Health & Wellbeing

New flying fox and cricket facilities open in Jindabyne
Sport
The Jindabyne Tigers Cricket Club will be able to play matches in town for the first time in 30-years with the opening of new training and playing facilities at John Connors Oval. The cricket nets have been named in honour of Blake ‘Tiger’ McGrath, a former Jindabyne cricketer who passed away in 2001. “It was lovely to have the McGrath family...
Brogo local sets sail for the Southern Ocean and the history books
News
Editors note: Jackie Parry is originally from the UK. Disillusioned with life she ran away to Australia and met and married Noel. They decided to buy a boat and set sail. It was Noel's idea to go sailing and somehow he just knew Jackie would fit right in.  Mariah II took Jackie and Noel around the world. Pyewacket II, their...
Batemans Bay’s Clare Lovelace – building a tribe to walk with towards the future
Community
For Soul Tribe Studio owner Clare Lovelace, the success of a modern small business is about more than its bottom line. In a world that’s awakening to the drawbacks of consumerism and individualism, Clare sees her Batemans Bay yoga studios as a conduit for connection and a force for good. “Our measures of success have become about having a lot...
Gardening in dry times – tips from Perma-Queen Kathleen McCann
Community
Everything is so dry. We are now living (and some of our most beautiful plants and animals only just living!) in very difficult conditions in South East NSW. What can we do to help keep our plants alive and our vegetable gardens healthy and hearty? Here are a few go-to techniques and idea that have helped me ride out dry...
“We can’t stop this fire” – Ken Hall, Rural Fire Service
News
There were mixed feelings at the Long Beach Rural Fire Brigade this morning (2 December) as residents of northern Eurobodalla villages were told to prepare for the approaching Currowan Fire. Rural Fire Service Deputy Incident Controller Ken Hall received a warm welcome from the crowd who were eager to hear the latest update. "We can't stop this fire. It is so...
Ideas for driving emissions down to assist with Eurobodalla climate adaptation
Environment
With fires raging up and down the East Coast, temperature records being broken and our rivers running dry, many in the community are asking for action and leadership from all levels of government. Members of the Eurobodalla community have just attended a council workshop held in response to moves for Eurobodalla Shire Council to declare a climate emergency. Council’s Manager...
Bega Valley celebration of the generations empowers young and old
Community
"We're going on a bear hunt, we're going to catch a big one," Hayley Reynolds and her gaggle of tiny tots sing. Gloria, who is just a handful of years away from her 100th and a resident of Hugh Cunningham Gardens at Tura Beach watches on. Gloria doesn't realise yet but the bear Hayley and her dozen or so preschoolers are...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – The best medicine for Summer health
Community
Keeping our chickens healthy is really important. Our motto at Natural Chicken Health is that prevention is better than a cure. Chickens need vitamins, minerals, good nutrition, and like us, they need low stressors and sufficient rest. There are physical measures we can take to support the lives of our chooks and help prevent disease: The number of chooks to...
A momentous gathering of the Yuin Nation to heal country and spirit
News
Gulaga Mountain is the place of ancestral origin within the mythology of the Yuin People, she is the mother of Yuin Man, and many believe the mother of all man. This Sunday, December 1, Tilba Sportsground in the shadow of Gulaga, will be the setting for a historic gathering of the Yuin Nation, a bunaan, or corroboree, a coming together to...
Widespread smoke haze takes over Southern skies
News
Today's smokey skies are the worst the region has seen so far with Southern NSW and the ACT choked while firefighters on the ground and in the air work to control fires near Braidwood and Cooma. Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) is urging people with respiratory conditions to take extra care, with concerns poor air quality may affect their...
Nelligen bushfire was a “scary wake up call” for market farmer Jess
News
Jess O'Shea was sitting in her caravan when a friend called to alert her of an out of control fire close by on Old Nelligen Road earlier this week. Thankfully the fire was contained by the following day leaving Jess's property unscathed but with a lingering question hanging over her head - "What's my evacuation plan?" After seeing so many...
Moruya and Bega students join School Strike 4 Climate on Friday
Environment
Far South Coast students will join in with the global movement 'School Strike 4 Climate' this Friday in Moruya and Bega. Students are calling for urgent political action on climate change in solidarity with bushfire victims. Local Moruya students have organised a sit-in at the Eurobodalla Council chambers. Strikers are asked to bring an eco-friendly picnic and loose change to...
Moruya Colour Run chalks up awareness of domestic violence
Community
On Saturday (November 23) Moruya’s Riverside Park was filled with young people who had a message - domestic violence is not tolerated here. With funding available for a youth event, the Eurobodalla Youth Committee chose a Colour Run. Working with the Eurobodalla Domestic Violence Committee, the event was aimed at raising awareness of domestic violence. The Color Run is also known...
Missing Ursula by Melissa Pouliot
News
Editors note: Melissa Pouliot, described by one of her children as a book writing machine, is a rural journalist, media company owner and bestselling crime fiction author of the Missing Series. Through her twenty-five year writing career, she has written stories on just about every topic. Her stories about people are widely recognised as her true heart and she has...
Batemans Bay Headspace to open late 2020
Health & Wellbeing
A Headspace for Batemans Bay was one of the big-ticket commitments both parties made during this year's Federal Election campaign, as the year draws to close plans for the youth health service are advancing. Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, says that once opened the service will deliver holistic, youth friendly, primary mental health services to...
New Moruya community garden ready to grow ‘Veggies for All’ even in drought
Community
Love gardening but don't want to water every day? Love eating fresh veggies but know that you'll forget to take care of the plants? The successful Veggies for All program run by Moruya's Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE)  has a solution to watering problems during hot, dry summers, installing fourteen new wicking garden beds in its new community garden. Wicking...
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