Health & Wellbeing

Mad Boaters Tea Party this Saturday celebrates superhero women of surf lifesaving
Sport
Imagine a mad hatters party at sea - sailors, sirens, lifesavers and boaties dancing till late to a soul and funk soundtrack. This Saturday (November 2) you're invited to just that -  The Mad Boaters Tea Party at the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club. This night of music, food and dancing is all in aid of the superhero women of...
PODCAST – Festival of Open Minds, Sassi Nuyum
Podcast
The Festival of Open Minds was proud to showcase Sassi Nuyum, a performer, person, and soul travelling life’s road with a compelling insight and honest creativity that rises above the barriers that sometimes block cultural understanding and open conversation. Sassi Nuyum, aka Meaghan Holt, has been writing since she was a little girl – writing runs in her family’s blood....
FREE four week health and well being support for Southern NSW
Health & Wellbeing
With the pressure of drought being felt across Southern NSW, and the added weight of Christmas and summer holidays approaching, new digital health and well-being support is being rolled out across the region. A 'personal assistant' to guide you towards a healthier lifestyle. Starting on November 11, this FREE 4-week challenge is open to 550 participants and comes with the...
Isolated border communities hold Big Bonang Arvo again
Community
Imagine living so remotely that an ambulance can take 4.5 hours to reach you, in a small community built on timber and gold, surrounded by ancient forests on the banks of the Snowy River. Sue Collins, one of two coordinators at Tubbut Neighborhood House, has lived in this area, which includes the isolated border communities of Bonang, Tubbut, Deddick, Delegate...
Buddy Bench creates a safe place to connect at Bredbo Public School
Community
Students at Bredbo Public School now have a place to retreat to when they are feeling left out or bullied. The artistic talents of Year 6 student Isobel Collits have been rewarded with a Buddy Bench for her school following an artistic competition to raise awareness of recycling. Snowy Monaro Regional Councillor John Rooney joined Council’s Resource and Waste Education Officers...
Plan in place to grow Eurobodalla cricket
Sport
Cricket NSW, in conjunction with Eurobodalla Shire Council and its three resident clubs, have released a strategy to grow cricket participation within the Shire over the next three years and beyond. A lack of a consistent volunteer base seems to be the reason cricket has fallen out of favour in parts of the shire in recent years, but support from...
Case closed on IRT Dalmeny
News
The alarm bells around a Dalmeny aged care facility have stopped ringing with the Department of Health formally closing their review process. IRT Group CEO Patrick Reid has advised residents, family members and employees of IRT Dalmeny that the aged care centre has returned to full compliance. The centre which cares for around 50 people was brought into question earlier this...
Far South Coast communities well placed for future-proofing in a warming world
Environment
The Far South Coast can be resilient against the worst effects of climate change if residents and community groups act now to future-proof, Brogo architect and psychologist John James said. Speaking at a presentation hosted by Narooma Rotary, Mr James, a historian who has studied the science of our changing time for four decades, said community-led action was needed to...
“There is a lot that government could be doing that they are not” – Bega Valley dairy farmer Phil Ryan
News
Sitting in Phil Ryan's mostly empty hay shed at Toothdale, south-west of Bega, I get a sense of the real impact the drought is having and what's needed to set dairy farmers like Phil up for a sustainable future. "It can be tough, I've seen a psychologist a couple of times, there was a time where I shut down and...
Eurobodalla public toilet trial to bring freedom and dignity
Health & Wellbeing
Greater freedom and dignity is at the heart of a waste disposal trail about to be rolled out to the Eurobodalla's busiest public toilets. Sanitary bins for women are a familiar sight in shared public toilets but for men and women who rely on continence products for their day to day life, these bins don't do the job. Eurobodalla councillors...
‘One Book One Community’ turns Bega Valley into one big book club
Community
Friday saw the launch of a new idea in the Bega Valley as people gathered at Candelo Books in Bega to celebrate an initiative which aims to connect us all through the experience of a shared story. The book in question is the newly-released third novel by Miles Franklin Award shortlisted author Favel Parrett There Was Still Love and the...
Far South Coast CWA puts NDIS reform on agenda
News
Members of the Country Women's Associaton (CWA) in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla are concerned older people living with disabilities are missing out on assistance and support. In a motion presented to the Far South Coast CWA Group meeting in Bega yesterday (October 21), Moruya's Elaine Heskett made the case for federal funding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)...
Life on Newstart in the Bega Valley, locals say its time to ‘Raise the Rate’
News
When you are working full-time, $40 doesn't seem like much. You might spend it on pizza to take home for dinner after a busy day, a few rounds of beer in the pub or to go to a gig or a movie on the weekend. On Newstart, $40 is your whole daily allowance and must be stretched to cover everything...
Extinction Rebellion calls on Batemans Bay to face the truth of the climate emergency
News
Extinction Rebellion (XR) has a stark message for Batemans Bay residents and businesses: life on Earth is in crisis and we need to act accordingly. XR Eurobodalla will stage its first local climate protest tomorrow (Saturday, October 19), carrying a ‘blue line’ down North Street to demonstrate the impact the predicted sea level rise will have on local businesses. Local...
Defibs are popping up everywhere, here’s what you need to know about using one
Health & Wellbeing
Have you noticed defibrillators popping up everywhere? From supermarkets to sporting clubs, the wall-mounted red boxes are becoming a common sight due to a dramatic fall in their cost since they first entered the medical market. But what if you actually need to use one? Do you know what to do? The most important thing to know about automated external...
New podcast series shares life between the red and yellow flags
Podcast
Surf lifesavers in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley have always had our back, now they have our ears! Surf Life Saving NSW has launched a new podcast series as the anticipation of summer builds. Irreverently titled 'What the Surf?!' the podcast features news and interviews with volunteer surf lifesavers from aournd New South Wales. 'What the Surf?!' will feature passionate surf...
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