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Following a community meeting in Michelago last week, the Saturday morning waste collection service will continue into the foreseeable future. Residents living outside the town will still bring their rubbish into town on a Saturday morning, an outcome they are pleased with. For residents living in the Michelago village, as well as the villages of Nimmitabel and Bredbo, kerbside collections...
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The NSW Rural Fire Service is asking residents across southern NSW to join with volunteer firefighters and prepare for the bushfire season during 'Get Ready Weekend' this weekend (September 22 & 23). The invitation is there to drop into your local RFS station and get involved in fun family events including kids activities, firefighting displays, opportunities to get aboard a...
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Jo Saccomani is the founder of Two Sheds Workshop, she is one of the bright sparks of the Bega community and inspired 300 plus people at the recent Festival of Open Minds. Despite growing up with parents who built, renovated and decorated the family home, it was by chance that Jo became a carpenter. From school, she began an Arts...
Opinion
Taking time out to celebrate success and hard work is not something we do often, but when we do, we do it well. Last weekend’s Eurobodalla Business Awards held at Narooma Golf Club were a wonderful success. The room was filled with inspiring people and the vibe was super positive. We took the opportunity to launch www.investeurobodalla.com a beautiful website...
Arts & Culture
Just when you think you know everything about Canberra’s champion athlete, Michael Milton, he goes and opens a Harry Potter-themed store in Fyshwick. What I didn’t realise about this Paralympic skier was his passion for everything Harry Potter. And he has passed this passion on to the next generation of family members. He has just one rule for his two...
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The South Coast’s first offshore artificial reef has been plonked in the waters of Merimbula Bay with the aim of attracting life and improving fishing opportunities ahead of the summer holidays. The $1.1 million project has been funded from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust, following advocacy from the Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club. The reef is located 2.5km southeast...
Arts & Culture
The indigenous and non-indigenous community across South East NSW is excited about this weekends Giiyong Festival at Jigamy, just north of Eden - Thaua Country. Giiyong is Australia's newest Aboriginal festival, incorporating music, art, food, film, literature and spoken word performances, and the first of its kind for southern NSW. Pronounced: Guy-Yoong, the word means ‘come to welcome’ in the traditional...
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The mother of six-year-old Canberra boy Phoenix Mapham, who was allegedly kidnapped from his school last month, has pleaded not guilty to two charges related to her son's week-long disappearance. Tessa Woodcock, who does not have lawful custody of her son, was arrested after the mother and son were found by police in dense bushland in the Tallaganda National Park last month....
Community
Family and child support workers from across the Snowy Monaro and Bega Valley are now better able to help with childhood trauma thanks to the efforts of Cooma school girls. The unique two-day workshop at the Cooma Youth Hub was funded by the hard work of young women from Project O, who raised $42,000 last November at a 12-hour art marathon...
Sport
What? That’s not right is it? Bombala won the League, Narooma won the AFL and Bega won the soccer. Well yes, they did – in the Mens Comps. No doubt there were celebrations in all three towns for a few days after the trophies were raised. But has any one town ever won all three footy Premierships in the same...
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Internal tensions within the Liberal Party that rolled a Prime Minister just last month now seem to have claimed a scalp more locally, with the Member for Gilmore saying, "enough is enough." Ann Sudmalis, whose constituency stretches from Tuross to Kiama rose to speak in Parliament House just before 8 o'clock last night, addressing days of speculation about her future....
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Canberra’s National Zoo & Aquarium is in mourning after one of its oldest residents, Darkle the brown bear, passed away. In a statement released on Thursday afternoon (13 September), the zoo said Darkle's health had been deteriorating for the past few weeks and decided to put the elderly bear to rest. "The welfare of our animals is always the priority and...
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A week of perfect spring weather has brought out the Floriade blooms in Commonwealth Park for Canberra's 31st festival of flowers. This year, the theme is Pop Culture and your favourite icons such as Marilyn, Dame Edna and the Beatles will emerge from the garden beds across the venue, with the ferris wheel being the perfect place to view the...
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One of the most beautiful spots on the Far South Coast has been witness to an ugly intersection between man and nature. A juvenile Humpback Whale has washed ashore dead on Long Beach (also known as Haycock Beach) at the northern end of Ben Boyd National Park, near the famous Pinnacles between Pambula and Eden. Long Beach sits at the foot...
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The effort against the Yankees Gap Fire burning in the Bega Valley for the last 34 days has seen a spectacular escalation with a large air tanker adding muscle and confidence. The tanker, known as 'Boomer' carries 11,000 litres of water or fire retardant and made seven runs over Yankees Gap yesterday (September 16). It is back in action today, returning to...
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According to those driving regional collaboration, Canberra could be an integral part of the future of the agricultural economy in southern NSW. But will the Berejiklian Government come to the party? The ACT Government has just signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Canberra Region Joint Organisation, incorporating south-eastern local government areas. There were celebrations at the signing around the...
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