‘Get Ready’ for the bush fire season – this weekend with your local RFS
Community
The NSW Rural Fire Service is calling on residents to join with volunteer firefighters and prepare for the bush fire season on Get Ready Weekend - this weekend, September 14 & 15. Weather, climate and drought conditions across NSW have brought the need to prepare properties for fire into sharp focus. Although it's only just Spring, fires have already been...
Bega Valley family shares their pain with Australia. Health service says the system is better now
News
Last night's Four Corners on ABC TV has rattled the Bega Valley. A tragic mistake at the old Bega Hospital was included in the program's investigation of rural and regional hospital care. "How your postcode can determine the quality of care you get. Medical staff speak out about the standard of hospital care after a series of catastrophic incidents resulting...
Festival of Open Minds program released – whats happening when this Saturday?
News
We are about to experience something special and unique together – as a regional community. The Festival of Open Minds is just days away and proves that you don't need to travel to one of the big cities to see the likes of Tim Costello, Christie Buckingham, Emma Booth or Nas Campenella. In fact, I think our regional backdrop adds...
New trees and garden for Moruya CBD green space
Community
A tree-lined avenue, new shade trees and a feature garden are all part of plans to makeover Moruya’s Apex Park. Right in the heart of the busy CBD, alongside Princes Highway, Apex Park with its bus stop and amenities block is the only park visible to drivers passing directly through town. Eurobodalla Shire Council says the existing garden around the...
Wild Rye’s Pambula expands, new bakery & roastery to meet demand
Food & Wine
Like a gangly child in too-short pants, Wild Rye's in Pambula is outgrowing its premises. A new bakery and roasting room is currently under construction adding to the goodies that emerge from the existing bakery, coffee roastery and Cann River bakery. The new addition, which locals will know as the old Pambula Fruit Market, will be a production space rather than a...
Dementia ride passes through Batemans Bay and Bega towards Brighton
Community
Thirty cyclists have passed through Batemans Bay and Bega raising money to support the work of Dementia Australia. Having nailed Batemans Bay and Bega, its on to Gipsy Point, Orbost, Sale and Warragul before finishing at Brighton Beach, Victoria, on Saturday, September 14 Organisers Nick Young and Pierre Sullivan have first-hand experience of dementia. Both of Nick's grandmothers passed away after...
Electric car charging stations set for Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood
News
With the ACT's transition to a zero-emissions plan for all vehicles, Canberra's cousins over the border in Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood are catching up with plans to install electric vehicle charging stations there. A spokesperson from Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) told Region Media consideration is being given to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as part of the Council's master plans for Bungendore...
Local voices at the Festival of Open Minds – this Friday & Saturday
What's On
While the Festival of Open Minds looks to bring some of the nation's big thinkers to our regional community, there is always a place for local voices to take centre stage and add their own weight. After lunch, this Saturday (September 14), our 'Panel of Oopmh' will convene, addressing a range of issues and experiences. These are people from the...
New Stromlo space communications station to unlock Universe’s mysteries
News
A new communications station at the ANU's Mount Stromlo Observatory will unlock data from space at super-fast speeds and talk to future space missions. The ANU says the $2.4 million Quantum Optical Ground Station, a first for Australia, will help researchers and industry better access unused data about our Universe as well as enable better monitoring of our own planet....
“This fire will continue to stick it’s nose up for some time yet,” – John Cullen, Bega Valley Rural Fire Service
News
Southern New South Wales has been brought into the state's bushfire emergency with 100 hectares burnt out just south to the township of Cobargo in a dramatic few hours on Saturday (September 7) afternoon. We've watched the stress and concern build during the week across northern and central parts of the state as flames and dry times threatened people, property...
Woodwork projects go with the grain across the HSC curriculum
Arts & Culture
They've been working on these projects since the beginning of the school year and learnt skills in budgeting, problem-solving and project management along the way and this week, Bega High School's year 12 woodworking students displayed their handmade creations for family and friends. "The project is only limited by the student's imaginations and their budget," says teacher Matt Collins. Billy...
Man and horse killed in car collision near Moruya
Community
A man has died after the car he was travelling in collided with a horse in the Eurobodalla last night. Emergency services were called to the distressing scene on the Princes Highway, near Moruya at about 7.45pm (Friday 6 September 6). "It’s believed a Toyota Rav 4 was travelling north when a horse ran onto the road and was hit...
Winners announced from ‘My Community Project’ – Bega, Monaro, Goulburn
News
After an odd first time voting process to decide grant funding to communities, the NSW Government has announced the winners from the 'My Community Project' program. Based on a popular vote, the successful projects will share in $24.7 million from the NSW Government - around $200,000 was available per electorate. My Community Project used a preferential voting system. Voters were...
Donated caravans filling the gap in regional homelessness
Community
Bega Valley social services are working together on a creative solution to homelessness in regional areas. The Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast are wanting to add to their bank of caravans which are used for short term crisis accommodation. "What we do is provide caravans and a unit and a crisis accommodation centre to Mission Australia and SEWACS...
Motorcycle Expo set to shake up Springtime in Bega this Saturday
What's On
With delicate spring blossoms responding to the warmth of September, comes something harder, faster, dirtier, but still with warmth - the ninth Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo takes over Bega Showground this Saturday - September 7. "From humble beginnings at the Bottom Pub in Pambula in 2010, its come along way, sometimes we sit and wonder about the monster we have created,"...
George gets helping hand with health travel costs, you can too
Health & Wellbeing
George lives near Bega with his partner Linda and their obsessive kelpie named Griffin. He is one of 31,000 rural and regional patients who travel long distances to access medical treatment. After being diagnosed with a bacteria disease and cancer in 2017, George needed treatment in Sydney. A helping hand from the NSW Government’s Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAS) has...
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