News
A reminder of the cycle of life has washed on to rocks near Tathra Wharf - what appears to be...
Environment
The winds buffeting the region signal the turning season, along with stone fruit blossoms starting to swell, and the bright...
News
One of the region's iconic timber bridges is getting some love and attention, extending its future and place in the...
Fractured 2 takes top prize in Sculpture for Clyde – exhibition on now
Arts & Culture
'Sculpture for Clyde' opened over the weekend leaving the winning artists more than a few thousand dollars richer. Now in its third year, Sculpture for Clyde is an increasingly popular festival and is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the region, spanning two venues in Batemans Bay and Bawley Point. Southern Highlands architectural and landscape sculptor David Ball won the...
Flying high: Airport Master Plan sets course for more carriers, routes and freight bonanza
News
More low cost carriers, connections with China, and the continued growth of Canberra Airport as a freight hub are on the radar in the Preliminary Draft of the Airport's 2020 Master Plan. Over the next 20 years, the Airport envisages passenger numbers growing from the three million now using the facility to more than nine million, with built-in capacity to cater...
Join the Festival of Open Minds choir with Corinne Gibbons
Community
In a valley of talented voices, Corinne Gibbons shines bright in the Bega Valley and come the Festival of Open Minds she will have everyone singing. This much loved, globe-trotting singer, songwriter, choir director, team builder, and friend to many has drawn a line in her diary to be at Open Minds 2019 to help those gathered perform as one...
Horse’s leading Eurobodalla young men to priceless happiness
Health & Wellbeing
For Peter Ward from Batemans Bay, Wednesday's appear to deliver the kind of joy money can't buy. He's one of three men who arrive at Ellesmere Equine on the Life Without Barriers bus for their weekly horse riding lesson. As they meander with anticipation and at times impatiently, their carers get the men ready for the saddle while two horses...
New toilets and BBQ area for popular Bega Park
Community
Regular users of Bega Park will have noticed a start on the next phase of improvements to the popular green play space on the edge of the Bega CBD. The park will soon be home to a sheltered barbecue area and new amenities block, with the concrete slab already down for the barbecue space and work expected to be completed...
Man charged after aggravated break and enters in Snowy Mountains
News
A man will face court this morning following an aggravated break and enter at East Jindabyne yesterday morning (August 23). About 7 am (August 23), the occupants of a unit in Kumama Drive were awoken after hearing a noise in another room and contacted police. Police allege, when they arrived they found a man armed with a knife and a...
Wheat bag warning following Sunshine Bay fire death
News
A house fire near Batemans Bay last weekend (August 18) which claimed the life of an elderly man was caused by a wheat bag which combusted in the man's bed. Wheat bags, which are heated in a microwave to provide pain relief and warmth, are commonly homemade but following a 2017 coroners report into the death of a Sydney woman...
Search for missing Batemans Bay man at Pambula fails – can you help?
News
Police are hoping the community might be able to help find a Batemans Bay man following a failed search at Pambula today. David Lane, aged 54, was last seen by family on Sunday (August 18), when he left his home in Surf Beach, near Batemans Bay. He has not been seen since, family and police hold serious concerns for his...
ANU rejects claims big Chinese cohort is risky business
News
The Australian National University has dismissed a report claiming Australia's universities have exposed themselves to undue financial risk by ramping up the numbers of international students, particularly those from China. The Centre for Independent Studies report, The China Student Boom and the Risks It Poses to Australian Universities, says universities are taking a multi-billion dollar gamble with taxpayer money to pursue a...
Portrait of Bermagui Aboriginal elder in prestigious photography award
Arts & Culture
A deeply poignant image of Yuin man Robert Foster currently hangs on the walls of the Tweed Regional Gallery in Northern NSW. The image, made by Bermagui photographer Imogen Hall,  is a finalist in the prestigious Olive Cotton Portrait Award which is funded by the family of Olive Cotton, one of Australia’s leading twentieth-century photographers, and aims to show new portraits by...
Regional export door open wide at Canberra Airport
Economy
Potential export businesses at Yass, Bega, Moruya, and Young have been invited to think big and expand their customer base beyond local shores. Four workshops have been delivered, a partnership between Tradestart NSW, Canberra Airport, Pakfresh, the Export Council of Australia, AusIndustry, and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation of councils. In Bega, questions came from existing businesses wanting to develop export...
Black hole on a strict diet of neutron stars detected with help from ANU scientists
News
Not so long ago, in a galaxy far, far away... scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star for the first time. The phenomenon was discovered just last week on 14 August when the ANU's SkyMapper Telescope responded to a detection alert and scanned the entire likely region of space where the event...
Man charged following hoax missing swimmer report
News
The community has welcomed news that the alleged fraudster at the centre of last week's search and rescue operation off the Far South Coast has come forward and will face court. News of the Gillards Beach hoax upset many at the weekend, with police launching a criminal investigation and a search of a different kind to locate the 42-year-old Victorian...
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