Health & Wellbeing

Maths whisperer Julie Davies offers FREE Bega maths classes for adults
Community
Are you one of the many Australians who have gone through life believing that you are "bad" at maths? I definitely am and I'm sitting with Julie Davies, an accredited TAFE teacher with an engineering background, who teaches adults and high school students maths through her Bega business, Mandala Maths. It hadn't crossed my mind that we'd end up doing maths...
Funding for new Eurobodalla dam as water restrictions start
News
With a summer of water restrictions starting this week in the Eurobodalla comes welcome funding from the NSW Government for a big new water storage in the shire. Member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced $26.3 million for the design and construction of the Eurobodalla Southern Water Storage, west of Bodalla on the banks of the Tuross River. "The Eurobodalla...
Tilba’s dairy maids: hardy, passionate, and with lovely long eyelashes
Business
ABC Cheese Factory was the original name of the famous co-op here in Tilba on NSW's South Coast. The name still sits proudly over the doorway of the heritage building at the bottom of the quaint main street. There were around 100 local dairy farmers in the area at one point, but when the Erica and Nick Dibden bought the...
New signs to direct a dogs day at the beach in Eurobodalla
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council says its rangers are out and about, supporting pet owners to do the right thing when it comes to where and when their dogs are allowed to explore the region's stunning coastline and reserves. Deb Lenson, who manages the Council’s ranger team, says encouraging dog owners to familiarise themselves with the Eurobodalla’s new beach signage and companion...
“Life is about language,” which is why ‘climate emergency’ fits
Opinion
Having earlier accepted the term 'climate emergency' in the wording around the Shire's soon to be exhibited Climate Resilience Strategy, a rescission motion from Cr Robyn Bain brought the matter back to the chamber for discussion at Bega Valley Shire Council today. "Life is about language," Cr Bain told the overflowing room of onlookers. In Cr Bain's view the term 'climate...
It’s time for ‘Straight Talk’ on domestic violence – Eden, Merimbula, Bega
Community
The community is invited to an honest and frank conversation about domestic violence as Bega Valley support services look to deepen and extend their work and influence of the last 30 years. The SEWACS Staying Home Leaving Violence program with support from the Social Justice Advocates and the local Domestic Violence committee are hosting a series of events - 'Straight...
“We are rightly under the microscope” – new manager, Bupa Eden
News
There is a new manager in charge of the Bupa aged care facility in Eden, one who isn't dodging the home's history while looking to restore confidence and lift care standards. Annette Guilfoyle hit the ground in May, the months before had been filled with concern for residents in the 85 bed home, with Bupa Eden, sanctioned by the Federal...
Eurobodalla committee taking action on drugs wins funding for youth
Health & Wellbeing
The Eurobodalla Cares - Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) has received funding to engage with the region's young people and set them up for making positive, healthy life choices. Action Team Chair, Robert Richmond says the investment from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation will "allow PCYC to run another 4000 activities for individuals." "We are so pleased to partner with...
Shadow Minister for South Coast tours Bega and Moruya
News
The Bega Valley and Eurobodalla now has a shadow minister in Jodi Mckay's new look NSW Labor ministry. Ryan Park has always been the Shadow Minister for the Illawarra but, "I asked for the South Coast to be added because I felt people down here didn't get the advocacy they needed," Mr Park says. Based in Wollongong as the Member...
Kids-cooking-classes spring from River Cottage Australia at Eastwood’s Bermagui
Food & Wine
Kelly Eastwood is a busy woman. Most of the time she's to be found in her Bermagui kitchen - Eastwood's, not only cooking breakfast and lunch for customers, but prepping catering jobs, turning out her famous doughnuts, and now teaching our youngsters the joy of cooking. Kelly's been running hands-on cooking classes for kids for around a year, and the...
Kezie Apps wants more than three rounds of NRLW in 2020
Sport
A National Women's Rugby League (NRLW) Premiership is the latest in a long list of sporting achievements for Cobargo's Millie Boyle. Having already represented her country and her state, Millie and her Brisbane Broncos teams mates were decisive winners over the St George Illawarra Dragons in yesterday's season decider. But the Bega Valley was a winner either way with Bega's...
Project 8 changing attitudes these school holidays – Bermagui, Bournda
Health & Wellbeing
The next stage of Project 8 launch in the second week of the school holiday with workshops in Bermagui and at Bournda National Park. With the support of South East Arts, young people aged 12 to 20 will explore lyrics, rhymes, music and video technology, dance and movement with local professional creative practitioners. The end result will be positive messages...
New ideas for climate action up for discussion in Eurobodalla
News
The 600 people who filled the lawn in front of the Eurobodalla Shire Council during the Global Climate Strike on September 20 wanted action on climate change at all levels of government. “They are determined, passionate and clear about what needs to be done to avert a climate catastrophe," says Allan Rees from Eurobodalla 350.org “It was bigger than any...
Doing death better, PremKranti at work in South East Regional Hospital
Health & Wellbeing
There’s nothing more certain than death but not many of us consider what our end-of-life time will be like. I think about my own death now and then, maybe more than most - I’m a 15-year cancer survivor. So far so good. But my death, and maybe it won’t be cancer-related, is still there in front of me. Who will...
100% of Sth NSW Aboriginal children aged one and five now immunised
Health & Wellbeing
100 percent of Aboriginal children aged one and five years in the Southern NSW Local Health District are now vaccinated. Health District Acting Chief Executive Jude Constable says June quarter immunisation rates show a remarkable uptake among local Aboriginal families. “Our high immunisation rates are the direct result of our local strategies, which included working with GPs, community nurses and families,...
Reboot in beautiful Bermagui this weekend as summertime builds
Health & Wellbeing
The October Long Weekend heralds the approach of warmer weather. Summer is on its way with cossies at the ready and camping spots being considered. The annual Reboot in Bermagui signals a start to that new energy with a jam-packed two-day program of fun and fitness that the entire town takes part in. Reboot in Bermagui is all about launching into...
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