Delay on Bega Valley FOGO compost while ‘cooks’ tweak recipe
Community
Bega Valley Shire Council’s FOGO compost cooks are tweaking their recipe following feedback from home gardeners. The change means compost might not be available over spring while the new procedures are bedded down. Council’s organics team has introduced a new curing period before releasing the popular compost for sale after reports that fluctuating pH levels were creating problems for local...
Leading disability advocate felt ‘demeaned and violated’ by Parliamentary security
News
One of Australia's leading disability advocates has called out security at Parliament House for "demeaning" treatment that she found threatening and intimidating. Christina Ryan has worked at the UN on a number of occasions, flies regularly and is well prepared for the security issues around her large motorised wheelchair. "I take everything out of my bag that I don't absolutely...
Bus crashes near Harden, injuring 28 people
News
Twenty-eight people have been injured after a bus crashed near Harden, 125 kilometres north-west of Canberra, this morning. NSW Ambulance said it treated 26 with minor injuries, a 14-year-old male with varying fractures in a serious but stable condition. A 65-year-old female is in critical condition with head injuries. All patients were transported to Harden Hospital for assessment. More to come. Original...
Marine Debris Group at the frontline of Eurobodalla ‘War on Waste’
Environment
Moruya High School student Sarah Burnes says she has a new appreciation for the local environment and the impact plastic is having after helping to collect eight kilograms of rubbish. “Today I learnt the importance of the saying - If all we do is clean-up, then that’s all we’ll ever do," Sarah says. “I was lucky enough to be taken...
Chairs with altitude – Merritts’ memories auctioned off at Thredbo
News
If chairs could talk there would be a few interesting tales to tell featuring the many passengers to take a seat on the Merritts Chairlift at Thredbo over the last 50 plus years. Meeting new friends, overcoming fears, resting those tired legs, and ogling at those perfect parallel turns of the Ski Patrollers - its all been part of the...
Snowy Grammar students at the epicentre of Berridale earthquake
Science
When the ground moved and rumbled last night (September 25) at Berridale it was specialised earthquake equipment at a local school that measured and recorded the event for the scientific world. The seismometer at Snowy Mountains Grammar School in Jindabyne was installed the Australian National University (ANU) as part of their Seismometers in Schools Program. Seismometers detect and measure seismic waves,...
Fresh faces on the beat in Queanbeyan
News
The ever-changing face of policing is being boosted with two fresh-faced probationary constables on the beat in Queanbeyan. For the first time in more than a decade, two probationary constables have joined Cooma Police Station, while Queanbeyan's two new recruits are Tegan Wells-Noon and Flynn Smith. The four recruits were among 177 men and 92 women who joined the NSW...
Three men charged following altercation with police at Batemans Bay
News
Three men have been charged following a violent incident with police at a licensed premises in Batemans Bay. "About 3.30 pm yesterday (September 25), officers attached to the South Coast Police District Proactive Crime Team attended a licenced premises on Orient Street, Batemans Bay to arrest a 25-year-old man wanted by virtue of an outstanding warrant," police report. "Officers located the...
Eurobodalla community bike ride this Sunday
What's On
The Eurobodalla's growing network of cycleways is one of the shire’s best assets and during NSW Bike Week the community is being invited to celebrate and perhaps rediscover these paved paths of fun and health. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Recreation Coordinator Mathew Neason says whether it's been two weeks or 22 years since you were last on a bike, this Sunday's...
Mail order brides: Queen Bees plus postage and handling
Environment
Picture me, skimming magazine advertisements for beautiful, mail-order Queens. Italian queens, and Russians of course. You can pay per queen, with discounts on orders over 10, over 50, over 100. Carniolan Queens, inseminated breeder queens, rapid response behaviour queens, plus postage... wait, what kind of magazine is this? A copy of Australasian Beekeeper was brazenly left open in my local library, not...
Snowy Monaro Mayor signals priorities in the run up to 2020 election
News
Local councils across Southern New South Wales are heading into their final 12 months. Voters will go to the polls to elect new councillors in September 2020. Campaigning will build and platforms develop with each council meeting between now and polling day. Twelve months out, Snowy Monaro Regional Council has opted for a fresh face as Mayor. While Michelago's John...
Possession of small amounts of cannabis now legalised in the ACT
News
In a development described as "an evolution, not a revolution", possessing and growing small amounts of cannabis for personal use has now been legalised in the ACT, allowing Canberrans over 18 years of age to possess 50 grams of cannabis. The ACT Legislative Assembly passed Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson's bill on Wednesday afternoon (25 September) after a long day of debating...
$2000 STEM scholarships take Eurobodalla talent “To infinity and beyond!”
Business
“To infinity and beyond!” Those immortal words by animated cosmic hero, Buzz Lightyear, in Disney’s unforgettable Toy Story franchise, could be the mantra for Eurobodalla teenager Campbell Allison. Campbell has embarked on a STEM career in avionics engineering and has visions of joining the newly formed Australian Space Agency when he graduates from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane....
Video captures happy platypus grooming himself at Tidbinbilla
News
In a sight very few Canberrans would have ever seen, a lucky nature lover has captured footage of a happy platypus sunning and scratching himself at Tidbinbilla. Canberra local Keighley Sutherland said she was wandering around Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve last Wednesday afternoon with her sister when she heard a noise coming from under the boardwalk. "It was the weirdest thing,"...
SOLD! – Moruya Racecourse, “It will be an important boost for the local racing industry”
News
Eurobodalla Shire Councillors have voted to sell Moruya Racecourse. The decision at yesterday's (September 24) meeting follows 28 days for community comments and submissions to Council which resulted in support for the idea. In his report to Council, Anthony O’Reilly, Director Corporate and Commercial Services said that "The submissions supporting the sale believe it will be an important boost for...
New playground equipment vandalised at Braidwood
News
New playground equipment was installed at the Braidwood Recreation Ground less than a week ago, and vandals have already left their calling card. Queanbeyan police have been informed and are seeking information that may assist their investigations. The graffiti was discovered on Tuesday morning, 24 September, and is most likely to have occurred overnight. A Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council spokesperson said all...
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