Health & Wellbeing

Don’t panic! Use bio-diversity in your climate change garden
Environment
Some call it the quickening, some call it sprinter but I call it a bit bloody weird this weather hey! It’s getting warmer and wetter, which has the feel of the sub-tropics along many parts of the far south coast of NSW, so have you thought about growing food that may not traditionally belong in your climate zone? In Permaculture...
Kathleen McCann joins About Regional to get your garden growing.
Health & Wellbeing
The About Regional team just got bigger and smarter. Permaculturalist Kathleen McCann joins our ranks of collaborators under the banner of “growing food.” Kathleen started her business Luscious Landscapes in response to concern for the future of our natural environment and the sustainability of human life. She offers a different approach to garden and landscape design by using techniques and practices that...
A 30 year partnership between people and plants
Environment
The colour and distinctiveness of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens is matched only by the people who got it going and the people who keep it going today. Those people, the Friends of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens are celebrating 30 years of service in 2016. In keeping with the bottom up way the Gardens have been developed, any celebration...
Vote 1 Costa Georgiadis
Arts & Culture
Wearing a t-shirt that said "Ask your teacher to take you outside" and accompanied by the sound of frogs enjoying recent rain,  the host of ABC TV's Gardening Australia has given some radical advice to the voters of Eden-Monaro. Costa Georgiadis didn't come to Bermagui with the intent of influencing voters in the July 2 Federal Election, but at his...
Sea-foam: What is it? Can it make you sick?
Environment
The sea-foam that has enveloped the New South Wales coastline these past few days can seem irresistible. Running through it you wish for some sort of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" moment, hoping to discover that the ocean has churned itself into marshmallow. Laughing and carrying on with the kids and dog, you soon find yourself in the middle of...
Flying-fox dilemma deepens ahead of Batemans Bay community meeting
Environment
The challenges around the flying-fox camp at Batemans Bay continue to deepen with Eurobodalla Shire Council accepting the problem has grown too big and residents increasingly distressed. Calls for a dispersal program to break up the camp and move the protected species on have reached State and Federal Parliament with the Environment Minister at both levels consulted. The scientist and...
Career solution for the family juggle
Health & Wellbeing
A great opportunity in mid-May with the Austswim teacher program coming to Pambula. Instead of having to travel to Sydney or Melbourne which is normally the case, locals will be able to complete the two day course at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre and become a qualified swim teacher. Leanne Webb, Aquatic Facilities Coordinator with Bega Valley Shire Council says "This...
Pioneering ways of growing and financing forges future for Bega Valley winery
Environment
Fresh from their time in the spotlight in episode one of season four of River Cottage Australia this week, a one of a kind Bega Valley winery is preparing to step into a future that is rich in the values of its past. Rescue helicopter pilot Euan McKenzie and retired soldier Carlin Stanford put their first vines in the ground...
The trouble with volunteers
Health & Wellbeing
A volunteer coach at the Merimbula Grasshoppers Soccer Club on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, appears to have let off some steam as a new season running the side line looms. What seems to be an open letter to the club's parents from an unnamed coach is actually a form letter that has been doing the rounds...
Accidental aid effort ready to leave for Fiji
Environment
Communities in Fiji devastated by Cyclone Winston in February haven't been forgotten by communities with a similar love for the ocean. Packing winds of up to 230km/hr and whipping up waves 12m high, Winston destroyed or damaged 55 000 homes and killed 44 people. Various aid efforts have sprung up across the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla on the New South...
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