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Climate change worry not going away any time soon
Community
The incoming president of Goulburn’s climate change action group is not interested in talking to climate change deniers; instead, expansion will come from connecting with like-minded people and organizations locally and regionally. “It’s about connecting the dots and combining with these like-minded people and groups so we aren’t insular and that people know we exist,” The Goulburn Group (TGG) President...
No sure-fire solution for rampant deer
News
Professional shooter Rob Gallina has killed 370 deer in one outing while aerial culling over the Monaro district. Generally he works through the night for farmers shooting deer with .243 and .308-calibre rifles. On the ground one night, he shot 68 deer. Mr Gallina says numbers have exploded in Canberra. He says government agencies desperate to cull rampant feral deer...
Rosedale Beach witness to a tribe of mums building a network of support
Health & Wellbeing
On Rosedale Beach, just south of Batemans Bay a circle of mums are making fresh flower wreaths while they proudly feed their babies and hustle them together for a Families Week photo shoot celebrating and supporting motherhood. It's a vision of how we gather as a tribe in the 21st century. Dr Michelle Hamrosi specialises in women's and children's health and...
Four generations navigate a new & exciting arts scene in Tanja Church
Arts & Culture
The old Tanja Church has had an injection of new life with the arrival of a former lecturer in arts and performance, a production manager and four generations living on the grounds. It's fitting that one of the new owners - Louise Morris - has a PhD which focus' on how sites hold history. Her passion is for site-specific theatre,...
SMART drumline trial snags 16 sharks at Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula. Uni researchers to visit and gauage community views
News
The NSW Government says its SMART drumlines trial in the waters off Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula and other parts of the NSW coastline has proved to be a success but further analysis is needed before any decision on the future of the program is taken. Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall says the SMART (Shark-Management Alert-in-Real-Time) drumline trials have helped reduce the...
Kids lead the way at new Pambula swim school, everybody is loving it
Business
Ever baked a wonky biscuit or cupcake? You know the ones - they scream bad Hogwarts spell. Cookie cutters can come to the rescue - designed to create perfectly shaped treats that produce the same delectable experience for every eater. But life doesn't always yield to the perfection of a cookie cutter. Bega Valley swimming instructor, Katrina Scarpin wrestled with...
Eden Monaro & Gilmore swing to Labor, Hume goes with the flow
News
Election results in Southern NSW stand in contrast to the national trend with two of the three electorates About Regional endeavours to serve retaining or turning to Bill Shorten's Labor Party. Scott Morrison and the Liberal-National Coalition are just shy of the 76 seat target. Liberal Angus Talyor in the Goulburn based electorate of Hume is part of that count...
Winter wildlife warning and advice for Snowy Monaro drivers
News
Drivers are being urged to slow down to avoid collisions with wildlife as daylight hours shrink and winter approaches. LAOKO (Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans – Snowy Mountains Rescue) president Brendan Diacono, says winter is the busiest time for the wildlife rescue group. Mr Diacono says shorter days and increased winter visitors causes havoc on Snowy Monaro roads. "As soon...
Moruya Pool trials winter opening times Saturdays and Wednesdays
Sport
With the warm weather lingering, Moruya Memorial Pool is trailing two open afternoons a week. The trial will continue while a comfortable water temperature can be maintained. The pool will be open on Wednesday from 1 pm – 5 pm and on Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm. Usage during this period is only open to lap swimmers and fitness...
Batemans Bay sculpture collection grows admist the beauty of the Clyde
Arts & Culture
On a balmy afternoon this week, two more sculpture were unveiled to permanently adorn the waterfront at Batemans Bay. The result of the Sculpture for Clyde (formerly Sculpture on Clyde) annual event, the works have been added to two sculptures installed last year. First off ‘Dance’, a striking red metal sculpture by Haruyuki Uchida was revealed. Dance was acquired as...
The plight of at risk islanders raised at Gilmore candidates forum
News
The human face of the climate emergency many feel as election day approaches was a feature of the Gilmore Meet the Candidates Forum held in Batemans Bay this week. Organised by four local environment groups under the banner of Climate Action Gilmore, six of the seven Gilmore candidates were invited. Independent Grant Schultz was an apology due to a previous commitment, Liberal Warren Mundine...
ACT Government to update brumbies management plan, declare brumbies ‘pest’ animals
News
The ACT Government is hoping to officially declare brumbies a pest and update its management plan to prevent the feral horses degrading the ACT's Namadgi National Park. The ACT’s existing management plan, which was first prepared in 2004 and updated in 2007, has successfully prevented the establishment of feral horse populations within Namadgi but ACT Environment Minister Mick Gentleman said recent...
Empty shops & high unemployment, will Saturday change that for Batemans Bay?
Economy
Imagine taking the left turn off the bridge onto Orient Street in Batemans Bay for the first time, to one side there's one of the most spectacular views of the water in town while the other is lined with a haunting amount of vacant shops. I stopped counting after eight. Across the river, just north of the town's commercial heart,...
Bob Hawke’s death announced at 89
News
One of Australia's towering post-war political figures, former PM Bob Hawke has died. Hawke dominated Canberra for much of the 1980's following the "drover's dog" election. He was prime minister from 1983 to 1991. In recent days he had strongly endorsed Labor leader Bill Shorten as prime minister. A statement from his wife, Blanche d'Alpuget said "Today we lost Bob Hawke, a...
Walawaani Moruya youth program going from strength to strength
Community
"To see everyone come together and get involved is quite powerful," says Eurobodalla Shire Council, Community Development Officer Jordan Nye. Mr Nye speaks of a Moruya youth program called Walawaani Garindja, words that come from the local indigenous language and mean ‘safe journey to our youth’. The joint initiative between Council, Far South Coast Police, and Campbell Page launched last...
Two birds, a small frog and two rare orchids listed as critically endangered in ACT
News
A small yellow-and-black-striped frog, two birds known for their beautiful colouring and two species of rare orchids only found in the ACT have been listed as ‘critically endangered’ on the ACT Threatened Native Species List. Northern Corroboree Frogs, Swift Parrots, Regent Honeyeaters, Canberra Spider Orchids and Brindabella Midge Orchids have all had their status upgraded on the ACT list to...
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