‘One Book One Community’ turns Bega Valley into one big book club
Community
Friday saw the launch of a new idea in the Bega Valley as people gathered at Candelo Books in Bega to celebrate an initiative which aims to connect us all through the experience of a shared story. The book in question is the newly-released third novel by Miles Franklin Award shortlisted author Favel Parrett There Was Still Love and the...
‘The seas are rising and so are we!’ – Extinction Rebellion comes to Batemans Bay
News
The global movement Extinction Rebellion (XR) says the “unprecedented global emergency" connected to climate change drew 100 people to the Batemans Bay CBD on a busy spring Saturday (October 19) morning to raise awareness of the need for action. From midday, the group formed up on the shorefront near Innes Boat Shed and marched to the Riverside Plaza intersection, corner...
Far South Coast CWA puts NDIS reform on agenda
News
Members of the Country Women's Associaton (CWA) in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla are concerned older people living with disabilities are missing out on assistance and support. In a motion presented to the Far South Coast CWA Group meeting in Bega yesterday (October 21), Moruya's Elaine Heskett made the case for federal funding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)...
‘A bit of chitchat between the boys’ earns photographer national award
News
An incredible image of two male brumbies battling for dominance in the Snowy Mountains took Cooma photographer Michelle Brown by surprise in more ways than one. Not only did the moment of the two brumbies rearing up on their hind legs get her heart racing, but it did so again when the image won the People's Choice Award at this year's Australian...
Cash up for grabs for 2020 Eurobodalla community events
Community
“We all know Eurobodalla is a vibrant, diverse and fun place to live and visit, and we want to support events that help celebrate our community,” says Leisa Tague, Eurobodalla Shire Council's Events Coordinator. If you have a great idea for a community event but need financial support to get it up and running, then Council’s Community Events Grants could help....
Retail Revamp coming to Merimbula and Eden this week
Business
A 'visual merchandising guru' is coming to Merimbula and Eden, as local retailers prepare for their peak trading season - due to start in a handful of weeks. Bega Valley Shire Council is partnering with the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce to bring the magic of Carol Bagaric to town for training sessions with the retail communities of Merimbula and Eden...
Canberra’s iconic Skywhale returns home
News
Canberra's world-famous Skywhale balloon is returning home and this time, it's for good. Thanks to an anonymous donation to the National Gallery of Australia, the gigantic hot air balloon will call Canberra home and will reappear in the capital's skyline in March. Commissioned by the ACT Government to mark the Canberra's centenary in 2013, the balloon has attracted its fair amount of...
Batemans Bay Police find guns and drugs following car crash
News
Batemans Bay Police have uncovered a stash of firearms and drugs following a car crash on the Princes Highway on Saturday afternoon. "At 4.30 pm (Saturday, October 19), a Blue Holden VS Utility was travelling north on the Princes Highway at Bimbimbie, south of Batemans Bay, when it crossed onto the southbound lane and rolled onto an embankment," Police report....
Brave Cooma girls call out alleged sexual assault
News
Two Cooma girls have been brave in the face an alleged sexual assault, with a man from Western Australia behind bars awaiting a court appearance today - October 21. "Two girls, aged 13 and 14, were at a park on Sharp Street about 5:30 pm (Saturday, October 19) when they were approached by a man," Police report. "Following a brief...
Six storeys of plush gets the green light in Batemans Bay
News
Ohana in the Hawaiian language means 'Family' and for the foreshore of Batemans Bay, it's about to mean a shiny six-storey building - and the biggest view blocker to date for local stalwart Robin Innes. "I'm not against development," Mrs Innes says, "I just don't like these developers coming to town doing whatever they like, why should they? Why isn't...
Safety warning issued to caravan owners due to faulty water heaters
News
Access Canberra is warning caravan, motorhome or camper-trailer owners about the potential safety risk when operating new water heaters in suburban recreational vehicles after a fault was discovered. Seven separate water heater models, which were manufactured between 4 April 2018 and 1 August 2019, have been affected and have potentially fatal consequences. Access Canberra spokesperson Ben Green said that people who...
Canberra scientists develop drought-proof wheat crops
Environment
Researchers from Canberra have developed a new method to identify drought-resilient wheat quickly, cheaply and accurately. The scientists say their research could help breeders develop more drought-resilient crops that can produce more food and more profit with less water. “Our work may be instrumental for farmers to maximise food production in the face of increasingly severe drought,” said Dr Arun Yadav from...
Braidwood artist in Bondi’s famous ‘Sculpture by the Sea’
Arts & Culture
Art is a regurgitation of one's life - a blend of consciousness and sub-consciousness. Sometimes the concept is unexplainable. For Braidwood's Naomi Taylor Royds sculpture metaphorically tells the story of her life - the triumphs and tribulations. Her art even takes in a trip to the emergency ward nine years ago where she had an epiphany, which signalled a new...
Search on for missing Queanbeyan man
News
Queanbeyan Police are searching for missing man Ethan Waring. Ethan is 26 years old. He was last seen in Queanbeyan earlier this week and last heard from on Saturday (19 October). Ethan is believed to be somewhere in the Australian Capital Territory, possibly in the Belconnen area. Police hold grave concerns for Ethan’s welfare for medical reasons. If you know...
Hundreds gather to celebrate the mighty Snowy Scheme
News
Over 1000 people gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme with former workers encouraging the current workforce to press on and deliver Snowy 2.0. Stories were shared and friends reunited as seven decades of achievement was remembered on the lawns of Snowy Hydro’s Cooma offices yesterday - October 19. Cooma’s Charlie Salvestro who worked on...
Life on Newstart in the Bega Valley, locals say its time to ‘Raise the Rate’
News
When you are working full-time, $40 doesn't seem like much. You might spend it on pizza to take home for dinner after a busy day, a few rounds of beer in the pub or to go to a gig or a movie on the weekend. On Newstart, $40 is your whole daily allowance and must be stretched to cover everything...
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