Nippers descend on Swansea Belmont beach for Surf Championships
Sport
More than 2,500 of Surf Life Saving’s youngest members have descended on Swansea Belmont SLSC for three big days of competition at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships. Nippers under the age of 14 will compete for their club in both team and individual events on the sand and in the surf, today and over the weekend vying for one...
Dalmeny aged care centre fails to meet accreditation standards
News
The care offered by a Eurobodalla aged care facility has been brought into question. IRT Group CEO, Patrick Reid has apologised to residents and family members of IRT Dalmeny for the centre’s failure to meet accreditation standards. “I’d like to publicly apologise to our residents and families, and to the community that we have not met their expectations of quality...
Shark Drumline trial starts amid community concern and interest
News
News that a SMART drumline trial has been approved for Tathra and Pambula-Merimbula beaches has been met with scepticism, concern for the natural environment, and a degree of interest in local shark information. Lynn McColl writes, "Totally disagree with this decision. Baited and bloody hooks will attract sharks, who when caught will then have a bloody mouth where the hook penetrates." "Seriously...
Concern for future of Batemans Bay Community Centre
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council has rejected claims it is planning to demolish the Batemans Bay Community Centre but says plans to sell or lease the space are still being considered. "I don't know where this talk of demolition came from, it has no factual basis," says Lindsay Usher, Council’s Director of Planning and Sustainability. Talk about the centre's future has prompted a...
Mike Kelly flags a new future for local forestry – jobs and environment
News
In the wake of potential job losses at Eden's Blue Ridge Hardwoods and ongoing concern with native forestry, the Member for Eden-Monaro is suggesting a shake-up of the timber industry. "Our native forests could very well potentially hold more value as carbon sinks and in ecotourism, perhaps alongside some selective sustainable logging activity," Mike Kelly says. Speaking with Region Media,...
Shark Drumline Trial starts off Tathra, Pambula, Merimbula tomorrow
News
A SMART drumline trial will be rolled out at Tathra and Pambula-Merimbula beaches from tomorrow, adding to similar shark management efforts along the NSW coastline. NSW Department of Primary Industries Deputy Director General Fisheries, Dr Geoff Allan says the program is a fantastic result for the community. “Our beautiful beaches along the Bega Valley coastline are popular with both locals...
Preschoolers connect Pambula and Papua New Guinea
Community
Preschoolers in Pambula and Papua New Guinea are helping forge a bond between communities and learning something about each other along the way. For the third year, Pambula Preschool is supporting start-up kindergartens in settlements around Port Moresby. Through a sister-school connection facilitated by Mick Brosnan from the Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast and the We Care Foundation, Pambula...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning in court again 1 year after Dutton lock up
News
Batemans Bay's David Degning had a rare moment in the outside world yesterday attending the Federal Court in Sydney in another attempt to avoid being deported to the United Kingdom. Mr Degning has been in the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre since January 25 last year. Life for Mr Degning and his family was turned upside down at dawn on that day when...
Pumped hydro now part of Australia’s future, green light for Snowy 2.0
News
Momentum around Snowy 2.0 keeps gathering speed with the Morrison Government today approving the revitalised pumped hydro scheme as part of its renewable energy plans for Australia’s future energy mix. "The Government is pleased to announce shareholder approval has been given for Snowy Hydro Limited to proceed with Snowy 2.0," Prime Minister, Scott Morrison says. The next step in the historic project was...
ACT to get its own Coat of Arms, but what will it look like?
News
Now that the battle between the Eastern Bettong and the Southern Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby for the title of ACT’s new mammal emblem has been fought and won, the ACT Government has turned its attention to the ACT's Coat of Arms - or lack thereof. It was only during the search for the ACT's mammal emblem that it was discovered that the...
Big parties commit to Bega Valley sporting upgrades
Sport
The two big parties contesting the March 23 NSW Election have made commitments to Bega Valley sporting facilities four weeks out from polling day. The Liberal Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has announced $13.5 million for the Bega Sporting Complex, the Pambula Beach Sporting Complex and Merimbula Basketball Courts. “At a time where being active is on everyone’s radar and...
Dollars flow up to the mountains ahead of March 23 NSW Election
News
The gateway to the NSW Snowy Mountains is booming, and Jindabyne, in the Deputy Premier’s seat of Monaro is seeing enormous amounts of promised investment. On Saturday the Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro, committed almost $70 million worth of infrastructure projects for Jindabyne if re-elected on March 23. Mr Barilaro said the Liberal and National Government “will...
Bega’s Two Sheds Workshop expanding into Canberra
Community
Following the success of her Two Sheds woodworking workshop for women and children in Bega, Jo Saccomani is expanding her business to Wanniassa in Canberra with hopes of also expanding the visibility of female tradespeople. 'Women make up less than two per cent of tradespeople in Australia," Jo says."And so what we're doing is teaching women woodwork to change the...
Pilot’s “miracle” escape from plane crash near Bungendore
News
A 49-year-old pilot’s escape from the crash of a two-seater plane near Bungendore on the weekend has been hailed as “nothing short of a miracle”. Emergency services were called to the crash site at a private property on Currandooley Road, north of Bungendore, about 11.20 am on Saturday (23 February) where they found that the pilot had already removed himself...
Grant helps Tallagandra Hill winery to offer overnight stays
Food & Wine
Gundaroo winery Tallagandra Hill will soon be able to cater for overnight visitors, thanks to a NSW Government grant to help build three new cottages. Member for Goulburn Pru Goward joined Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman to announce the $150,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Fund. “Located in the beautiful Yass Valley, Tallagandra Hill Winery is one...
Why did organisers allow a Right to Life stall at the Multicultural Festival?
News
The ACT Right to Life stall at the Multicultural Festival that showed a model of foetuses in the womb at different stages of development and photos of an unborn baby's feet is causing a stir in the local community, provoking a petition for the ACT government to ban the organisation from the event. The petition, which was started by Jess Chalker, said...
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