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Glowing oceans and starry skies: Bioluminescence at Mallacoota
Environment
Warm summer nights, beach dreaming, magical skinny-dips in sparkling coastal lakes...and with every kick and splash, the dark water around us lights up like magic. Many of us describe it as "phosphorescence", but it is something more exciting than a mere glow - it is bioluminescence, evidence of tiny marine creatures and their remarkable way of shining a light on...
The power of a simple homemade meal By Leah Milston
Health & Wellbeing
Years ago when my children were small and I was very depressed, a friend arrived on my doorstep with a homemade meal. I had gone from an energetic high to a motionless low. I always managed to look after my children but everything took so much effort and time. My friend was concerned about me, she had a sense I...
About Regional – the podcast, episode two, October 18 2016
News
About Regional - the podcast, episode two, October 18 2016 About Regional strives to capture the colour, wisdom, and issues of South East NSW, in episode two of the podcast... * Long time Eurobodalla Council watcher Keith Dance wants to change the way Local Government is elected in NSW. Having served two terms on Council and contested every election between...
A summer of secure water for Nimmitabel – Lake Wallace Dam full and open
Environment
The first warm, fragrant licks of spring struggled to get up and over Brown Mountain on the day I visited Nimmitabel. A cold, icy wind (not unfamiliar to Nimmitabel) laughed as I arrived with no jacket or jumper to inspect Lake Wallace Dam southeast of the township. I was meeting two well-seasoned 'gents' of this community, one of which offered me his jacket...
NSW Local Government Elections – there has gotta be a better way
News
The results of the poll have been declared, the new Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shire Councils are getting down to work, however some voters are perhaps still wondering who are these people? Leading up to Polling Day on September 10, locals had to contend with a field of candidates that would have filled a few of buses. Fifty-five candidates stood...
Marriage equality, lets get it done – now! By Iain Dawson
Health & Wellbeing
I had just started working in my dream job, not long after settling in Sydney, back from the traditional post uni overseas trip, backpacking in Europe. The dream job being a gallery manager for one of the eastern suburbs most 'social' art galleries. Up until then, I had navigated the treacherous path of being a full-time waiter, I felt that...
Roosters rally and turn heartbreak into strength, Noa Jessop plays on
Sport
When 10-year-old Noa Jessop was hit by a car and died at the gate to his families farm, a heavy sadness fell across the Bega Valley community. Tears have been a big part of the 41 days that have followed, but so too has something powerful and remarkable. Something that will never justify the loss of a boy described as a...
Spineless exhibition at Mister Jones Bermagui
Arts & Culture
The slow, gentle process of deep observation is intrinsic to many forms of art. It can have much in common with scientific observation; there's attention to detail, appreciation for form, system and structure and an experience of wonder. When we mix the two, what can we create? A group of artists has created a showcase of squidgy, surprising subjects -...
Eurobodalla community rallies to fill ‘missing links.’
Health & Wellbeing
The missing links in the Eurobodalla's impressive network of pathways are being filled in. A community bike ride this Sunday (September 18) marks the latest achievement, the opening of a 1.6km pathway extension. A safe, sealed track now travels from Mossy Point to Broulee, past the windsock at Moruya Airport and on to the North Head campground. The Broulee Mossy...
Rare Perisher possums finds strong advocate in Mark Feeney
Environment
Mark Feeney has a job that any self-respecting snowsportsy scientist would die for. He is the Environment Officer at the Perisher Ski Resort in South East NSW. Mark helps connect the Resort with the National Parks and Wildlife, as well as overseeing kids’ environmental programs, and scouting for a wonderfully cute and highly endangered species. I met Mark at the Sundeck...
Who to vote for in this Saturday’s Bega Valley and Eurobobdalla elections
News
You need to vote this Saturday (Sept 10), yes I know it feels like it was only last weekend that you were voting for Turnbull or Shorten. Nine spots around the table of Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shire Councils are up for grabs. Who to vote for is the automatic next question. But when the field of candidates is so big...
Accidental bonsai – Ben Boyd National Park in miniature
Environment
Over the weekend, in the name of taking the slow road  (and the wide view, in the style of John Blay), I walked from Pambula Beach to Pambula along the bike track. This track runs alongside a strip of Ben Boyd National Park on the NSW Far South Coast, and the wildflowers are having a merry late-winter time of it....
Springtime fix for region’s roadkill blight
Environment
The approaching warm weather will clear the carcasses of native animals that line the Monaro Highway between Cooma and Canberra, according to the boss of the region's volunteer animal rescue agency. Pete Graham is the president of Looking After Our Kosciusko Orphans - Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue, he says the region's long cold winter is like a big fridge that...
Don’t panic! Use bio-diversity in your climate change garden
Environment
Some call it the quickening, some call it sprinter but I call it a bit bloody weird this weather hey! It’s getting warmer and wetter, which has the feel of the sub-tropics along many parts of the far south coast of NSW, so have you thought about growing food that may not traditionally belong in your climate zone? In Permaculture...
Citizens’ Jury to review Eurobodalla Shire spending
News
An idea adopted by the Irish Parliament is at play in the Eurobodalla. The Sydney based newDemocracy Foundation is working in communities from Durras to Dignams Creek, putting a $99,000 plan in place that seeks the views and input of ordinary people. Eurobodalla Shire Council is paying for it, keen to expand the traditional channels of collecting community feedback. In 2012,...
Kathleen McCann joins About Regional to get your garden growing.
Health & Wellbeing
The About Regional team just got bigger and smarter. Permaculturalist Kathleen McCann joins our ranks of collaborators under the banner of “growing food.” Kathleen started her business Luscious Landscapes in response to concern for the future of our natural environment and the sustainability of human life. She offers a different approach to garden and landscape design by using techniques and practices that...
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