Close to 27,000 breath tests during Operation Chrome in Southern NSW
Police across Southern NSW have wrapped up their three-day road blitz by asking all road users to share the responsibility for safer driving behaviour. Operation Chrome was rolled out on Friday and concluded on Sunday; the aim was to reduce road trauma, but sadly four lives were lost during the course of the operation. Officers from all police districts within...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning highlights a bigger issue
A report that Batemans Bay grandfather David Degning has a more serious criminal history than was first reported here comes with mixed feelings for me. In the midst of Anzac Day, pointed to a suspended prison sentence Mr Degning received for a sex offence. "His serious offence dates from 2012 and resulted in a prison sentence being imposed, but
Chinese recycling pressure being managed in South East NSW
Local government in South East NSW is stepping forward with a range of ideas to cope with what has been described as a global crisis. In January 2017, China started demanding an almost zero contamination rate in the raw recyclable materials it accepted for processing from countries around the world. According to the NSW Environment Protection Agency, until recently China...
NSW Police out in force across Southern NSW this weekand
The roads of Southern NSW are a focus for NSW Police over the next three days with the launch of Operation Chrome. The first phase of Operation Chrome will run from today (April 27) until Sunday (April 29), with the aim of reducing road trauma and saving lives on rural roads. The operation will utilise police from all Police Districts within the...
Let there be light! Queanbeyan AFL oval illuminated with brand new lights
The Queanbeyan Tigers AFL season couldn't have gotten off to a better start, with a 47-point win made all the better with the official turning on of the brand new lights at the Tigers’ home ground, Allinsure Park. Allinsure Park was lit up with upgraded lights after a $450,000 investment by the NSW Government. The field had been fitted with old lights that...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning avoids deportation for the time being
Batemans Bay grandfather David Degning will not be deported on Thursday, with the Federal Court to review his case in June. He will remain at the Villawood Detention Centre for the time being. Mr Degning's story has given people in the Eurobodalla and beyond an insight into the powers of Australia's Immigration Minister and his Department. Mr Degning arrived in...
Snowy Monaro Youth Awards highlight talent, passion, depth
The inaugural Snowy Monaro Youth Awards have highlighted the vast contribution being made to the community and the future by teens in towns like Bombala, Jindabyne, and Cooma. Awards in eleven categories were contested by 49 nominations, with the awards ceremony at the Cooma Ex-services Club one of the highlights of Youth Week celebrations in the Shire. Snowy Monaro Youth Mayor, Zara...
Batemans Bay grandfather to be deported on Thursday
A Batemans Bay grandfather is in Villawood Detention Centre awaiting deportation back to the United Kingdom on Thursday. Family, friends, and supporters say David Degning was bundled out of his home in handcuffs at dawn three months ago by 16 Border Force officers. Jody Warren has known Mr Degning for 30 years and says he is scared, confused, and feels...
Council proposing Tuross River dam to drought proof Eurobodalla
Eurobodalla Shire Council has released plans for a second water supply storage in the shire. Concept designs for a new $100 million dam near Bodalla are now complete and available for the community to view and make comment on. The proposed facility is unlike a traditional dam in that it is off-stream, with water pumped to it from the Tuross...
46km of new trails to help explore Kosciuszko National Park
Australia's highest places have just received a $27 million boost with 46km of new walking and mountain bike trails to be developed through the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, says the investment will create one of Australia’s, if not the world’s, best multi-day walking tracks and will totally transform summer tourism in the...
Footprint Theatre take to the Short + Sweet stage in Canberra
Arts & Culture
Regional theatre group Footprint Theatre will take to the stage in Canberra this week performing three 10 minute plays at the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival. The Pambula based troupe has had an association with Canberra Short+Sweet since 2012, and have staged four plays at the festival, including Driving the Holden, Call Out, The Waiting Room and Slow Dating. Director Lis Shelley...
Teen Clinic extends hours as Youth Week gets going
Health & Wellbeing
Teen Clinic Bega has extended its opening hours and is hoping Youth Week might inspire further improvements. Two afternoons each week, Teen Clinic makes time for local high schoolers. Teens simply need to drop in to meet with a Registered Nurse (RN) about any concern big or small, no appointment needed, and no cost. Doctors and other health professionals are...
Narooma to Nadgee Sea Slug Census highlights jewels of the sea
Largely unknown but very colourful creatures in the waters between Narooma and Nadgee have been turning heads this last week. A Sea Slug Census has captivated divers, snorkelers, rock poolers, walkers, and kayakers in the lagoons and estuaries that dot the Far South Coast. This “hunt” for the jewels of our coastline – nudibranchs, sea hares, and bubble shells, is...
Doors to close on Sapphire Coast Tourism after $$$ clash with Council
The board of Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) have voted to wind up the organisation on June 30 unable to work with the budget direction of Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC). For almost a decade, SCT has been responsible for promoting and maximising tourism opportunities between Bermagui and the Victorian border. Their current core budget of $386,000 comes from Council with...
March 18 in Tathra, supercharged by climate change?
A town that has championed grassroots action against climate change has perhaps fallen victim to it, according to a longtime greenhouse gas campaigner. Tathra resident and local orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Matthew Nott believes the bushfire that scorched his town on March 18 was supercharged by climate change. As the founder of Clean Energy for Eternity, Dr Nott and his group...
Yes – the Eurobodalla has a drug problem, 200 people turn out to talk
Health & Wellbeing
The Eurobodalla is taking action on drugs and alcohol after hearing heart-wrenching first-hand accounts of the impacts being felt locally. A community meeting driven by the three Rotary Clubs of the Eurobodalla attracted almost 200 people on Monday (April 9) night to the St Mary's Performing Arts Centre at Moruya. The room was a mix of ages and backgrounds, not...