orbost, Sale and Warragul before finishing at Brighton Beach, Victoria, on Saturday, September 14 Organisers Nick Young and Pierre Sullivan have first-hand experience of dementia. Both of Nick's grandmothers passed away after...
Winners announced from ‘My Community Project’ – Bega, Monaro, Goulburn
News
After an odd first time voting process to decide grant funding to communities, the NSW Government has announced the winners from the 'My Community Project' program. Based on a popular vote, the successful projects will share in $24.7 million from the NSW Government - around $200,000 was available per electorate. My Community Project used a preferential voting system. Voters were...
Donated caravans filling the gap in regional homelessness
Community
Bega Valley social services are working together on a creative solution to homelessness in regional areas. The Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast are wanting to add to their bank of caravans which are used for short term crisis accommodation. "What we do is provide caravans and a unit and a crisis accommodation centre to Mission Australia and SEWACS...
George gets helping hand with health travel costs, you can too
Health & Wellbeing
George lives near Bega with his partner Linda and their obsessive kelpie named Griffin. He is one of 31,000 rural and regional patients who travel long distances to access medical treatment. After being diagnosed with a bacteria disease and cancer in 2017, George needed treatment in Sydney. A helping hand from the NSW Government’s Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAS) has...
What’s your local pool worth? Bega Valley looks to rate rise to pay for it
News
Some tough choices ahead as Bega Valley Shire Council looks to give the region's six swimming pools a future. The community is being asked to consider an increase in rates that would not just maintain pools at Bega, Bemboka, Candelo, Cobargo, Eden, and Pambula but deliver upgrades in the future. Perhaps deeper than the water these pools hold is the...
Broulee’s Jaylah Hancock-Cameron sets sights on world champs in Kenya
Sport
If you spot a long-legged figure running on Broulee's beaches and backroads, it's likely to be 17-year-old Moruya High School student Jaylah Hancock-Cameron. Those roads and trails are part of her 7 km training route, which she does six days a week, every week. As she passes, you might not guess that this Eurobodalla runner is ranked second in the...
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