A glaring error in Wyatt’s History of Goulburn
Community
The History of Goulburn 1820-1941, regarded as the most authoritative source for the city’s development since the arrival of European settlers, contains a glaring error that should have been corrected decades ago. First published in 1941, and subsequently widely quoted for subjects ranging from civic buildings to the arrival of rail, the book is wrong on an outrageous claim of...
Two men arrested following ‘Ice’ raids in Moruya and Nowra
News
A six-month police investigation into an alleged large-scale drug supply operation on the South Coast has resulted in two men being arrested following raids yesterday at Moruya and Nowra. Strike Force Carex was established in December 2018 to investigate a suspected organised methylamphetamine (Ice) syndicate operating in the Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla. At about 10.30am yesterday (June 25), detectives from South...
Calling all women in war, Snowy Monaro plan to honour contribution
Community
Vida Myteline Greentree was 27-years-old when she sailed from Australia to Suez during World War One. Vida was a nursing sister with the Australian Army Nursing Service. In the first week in August 1917 she and her nursing companions left Alexandria for Salonica where they were taken to the 60th General Hospital at Hortiach. “It was a large tented hospital...
Surprising plastic alternatives from Eden eco biz – glitter made from gum leaves!
Environment
Another cheap plastic peg splits in half while I'm hanging out the washing. I sigh and let the little blue pieces of plastic lie where they fall, soon to be covered in grass. Later, I'll replace the head of my electric toothbrush, floss my teeth and use a cotton bud, tossing another little collection of single or temporary use plastics...
Moruya artist energises Canberra town square with ‘Happy Land’ mural
Arts & Culture
What better way to brighten up a Canberra winter than with a colourful mural! As part of the Woden Experiment, a public mural has been painted in Woden Town Square under the guidance of Moruya artist Bjarni Wark. Bjarni was commissioned to enliven the temporary hoardings surrounding the Lovett Tower. Bjarni led an initial session with Canberra College students, then over the next...
Could a heritage listing protect Canberra’s character from destruction?
News
It's been ten years since the first moves were made to place Canberra on the National Heritage list. For many locals, the first reaction would still be to ask how on earth you could list an entire city? But planning expert Ed Wensing says that the need has never been more urgent, as the current application to list runs out...
Overnight fire at Batehaven points to winter risks and danger
News
A photo taken by Eurobodalla firefighters the early hours of this morning (June 25) points to the lucky escape for a family at Batehaven. Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Batemans Bay and Moruya were called to the home on Grantham Road just after 3 am in response to a fire started by a faulty electric blanket. Duty Commander, Alan Gerrard...
Batemans Bay criminal in ‘hot water’ with release of CCTV footage
News
Batemans Bay Police have released a CCTV footage hoping it will lead to information regarding a break and enter at a school campus at Long Beach. The unknown offender captured in the footage stole a hot water system valued at $800 from the Redeemer Baptist School, late in the day on Monday, June 3. Speaking to Region Media, a police spokesperson...
Pitch final this Thursday for Bega Valley Innovation Hub
Economy
Days go by quickly especially if you are sitting on the sidelines of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. Just three months ago the Hub launched with the backing of the University of Wollongong and it's iAccelerate business acceleration program. The idea was a mystery to many in this regional community, and there was certainly an element of blind faith, especially for...
Triple J’s Nas Campanella back in Bega for Festival of Open Minds
Arts & Culture
Nastasia (Nas) Campanella is a journalist and radio newsreader with the ABC's Triple J youth radio network. She is coming back to Bega on September 14 for the Festival of Open Minds. Nas lost her sight when she was just six months old when a rare abnormality caused the retinas to tear away from her eyes, leaving her able to see...
ANU discovery could stop allergic reactions and deadly anaphylaxis
News
Researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra have made a breakthrough discovery which gives hope to the millions of Australians living with allergic conditions such as asthma, eczema and life-threatening anaphylaxis. They have discovered a new cell type which could stop allergies before they begin. The finding comes at a time when one-in-five Australians suffer from an allergic condition...
Goulburn man stabbed three times, woman in custody
News
A Goulburn woman is in custody after allegedly stabbing a man three times. Police say they were called to a home on Caoura Crescent, Goulburn, at about 4 pm yesterday (June 23). "Officers attended and located a 39-year-old man with three puncture wounds to his neck," police report. The man was taken to Goulburn Hospital for treatment following significant bleeding. "He...
Change of meeting routine at Bega Valley Shire Council
News
A change in how the public addresses Bega Valley Shire Council prior to a meeting will come into effect from June 26. Council's around New South Walse have been reviewing their 'Code of Meeting Practise' on the back of a directive from the Office of Local Government. Roughly speaking the Code governs the format, tone, and governance around decision making and...
Reducing the need for toilet paper, your next step in a zero waste life
Environment
Have you ever thought about how much toilet paper is used throughout the world each day and how many trees are going into making it? Yes, there is recycled paper, but sales are still not high enough to keep our native forests from being chipped. One tree produces about 200 rolls, 45 kg of toilet paper and about 83 million...
First anniversary of Lochiel road rage death comes with call for action
News
David Brand's cycling friends will remember their mate this weekend as they ride the road where his life was taken 12 months ago today - June 23. His widow Louise is marking David's first anniversary simply and quietly with her sons, but she continues to advocate for a coronial inquest into his death and push for changes in the law,...
“You don’t know how much it means to me to know I’m not the only one who feels like this.” – Bega Valley dairy farmers gather
News
Far South Coast farmers have gathered for a feed and a laugh, but with the underlying aim of checking in and looking out for each other as drought continues to play its part in the lives of locals on the land. One-hundred-and-forty Bega Valley farmers gathered at the Bega Civic Centre at the invitation of the Far South Coast Dairy Development...
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