Health & Wellbeing

The beat goes on for Bega’s DJ Robbie with ‘Appy Connections’
Community
Editors note: Kristi Sproates is founder/owner of Appy Connections, which delivers innovative National Disability Insurance Scheme support around the Bega Valley. Her service builds a therapy bridge into daily life utilising mobile devices and other digital technologies. Appy Connections is part of the first cohort of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. About Regional is proud to back local people with good ideas....
Rolling the dice for Braidwood Hospital, Monopoly fundraiser a hit
News
Real estate in Braidwood is white-hot at the moment, across the board - the games board that is! A limited edition Braidwood Monopoly has been produced as a fundraiser for the Braidwood Hospital. Braidwood Monopoly was the inspiration of local Community Bank Manager Nick Fry and the Vladimir Bohdan from the Braidwood Hospital Auxiliary. Mr Bohdan ran the idea past...
Rosedale Beach witness to a tribe of mums building a network of support
Health & Wellbeing
On Rosedale Beach, just south of Batemans Bay a circle of mums are making fresh flower wreaths while they proudly feed their babies and hustle them together for a Families Week photo shoot celebrating and supporting motherhood. It's a vision of how we gather as a tribe in the 21st century. Dr Michelle Hamrosi specialises in women's and children's health and...
Kids lead the way at new Pambula swim school, everybody is loving it
Business
Ever baked a wonky biscuit or cupcake? You know the ones - they scream bad Hogwarts spell. Cookie cutters can come to the rescue - designed to create perfectly shaped treats that produce the same delectable experience for every eater. But life doesn't always yield to the perfection of a cookie cutter. Bega Valley swimming instructor, Katrina Scarpin wrestled with...
Walawaani Moruya youth program going from strength to strength
Community
"To see everyone come together and get involved is quite powerful," says Eurobodalla Shire Council, Community Development Officer Jordan Nye. Mr Nye speaks of a Moruya youth program called Walawaani Garindja, words that come from the local indigenous language and mean ‘safe journey to our youth’. The joint initiative between Council, Far South Coast Police, and Campbell Page launched last...
Batemans Bay Salvos – a piece in the puzzle for people doing it tough
Community
You know that fresh new buzz you get after a haircut? The Salvos in Batemans Bay are bringing that feeling to less fortunate people in our community with free haircuts every Wednesday. You even get a meal while you wait! Salvation Army officer Rachel Knight who coordinates Salvos Connect in Batemans Bay is passionate about the basic human need for...
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...
Council invites questions about Merimbula Ocean Outfall project
News
Community discussion about the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Ocean Outfall Project rolls on during May with Bega Valley Shire Council continuing its information tour of the region. Water and Sewer Services staff will be in Merimbula and Pambula over the next three weekends, giving people a chance to ask questions and find out more about this contentious project. Water and...
Local women save Sapphire Coast AFL, off the sideline and on the field
Sport
Women and girls have always been a part of our local AFL clubs, says Tathra Sea Eagles co-president Cymmon Parker. "Organizing, transporting, working behind the scenes but now we're on the field too and taking a leadership role. We've actually overtaken the men's teams - there are eight women's teams along the south coast and five men's teams!" The addition...
Who’s who in Gilmore, meet the candidates on your ballot paper
News
Gilmore is shaping up as one of the key seats to watch this Federal Election and is described as the most marginal seat in Australia. The sprawling electorate reaches from Kiama down through Nowra and coastal communities to Tuross Heads. The seat was created in 1984 and has only been won by Labor once when Peter Knott became the Member in 1993....
Tathra-Kalaru-Bega, & Lake St Merimbula bike paths update – progress!
News
While progress may seem slow, both the Kalaru-Tathra and Lake Street Merimbula shared paths are moving ahead, says Daniel Djikic, Manager of Project Development Assets and Operations for Bega Valley Shire Council. Soon we'll all be whizzing along both paths on our bikes, but for now, we must be content with the satisfaction of seeing small sections of path take shape,...
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...
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