About Regional, podcast 13 – Reusable water bottles for every high school student
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...
Kids and convicts shape new Nimmitabel playground
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...
Put the kettle on, it’s time to get in the garden. Kathleen’s autumn-winter checklist.
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...
Demystifying solar power in Cooma, Eden, Ulladulla and Queanbeyan
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...
Podcast 12 – Eden’s Wanderer Replica Project
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...
The next step in the Eurobodalla’s local food economy. Have your say here!
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...
Give peace a chance on Anzac Day AKA Lest We Forget
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,...
Breastfeeding welcome here, Eurobodalla group supporting mums and bubs
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...
Tathra Wharf recycled into a new future following monster seas
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...
About Regional, Podcast 11 – The Great Southern Forest
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...
Local history unearthed as GG tours the Bega Valley
News
This week's tour of the Bega Valley by Queen's representative in Australia has stirred history that dates back 110 years. Three thousand people greeted the then Governor-General, Lord Northcote in March 1907 at the Bega Showground. Current Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove arrived on Monday (April 10) morning ahead of a civic reception that afternoon hosted by...
Review of South East Regional Hospital on track for end of April deadline
Health & Wellbeing
Four weeks ago the South East community erupted, concerned at what it had been hearing out of the new South East Regional Hospital in Bega. Around 500 people gathered in the town's civic centre, with interest from as far away as Moruya, Cooma and Mallacoota - highlighting the truly regional role of this $190 million health facility. Speakers pointed to...
Moruya festival harvests a new cultural relationship
Arts & Culture
As is often the case, food became more than just a belly filler at the weekend's Southeast Harvest Festival in Moruya. A locally made blue cheese and leek tart at the opening event on Friday night was memorable, but more so were the new understandings and relationships that emerged between two cultures conflicted by a past of racism and brutality....
“I have been injured…it’s just a different way to understand what is happening.” – Phil Martin on PTSD
Health & Wellbeing
Six years working at sea for the Australian Government has changed Phil Martin's life forever. In the last couple of weeks, this Dad from Bega has started to open up and share his experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Blogging on Facebook doesn't come naturally to Phil, but he says it was a 'spur of the moment thing' at a...
About Regional, a new place for the stories of South East NSW, Podcast 10
Health & Wellbeing
The Gang Gang Cockatoos have arrived in the bush around my place, a sure sign autumn is here. Mind you I was in Cooma this week and the trees in Centennial Park aren’t showing any signs of it. Given that we are about to tick over into April, those leaves will soon be changing. Autumn is a theme that runs...
New eco-tourism venture adds a touch of luxury to the Light to Light adventure
Environment
The pink and purple coastline that stretches south from Twofold Bay at Eden has long inspired bold and daring feats, and it continues to do so in 2017 with the launch of a new eco-tourism venture. Light to Light Camps rolls out the red carpet for small groups of hikers, the first party of four 'mature' ladies has just returned...
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