Eurobodalla Rural Lands ignite as NSW Election issue
News
The long-running discussion about the Eurobodalla Rural Lands Strategy has become a NSW Election issue, with Mayor Liz Innes issuing a blistering defence of Council's handling of the matter in the wake of comments from the Labor candidate for Bega. Leanne Atkinson this week announced that a Daley Labor Government will not endorse the Strategy in its current form. Dating back...
‘Standout’ breweries: Canberra has 11 of nation’s best craft beers
Food & Wine
As the popularity of craft beer continues to escalate, Canberra is cementing its place in the national brewing scene with 11 of our beers named in Australia’s top 100 – including a prestigious third placing. An industry expert has named Canberra-based brewing companies BentSpoke and Capital Brewing “standout” breweries who have taken Canberra’s beer offerings to the next level –...
Constance announces $$$ to dredge Batemans Bay bar
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Recent campaigning to address concerns with the entrance to the Clyde River at Batemans Bay has lead to action, with the NSW Government announcing $450,000 to dredge the bar in the coming months. Member for Bega, Andrew Constance says the funds will go a long way in assisting with the safe passage of vessels. “The concerns raised by local boaters were...
New music platform from bushy Brogo to rival Apple and Spotify
Arts & Culture
A Brogo man whose wheelchair inspires his creativity rather than hinders it has launched a new music platform to rival Apple and Spotify. Twenty-four-year-old Nathan Johnston is busting about the potential DME3 offers musicians, music fans and himself. The first phase of DME3 went live just before Christmas, the culmination of years of vision and work. Bit by bit, a catalogue of...
Eden’s Hotel Australasia front and centre as 2019 winds up
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The sale of Eden's historic Hotel Australasia is still on the table with Bega Valley Shire Council about to start negotiations with another potential buyer. The future of the much-loved watering hole on Imlay Street was back before Councillors this week, and while Council is split on how to move the project forward the idea of selling the building is still...
Monaro’s top cop warns of easy pickings for local crooks
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The Snowy Monaro's top cop has written to the communities he serves warning of a spike in stealing offences and asking for the community's assistance. The plea comes from District Commander Superintendent Paul Condon, who oversees the Monaro Police District, which covers the towns and villages between Queanbeyan,  Braidwood, Cooma, Nimmitabel, Adaminaby, and Delegate. District Commander Superintendent Condon writes: Over the last...
Meet two of the region’s newest Aussies – Thi Ha and Alan
News
Australia Day 2019 marked 70 years of Australian Citizenship. For those of us born with it, watching others sign on the dotted line and listening to what it means and entails for them offers an interesting reflection. In 1949, seven men were the first to take advantage of the new citizenship law that for the first time created a legal...
Eurobodalla water restrictions lifted but dry times still ahead
News
Water restrictions in the Eurobodalla have been lifted. Mayor Liz Innes has thanked residents and visitors for their assistance over the last four months in securing the shire’s water supply. “The community has been fantastic since restrictions were introduced in October. Combined with average rainfall since November, water storage at Deep Creek Dam is back over 90 per cent,” she...
Former Bega High student Ellie Seckold finds success in ‘ultimate’ sport
Sport
Her years of throwing javelin and playing netball, basketball and "a bit of touch footy" have led Ellie Seckold to her favourite sport - Ultimate Frisbee. "Ultimate is so addictive," laughs Seckold, who is now based in Melbourne. "It's said to be a combination of netball, soccer, and gridiron but the coolest thing about the sport is how it's...
Shorten announces first Community Power Hub for Sapphire Coast
News
Tathra's history in both addressing and living with climate change has seen it placed at the front of the queue for one of Bill Shorten's $10 million Community Power Hubs. In the Bega Valley today for the announcement, the Opposition Leader named Tathra as the first Power Hub location as part of Labor’s $100 million Neighbourhood Renewables Program. "The program is aimed at...
NSW oyster industry at work in Vietnam
Economy
Oysters are a quintessential taste of summer on the Far South Coast, you might be slurping down a Sydney Rock right now! The skill and know-how NSW oyster farmers bring to growing that oyster is being translated into building an industry in Vietnam. Deputy Director General Fisheries, Dr Geoff Allan, says a team of scientists from the NSW Department of Primary...
Candelo chook lays rival to World Record Egg
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The picture of a perfect, beautiful egg has created a social media storm this month becoming the most popular photo ever on Instagram. Those behind the picture of this golden nugget of protein set out to beat the previous record. Set in February last year, Kylie Jenner, star of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'  announced the birth of her daughter...
NSW Labor commit to Snug Cove face lift, more $$$ for Eden Wharf
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If a Daley Labor Government is elected on March 23, the parties local candidate says Eden Wharf will see further rejuvenation. Shadow Minister for Local Government, Peter Primrose and Labor candidate for Bega, Leanne Atkinson have committed $1.5 million to give Snug Cove the facelift it has needed for years. “I am delighted to make this pledge to the Eden...
Far South Coast surf boat crews shine on Sydney waves
Sport
Rowers from the Far South Coast have served it up to their more fancied rivals and competed with distinction at the recent  2019 Best of the Best Interbranch Surf Boat Competition. Following on from their success at the annual representative competition late last year, the Sydney Northern Beaches Branch finished on top of the point score but only after a...
Tragic Australia Day at Lake Conjola with two people killed
News
A heartbreaking weekend for a community that has shaped so many happy holiday memories, with a young child and women in her twenties killed in two separate tragic accidents. The toddler died after being hit by a car yesterday (January 26) afternoon. Just after 3.40 pm a 17-month-old girl was struck by a vehicle at a caravan park. Emergency services attended, sadly,...
‘Drain Buddies’ at work in Batemans Bay, protecting local waterways
Environment
'Drain Buddies' are at work in the Eurobodalla's famous waterways this summer launching another attack in the region's 'War on Waste'. Eurobodalla Shire Council installed the litter-catching baskets in stormwater drains around the Batemans Bay CBD prior to Christmas. Litter dropped on roadsides, pathways and in gutters commonly ends up in the stormwater system, which is discharged into local estuaries...
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