The Eurobodalla ‘needs a hero’
Community
Bonnie Tyler said it best with her 1984 hit 'Holding Out for a Hero'. "I need a hero," Bonnie sings. "I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night "He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast "And he's gotta be fresh from the fight "I need a hero," she sings Eurobodalla locals have until this...
Another twist for regional newspapers, offloaded by Nine in $125m deal
News
Long-standing newspapers in southern NSW and the ACT once part of the Fairfax stable have a new owner after being sold off in another twist stemming from last year's Nine/Fairfax media merger. Former Domain real estate boss Antony Catalano and Thorney Investments are part of a company that will pay $115m for the Australian Community Media and Printing group, which...
Broulee aged care facility assures locals its on the path to improvement
News
Banksia Lodge at Broulee is working to address a number of care issues raised during an inspection by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission late last year. The residential aged care facility was subject to an unannounced re-accreditation audit on December 5 and 6. The Commission found: The home does not have a system to ensure there is enough appropriately skilled...
About Regional Federal Election Forums – Cooma, Jindabyne, Bega
News
The Federal Election campaign has been pretty dry so far, not that we have the same expectations on them as a Candelo Village Festival, Cooma Hill Climb, or Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale! But for all concerned its important that there is a level of interest. While it might not feel like it sometimes that one vote we all have on...
Van Ryn case highlights weakness in victims compo laws – again
Community
The sentencing of already imprisoned Bega Valley paedophile Maurice Van Ryn will continue in Bega District Court on Friday (May 3) with Judge Sean Grant allowing extra time for submissions including a victims impact statement. No further detail was added in court today, with Van Ryn pleading guilty last month to four charges of aggravated sexual intercourse with a person aged between...
Batemans Bay Community Centre petition attracts over 1000 signatures
News
A petition of 1,029 signatures will be presented to Eurobodalla Shire Council as the discussion around the future of the Batemans Bay Community Centre builds momentum. Early last month, Council rejected claims that it was planning to demolish the Centre but did point to the possibility of the site being sold or commercially leased in the future. Lindsay Usher, Council’s...
Labor to duplicate Barton Highway
News
Labor has committed to duplicating the Barton Highway between the NSW/ACT border and Murrumbateman, in a $250 million election pledge that trumps the Coalition by $100 million. In a joint statement, Opposition infrastructure and transport spokesperson Anthony Albanese and Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly said full duplication would improve road safety and reduce traffic congestion on a notorious stretch of...
Work about to start on new playground for Mogo
Community
“Mogo is a small town that’s big on character but short on recreation facilities, and we’re really pleased to be able to provide this upgrade,” says Mark Upson, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Recreation Services Manager. Plans to transform the Mogo Sports Oval into a new recreation space are about to take off creating a new place for the community can gather...
Real estate round-up – Eurobodalla, Snowy Monaro, Bega Valley
Property
Have you been watching the residential real estate market lately? Thinking of investing, downsizing or exchanging a town lot for a few acres? If you find yourself hesitating when it comes to making a purchase, you're not alone. A combination of election uncertainty and the associated disquiet about its effects on Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax, as well as...
Citizen science to get more involved in the lives of local platypus
Environment
Citizen science is about to get more involved in the lives of one of the Snowy Monaro's most treasured inhabitants - platypuses. Events will be held from Cooma to Goulburn, Queanbeyan to Dalgety for community members interested in working with the Australian Platypus Conservancy (APC). Snowy River Alliance chair, Elena Guarracino says, “APC biologists will highlight the features that make...
Canberra driver nabbed doing 196km/hr on Hume Highway, Goulburn
News
A teen driver detected travelling almost 200km/h is among more than 1000 people ticketed for speeding on the third day of Operation Go Slow. At about 10:50 pm yesterday (April 26), Highway Patrol officers detected a vehicle travelling at 196km/h on the Hume Highway, Goulburn. Police stopped the car and spoke to the 18-year-old ACT licence holder. He was issued...
Are you the next Vessel? Batemans Bay photo journo looks for her next subject
Arts & Culture
"We are very pleased to inform you that your image has been successful. Congratulations, see you soon, the Loud and Luminous team." The email dreams are made of graced my inbox at a time I felt completely out of sorts with life. It was the beginning of a new chapter for me. One that empowers and encourages me to continue...
Illegal hunters busted in Snowy Mountains, generally a positive report card
News
Compliance Officers from the Department of Primary Industries spent the Easter/Anzac break checking on hunters in the region and have returned with a positive report card. Patrols and inspections by the Game Licensing Unit (GLU) have revealed the majority of hunters are doing the right thing when it comes to obeying hunting regulations, following a series of operations across New...
Merimbula Ocean Outfall – is that really our best option?
Opinion
The proposed ocean outfall for Merimbula Bay has been on my mind, perhaps a little too much, but at the same time, I feel like this is a big deal. It wasn't on my mind however when I walked into Bemboka Pie Shop to buy a caramel slice and a lamington for a 'meeting' I was headed into. I wasn't...
Batemans Bay Anzac Day tradition passes on to new generations
News
Hundreds of people gathered on the banks of the Clyde River this morning to commemorate those who achieved our freedom. As the sun began to rise the mood was still and calm with a few murmurs from babies who for the first time were experiencing the town rise as early as them. The Dawn Service is a tradition that continues to...
Police investigating death of motorcyclist at Wee Jasper
News
A 52-year-old man has lost his life in a motorcycle crash south of Yass. At about 3:45 pm yesterday (April 24), a motorist came across a motorcyclist who had come off his bike on the Nottingham Road Bridge at Wee Jasper. Police say it is unknown how long the man had been there. The motorcyclist was taken from the scene by...
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