Paul, forced to walk home from hospital at 2am, told it won’t happen again
Health & Wellbeing
A Bega man who was told to walk home from South East Regional Hospital (SERH) at 2am says his confidence in the local health service has improved. Paul's outrageous story drew a strong response from the About Regional community when it was first published in late November. He had already made an official complaint about his shoddy treatment but was yet to receive...
Bombala kids shape design of all abilities playground
Arts & Culture
Buddy benches and reflection ponds are just a couple of the bright ideas Bombala students have come up with as part of their studies into playground design. Students from St Joseph’s Primary School have just presented a range of thoughtful and captivating 3D playground models, paving the way for future playground construction in Bombala. Following months of hard work, their...
Lifeguards on Tathra Beach this February need your financial support
Health & Wellbeing
For the last 3 summers, businesses in Tathra and Bega have worked together to fund a beach safety program that has kept the famous red and yellow flags flying on Tathra Beach during February. Our golden strip of sand has been the only beach south of Ulladulla with a 7-day-a-week lifeguard service during the final month of summer. To build...
About Regional Pop-Up Newsroom – what a great day in Bermagui!
Arts & Culture
The first About Regional Pop-Up Newsroom landed in Bermagui this week, based out of Julie Rutherford Real Estate we uncovered some of the untold stories of this town. Kelly Eastwood from River Cottage Australia dropped in to share her plans for a deli and cooking school... https://www.facebook.com/AboutRegional/videos/921549364666542/ Longtime Bermagui fisherman Allan Broadhurst talked about his life on the ocean... https://www.facebook.com/AboutRegional/videos/921593131328832/ The team...
Peter Pan gets a Eurobodalla twist with Red Door Theatre @ Moruya
Arts & Culture
A Eurobodalla chapter is about to be added to a story that has enthralled the world for decades. Peter Pan is the creation of Scottish writer James Matthew Barrie and first appeared in Barrie's 1902 novel The Little White Bird. Narooma writer and director Linda Heald has put a local twist on the story, her chapter opens at St Mary's...
European Carp making a home in Snowy Monaro waters, but…
Environment
European Carp have been using the warmer water temperatures of spring to move across the Snowy Monaro, bringing their destructive ways into new habitats. Since the 1850's, Carp have been spreading out into low land waterways like the Murray-Darling Basin, but in the last ten years, these ferals have been moving into higher elevations, places once thought too cold for...
Meet 2EC’s new radio presenter – a painter from Bega, John Watkin
Arts & Culture
One of the best blokes in Bega has just landed his dream job, four decades after he first had a crack. John Watkin has been in the paint business for close to 40 years, but as a teen, he applied for radio school with the ambition of working on the wireless. "Radio was my childhood dream and I got rejected," John...
Bega Valley Meals on Wheels takes part in international celebration
Health & Wellbeing
The significant contribution volunteers make to Bega Valley Meals on Wheels will be celebrated this Tuesday, December 5 - International Volunteers Day. The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985, and gives organisations like Bega Valley Meals on Wheels an opportunity to raise awareness of the contribution volunteers make to the life and economy of the...
“Pack the Pool” floats 50 metre option for Batemans Bay
Arts & Culture
Batemans Bay locals have laid claim to the town's 50-metre swimming pool. The future of the aging facility on the Princes Highway south of the Batemans Bay bridge has been a sore point since late August when Eurobodalla Shire Council adopted a draft concept plan for a new 25-metre, year-round, enclosed aquatic centre. Aside from a 25-metre, eight-lane pool with ramp...
The Zen Warrior Princess lives on in friends and family and a 1992 Pulsar
Arts & Culture
A group of friends from the Bega Valley have just set out on an outback rally adventure with the memory of another looming large over their odyssey. "Originally I'd signed up with my friend and colleague from Local Land Services Liz Clark," Brogo's local Olivia Forge says. "Not long after we'd signed up for the rally she was diagnosed with...
The medicine of music on the streets of Cooma – the Australian National Busking Championships
Arts & Culture
The recent Australian National Busking Championships were more than a tourism and commerce promo for the Monaro. Sure, the tills were ringing, but for those who stopped to listen and watch the 180-odd performers dotted around Cooma’s CBD, something more valuable was at play – the joy and medicine of music. Despite the grandiose name, this year was the first...
Bega man told to walk home from hospital at 2am after arriving with chest pains
Health & Wellbeing
Much has been said and written about the South East Regional Hospital in 2017 - most of it negative. And as someone that purports to tell the stories of South East NSW, I haven't always been sure of how to respond to the growing community concerns around services. Politics, self-interest, and my own shortcomings have at times muddied the waters...
Take a drone flight over Dignams Creek roadworks
Environment
The roadworks at Dignams Creek, south of Narooma are a real talking point for motorists negotiating the Princes Highway at the moment - the scale of the project is epic. Twenty-five large pieces of machinery are currently onsite supporting the work of 80 people, who during August, September, October shifted 100,000 cubic meters of earth. At one point in your journey...
Youth Stage at Cobargo Folk Festival turns 13 – entries open now for 2018
Arts & Culture
The Crossing Youth Stage at the annual Cobargo Folk Festival has an impressive back-catalogue. Almost 700 young acts have entertained festival-goers and in 2018 the Youth Stage turns thirteen. Young people interested in performing and adding to the tradition are invited to apply online before December 10 to secure a place. "Because of the history and fun we've had over...
The Monaro’s Bronnie Taylor speaks to the NSW Assisted Dying Bill
Health & Wellbeing
It’s been an emotional day in one half of the New South Wales Parliament, with Members of the Legislative Council, AKA the upper house, speaking to the “Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.” Introduced by Nationals MP Trevor Khan, the legislation would allow terminally ill patients to take action that would cause their death with the assistance of doctors. Following a...
Bill Shorten calls Tathra’s Eddie Blewett to say congrats on marriage equality
Health & Wellbeing
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was among the first to thank and congratulate Tathra's Eddie Blewett and his family this morning following news that Australia had said YES to marriage equality. https://www.facebook.com/BillShorten/videos/1521314424571780/ Eddie and his mums, Claire Blewett and Neroli Dickson gathered at The Wharf Locavore at Tathra with friends to hear the announcement from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The YES...
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