Opinion

Snowy Monaro Mayor’s Column – garbage collection, breakfast club, Canberra Region JO, thank you firefighters
Opinion
Following a community meeting in Michelago last week, the Saturday morning waste collection service will continue into the foreseeable future. Residents living outside the town will still bring their rubbish into town on a Saturday morning, an outcome they are pleased with. For residents living in the Michelago village, as well as the villages of Nimmitabel and Bredbo, kerbside collections...
Eurobodalla Mayor’s Message – setting the standard
Opinion
Taking time out to celebrate success and hard work is not something we do often, but when we do, we do it well. Last weekend’s Eurobodalla Business Awards held at Narooma Golf Club were a wonderful success. The room was filled with inspiring people and the vibe was super positive. We took the opportunity to launch www.investeurobodalla.com a beautiful website...
An Open Letter to Catherine McGregor AM
Community
Dear Catherine, Thanks for being the opening speaker for the Festival of Open Minds held in Bega last Friday on the first day of Spring. You left us feeling a sense of deepest honour and respect for baring your heart and life to us. Ian Campbell nailed it when he said that you opened our hearts as well as our...
The Festival of Open Minds – challenging bias, fostering conversation, building understanding
What's On
The Festival of Open Minds has been inspired by a regional community that values shared conversation, personal reflection, the wisdom of experience, and FUN! A dynamic program of speakers has been assembled for September 1 at the Bega Civic Centre, a TEDx style event that will have people talking. The broad festival theme is ‘change’. The Festival of Open Minds...
Eurobodalla Mayor’s Message – “It’s time our rural landowners had some certainty”
Opinion
The Rural Lands Strategy planning proposal has been a hot topic of late for some in our community. The planning proposal will allow Council to implement the Rural Lands Strategy, adopted in 2016 after significant work with the community. That work over many years has resulted in a balanced strategy that recommends the preservation of larger and good quality grazing...
Festival of Open Minds program released – got your tickets yet?
Arts & Culture
The Festival of Open Minds looks to reawaken the art of civil debate and conversation on complex issues, experiences, and ideas. Hate, fear, and aggression have become part of disagreement, on September 1 at the Bega Civic Centre we aspire to increase understanding, share credible information, and perhaps agree to disagree. A dynamic program of speakers has been assembled for this TEDx style...
Local MPs reflect on Turnbull – Dutton leadership stink
News
This week's leadership tension within the Turnbull Government stands in stark contrast to the real-life pressures of fire and drought being faced by many families in South East NSW. Perhaps speaking with some first-hand knowledge, Labor's Mike Kelly, Federal Member for Eden-Monaro says the Liberal - National Government risks being distracted by self-interest and missing the job at hand. "In...
Festival of Open Minds extends to Friday night film screening
What's On
The Festival of Open Minds has been inspired by a regional community that values shared conversation, personal reflection, the wisdom of experience, and FUN! A dynamic program of speakers has been assembled for Saturday, September 1 at the Bega Civic Centre, a TEDx style event that will have people talking. Inspired by the building momentum around the event, Iain Dawson,...
Eurobodalla Mayor’s Message – ‘Buy Local’
Opinion
Buy local. It’s an easy phrase to say, but how many of us are walking the talk? As the 2018 Eurobodalla Business Awards approach, let’s think local first. Give your local shops and your local suppliers an opportunity before heading online or out of the region. Give them a chance to sell you that dress or provide that kitchen quote....
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