Police association calls for nationwide action on mental health epidemic
News
The president of the Police Federation of Australia (PFA),  the national voice of Australian police, says there needs to be a concerted national action by all government and police departments to end the scourge of mental illness in the police force. PFA President Mark Carroll said that three police officers in Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland committed suicide in the...
NBN network coming to parts of Bega Valley this week
News
After ten years of public uncertainty and confusion, the National Broadband Network will extend its roll out around the Bega Valley this week, with homes at Berrambool, Merimbula, Mirador and Tura Beach able to access the network as of today (February 22). Pambula, Pambula Beach, and South Pambula will follow next month. On top of those advances, you may...
“I take cannabis.” – Amanda Dalziel
Opinion
Editors note: This week has seen renewed discussion about access to cannabis oil for the treatment of chronic health conditions. Two years ago the Therapeutic Goods Administration tried to bring security to the increasing trade, however, those who benefit from the therapy say those regulations make the oil hard to access, and that they still rely on the black market. The Bega Valley's...
ACT Government gives green light to pill testing at Groovin the Moo
News
The ACT Government has given the green light for a pill testing trial at the Groovin the Moo music festival at Exhibition Park in April, in the wake of five deaths at events elsewhere over the summer.. The trial will be run by Pill Testing Australia, the same group which ran the first trial that was held at last year’s...
Child left in parked vehicle for six hours at Yass
News
A small child has been treated in Yass District Hospital after reportedly being left on a childcare centres bus. Police say they were called to a local childcare centre just after 3 pm yesterday (February 20), after the child was found inside the parked vehicle. It’s alleged the two-year-old boy had been left in the vehicle unattended for approximately six...
How Bega secured the Raiders NRL trial game: The inside story
Sport
A few years ago the Raiders approached two promising young rugby league players from Wagga Wagga about coming to Canberra to train and play in the junior program. In theory, it should have been a straightforward exercise. It proved to be anything but that. This was due to the NSW Country Rugby League imposing a development fee on the club...
Tathra starts push for 100% renewable energy in Bega Valley
News
The Bega Valley has taken its first step towards being powered by 100% renewable energy by 2030. Last night's public meeting in Tathra unanimously endorsed the idea, the only dissenting voice was that of Brogo's Peter Haggar who with a smile suggested 2025 should be the target. An academic from the Australian National University said that is very possible. Answering...
Canberra’s European wasps causing a buzz in Japan
News
They might be causing less hassle this summer compared to previous years but the ACT's European wasps are still causing a buzz across the Pacific Ocean. A Japanese film crew has arrived in the nation's capital to shoot a film on European wasps in the ACT and across Australia, detailing the wasp's impact on the local community and treatments used...
Caleb on course to get his life-saving kidney transplant
News
Young Caleb Browning is on course to receive a life-saving kidney next month after the Region Media brought attention to his predicament in January. Caleb, 17, of Palmerston, has only one failing kidney, autism and ADHD, and had been told by doctors last Christmas Eve that he only had a few months to live, without dialysis and an eventual transplant....
Empty Eden graves discovered in Council cemeteries review
News
As well as general maintenance requirements and the age-old question of whether there needs to be public toilets at cemeteries, Bega Valley Shire Council's cemetery review involves checking that local burial plots are actually 'occupied.' Grave-checking, as well as attempting to solve the mysteries of unmarked graves, is part of council's ambitious plan to map each cemetery and digitalise the maps so that...
“A smooth start to a very exciting project.” – Moruya Airport upgrade
News
It's go, go, go during the first week of works to upgrades the Moruya Airport runway. Eurobodalla Shire Council says staff and sub-contractors are working seven days a week to ensure runway improvements are finished as quickly as possible. Council’s construction coordinator Greg Knight says good progress has been made since the project started last Thursday (February 14). “Make no mistake,...
Dollars for Dunns Creek Road and Captains Flat Road in run up to election
News
With the NSW State Election on 23 March approaching fast, policy and funding announcements have been rolling in for South East NSW. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said upgrades to regional roads are a priority for the Liberals and Nationals, with over $540 million allocated to the Government’s Fixing Country Roads fund. Over the weekend $27 million...
Dob in a Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven drug dealer
News
“Our officers see the impact of illicit drugs in the community on a daily basis and police, together with the community, want it to stop,” says South Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Stephen Hegarty. A new campaign aimed at mobilising members of the public in the fight against illicit drugs has been launched through the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley. “Dob...
Pambula fashion house Zoe.O goes to the next level
News
Pambula based fashion house Zoe.O has been slowly growing since 2015 and four years on, Megan Luhrs and Gwyneth Roberts have just taken their biggest step yet. From their first little shop in the main street of Pambula in the Bega Valley came bigger premises down the road and a team of in-house seamstresses, but in 2019 that goes up another notch....
Federal Labor backs Batemans Bay Aquatic and Arts Centre
News
Federal Labor's candidate in Gilmore says a Shorten Government will provide the funds to make the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts & Leisure Centre a reality. The $25 million commitment comes just a day after feedback on three concept plans for the centre closed, a process that has including protests around the retention of a 50-metre pool. While Fiona Phillips has...
Parliament House protest labels native logging ‘economically absurd’
Environment
Hundreds of concerned citizens rallied at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday (February 13) to protest against the logging of forests around the country. The National Forest Uprising was part of a series of protests against the destruction of public native forests in South East NSW and the ACT, in a bid to influence the government to end native forest...
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