Health & Wellbeing

Former Bega High student Ellie Seckold finds success in ‘ultimate’ sport
Sport
Her years of throwing javelin and playing netball, basketball and "a bit of touch footy" have led Ellie Seckold to her favourite sport - Ultimate Frisbee. "Ultimate is so addictive," laughs Seckold, who is now based in Melbourne. "It's said to be a combination of netball, soccer, and gridiron but the coolest thing about the sport is how it's...
Far South Coast surf boat crews shine on Sydney waves
Sport
Rowers from the Far South Coast have served it up to their more fancied rivals and competed with distinction at the recent  2019 Best of the Best Interbranch Surf Boat Competition. Following on from their success at the annual representative competition late last year, the Sydney Northern Beaches Branch finished on top of the point score but only after a...
Braidwood MPS upgrade to provide better healthcare services
News
The upgrade to Braidwood’s Multi-Purpose Service (MPS), which includes the hospital, is getting closer as the project reaches the delivery stage. The project will see the construction of a new Health Service that will replace the existing health services buildings and Residential Aged Care (Narbethong House) for the population of 1,651. The new facility will provide in-patient rooms, increased residential...
‘Living funeral’ held in Tilba for member of stolen generation
Community
The lawn in front of Apma Indigenous Gallery in Tilba is covered with people wearing red - red dresses, red shirts, even a woolly red and black footy scarf, despite the warm day.  Red is worn by over a hundred revellers to honour and celebrate the "life, times and escapades" of Glen Atkinson, who has terminal liver cancer, as part of...
Berridale, Dalgety, Adaminaby asked to comment on future of Jindabyne
News
Jindabyne’s neighbours are invited have their say on the town's future later this week with another round of discussion tied to the Go Jindabyne Masterplan. A series of community meetings will be held in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby on Thursday and Friday (January 24/25). The visit is a follow up to what has been described as a highly productive initial round...
Cuttagee mum one of 15 national peer-to-peer birth trauma volunteers
Health & Wellbeing
What happened when Reka Upward gave birth to her daughter three years ago was "pure bad luck," Upward says. The baby curled an arm around her own neck during the long labor and as a result, became stuck, requiring a ventouse extraction and an episiotomy to come into the world. The results left Upward and her daughter alive, but not...
Meet Rachel Carroll: 11 years of age. Underestimate her at your peril
Sport
In one of her first games of cricket as the only girl in a boys’ cricket team, Rachel remembers the taunts. “A girl is going to open the bowling”, “where are we going to hit it?” or “we are going to score some runs,” emerged from the mouths of boys, some of whom were several years older. She was, and...
Singed Sisters almost a sell out as lessons of bushfire are shared
Community
Bushfire is such an ever-present fear and risk across Southern NSW and the ACT. The experience of those who have been through such an experience is priceless to those who have not. Do you know what you would do or how you would react? And then comes the recovery and the rebuilding of lives and homes. Learning the lessons from...
Council working to get Littleton Gardens fountain firing again
News
As temperatures across New South Wales spiked and turned ugly this week, families in Bega looked on at the town's water feature hoping it would spring to life and afford some relief from those baking days. The Dr McKee Memorial Fountain has been a feature of the Bega CBD since 1967. First erected outside the old Bega Town Hall, and...
Envirohunt to beat screen-time during your Eurobodalla holiday
Environment
Envirohunt activity sheets are a welcome addition to the summer holidays in the Eurobodalla and give parents and carers the bait they might be looking for to lure kids away from screens. These free guides from Eurobodalla Shire Council allow local and visiting families to explore the region's beaches and estuaries at their own pace. The Envirohunt activity sheets are available on Council's website and can...
Stage two of Pambula Hospital upgrade to be completed by May
Health & Wellbeing
Stage two of the renovation and rejuvenation of Pambula Hospital starts next month with the promise of a more comfortable environment for patients and staff. Stage 1 last year included a new main entry and reception, a refurbished Assessment, Treatment and Care Clinic, treatment spaces, bathroom facilities, and an exercise room. Pambula Hospital Acting Nurse Manager Kelly Jurd says, “The initial work...
Work starts on new Bungendore Ambulance Station
Health & Wellbeing
A hole in the ground this week signals a start to construction works on the new NSW Ambulance station at Bungendore. Member for Monaro, John Barilaro turned the first sod on Monday (14 January) alongside some of those who signed a community petition calling for the facility. Over 2000 people signed the petition which called for a more local service rather...
Jindabyne’s Brad Cox back at Tamworth but already a winner
Arts & Culture
Jindabyne's Brad Cox is back at the Tamworth Country Music Festival hoping to repeat last year's success but at the same time happy just to be playing music and hanging with mates. About this time last year, the then 22-year-old won the 39th Toyota Star Maker talent quest launching him into a year he describes as a rollercoaster. "My brain is...
Hot, Hot, Hot in Southern NSW. Tips for taking care of you and others
Health & Wellbeing
With temperatures in some parts of the region expected to nudge forty degrees this week comes a warning about the impact that heat will have on vulnerable people and some advice on getting through it. Southern NSW Local Health District, Director Public Health, Tracey Oakman says while heat-related illness can affect anyone, certain groups are at a higher risk. These include...
Bega’s Farmer’s Market – what does it need to really fire in 2019?
Community
On face value, Bega’s Farmer's Market has a lot going for it. It offers fresh, local food sourced within 250 km. The weekly Friday market is centrally located in Bega’s Littleton Gardens and it even has a stall which will sell your excess produce for you for a small commission. So why, so often, does a view of the market...
Stage two of Broulee Surf Club upgrade funded – $350,000
Community
Stage two of the Broulee Surf Club upgrade is a go thanks to a $350,000 grant from the NSW Government. Club Secretary, Wendy Law says its very exciting and is the culmination of six years of planning. "We'll be replacing our first-aid room which is twenty years old, extending the downstairs area by eight metres which will give us more...
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