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
News
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
News
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...
Braidwood MPS upgrade to provide better healthcare services
News
The upgrade to Braidwood’s Multi-Purpose Service (MPS), which includes the hospital, is getting closer as the project reaches the delivery stage. The project will see the construction of a new Health Service that will replace the existing health services buildings and Residential Aged Care (Narbethong House) for the population of 1,651. The new facility will provide in-patient rooms, increased residential...
Drone surveillance to start at Canberra Airport as five spotted in past two years
News
New data shows there have been five recorded sightings of drones near Canberra Airport in the last 28 months - a situation which a local defence expert says can carry big risks for planes. In coming months, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority will undertake drone-tracking surveillance at Canberra Airport and other major metropolitan airports to try to better understand the...
Locals from South East NSW included on biggest Honours List ever
News
The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has today announced 1400 awards in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. The Australia Day 2019 Honours List is the largest since the Order of Australia was established in 1975. These awards recognise the contributions and service of outstanding individuals...
Liberals should have acted months ago to control Gilmore rift
Opinion
It seems Ann Sudmalis' 'mates' in the Liberal Party have finally stepped up and acted against the betrayal she says forced her resignation from parliament. Resigning in spectacular fashion last September, the Member for Gilmore labelled some within her party as bullies and backstabbers. Speaking on the floor of Parliament last September, Ms Sudmalis said she felt let down by...
Abseiling, drones and all-terrain vehicles used in ACT’s fight against invasive weeds
News
Abseilers, volunteers, drones and all-terrain vehicles are on the frontline of efforts to battle invasive weeds in the ACT with concerns that they are threatening biodiversity and increasing fire danger. In their sights are invasive weeds such as the serrated tussock, African lovegrass and St John’s wort while rare wildflowers being protected range from the swamp violet in Southern Namadgi...
‘Living funeral’ held in Tilba for member of stolen generation
Community
The lawn in front of Apma Indigenous Gallery in Tilba is covered with people wearing red - red dresses, red shirts, even a woolly red and black footy scarf, despite the warm day.  Red is worn by over a hundred revellers to honour and celebrate the "life, times and escapades" of Glen Atkinson, who has terminal liver cancer, as part of...
Local Liberals concede Gilmore is a mess as federal election looms
News
Listening to the radio this morning, grassroots Liberals in Gilmore sounded heartbroken - like their footy team had just lost the grand final. "It's an absolutely idiotic decision and I really feel for Grant cause he is a genuinely fantastic guy," - David Gregory, President (resigned) of the Liberal Party Berry said, speaking to ABC Radio. Also speaking to ABC Radio,...
Truck rollover causes traffic chaos on Hume Highway
News
The southbound lanes of the Hume Highway are blocked after a truck rolled over on the Hume Highway south of Goulburn in the early hours of the morning. According to NSW Police, the heavy B-double truck rolled one kilometre east of the Cullerin Road near Breadalbane around 3:30 am. The male truck driver was uninjured. The rollover caused a second accident...
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