New officer in charge of South Coast Police District
News
A career police officer with time in western New South Wales is the new boss of the South Coast Police District. Southern Region Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Chris Craner APM, has announced the appointment of Superintendent Greg Moore as new commander. Assistant Commissioner Craner says Supt Moore brings a wealth of experience to the region, having joined the NSW Police Force in October...
Bega Valley Community Engagement Strategy out for comment
Community
Communication and consultation between the community and Local Government is a constant sore point, neither side of the equation ever seems to be happy. Bega Valley Shire Council is having a crack and improving the flow of information with a draft Community Engagement Strategy ironically out for public comment. Manager of Community Connections, Anne Cleverley says the document sets out Council's...
Online survey open now on future of Batehaven & Catalina reserves
News
An online survey canvassing the future look, feel, and management of Hanging Rock, Corrigans Beach and Observation Point reserves near Batemans Bay closes next Monday - September 30. Eurobodalla Shire Council is currently developing a Plan of Management and Landscape Master Plan that will guide how these sites can be developed and should be managed for the coming ten years....
Youth Forum gives next gen of Eurobodalla and Bega Valley leaders a head start on the future
Community
Student leaders and change-makers have emerged from the inaugural Regional Development Australia Far South Coast Youth Leadership Forum. Held earlier this month at Kianinny Bush Cottages in Tathra, eleven teens took part representing Bega High School, Eden Marine High School, Carroll College Broulee, Lumen Christi Pambula, Sapphire Coast Anglican College Bega, and home school students. Issues of social change were front and centre, with passionate...
Tilba, Narooma and Batemans Bay war memorials to get a touch up
Community
Three of the Eurobodalla's war memorials will get some additional care ahead of Remembrance Day thanks to a NSW Government Community War Memorials grant. Eurobodalla Shire Council advises that lettering at the "Tilba war memorial will be regilded and access will be easier with a new concrete path constructed from the service station driveway." "The Wagonga Street war memorial in Narooma...
Get a head start on the best to see and do this summer – Narooma Tourism Expo, this Monday night
Economy
Before the rush of friends and family arrive for summer in our beautiful backyard, the Narooma Chamber of Commerce is laying out the options to keep them busy and having fun during their stay. The inaugural Narooma and Surrounds Tourism Expo will held on Monday night - September 23. "One of the largest tourism sectors to come to the Eurobodalla...
On the Tarlinton Bridle Trail – Scott’s ‘Epic Super Adventure’ from Braidwood to Cobargo
News
Ultra marathon runner Scott Page has spent the last year researching, trekking and riding on horseback preparing for an ‘Epic Super Adventure’ that started yesterday (September 21) at Braidwood. Scott and friends have embarked on a five day journey, running from Braidwood to Cobargo following the historic Tarlinton Bridle Trail. The track takes in 200 km and about 50 river...
Horticulture heresy – garlic swindle uncovered ‘guru’ pleads guilty
News
The Australian garlic industry is in shock with Leticia Ware, Tasmanian garlic grower, ‘guru’ of the industry, and Chair of the Australian Garlic Industry Association (AGIA), charged with the illegal importation of garlic. In fact, anyone aware of the implications for Australian agriculture would have been dumbfounded. In early September, Ware pleaded guilty to 10 charges; three counts of aggravated...
Mint releases limited edition Wallabies coins
News
Ahead of the Wallaby's 2019 World Cup campaign, the Royal Australian Mint has released limited edition $2 coins, tinged with green and gold and with the famous Wallabies logo at the centre. Lucky rugby unions could find the special coins in their change when they shop in Woolworths stores across the country, with two million of the special coins distributed...
PODCAST – Festival of Open Minds, Tim Costello
Podcast
The Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought-after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics. For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia, and up until earlier this year, he was World Vision’s Chief Advocate. In his evocative memoir that has just been released - A...
Democracy on show and acknowledged – Moruya, Bega, Eden
News
"The privilege to protest" has been on show across Southern New South Wales, with hundreds gathering for the Global Climate Strike today. "When you live in a place this spectacular, a lot of people understand why it is so important to stop the climate crisis," Hannah Doole said. Hannah has been on the front line of climate action in Queensland...
Merimbula business woman to lead Canberra Region wing of NSW Business Chamber
Business
Merimbula's Lynn McColl has been elected Regional President of the Capital Far South Coast - NSW Business Chamber, part of the state’s peak business organisation. Adam Zarth, Executive Director, NSW Business Chamber says the position is key to representing and advancing the regional interests of 22 local chambers of commerce across southern NSW. “Lynn has overseen a very successful period...
Awards seek nominations from your favourite farmers
Community
Do you know a farmer, fisher or forester in your area doing something great for the NSW primary industries sector? Nominations for the NSW Farmer of the Year and NSW Young Farmer of the Year awards close next week. The prestigious awards are judged on the innovative tools farmers are using to prepare for the future. These include techniques being used to boost productivity...
Qantas and Virgin’s final swing at airports to sway commission
News
If the Productivity Commission wasn't thinking about the economic regulation of airports yesterday, they are now after the bosses of Qantas and Virgin took a big swing at airports at the National Press Club on Wednesday. Qantas and Virgin chief executives Alan Joyce and Paul Scurrah say the airports are forcing up the cost of flying through excessive fees and...
Sediment discharge from Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek
News
Diversified Minerals, operators of the Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek, was quick to notify the public, the Community Consultative Committee and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) following a discharge of "sediment laden water" from the mine site this week. The spill came after just 30.6mm of rainfall was recorded on September 17. The notification said, “Overall the Site...
Greens call for Alan Jones ads to be removed from Transport Canberra buses
News
The ACT Greens have thrown their support behind a community petition calling for Transport Canberra to immediately remove 2CC's Alan Jones ads from the back of buses in their fleet, stating that the government should not profit from Jones' "blatantly sexist, misogynistic dog-whistling". A month after 2CC announced it would syndicate the Alan Jones Breakfast Show, Jones made comments on air about...
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