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Long before Donald Trump turned America’s back on the Paris Agreement, Australian families decided that investing in solar energy for their homes and businesses made sense, in fact Australia has the highest take-up rate in the world. The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is keen to build on that and have just been in the region, dropping in on towns where...
Health & Wellbeing
A Bega doctors clinic and its simple commitment to providing time and space to Bega Valley teenagers is getting attention at the highest levels. For the last year, the Bega Valley Medical Practice in Bega has run a free weekly drop-in health clinic for teenagers. Known as 'Teen Clinic', the Practice sets aside time for teens with registered nurses (RN) two afternoons a week. High schoolers simply show...
Arts & Culture
Is Council spending your money on the right things? If not, what should it change? That was the question put to the Eurobodalla Citizens Jury, a group of 28 randomly selected residents. Starting in June 2016, the Citizens Jury reported back to Council in December making a wide range of recommendations from business development to land use to the role of the...
Arts & Culture
Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro got a chance to goof off today (May 26) with the official opening of Stage 1 of the Cooma Lions Park upgrade. Mr Barilaro left talk of nuclear power, council amalgamations, and the sale of Snowy Hydro behind as he tested the park's new flying fox with Snowy Monaro Administrator, Dean Lynch....
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"Weather throughout the Division was fine," on May 27, 1967, according to the Electoral Commission's man in Eden-Monaro, Divisional Returning Officer, J.B Oehm. Mr Oehm's pedestrian wrap up of this landmark referendum gives no hint of the local debate and discussion of the time, historian Mark McKenna suggests these were challenging times in a town like Bega. Much is being...
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South East NSW is pitching itself as a new home for a range of Federal Government departments. Following the political and media stink around the relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) from Canberra to Armidale, a Senate inquiry was established to investigate elements of the decision by Agriculture Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and local member for Armidale, the National's Barnaby...
Environment
This week, one man takes on the garbage building in our oceans… Every high school student in the Bega Valley will soon have a reusable drink bottle, cutting the need for single use, light weight, disposable plastic water bottles. Over the last couple of months’ students at Eden Marine High School, and Lumen Christi Catholic College at Pambula have received...
Arts & Culture
A new playground is turning heads at Nimmitabel on the eastern edge of the Monaro. The bubblegum coloured update sits side by side with an existing 'old school' playground that has been there for at least 40 year according to Vickie Pollard, President of the Nimmitabel Advancement Group. Using money from the Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund, a climbing frame, rope...
Environment
The colder months are here and our region really feels it. Life retreats only planning to stir with the first rays of spring, but don't you retreat from your vegepatch or orchard, there are things to be done and still food to grow. First a bit of observance - with a cuppa and sitting in the sun in the middle of...
Environment
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) are hosting free ‘Demystifying Solar’ seminars for businesses and households across South East NSW. Mark Fleming, from OEH said the seminars will explain in plain-English the different types of solar technology available and the trends in solar power use in Australia and around the world. “We had such a positive response to...
Arts & Culture
Today the story of a bunch of people with history and salt water in their veins, people making progress on ambitious plans to build a replica of an 1830’s luxury sailing ship. Scottish-born entrepreneur, Ben Boyd sailed the 25 metre Wanderer into Sydney in July 1842, he soon set sail for Twofold Bay at Eden on the NSW Far South...
Environment
The Eurobodalla food economy is pushing forward - like a pumpkin vine that sprouts from a compost heap. "Growers are outgrowing the farmers market," says local food advocate Kate Raymond. "They need more avenues through which to sell at a high enough margin to keep doing what they're doing." In recent years, the river town of Moruya has seen increasing...
Health & Wellbeing
Rex Kermode has led Anzac Day in Tathra for longer than he can remember. As Rex asked the big crowd at the town's cenotaph this morning to look eastward at the rising sun, I took up his invitation to reflect on the day. Those thoughts had started brewing earlier in the week, and now at the dimming of the day,...
Health & Wellbeing
When it comes to feeding a newborn baby we’ve all heard the expression ‘breast is best’ however for some parents, breastfeeding brings unexpected challenges. That's where the Eurobodalla Breastfeeding Group (EBG) comes in. EBG's leader, Michelle Mitchell, would like to see every parent receive the support they need. "Sometimes there are problems with milk supply or difficulty ‘latching’ (where the baby...
Arts & Culture
The record-breaking seas that slammed into the much loved Tathra Wharf in June 2016 have opened a new chapter in the history of this 150-year-old structure. The timber that was salvaged from the wrecked sections of decking and pylons has been snapped up with a sense of reverence. A host of upcycled projects has been born spreading the affection for this Far...
Arts & Culture
The National Folk Festival in Canberra is underway and there is somewhat a South East take over happening with a bunch of artists from this side of the mountain performing. People like Heath Cullen, Kate Burke, Mike Martin, Sam Martin, Stonewave Taiko and the Djaadjawan Dancers are all taking centre stage. In the week’s leading up to the National, South...
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