Pitch final this Thursday for Bega Valley Innovation Hub
Economy
Days go by quickly especially if you are sitting on the sidelines of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. Just three months ago the Hub launched with the backing of the University of Wollongong and it's iAccelerate business acceleration program. The idea was a mystery to many in this regional community, and there was certainly an element of blind faith, especially for...
Triple J’s Nas Campanella back in Bega for Festival of Open Minds
Arts & Culture
Nastasia (Nas) Campanella is a journalist and radio newsreader with the ABC's Triple J youth radio network. She is coming back to Bega on September 14 for the Festival of Open Minds. Nas lost her sight when she was just six months old when a rare abnormality caused the retinas to tear away from her eyes, leaving her able to see...
ANU discovery could stop allergic reactions and deadly anaphylaxis
News
Researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra have made a breakthrough discovery which gives hope to the millions of Australians living with allergic conditions such as asthma, eczema and life-threatening anaphylaxis. They have discovered a new cell type which could stop allergies before they begin. The finding comes at a time when one-in-five Australians suffer from an allergic condition...
Goulburn man stabbed three times, woman in custody
News
A Goulburn woman is in custody after allegedly stabbing a man three times. Police say they were called to a home on Caoura Crescent, Goulburn, at about 4 pm yesterday (June 23). "Officers attended and located a 39-year-old man with three puncture wounds to his neck," police report. The man was taken to Goulburn Hospital for treatment following significant bleeding. "He...
Change of meeting routine at Bega Valley Shire Council
News
A change in how the public addresses Bega Valley Shire Council prior to a meeting will come into effect from June 26. Council's around New South Walse have been reviewing their 'Code of Meeting Practise' on the back of a directive from the Office of Local Government. Roughly speaking the Code governs the format, tone, and governance around decision making and...
Reducing the need for toilet paper, your next step in a zero waste life
Environment
Have you ever thought about how much toilet paper is used throughout the world each day and how many trees are going into making it? Yes, there is recycled paper, but sales are still not high enough to keep our native forests from being chipped. One tree produces about 200 rolls, 45 kg of toilet paper and about 83 million...
First anniversary of Lochiel road rage death comes with call for action
News
David Brand's cycling friends will remember their mate this weekend as they ride the road where his life was taken 12 months ago today - June 23. His widow Louise is marking David's first anniversary simply and quietly with her sons, but she continues to advocate for a coronial inquest into his death and push for changes in the law,...
“You don’t know how much it means to me to know I’m not the only one who feels like this.” – Bega Valley dairy farmers gather
News
Far South Coast farmers have gathered for a feed and a laugh, but with the underlying aim of checking in and looking out for each other as drought continues to play its part in the lives of locals on the land. One-hundred-and-forty Bega Valley farmers gathered at the Bega Civic Centre at the invitation of the Far South Coast Dairy Development...
Baby Gorillas on the horizon as breeding program kicks off at Mogo Zoo
Environment
A month after his arrival from the UK, Western Lowland Gorilla - Kisane is settling in at Mogo Zoo with high hopes he and two female gorillas can add to shrinking numbers of their species. The idea of baby gorillas on the South Coast is something for everyone to get excited about and based on the first introduction, the chance...
Country Press Association boss says paywalls won’t work for regional newspapers
News
The president of the Country Press Association, third generation newspaperman Ben Taylor, has conceded that many regional papers simply cannot sustain a paywall without the revenue or reader numbers to make the model worthwhile. Speaking at a Public Interest Journalism panel at the Australian Local Government Association's regional congress in Canberra this week, Ben Taylor said "the digital model for...
Eurobodalla switching on to electric vehicles
News
A growing network of charge points is starting to make an electric car more of an option for residents or people travelling through the Eurobodalla. The NRMA has just launched a new electric vehicle (EV) fast charger near the Batemans Bay Visitors Information Centre, adding to plug in points at the Bower at Broulee, Micro Energy Systems Australia in Bodalla,...
$200,000 Bega Cheese boost for Tulgeen’s supported housing dream
Business
Bega's Tulgeen Disability Services has bold ambitious plans to provide supported accommodation to people with disabilities, a vision that has just been backed by Bega Cheese with a $200,000 donation. This is the second time in as many years the dairy giant has boosted Tulgeen's coffers. Last year the company's annual corporate fundraiser contributed $100,000. Tulgeen's Chief Executive Officer Jen Russell...
‘Pay It Forward’ with Sapphire Community Pantry and Festival of Open Minds
Community
Regional communities are always making their own fun and shaping their own destiny. Not much happens without people coming together to make it so, that spirit is very much at play with the Festival of Open Minds. Tired of being on the end of a live stream or paying big bucks to travel to the city, and keen to add...
Worlds oldest culture mixes with Bermagui’s youngest in the garden – you are invited this weekend
Arts & Culture
There is a real thirst for a deeper knowledge and connection with local Aboriginal culture, experience and people. Events like the Giiyong Festival of 2018 in Eden attracted around 6,000 people and highlighted a genuine interest from across the community that on one level is tied up in ambitions about reconciliation but also and more simply - having fun and...
Wild ideas to save St John’s orphanage
Community
Western Sydney developer Ammar Khan says he has a redevelopment plan including a 156-unit, four-star hotel that would finance the restoration of St John’s old orphanage in Goulburn. Mr Khan, who attracted 2.6 per cent of the vote as an independent candidate for Chifley in 2016, says he took his plan to owner John Ferrara two years ago as well...
Police pursuit through Bega Valley & Monaro nabs driver on drug and traffic offences
News
A dramatic police pursuit across roads in the Bega Valley and Monaro has resulted in a man being charged with a range of offences. The saga starts at about 12.20 pm yesterday (June 19), when officers from Bega Highway Patrol were travelling east on Snowy Mountains Highway at Morans Crossing, west of Bega when they saw a vehicle allegedly travelling...
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