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Bega Valley pools open today in the midst of future funding discussions
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The Bega Valley's smallest pool is open for another summer today - its 38th swimming season. The long cold days of a Bemboka winter have broken but with it comes a big conversation about the future of the town's pool. In fact, the future of all six of the Shire's public pools is a talking point with Bega Valley Shire...
Candelo Pool closed till mid-November for repairs
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Disappointment for Candelo swimmers busting to get back into the water, with Bega Valley Shire Council forced to delay the opening of the pool. Council's Aquatic and Leisure Facilities Coordinator, Nicholas Hoynes, says while preparing for pre-season painting ahead of Monday's (September 30) start to the season, specialist contractors discovered substantial issues with the concrete render in the pools as...
The similarities between the Canberra Raiders and the GWS Giants
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When the Canberra Raiders made their debut in the NSWRL in 1982, few could have imagined that the side which finished with the wooden spoon in that first year would go on to win the premiership in their eighth season. The Greater Western Sydney Giants, with their well-documented connection to Canberra, also finished with the wooden spoon in their debut...
SOLD! – Moruya Racecourse, “It will be an important boost for the local racing industry”
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Eurobodalla Shire Councillors have voted to sell Moruya Racecourse. The decision at yesterday's (September 24) meeting follows 28 days for community comments and submissions to Council which resulted in support for the idea. In his report to Council, Anthony O’Reilly, Director Corporate and Commercial Services said that "The submissions supporting the sale believe it will be an important boost for...
Online survey open now on future of Batehaven & Catalina reserves
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An online survey canvassing the future look, feel, and management of Hanging Rock, Corrigans Beach and Observation Point reserves near Batemans Bay closes next Monday - September 30. Eurobodalla Shire Council is currently developing a Plan of Management and Landscape Master Plan that will guide how these sites can be developed and should be managed for the coming ten years....
Media coverage key to women getting a sporting chance
Sport
Last weekend I was at the Canberra Cup Water Polo tournament and saw an all female-coaching team in charge of a team of 17-year-old boys. I sincerely hope the sight will become so commonplace at all competitive levels in the future that I wouldn't even notice it. As it stands, there is still a dearth of women in senior sports...
From ‘the cheese to the seas’ this Sunday with Bega Tathra Safe Ride
What's On
The Bega Valley is famous for its dairy products and its stunning sapphire coastline - this Sunday's (September 22) Bega Tathra Safe Ride connects both. The 21 km community cycling event will take riders from 'the cheese to the seas' starting at the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre at North Bega and finishing at the renowned Tathra Hotel. "Bega Cheese is...
Raiders team post winning score for inclusivity
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There's a new wave of Canberra Raiders to support, but these players are also some of the Raiders' biggest fans. Meet the Score Raiders, a team of rugby league players with a disability, but also the ability to build awareness of the importance of inclusiveness, tolerance and respect. The Score Raiders was established by Eilish Winbank, the sport and recreation...
“We all get busy but we should never be too busy to look after ourselves or others.” – Batemans Bay’s Kym Bayley
Health & Wellbeing
It's been a heartbreaking journey for Eurobodalla property manager, Kym Bayley who's on a mission to raise funds and awareness for men's mental and physical health. 'Run for Bob' was inspired by the passing of more than just one man in Kym's family, "we lost my dad in 2012 to Bowel Cancer, his brother five weeks prior to him with...
Brumbies fight to win back fans
Sport
As the Brumbies hierarchy prepares for this week’s Fan Forum, they'll be taking on board suggestions from a range of stakeholders but it is the opinion of those who are passionate about the team that should count for most: the fans. For many supporters, there had been a perception that their opinion counted for little before major changes were made...
Queanbeyan gives Goulburn the blues in grand final
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The Queanbeyan Blues first grade rugby league side saved their best for last to win the Canberra Raiders Cup grand final after beating the Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 34-14 at Seiffert Oval on Sunday (8 September). The game was the classic tale of two halves as the home side overcame a lacklustre first half to pile on 20 points in the second...
Region’s best on show for Canberra Raiders Cup grand finals
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The grassroots of rugby league will be on show at the spiritual home of the Canberra Raiders, Seiffert Oval, when the Canberra Raiders Cup grand finals are played this Sunday, 8 September. Two of the region's powerhouse rugby league clubs will feature in the first-grade grand final with minor premier, Queanbeyan Blues taking on the Goulburn Bulldogs at 3 pm....
Monaro Panthers women set to create their own slice of history
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The Monaro Panthers Football Club's women's teams are looking to create their own piece of history when two of their sides front up for grand finals in the Canberra Women's State League competition this Sunday (8 September). The Queanbeyan club will field five teams in this weekend's State League grand finals, but their three senior women's sides have been leading...
Canberra’s Tom Green on the cusp of achieving a boyhood dream to play in the AFL
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Tom Green is accustomed to meeting AFL Talent scouts keen to know every aspect of his life and personality including his upbringing and schooling. For an 18-year-old it can be daunting, but it’s part and parcel of being a prospect in the build-up to the AFL Draft in November. And if you believe the hype, he has a chance of...
Motorcycle Expo set to shake up Springtime in Bega this Saturday
What's On
With delicate spring blossoms responding to the warmth of September, comes something harder, faster, dirtier, but still with warmth - the ninth Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo takes over Bega Showground this Saturday - September 7. "From humble beginnings at the Bottom Pub in Pambula in 2010, its come along way, sometimes we sit and wonder about the monster we have created,"...
How Raiders became champions on and off the field
Sport
When Ricky Stuart signed on as coach of the Canberra Raiders in a three-year deal in 2014, he made it his mission to ensure his players were integrated into the community. Over the years there had been a feeling of disconnect. Players were doing plenty of school visits and the like but there was a sense they weren’t gaining traction...
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