Para Equestrian champ Emma Booth to ‘Open Minds’ and hearts in Bega
What's On
Obsessed with horses from a young age, Emma Booth’s dream of riding one came true when she won a competition run by the TV show 'The Saddle Club' to win a pony and riding lessons. Her raw talent was clear early on and in 2011 she accepted a job in Germany riding and training horses for international dressage rider Holger...
Coastal fire and mountain ice – what a weekend in South East NSW!
News
Two opposite elements were at play in the surrounding region over the weekend, united by wild winds that kept emergency services busy from Jindabyne to Moruya. Icy rain and snow in the Snowy Monaro caused minor traffic accidents and delays on busy snow routes while in Moruya, a speedy grass fire had Eurobodalla Rural Fire Service and NSW Fire and...
Two men arrested after 384 kilograms of cocaine found inside excavator
News
In the largest ever drug interception operation coordinated by ACT Policing, around 384 kilograms of cocaine have been seized and two men charged with drug importation offences. The joint operation began earlier this year when ACT Policing received a tip-off about a drug importation syndicate operating in southern NSW and ACT. In June, a second-hand excavator was intercepted at Port Botany...
Two new special interest playgroups for Batemans Bay start late July
Community
Two new special interest playgroups are starting in Batemans Bay this month for families with children under five. One playgroup will cater to families from multicultural backgrounds, while the other will be run at disability service Muddy Puddles to provide support for families who have concerns about their child’s development. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Supported Playgroups Coordinator Lisa Heinze says the...
Millions flow for Tulgeen’s supported housing vision. Watch this space!
News
There is a twinkle about Jen Russell that goes beyond the almost $5 million her service has just won from the New South Wales Government. Jen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bega Valley's Tulgeen Disability Services. For over 40 years Tulgeen has offered a vast range of supports to people living with disabilities. The afternoon I met Jen she...
Bodalla tennis courts reno secures the sports place in local life
Sport
With Wimbeldon in full swing, the Bodalla community is celebrating the refurbishment of the town's tennis courts, perhaps a breeding ground for Australia's next Ash Barty. Looking at the end result, it's easy to forget the bumpy road the project has traveled; collaboration on a number of fronts the key to meeting the challenges. Following a review of the condition...
Free short film festival explores a ‘wider angle’ on life
Arts & Culture
Award-winning short films reflecting the lived experience of people with disabilities are coming to Bega. The local screening of the Wide Angle Film Festival is a partnership between Bega Valley Shire Library and Tulgeen Disability Services. This free public Festival presents animation, live action, drama, comedy and documentary. The Wide Angle Film Festival is produced by The Bardic Studio - a...
Frankie J Holden, a life in the spotlight while based in the Bega Valley
Arts & Culture
Frankie J Holden says he's running himself ragged. Speaking to him in the week following his recent Logie win it seems short retreats at home base in the Bega Valley are key to keeping him going. Mind you life in the Bega Valley has been part of Frankie's busyness lately, having volunteered to direct Spectrum Theatre Group's smash hit season...
Cooma’s Matt Pinner builds IT career with the support of the community
Community
“I worked hard to get to where I am and I’m proud of what I’ve achieved,” says Cooma man Matt Pinner. Matt is putting his skills and experience to work building a website for local aged care and disability service provider - Cooma Challenge. Determined not to let his mild autism stop him from following his passion of working with...
The best cheese toasties in the Bega Valley, memories are made of this!
Food & Wine
What makes the perfect toasted cheese sandwich? It's a big question with many possible responses. It has much to do with the bread used, but then is there's the butter applied to the outside pre and post-toasting. How dark and how flat. How much cheese and is it melted through? Then there is the smoky crunch of cheese that has...
Batemans Bay barge in place for three years as bridge project grows
News
A barge half the size of a football field steamed into the Clyde River as the first light of Friday (July 12) burst over Batemans Bay. The arrival marks another milestone in the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. “The barge, named AMS 1803, will be in the Clyde River for the duration of the project and will house a crane...
Canberra man arrested for ram raid at Hotel Queanbeyan last year
News
A Canberra man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a ram raid at Hotel Queanbeyan last November and will be extradited to NSW. Around 12:30 am on 15 November 2018, a utility believed to have been stolen smashed through a hotel on Crawford Street. A man exited the vehicle before firing a shot and threatened staff. He stole a sum...
Do you know how to recycle right? Regions launch plan to update your rubbish habits
News
You wouldn't credit the rubbish that people put into the recycling. On a freezing day at the ACT's Mugga Lane Recycling Facility as a new Recycle Right campaign is launched, we're looking at some of the things that have been fished out of the recycling chain in the last ten days alone. There's an entire table full of knives, large...
Merimbula cafe embraces the messy unpredictability of parenthood
Business
It's telling that after spending an hour or so in Merimbula's parent-and-child friendly cafe and activity space, The Daisy Lounge, I walk out without paying for my coffee and croissant. Owners Deanna and Brendan Reynolds are so at ease in the space and its open, relaxed atmosphere that I feel I'm in a friend's home. A mop and dustpan and...
Man and woman charged over alleged murder near Batemans Bay
News
A breakthrough in the police investigation into the stabbing death of a man near Batemans Bay in April, with a man re-arrested yesterday and charged with murder and a woman charged with concealing a serious offence. Just before 11.50 pm on Saturday, April 13, emergency services were called to a home at Surfside, just north of Batemans Bay. Officers from South...
Free light and sound show by youth to launch Festival of Open Minds
Arts & Culture
The opening night of the Festival of Open Minds will be a spectacular light and sound show featuring creations by local youth. Bega Valley Shire Library Service is part of this creative endeavour that comes with a new opportunity for young people aged between 16-25 years, who are looking to gain hands-on digital media experience. The Bermagui Create and Make Crew will...
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