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Environment
5 Mar 2018
  The Long Beach Community Association is celebrating news that new dog exercise areas will be trialed on their beautiful strip of sand. The request came from the Community Association and was championed by Eurobodalla Shire Mayor Liz Innes at Tuesday's (27 February) Council meeting; a unanimous decision when the vote came. Under the trial, dogs will remain prohibited on...
Health & Wellbeing
1 Mar 2018
Over the last 11 years, this small rural community has raised over half a million dollars to take some of the stress out of life with cancer. Can Assist provides simple and confidential financial assistance to people from regional communities. Over 50 branches are at work across New South Wales, including the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla. The green shirts of...
News
27 Feb 2018
RSL members in South East NSW say they are embarrassed by the scandal that has engulfed head office and are angry their local fundraising activities on Anzac Day have been impacted. Moruya RSL Sub-branch Deputy President, Kevin Setter, says concern was first felt when RSL headquarters in Sydney prevented the sale of poppies on Remembrance Day last November. Since then,...
Community
24 Feb 2018
Pooh Bear’s Corner on the Kings Highway between Canberra and Batemans Bay has been delighting travelers for decades, and it would appear that something similar is being created on the Monaro Highway just out of Cooma. In recent weeks, extra teddy bears have been slung into the hollow of an old Ribbon Gum northwest of Nimmitabel. The first teddy; a...
Environment
23 Feb 2018
The beaches of the Bega Valley are clean and largely weed free for a reason. It doesn’t just happen. This 225 kilometre strip of gold and sapphire coastline is tended to like a garden, a huge community effort that has just celebrated ten years of grassroots environmental action. But as this collaboration between traditional owners, government agencies, and community organisations...
Arts & Culture
22 Feb 2018
Politics is part of every country show. There is the tongue-in-cheek variety between Jersey and Friesian dairy farmers, between sheep and goat graziers, and between dressage horses and motorbike clubs, but room is always made for the "more serious" variety, the politics that normally takes place in a parliament house or council chamber. In fact, country shows provide one of...
Environment
21 Feb 2018
A ten-month debate at Bega Valley Shire Council came to an end this afternoon with councilors voting to add fluoride to most of the shire's remaining water supplies. Council has been adding fluoride to the Bega-Tathra system since 1963, today's six - two result in the chamber will see it added to two of Council's other water supplies. The long...
Health & Wellbeing
15 Feb 2018
Flames that destroyed three Tathra businesses in late January have generated a renewed sense of entrepreneurship and community spirit. It took no time at all for the inferno to claim Bliss Hair Stylists, Tathra Laundromat, and the Tathra Cellars Little Bottlo on the evening of January 23. Dramatic live footage of the flames was all over social media, a shock...
Environment
12 Feb 2018
The drive between the Far South Coast, Cooma, and Canberra is dotted with sites that make your mind wander. Dilapidated railway bridges, decaying wildlife, rows of rural letterboxes, and sparkling solar farms, all inspire thought and question for the mindful traveller or curious passenger. Right now, mixed with the scenic vistas on this 240km stretch of road is a more...
Community
9 Feb 2018
A Snowy Mountains couple brought together by a sense of respect and fairness has been in Canberra pitching their property overlooking Lake Jindabyne to same-sex couples looking to tie the knot in 2018. Every love story is unique and Anton and Bibi Wiesmann, owners of the Panorama have their own tale to tell, one they shared at the Canberra Wedding...
Health & Wellbeing
8 Feb 2018
A new horse stable complex has opened at Sapphire Coast Turf Club, north of Merimbula, a move that is seen as being key to growing the racing industry on the Far South Coast. Turf Club President, Robyn Bain believes the $270,000 development allows local trainers to kick-start their business and offers travelling trainers somewhere to safely and securely house their...
Environment
7 Feb 2018
The last camper in Hobbs Corner for the summer of 2017/18 has pleaded for Tathra's 'unspoilt' character and environment to be protected as he adds his own chapter to Tathra's history. This has been Stuart Howard's eighteenth summer camping just across the road from Tathra Beach. "I just love the place, it's a bit more laid back than Merimbula," Stuart...
Arts & Culture
3 Feb 2018
Sandy Lewis is putting down roots again. After a life living in all parts of Australia, this Army brat from Western Australia has settled in Bombala, with a sense of fate guiding her hand. Mind you Sandy says she is still West Australian to her core. "Dad was SAS (Special Air Services), so it was an interesting childhood - 16...
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