Health & Wellbeing

From the garage to the capital, Bega Valley artists challenge the idea of ‘ability’
Arts & Culture
Canberra is getting a taste of the colour, pride, and free spirit of the Bega Valley's long-running 'Art in the Garage' program. The ability of artists like Joye Umback and Miriam Kydd shines brightly through the works currently on display at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC), its the type of talent and skill Tulgeen Disability Services has been fostering in...
Yankees Gap Fire likely to grow, difficult to put in a box
News
The Yankees Gap Fire is likely to grow and continue burning to the north over the next week as firefighters prepare for what Sunday's weather will bring. After Wednesday's devilish conditions destroyed three homes and five outbuildings, the Bega Valley Rural Fire Service used Thursday and Friday to prepare for what was expected to be challenging conditions on Saturday. "Saturday was largely...
Festival of Open Minds extends to Friday night film screening
What's On
The Festival of Open Minds has been inspired by a regional community that values shared conversation, personal reflection, the wisdom of experience, and FUN! A dynamic program of speakers has been assembled for Saturday, September 1 at the Bega Civic Centre, a TEDx style event that will have people talking. Inspired by the building momentum around the event, Iain Dawson,...
Yankees Gap Fire claims at least three homes, prepare now, more at risk
News
Those living in the midst of the Yankees Gap Road Fire are catching their breath and preparing themselves and the communities around them for the days ahead. Following Wednesday's flash point, firefighters have spent the hours since conducting back burning operations to slow the spread of the 3000-hectare fire. Three homes and five outbuildings have been destroyed by the flames...
Two homes lost in Yankees Gap Fire more still in harms way – prepare now!
News
Those living in the midst of the Yankees Gap Road Fire are catching their breath and preparing themselves and the communities around them for the days ahead. Following Wednesday's flash point, firefighters have spent the hours since conducting back burning operations to slow the spread of the 3000-hectare fire. Two homes and four outbuildings have been destroyed by the flames...
Narooma Lions & Merimbula Diggers highlight need for MND research
Sport
The Aussie Rules community in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla will come together on Saturday (August 18) to remember two men who had a love for the game and their clubs and battled bravely with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Narooma Lions play host to the Merimbula Diggers; the footie will be the backdrop to an all-day fundraising event for the Fight...
Calm at Bemboka ahead of increasing wind
News
The sting in yesterday's weather died out overnight but the flames and smoke it created remain and will for some time. The Yankees Gap Road Fire at Bemboka, north-west of Bega is now twice the size of the fire that destroyed 65 homes at Tathra and surrounds five short months ago. The Rural Fire Service is following up this morning on...
Bemboka will be “a protracted fire, we will have to draw on a number of strategies to bring about containment.”
News
The darkness of night has hidden the thick column of smoke coming from the Yankees Gap Road Fire at Bemboka, but there will be no rest of those fighting the flames and those living around them. Water bombing helicopters moved in late in the day as winds dropped, at their peak, gusts reached 78km/hr, winds are expected to remain gusty...
Deputy Mayor calls for a slow down in Eurobodalla ‘Rural Lands’ process
News
Eurobodalla Deputy Mayor, Anthony Mayne is calling for a halt to the ongoing and long-running debate around the shire's strategy to manage farming land. Cr Mayne believes the implications are broader than just 'rural lands' and wants more people to have input, he's suggesting the community lacks confidence in the process that created the Rural Lands Strategy and needs to...
“Our Earth has lost a great man.” – Vale Tony Coote AM
Environment
Tony Coote AM, passed peacefully away on Wednesday 8th August. Coote leaves an enormous legacy in his visionary commitment to the Australian landscape. At a time when our thoughts are honed to devastating drought across large sections of Australia, Tony Coote was an outstanding leader in his work towards regenerating Australian landscapes. Coote AM, BSc. MBA was the founder of The Mulloon Institute...
Volunteer Grants open now for groups in Southern NSW
Community
Community organisations across Southern NSW work hard at pulling precious dollars together in order to support projects and services in towns and villages from Batemans Bay to Wonbyn, to Delegate, Tumut and Bredbo. Sauage sizzles, trivia nights, and raffles tickets go a long way but the real honey for volunteers is securing a government grant. Senator Jim Molan is encouraging local...
Firefighters note in the Canadian woods boomerangs back to the Bega Valley
News
Three firefighters from South East NSW are on the ground in the United States, part of an international effort battling devastating wildfires in Northern California, Oregon and Washington State, which to date have killed six people and destroyed around 500 homes. Phil Walker from Numbugga Rural Fire Service (RFS), Tamsyn Harlen from Far South Coast RFS, and Phillip Eberle from...
SHOUT OUT – more story tellers needed for About Regional
Community
In the last two and bit years, the demand for news, stories, and information via About Regional has increased dramatically. Proudly, About Regional has presented different viewpoints, deeper stories, and more colour from across South East NSW, taking in the Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, and Snowy Monaro. It's been demanding but richly rewarding. The time has come to share the load,...
Group inspires action on Jindabyne’s future
News
The shock and anger around the recent bashing and sexual assault of a man and women in Jindabyne has been replaced with a renewed local discussion about the town's future. Led by the newly formed Jindabyne Action Group (JAG) the conversation that has followed has been more about building community than installing CCTV. "I've been here for two years, and when...
Diversity can help rural and regional communities prosper
Community
While the Turnbull Government considers new rules to settle migrants into rural areas, Goulburn’s multicultural population is demonstrating that immigration can boost local economies, address skill shortages and bring new cultural experiences to rural Australia. An annual multicultural festival held in Goulburn’s historic Belmore Park is drawing a growing audience, and other cultural events such as the upcoming Onam (Hindi)...
Awards recognise service of Crookwell health staff and volunteers
Community
Health staff and volunteers in Crookwell have been recognised for decades of service, including some who have given more than 40 years to the community. At a ceremony on Tuesday (24 July), Member for Goulburn Pru Goward presented 22 Crookwell Health Service staff and volunteers with awards - and a Bryant’s Bakery cake to celebrate. Dr Ramaswamy Thangavelu and Enrolled Nurse...
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