Booth by booth backs Barilaro for another four years in Monaro
News
As the count continues in the NSW seat of Monaro, the incumbent John Barilaro is stretching his lead out to a 9% swing with just over 80% of the vote counted. From 56,951 enrolled voters, the two-party preferred result has Mr Barilaro of The Nationals on 60.28% and Labor’s Bryce Wilson - 39.72%. The local Member since 2011, and Deputy...
‘Be Ready’ for school next year in the Eurobodalla, roadshow this week
Health & Wellbeing
Technology and children's development expert Dr Kristy Goodwin is in the Eurobodalla this week helping local parents take the guesswork and guilt out of raising kids in the digital age. The Be Ready Roadshow at Narooma, Moruya, and Batemans Bay is designed for families with a child starting school next year; an opportunity for parents and carers to learn directly...
Gareth Rees ‘King of the Mountain’ at Cooma Hill Climb
Sport
A rising air temperature and warm track made for some very close racing at yesterday's Mount Gladstone Hill Climb in Cooma. Cooma Car Club reports steadily improving times over the day with organisers able to accommodate a total of 6 runs of the 1 kilometre track for most drivers despite two track incidents. In the Juniors (under 18) Jakson Brown-Flack whipped 10...
PODCAST – Reimagining the housing dream at Cobargo Folk Festival
Podcast
The 'Ideas from the Edge' forums at the Cobargo Folk Festival, "are an opportunity to refresh your activist spirit, meet with local troublemakers, activists, and thinkers, as they discuss their ideas and visions for a better world," according to the Yuin Folk Club. At the 2019 festival held earlier this month, the Ideas agenda took in climate change, education systems,...
Ricky Stuart to become the face of Queanbeyan with large-scale mural
Community
The search for the face of Queanbeyan is over, with the title going to Canberra Raiders coach and proud Queanbeyan man Ricky Stuart. The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council announced on Friday (22 March) that Stuart's face is set to be immortalised through a large-scale portrait mural in the heart of the CBD, beating over 40 other nominations from the community. In...
Election day in Batemans Bay, voters turn out and take part
News
There aren't too many events where the whole community takes part together, an election is one of them. They came in droves on Saturday to the Batemans Bay Community Centre to be a part of this wonderful thing we have - democracy. In this democracy, however, some of us only show up to avoid a fine. “There’s nothing I like about...
40 metre flying fox coming to Cobargo!
Community
An injection of funding to upgrade small-town parks around the Bega Valley has been met with vigorous community involvement, especially by a group of parents in Cobargo, who have been working with Council on ways to up the 'wow' factor of their local park. Apex Park in Cobargo, Memorial Park in Wyndham, Bicentennial Park in Bemboka and Lions Park in...
NSW Election – same same in Monaro, Goulburn and Bega
News
There's no change in Macquarie Street following this weekend's NSW Election as the Berejiklian Barilaro Government retains power. In Monaro, Goulburn, and Bega, incumbent Coalition members have all kept their seats although some are contending with swings against them. NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro has increased his margin in Monaro despite expectations that the fight might be close. Labor candidate Bryce Wilson...
From Murrah to Guernsey for Patrick Dickson and ‘Victor Ego’
Arts & Culture
Murrah-based actor Patrick Dickson has a very familiar face. He could be your friend's dad. Or your son's friend. Maybe someone you used to work with? Dickson laughs as he explains his familiarity to the Australian public, "I was the reason Pippa left in 'Home and Away' and I was Sigrid Thornton's ex-husband who happened to be bonking her sister...
Tayla Harris photo empowers change in Sapphire Coast AFL
Sport
The Preliminary Finals of the AFLW competition run out on to Ikon Park and the Adelaide Oval this weekend, no doubt spurred on by the Tayla Harris photo furore this week. Women players from the Sapphire Coast AFL competition will be watching on, ready for their own season to start on April 6. "Looking at that photo, I think I...
Cooma Hill Climb revs into your weekend – spectators welcome
What's On
Cooma Car Club’s first hill climb of the year is this Sunday, March 24. Around 30 entries are expected, including from the ACT and other parts of NSW as the reputation of the event and the club spreads. Of special interest is the MG TC Milano from Ralph Pauperis of Anglers Reach. The MG T series were a range of...
Did 67 rare bettongs die to prove foxes are killers?
News
Despite warnings foxes and feral cats would kill 30 rare eastern bettongs raised behind a protective fence if they were released into the wild, the ACT Government went ahead and released twice that number. ACT Parks and Conservation director Daniel Iglesias said on Tuesday (19 March) that 67 bettongs (Bettongia gaimardi) had been taken by foxes in the Lower Cotter Catchment,...
Merimbula’s Back Lake turns brown – again
News
This week's heavy rain has again polluted the waters of Back Lake (Back Lagoon) in Merimbula with runoff from the Mirador housing estate on the slopes above. A spokesperson for Bega Valley Shire Council's planning and environment team says, "Council inspected the Mirador and Back Lake area on Monday, following heavy rain over the weekend, and identified that sediment had...
Deep Waters rise at ‘The Bas’ in Moruya
Arts & Culture
Eurobodalla artist Shirley Goodhew is the next to adorn the walls of the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya, and the first local to fill the space with her spark. Deep Waters, an eclectic and contemporary exhibition, spans more than 20 years’ of work and opens at the Bas tomorrow night (March 22). Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Creative Arts Coordinator...
What will sway your NSW election vote in Monaro?
News
For the people of the Goulburn, Monaro and Bega electorates the only sure thing coming out of this Saturday's NSW Election might be the sausage they buy as they head in to vote. Minority government of either stripe is a very plausible result, injecting a sense of unknown into the days ahead. Using Monaro as a guide, where NSW Nationals...
Last $$$ from Tathra Bushfire Fund, Council investigates ongoing options
News
Coinciding with the first anniversary of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire comes the last allocation from the fund established to support those impacted by the flames of March 18, 2018. Over $1.5 million was donated to the Bega Valley Mayoral Appeal - made up of donations from around Australia as well as $160,000 raised at the Band...
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