Canberra Hospital carers accommodation valued and needed
News
A mum from Bemboka, west of Bega, caring for her son in Canberra Hospital has highlighted the importance of carers accommodation in the capital's public health precinct as ACT Health advances planning to redevelop the site. Cheryl Lloyd and her husband have been at their son's side since 3 November last year when he was flown to the Canberra Intensive...
“We must stand together, show that love will win.” – Moruya stops for NZ
News
Eurobodalla locals gathered at St John's Church in Moruya this morning in a show of solidarity and support for New Zealand, to pray and pay respects to the victims, survivors, and heroes of Friday's terrorist attacks in Christchurch. Anglican minister, Rev Linda Chapman lead those gathered, "We must stand together and show the world that love will win." Bernie Richards from Refugee Action...
Kathleen McCann and her garden still ‘growing’ 12 months after bushfire
Community
Editors note: This Monday marks the one year anniversary of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire. Sixty-five homes were lost on March 18, 2018. A number of community events are planned to mark the occasion. Sharing stories from that day has proven to be much needed and effective. The Stories of March 18 group recently hosted a writing...
Princes Highway diversions at Eden – serious two-vehicle crash
News
The sound of sirens heading south was the first indicator of trouble and distress on this autumn Saturday. South Coast Police District reports that emergency services are currently on scene of a serious two-vehicle crash north of Eden. At about 3.15 pm today first responders were called to the Princes Highway, near Haycock Road, 5 km north of Eden, following...
Treasured surfboard found at Bermagui 15 years after it was stolen
Community
This could be the most excellent tale of 2019. But let's hope not. I am hoping the year is full of other examples of good will, good luck, and good vibes beyond the story of this lost surfboard and how it was found. This tale takes in Sydney's Northern Beaches, Dubbo, Bermagui, and the worldwide web weaved by social media. Robert...
National Sheepdog Trials are rich in history and skill
News
At the Hall showground, everyone is concentrating intensely. Spectators, dog handlers, timekeepers and most of all the dogs - all except for young Nan, who is energetically digging her way to China, seemingly unaware of her future as the Next Big Thing in sheepdog trials. The National Sheepdog Trials, being held at Hall until Sunday (17 March), are the most...
Moruya school kids give leaders a lesson on climate action
News
“Stop climate change, stop climate change”, yelled a child protesting on his dad's shoulders as part of the national Climate Change Strike in Moruya. Students marched from Moruya High School to the Eurobodalla Shire Council chambers and were met with a round of applause by adults in the community. Council General Manager, Catherine Dale briefly addressed the protesters acknowledging their...
Another coastal waterway in distress, hundreds of fish dead near Moruya
News
Another coastal waterway is falling victim to dry times with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) - Fisheries investigating the death of hundreds of fish at Meringo Lagoon/Lake south of Moruya. The marine species washing up on the shoreline include Black Bream, Gudgeons, Mullet, Luderick and eels. "The suspected cause is related to the very low water levels at Lake...
Moruya Airport upgrade moving ahead
News
The upgrade of the Moruya Airport runway has been completed ahead of schedule, with Council now preparing to move on to the next stage of the precincts development. Crews from Eurobodalla Shire Council have worked seven days a week and at least 13 hours a day to complete the works, utilising more than 100 staff and subcontractors. Council Project Engineer, Carlyle...
Bega Valley refugee signs to stay – “We won’t bow down to vandals”
News
The Bega Valley's 'Welcome Refugees and Asylum Seekers' signs will stay, following a 6 - 3 vote by Councillors. Deputy Mayor Mitchell Nadin brought a motion to remove the orange metal signs to yesterday's meeting. "It would seem the community is divided on the issue; since the signs were installed they have been damaged, vandalised and even one sign has...
Unleashed dog savages therapy alpaca while owner films attack
News
"I’ve had so much to do with death," says Alpaca Therapy founder Nils Lantzke, his voice choking with tears, "Mimosa had helped so many other people but there was nothing I could do for her." Last night an unleashed dog savaged Mimosa the therapy alpaca, breaking both her front legs, biting to the bone and injuring the terrified animal so...
More flows planned for Snowy but drought taking its toll on how much
News
The new Snowy Advisory Committee (SAC) has delivered its first report to the NSW Government and is supporting high flow events during winter and spring this year, along with a bigger water release to help flush the river system in October. The Committee was formed last year to deliver independent, expert and community-based advice on environmental water flows into the Snowy River...
ACT man dies after truck rolls over on Federal Highway
News
An ACT man has died after his truck rolled on the Federal Highway near Goulburn on Wednesday morning (13 March). Around 5:20 am, a semi-trailer carrying a generator overturned in the northbound lanes of the Federal Highway, Yarra. The driver and sole occupant, a 56-year-old ACT man, died at the scene. Officers from the Hume Police District attended and established...
NSW Election: Time for a change in the Goulburn electorate?
Opinion
Few would argue that the NSW election is going to be tough for Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Losses in bi-elections since 2015, in Orange and Wagga, have increased the focus on the state’s marginal rural seats. The electorate of Goulburn, once on the safe list for the Coalition is now held by a 6.6 per cent margin which could account for...
Batemans Bay dog owner fined after attack on teen
News
A Batemans Bay man has copped a substantial penalty after his dog was proven to have rushed and attacked a teenager delivering pamphlets. Council’s Environmental Health and Compliance Coordinator, Nathan Ladmore says the judgement in Batemans Bay Local Court is a reminder to dog owners that their pets should not pose a risk to the community. He says dog owners must...
Youth Frontiers seeking adult mentors in Bega Valley after Batemans Bay success
Community
A government-run program, Youth Frontiers, delivered by the Young Women's Christian Association , has found a home on the Far South Coast after widespread success across northern and southern NSW and as close as Batemans Bay. Program coordinator Jodie Stewart says that her initial foray into local high schools has been met with enthusiasm by the program's target audience -...
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