Kings Highway closed again between Braidwood and Batemans Bay
News
The Kings Highway has been closed between Braidwood and Batemans Bay once again due to unsafe conditions. Live Traffic NSW issued the closure notice at 4:30 pm on Sunday (15 December), saying the Highway is closed in both directions until further notice. The Highway is closed east of Braidwood between Narranghi Road at Monga, down to the Kings Highway and...
Water worries prompt suspension of road grading around Braidwood and Bungendore
News
With a hot dry summer forecast, bushfires ravaging the landscape and rivers across the south-east of NSW slowing to a trickle, or ceasing to flow altogether, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) has announced it will suspend grading on some of QPRC's 750 km of unsealed roads. Bungendore and Braidwood have been placed on Level 1 and Level 2 water restrictions respectively,...
Horse lovers home after Currowan flames but ready to go again
Community
After a week-and-a-half camping at the Batemans Bay Pony Club grounds, Makayla Good and her horses are home at North Batemans Bay. Makayla, her mum Donna and other family members are "pretty good, a bit tired of sleeping in a swag that's for sure!" The group have been camping out with their six horses, plus other animals evacuated from Nelligen...
23 new graduates build on UoW legacy in Bega
Community
To many locals, it still feels like a new enterprise, but The University of Wollongong’s (UoW) Bega campus was opened in 2000 and more than 500 local people have graduated from degrees offered by UoW in that time. This week, over 150 people gathered at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre to celebrate the latest batch of graduates, 23 determined individuals...
Retailer Harris Scarfe placed into receivership in pre-Christmas shock
News
National home goods and apparel retailer Harris Scarfe, which has four stores in the ACT and two in coastal NSW, has been placed into receivership and will immediately go on the market to be sold as a going concern. The news could not come at a worse time, two weeks before Christmas, for its 1800 staff nationwide. Harris Scarfe has...
Eurobodalla – fertile for a flourishing food economy
Food & Wine
Realising Eurobodalla’s potential for a thriving local food economy depends on three things beyond desperately needed rain – cognisance, culinary creativity and cutting old habits. As bushfires force the intermittent closure of highways from Canberra and Sydney, regional communities are contemplating the drawbacks of a centralised food distribution system. Fraser Bayley and Kirsti Wilkinson of Old Mill Road BioFarm say...
Kings Highway and Araluen Road reopened
News
The Kings Highway between Nelligen and Braidwood has reopened this afternoon after being closed for almost a week. Volunteers from the State Emergency Service and Rural Fire Service as well as NSW Forestry Corporation and Transport for NSW have been working day and night to clear trees and rocks damaged by the Currowan Fire burning north of Batemans Bay. Various...
Fire threat may close entire Namadgi National Park before Christmas
News
The entire Namadgi National Park may be closed before Christmas if the current dry conditions continue. This was the opinion of ACT Conservator of Flora and Fauna Ian Walker who on Thursday (12 December) closed the Bimberi Wilderness area due to significant fire risk in remote regions of the Namadgi National Park. The closure will remain in place until the end of...
Snow family launches new medical foundation to foster world’s best researchers
News
Canberra's first family of philanthropy, the Snows, have a launched an Australia-first charitable foundation dedicated to funding the brightest and best medical researchers from across the nation and from around the world. The Snow Medical Research Foundation (Snow Medical) is looking to fuel a new wave of medical innovation by providing generous, long-term funding and leadership support to outstanding researchers...
Love for Batemans Bay needed now more than ever
Economy
With the Currowan Fire still looming in the landscape as a threat to all who love Batemans Bay and surrounds, a new campaign has been launched to strengthen and keep those connections in these challenging times. “With devastating bushfires threatening our beautiful region, it is even more important that our colourful new local pride campaign, Love the Bay, generates positive...
Batemans Marine Park rules relaxed to allow for more rec fishing
News
New fishing areas are being opened up within the protected waters of the Batemans Marine Park ahead of the school holidays as part of a plan the NSW Government says will give recreational fishers more options to drop a line and snag a fish. Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall was in the Narooma yesterday to announce the five new fishing...
Drenkhahn victims show strength and dignity in convicting their abuser
News
Police and child advocates have paid tribute to the victims of convicted child rapist Reinhard ‘Fritz’ Drenkhahn. The 65-year-old from Eden on the New South Wales Far South Coast was found guilty last week in Wollongong District Court on three counts of ‘Aggravated Indecent Assault with victim under the age of 16 years’ and one count of ‘Sexual Intercourse with person...
Bombala local Zoe Joseph spreads her ‘S.H.E Change’ message
Health & Wellbeing
"My passion is supporting rural people," says Zoe Joseph, who grew up in Bombala and has returned to her hometown to live,  albeit with frequent travel to reach other rural communities through her business S.H.E Change. Zoe will be presenting in Bega on Monday (December 16), with an evening for women to stop, take stock and self-assess to find out...
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