Health & Wellbeing

Summer hijacked by bindiis. Advice to slow their advance!
Environment
  Bindiis are the curse of summer 2016/17 in South East New South Wales. Barefoot cricket is not an option and running under the sprinkler ends in tears. My dog Duke has even worked out a path around the bindiis when fetching a ball - smart fella! Spread easily by foot traffic and in the fur of animals, bindiis AKA Soliva sessilis are a...
About Regional – the podcast, episode five, December 14 2016
Arts & Culture
About Regional - the podcast, episode five, December 14 2016 About Regional – a new place for the people and stories of South East NSW. The last program for 2016: *The Funhouse crowdfunding campaign succeeds; Bega gets a youth and community centre in 2017! Read more HERE. *Dr Matthew Nott, the founder of Clean Energy for Eternity says households in the...
Social justice the X-factor in Merimbula’s Joseph
Arts & Culture
There is a certain civic duty sometimes that pushes you to attend a local event. Things only happen when people step up to make them happen, and in a regional community you want to see those people and their events succeed - people turning out is key. What a buzz, what a bonus when that local event blows your mind!...
About Regional – the podcast, episode 4, November 23 2016
Arts & Culture
About Regional - the podcast, episode 4, November 23 2016 There’s a seaside feel to episode 4... Recorded at Guerilla Bay, just south of Batemans Bay, the day and the water were warm, it’s starting to feel like summer holiday time! In this program: *Tathra’s Indi Wood chats to us from Fiji about his aid work at a Lautoka radio...
About Regional – the podcast, episode three, November 6 2016
Arts & Culture
About Regional - the podcast, episode 3, November 6 2016 Thanks for clicking on, in this week’s program: A lesson in youth engagement from Cayce Hill from the Funhouse in Bega and a pitch for their Pozible campaign. They are chasing a year’s rent to expand on their dynamic program in 2017. Read more here. A snap from a literary lunch...
Bega asked to invest in a Funhouse future – $20,000 to go
Arts & Culture
The push is on to secure the closest thing Bega might have ever had to a youth and community centre. The Funhouse on Hill Street has been operating for just a handful of months but in that time it has become a big feature in the lives of the growing community of people around it and a 'go to' resource...
Veges galore – What is the secret to an abundant garden?
Environment
It's all about the base, 'bout the base, 'bout the base...the garden bed base that is. If you want to grow luscious healthy, strong and abundant vegetables, herbs and flowers, you are going to need good quality soil. As well as good soils, a vegetable bed needs aeration, sunshine, water and lots and lots of food - if you want...
The power of a simple homemade meal By Leah Milston
Health & Wellbeing
Years ago when my children were small and I was very depressed, a friend arrived on my doorstep with a homemade meal. I had gone from an energetic high to a motionless low. I always managed to look after my children but everything took so much effort and time. My friend was concerned about me, she had a sense I...
Marriage equality, lets get it done – now! By Iain Dawson
Health & Wellbeing
I had just started working in my dream job, not long after settling in Sydney, back from the traditional post uni overseas trip, backpacking in Europe. The dream job being a gallery manager for one of the eastern suburbs most 'social' art galleries. Up until then, I had navigated the treacherous path of being a full-time waiter, I felt that...
Roosters rally and turn heartbreak into strength, Noa Jessop plays on
Sport
When 10-year-old Noa Jessop was hit by a car and died at the gate to his families farm, a heavy sadness fell across the Bega Valley community. Tears have been a big part of the 41 days that have followed, but so too has something powerful and remarkable. Something that will never justify the loss of a boy described as a...
Eurobodalla community rallies to fill ‘missing links.’
Health & Wellbeing
The missing links in the Eurobodalla's impressive network of pathways are being filled in. A community bike ride this Sunday (September 18) marks the latest achievement, the opening of a 1.6km pathway extension. A safe, sealed track now travels from Mossy Point to Broulee, past the windsock at Moruya Airport and on to the North Head campground. The Broulee Mossy...
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...
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