Eurobodalla launches ‘All Kinds of Natural’ – watch new TV ad here
News
The Eurobodalla has a new catchphrase as it pushes further out into the competitive tourism market. 'All Kinds of Natural' replaces the 'Unspoilt Eurobodalla' campaign of recent years. The new messaging and advertising push was unveiled last night (July 31) before 100 local tourism operators at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes says, the campaign...
Two men arrested after police seize cash, car in Queanbeyan
News
Police have arrested two men and seized a Range Rover and considerable sum of cash in Queanbeyan on Wednesday (31 July). The Monaro Police District's crime prevention unit executed a search warrant upon residential premises in Karri Crescent, Queanbeyan where they recovered a suspected stolen Range Rover, cash and a number of items suspected of being stolen. Police arrested a...
Cooma Challenge opens Jindabyne office to expand disability services
Community
The Snowy Monaro's largest locally based disability and aged care provider, Cooma Challenge, has announced the opening of a Jindabyne office, located in the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. "We saw a significant need for a local service in Jindaybyne," says recently appointed CEO Darren Carr, "and the community has been very welcoming." Currently, Coordinator Peter Wilson works from the Neighbourhood Centre...
Country Uni Centres will add value to NSW – Duncan Taylor
News
Duncan Taylor is confident the Country Universities Centre (CUC) he helped pioneer will prove its value to New South Wales beyond the standard matrix of worth. The CUC scheme was launched in Cooma in 2013, a Snowy Monaro initiative that has grown to include campuses at Broken Hill and Goulburn in the last 12 months, with plans for more of...
Bega Valley Youth Frontiers canvass mountain biking, youth depression and Lyme disease
Community
Students from Bega Valley high schools have been asked to come up with an idea which addresses a problem they see in their community and after three months of working on their plans with adult mentors, the students pitched their ideas this week to members of the community at Bega's University of Wollongong Campus. The program, Youth frontiers, is run...
Vets issue warning to puppy owners after deadly parvovirus reported in Canberra
News
Veterinarians have issued a warning to puppy owners in the ACT after multiple confirmed cases of the highly-contagious parvovirus was reported in the nation's capital and the surrounding region. Parvovirus is a potentially fatal gut infection that causes extreme vomiting and diarrhoea leading to dehydration, lethargy, septicemia and even death in severe cases. This virus can be spread directly through...
Studies focus on social services gaps in Goulburn
Community
Goulburn Mulwaree Council is undertaking a social sustainability study to better understand the need for social services in its region, where there are gaps for vulnerable people in the community and how it might fund, partner or lobby for these services in the future. A draft report is expected early this month and will go to council before being put...
Bega distillery scoops two International Awards for 2019
Food & Wine
Just north of Eden lies the little town of Bega. Just north of Bega lies a little farm known as Stony Creek Farm, where a pair of very clever people have been distilling delicious crystal clear gin in their shed since October 2018: North of Eden Gin. Karen Touchie and Gavin Hughes called us late yesterday evening with a certain...
Community urged to “have your say” on draft Light to Light plans
News
One of the state's most isolated and untouched locations is at the centre of $8 million redevelopment plans; money and attention that makes those who love this pink, blue, and golden part of the New South Wales Far South Coast nervous. Public consultation is currently underway for the Draft Light to Light Walk Strategy with community info sessions in Pambula,...
Gilmore residents take over Parliament House as MP makes first speech
News
After a ball busting campaign to secure the seat of Gilmore, newly elected Labor MP Fiona Phillips delivered her first speech in Federal Parliament today (July 30) with the public gallery filled with supporters from Nowra to Batemans Bay. "It was really lovely to see everybody in the gallery, my supporters and Labor colleagues," Ms Phillips says. "I wanted to...
Early start to Bega Valley – Eurobodalla fire season in the shadow of Yankees Gap. Snowy Monaro a possibility
News
The 2019/2020 bush fire season along the Far South Coast will start early, as the shadow of the vast and long-running Yankees Gap Bushfire still looms large. Thursday, August 1 will be the official start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period for the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. The NSW Rural Fire Service is urging residents to prepare for the...
Congo wants rethink on Council road plans with Greater Gliders in mind
Environment
Congo - Bingi residents have turned out to support a unique local, one they fear will be further endangered by proposed roadworks in their idyllic Eurobodalla village. Around 25 people turned out for a community meeting on Saturday (July 27) to discuss concerns around plans to seal the last 800 metres of Congo Road, south of Moruya. "Last time a...
Bega Valley Innovation Hub moves to Merimbula, applications closing!
Business
A new home has been announced for the Bega Valley's factory of the future - the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. After launching earlier this year at the Bega Civic Centre, Merimbula will be home base for the second intake of this 12-week startup program. Manager of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub Mia Maze says the new venue has been carefully...
Man and woman wanted for questioning after Dog on the Tuckerbox vandalised
News
Police have released images of a man and woman whom they would like to speak to after the Dog on the Tuckerbox statue in Gundagai was vandalised on Saturday afternoon (27 July). Around 4 pm, a motorist travelling along the side of the Hume Highway in Gundagai noticed a man vandalising the cherished statue. The dog and tuckerbox were dislodged...
‘Veggies for All’ grows in Eurobodalla with grant funding
Community
Fresh is best and the Eurobodalla is about to experience more of it with more back-yard vegetable gardeners, veggie beds and a new community garden growing from a $20,000 grant for the SAGE 2019 Veggies for All program. Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE) received the grant from the IMB Bank Community Foundation, enabling the successful program to continue. The...
Creative Kids vouchers ready for new term of art activities in Sth NSW
Arts & Culture
Has your family plugged into the Creative Kids voucher scheme yet? Money is waiting to help cover the cost of your child's education. Over 250,000 Creative Kids vouchers have been downloaded in the last six months, providing each child with $100 to help with the cost of creative and cultural learning activities. Member for Monaro John Barilaro says, “This voucher helps...
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