National Recycling Week in Snowy Monaro – myth busting and habit help
Environment
Snowy Monaro Regional Council is supporting Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week with a series of pop-up information displays throughout the region. National Recycling Week runs from Monday, November 11 to Sunday, November 17. The focus of this year’s event is to tackle the most common recycling myths. Council’s Resource and Waste Education Officers will help you learn more about common...
Bega Valley Citizen of the Year nominations now open
Community
Nominations are now open for the Bega Valley Shire’s Citizen, Young Citizen (under 25) and Senior Citizen (over 65) of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year and the Australia Day awards. Council is calling on residents to recognise the efforts of friends, neighbours, colleagues and family. Mayor, Kristy McBain says, “It’s a highlight of the year to present these special awards...
White’s Seahorse listed as ‘endangered’
Environment
A rare seahorse found in NSW coastal waters has been given additional protection with the state's Fisheries Scientific Committee (FSC) deciding to list the species as endangered. Following a review of the nomination and a public consultation period, the FSC, an independent committee of seven scientists, determined White’s Seahorse is at high risk of extinction in the near future. Named...
Jail to stay in lockdown as contraband search continues
News
The state of emergency at the ACT's jail has been extended for another three days as officers continue searching for the contents of a parcel thrown over a fence earlier in the week. A Justice and Community Safety Directorate spokesperson said it was essential that a full and systematic search of the Alexander Maconochie Centre be undertaken to deal with...
‘Wings of Spring’ take flight this weekend from Eden to Kameruka
What's On
You are invited to join local naturalists and visiting entomologists and ecologists on a search for butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers and bugs along the foreshore of Lake Curalo in Eden this Sunday. Bega Valley Shire Council is partnering with Atlas of Life to host an Insect Ramble! Council’s Natural Assets Officer, Jessica O’Brien, believes the event is a golden opportunity to...
Four charged with drug supply after arrests in Queanbeyan
News
Three women and a 17-year-old boy from Queanbeyan will face numerous charges over their alleged involvement in the supply of ‘ice’, cannabis and MDMA throughout the region. The arrests occurred yesterday (7 November) following extensive investigations by police officers from Strike Force Wangalla, which was established by the Southern Region Enforcement Squad in June 2019 to investigate the supply of prohibited...
Lake Burley Griffin’s first inflatable water park takes shape for Saturday launch
Sport
Lake Burley Griffin's first inflatable water park is set to make a splash this weekend when it officially opens on Saturday off Black Mountain Peninsula at 10am. The park has been taking shape this week with the operators inflating sections and fixing them in place on the water. Park manager David Watts says the climate over summer makes the inflatable...
Animal Liberation group launches in Batemans Bay
News
Following recent concern around Australia about the treatment of horses at the end of their career, a number of Batemans Bay residents have joined together to form an affiliate group of Animal Liberation NSW - Animal Liberation Batemans Bay. The new group aims to be pro-active in the community in various ways such as holding street stalls, talking to the...
Cocaine, cash seized near Dog on Tuckerbox
News
A man has been charged and more than $230,000 cash and cocaine has been seized following a vehicle stop near the Dog on the Tuckerbox, near Gundagai. About 1:15 am this morning (8 November), officers attached to the Riverina Police District stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer on the Hume Highway at Gundagai for the purpose of roadside testing. Officers conducted a...
Two Canberra region men die in NZ climbing accident
News
Two men from the Canberra region, including a well-known builder, have died in a climbing accident on a mountain range on the South Island of New Zealand. Canberra builder Brett Alexander Lentfer, 62, and James Harry Spaile, 44, from Jerrabomberra fell from a cliff in The Remarkables mountain range near Queenstown on Wednesday. Police said the pair were found close together on...
Ocean outfall decision questioned, council confident of end result
News
Last week's meeting of Bega Valley Shire Council unanimously approved the location of a 2.6 km ocean outfall in Merimbula Bay. There was a sense of councillors not really having too much choice as plans for the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) upgrade advance. A number of times during the discussion and in previous communication around the project, Council has...
Pitch for Canberra to host Asia Pacific’s very first accessible tourism conference and Expo
Business
With the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability commencing public hearings this week, the general public will be forced to confront how we have often failed to create a safe, inclusive and supportive community for people with disabilities. It is vitally important to shine a light on where the system is failing people with disabilities and...
‘Little Women’ takes to Cooma Little Theatre
Arts & Culture
Cooma Little Theatre’s end of year production is the well-loved story of 'Little Women'. Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger has written a faithful adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, first published in the 1860s and based loosely on the author’s young life. The play begins with a memorable Christmas where Marmee leaves to visit her sick husband and Jo and sells...
Bega Valley jobs of the future being investigated
Economy
Meaningful employment and learning opportunities for all ages is the focus of a new partnership between Bega Valley Shire Council and well-known employment agency Campbell Page. Council’s Economic Development Officer, Alison Vandenbergh, says, ‘Jobs & Skills Bega Valley’  aims to provide insights into the local labour market - the challenges and opportunities. “Western Research Institute has been engaged to undertake the research...
Frustration grows as wait for new Eurobodalla hospital drags
News
It's just over 12 months since the NSW Premier and Member for Bega were presented with a petition of over 3,000 signatures calling for 'One New Eurobodalla Hospital'. There and then on a windy afternoon on the banks of the Moruya River, Gladys Berejiklian and Andrew Constance committed a Coalition Government to doing just that. “We are looking forward to getting...
Sustainability sounds great at Majors Creek Festival this weekend
Arts & Culture
This weekend the 26th Majors Creek Festival will be held in the old gold mining village, 15 minutes from Braidwood. This family-friendly festival brings musical talent from around the country and overseas to Majors Creek and they do it in a sustainable fashion. Festival Director Hannah Gillespie says “We just found out that we have won an award for our...
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