Get hands on with local koala research, volunteer training this Saturday
Environment
You are invited to take part in the next phase of a program that is helping manage and protect a fragile population of Bega Valley koalas. A koala workshop will be held at The Crossing Land Education Centre in Bermagui this Saturday (August 11). The main purpose of the workshop is to discuss, plan, and provide training for the volunteer contribution...
New Bega TAFE campus ready for students in early 2019
News
Bega's new $7 million TAFE campus will be ready for students in February 2019. Member for Bega Andrew Constance and the Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall have turned the first sod on the new Auckland Street site in the shadow of the old Bega Hospital. For the time being, this state-of-the-art Connected Learning Centre will work in conjunction...
Snowy Hydro releases EIS for proposed Snowy 2.0 exploratory works
News
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for exploratory works for Snowy Hydro’s proposed Snowy 2.0: pumped hydro-electric storage and generation project has been released for a 28-day public exhibition period. The new hydro project within Kosciuszko National Park is seen as part of the solution to delivering reliable energy to the national electricity market as coal-fired generation winds down and the take-up...
Canberra NatureMapr idea grows to include Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla
Environment
The gentle wafts of spring will soon start to move through the ACT and Southern NSW and nature will stir from it's frozen slumber and once again dazzle our senses. The growth and spread of a Canberra inspired mobile phone App will help capture nature's work this coming season and build local scientific knowledge. Aaron Clausen is the passion and brains behind NatureMapr:...
Iconic Yass Royal Hotel receives makeover and name change but retains its historic charm
Community
When business partners Fraser Haughton and Chris Cornforth first visited Yass, they were instantly charmed by the town's sense of community, spectacular scenery and its laid-back country lifestyle. When they heard the Royal Hotel was on the market, the pair were excited by the opportunity to inject new life into the historical, iconic pub. In recent months, the duo from Harvest...
Toad and Mandy, our region’s newest celebrities talk to About Regional
Community
Two down-to-earth dairy farmers from Candelo, south-west of Bega, have became the region’s newest celebrities when they won House Rules – a “life-changing” event which has given them a healthy bank balance and a fully renovated home. Last Monday night, Toad and Mandy took out the grand final win in the sixth season of Channel Seven’s hit program, House Rules...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning spends another weekend in Immigration detention
News
Batemans Bay's David Degning is spending another weekend in the Villawood Detention Centre in Sydney, with the Federal Court set to decide his future in Australia on Tuesday (August 7). Mr Degning arrived in Australia from the United Kingdom at the age of seven in 1968 as a 'Ten Pound Pom' with his mum, dad, and siblings. For the last...
SHOUT OUT – more story tellers needed for About Regional
Community
In the last two and bit years, the demand for news, stories, and information via About Regional has increased dramatically. Proudly, About Regional has presented different viewpoints, deeper stories, and more colour from across South East NSW, taking in the Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, and Snowy Monaro. It's been demanding but richly rewarding. The time has come to share the load,...
Dash-cam footage reveals frighteningly close call on Monaro Highway
News
In an effort to highlight dangerous driving occurring “every single week”, a Cooma woman has released dash-cam footage of a frighteningly close call when a ute is faced with an overtaking car travelling right into its path on the Monaro Highway. The incident captured dramatically on camera took place around 5 pm on Tuesday (July 31) and shows the ute...
Group inspires action on Jindabyne’s future
News
The shock and anger around the recent bashing and sexual assault of a man and women in Jindabyne has been replaced with a renewed local discussion about the town's future. Led by the newly formed Jindabyne Action Group (JAG) the conversation that has followed has been more about building community than installing CCTV. "I've been here for two years, and when...
Toad and Mandy not the only locals to shine on House Rules
Property
A cheer to rival a 'Blues' State of Origin win went up around the Bega Valley last night as the region rejoiced in the success of Toad and Mandy in Channel Seven's hit show - House Rules. Home for the couple and their 18-month-old twins, Lenny and Layla, was a 150-year-old run-down inn on a dairy farm at Candelo. Before...
Eurobodalla and Bega Valley police car gets Aboriginal make over
News
Far South Coast Police have taken delivery of perhaps the best-looking highway patrol car in the fleet. In the spirit of positive community engagement, the NSW Police Force has applied an indigenous theme to two of their Traffic & Highway Patrol Command vehicles. The two vehicles are currently based in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley and the Orana Mid-Western Police District....
Blood moon in the skies of South East NSW this weekend
Science
Canberra and southern NSW will be treated to a total lunar eclipse this weekend when people will see a blood moon, as the Earth passes between the sun and moon. ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker said people would see the moon appear to darken and gradually turn red as it moved into Earth’s shadow in the early hours of Saturday, 28 July...
New body to advise on Snowy River flows from hydro scheme
News
A new advisory committee has been established to guide the NSW Government's management of water flows out of the Snowy Hydro Scheme and into the Snowy River catchment. Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed the inaugural Snowy Advisory Committee (SAC), which has been established to provide expert and local input into the design of environmental flows within the iconic river...
Batemans Bay roadworks a start to Mackay Park redevelopment
News
A major upgrade of Beach Road at Batemans Bay is underway better linking the Princes Highway and Orient Street. Works began this week to modify the car park at the Batemans Bay Visitors Centre. Step one will see a widening of Beach Road to provide an extra left-turn lane onto the Highway. The car park is being reconfigured with the...
The Festival of Open Minds, highlighting personal stories and knowledge for change
What's On
Momentum around The Festival of Open Minds is building as people from near and far snap up the early bird discount and get ready to take part in this day of ideas and discussion. On Saturday, September 1, the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre will buzz with personal stories and the wisdom and knowledge of experts - speakers who will inspire your...
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