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“I don’t have enough years left to be miserable” – Jan Reynolds, Yankees Gap Bushfire survivor
News
Marking the first anniversary of the vast and long-running Yankees Gap Bushfire west of Bega takes in a few different dates. The fire started on Yankees Gap Road at Bemboka on August 15, 2018. Warm gusty winds stirred a smoldering pile burn that had been ringing alarm bells in the week before. September 15 was another bad day with communities...
PODCAST – Festival of Open Minds, Tim Costello
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The Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought-after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics. For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia, and up until earlier this year, he was World Vision’s Chief Advocate. In his evocative memoir that has just been released - A...
PODCAST – 2019 Festival of Open Minds, Panel of Oomph!
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The Festival of Open Minds held in Bega on Friday and Saturday (September 13 & 14) attracted some of the nation’s big thinkers to regional New South Wales, but loud in our mind is always making a place for local voices to take centre stage and add their own weight. The theme for Open Minds 2019 is ‘People With Oomph’...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Hugh Mackay, Australia’s most respected and experienced social researcher
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Australia’s most respected and experienced social researcher, Hugh Mackay, believes something is wrong with our nation and in the lives of its citizens. At the inaugural Festival of Open Minds in September 2018, Hugh came to Bega to explain what and why, but more importantly how he thinks we can change for the better. "It's at the local level that...
FREE ground breaking cancer podcast now available for Southern NSW
Health & Wellbeing
A new cancer podcast offering support to residents in South East NSW is now available, the 10 episode series is a deep dive into treatments, hope, life and loss. John O’Neill was diagnosed with advanced brain cancer in May 2018 and had trouble finding information that openly addressed the crisis he was facing. “Searching for information in the wake of...
BEGA VALLEY BUSHFIRE PODCAST – Disaster recovery takes time
Podcast
It's easy to think those impacted by bushfire in the Bega Valley during 2018 should 'be over it by now' the reality is very different. Local support services speak of people still in need, still in emotional distress, still foggy and unable to cope with too much more. In episode two of this special three-part podcast series, we hear from Anne...
PODCAST – Reimagining the housing dream at Cobargo Folk Festival
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The 'Ideas from the Edge' forums at the Cobargo Folk Festival, "are an opportunity to refresh your activist spirit, meet with local troublemakers, activists, and thinkers, as they discuss their ideas and visions for a better world," according to the Yuin Folk Club. At the 2019 festival held earlier this month, the Ideas agenda took in climate change, education systems,...
PODCAST: Bushfire 12 months on – Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, Tathra
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As the one year anniversary of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire approaches many in the community will be feeling the effects of the last 12 months. It's been a crazy busy time for many. Activity always implies progress and suggests a 'recovery' that should be well advanced, but that is not everyone's experience. Milestones, like March 18, will challenge those...
PODCAST- NSW Cancer Council, election priorities forum, Bega
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Cancer and health advocates from the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla have made their pitch to those standing for election to the NSW Parliament on March 23. The NSW Cancer Council's Saving Life Forum attracted around 100 people to the Bega Civic Centre, all there to add their weight and in some cases, lived experience to the Council's four key election recommendations:...
Gillian Triggs ‘Speaking Up’ in Bega
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Gillian Triggs has made a rallying call for the freedoms we take for granted to be safeguarded during her Friday (November 2) night lecture in Bega. With the doors of the Bega High School theatre wide open to catch any passing zephyr, Triggs started a conversation just as hot as the day had been. As President of the Australian Human Rights Commission...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Jo Dodds, from the front line of climate and fire
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Vimy Ridge resident and Bega Valley Shire Councilor, Jo Dodds strongly believes climate change is at play in her community, she points to the bushfires of March 18 that ripped through her community at Tathra. Sixty-five homes were lost on that day, Jo's home was very lucky not to be one of them. Her appeal to the Prime Minister in...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Linda Burney MP
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Linda Burney was elected the federal Member for Barton in 2016, following a 14-year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. Linda began her career as a teacher in western Sydney and then as an education bureaucrat before being appointed Director General of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in 2000. During her state political career, she served as...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Zachary Sequoia, digital innovator and serial entrepreneur
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Zachary Sequoia is an innovator and serial entrepreneur who has worked within the digital technology industry since the mid-1990’s starting in San Francisco. For the last 20 years, he has worked for some of the world’s best known digital brands on three different continents. At the Festival of Open Minds, he urged his audience of around 300 people to embrace...
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