Sport

Kids lead the way at new Pambula swim school, everybody is loving it
Business
Ever baked a wonky biscuit or cupcake? You know the ones - they scream bad Hogwarts spell. Cookie cutters can come to the rescue - designed to create perfectly shaped treats that produce the same delectable experience for every eater. But life doesn't always yield to the perfection of a cookie cutter. Bega Valley swimming instructor, Katrina Scarpin wrestled with...
Moruya Pool trials winter opening times Saturdays and Wednesdays
Sport
With the warm weather lingering, Moruya Memorial Pool is trailing two open afternoons a week. The trial will continue while a comfortable water temperature can be maintained. The pool will be open on Wednesday from 1 pm – 5 pm and on Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm. Usage during this period is only open to lap swimmers and fitness...
Walawaani Moruya youth program going from strength to strength
Community
"To see everyone come together and get involved is quite powerful," says Eurobodalla Shire Council, Community Development Officer Jordan Nye. Mr Nye speaks of a Moruya youth program called Walawaani Garindja, words that come from the local indigenous language and mean ‘safe journey to our youth’. The joint initiative between Council, Far South Coast Police, and Campbell Page launched last...
No promise of future A-league spot, FFA says to Canberra region fans
Sport
After a two-hour meeting with Football Federation Australia on Wednesday night (8 May), Canberra region football fans left with no assurances about the future of the ACT's A-league bid and the likelihood of Canberra and Southern NSW having a team in the competition in the coming years. Canberra's A-league bid was snubbed in December when the Western Melbourne and Macarthur...
NBA prospect Aashay Verma reaching new heights
Sport
It's easy to pick Aashay Verma out of a crowd, mainly because he stands head and shoulders above everyone he meets. Well not everyone; the 7.2-foot basketballer does recall two times over the past couple of years that he wasn't the tallest man in the room, which he admits freaked him out just a little. "I was playing Final Four...
Global sailor launches navigation courses in Merimbula
Business
Editors note: Jackie Parry is originally from the UK. Disillusioned with life she ran away to Australia and met and married Noel. They decided to buy a boat and set sail. It was Noel's idea to go sailing and somehow he just knew Jackie would fit right in.  Mariah II took Jackie and Noel around the world. Pyewacket II, their...
Brumbies unfazed by armchair critics condemning maul tries
Sport
You can sense the frustration coming from the Brumbies camp. 12 months ago, the Brumbies were being criticised for not being able to beat a New Zealand side. Now after beating their second Kiwi side at home, their form is being played down by commentators. Former Brumbies and Wallabies lock Justin Harrison accused the Brumbies of playing "pedestrian" rugby after three...
Local women save Sapphire Coast AFL, off the sideline and on the field
Sport
Women and girls have always been a part of our local AFL clubs, says Tathra Sea Eagles co-president Cymmon Parker. "Organizing, transporting, working behind the scenes but now we're on the field too and taking a leadership role. We've actually overtaken the men's teams - there are eight women's teams along the south coast and five men's teams!" The addition...
Double standards: What do we really want from sports stars?
Sport
As the fall out continues at a national and international level over a range of issues concerning player behaviour, free speech and genetic makeup, it is becoming increasingly clear that there has never been more division over community expectations. Rugby Australia acted on Israel Folau, saying his views don’t reflect those of the national governing body. And surely concerns about...
Cycling widow calls on community to take the Road Safety Week Pledge
News
"I don't want David's death to be in vain," Merimbula's Louise Brand says. "We need to start talking about road rage and dealing with that." Louise Brand is a person who understands the impact of road trauma all too well. Tragically her partner of 40 years David, a fit and vibrant 72-year-old father, was catastrophically injured in a road rage...
A mother’s love: The driving force behind Brumbies Tom Ross
Sport
Bernie Ross is adamant one of the best decisions she ever made was making her five-year-old son wear headgear, but funnily enough, it wasn't for his own safety. She was more concerned for the other five-year-olds who would come off worse after being hit with a tackle from her son Tom. "I was worried about all the other little boys...
Tathra-Kalaru-Bega, & Lake St Merimbula bike paths update – progress!
News
While progress may seem slow, both the Kalaru-Tathra and Lake Street Merimbula shared paths are moving ahead, says Daniel Djikic, Manager of Project Development Assets and Operations for Bega Valley Shire Council. Soon we'll all be whizzing along both paths on our bikes, but for now, we must be content with the satisfaction of seeing small sections of path take shape,...
TEDx Sydney back in Bega on May 24, get your tickets here and now
What's On
Over the last two years, TEDx Sydney has found a home in the hearts and minds of the Bega Valley. For a third consecutive year About Regional and the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre are partnering to bring this day of ideas and conversation to Bega for a unique day of thinking and inspiration. TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading...
Narooma community land up for Council discussion
Community
The future of Narooma's community spaces is up for discussion at Eurobodalla Shire Council. The results will guide the development and management of a large swathe of Narooma’s public land, including Bill Smyth and NATA ovals, the Wagonga Inlet foreshore, Ken Rose Park, and the leisure and swimming centre. Eurobodalla Shire Mayor Liz Innes says the current conversation is a...
Bega Bombers Aussie Rules Club welcomes kids 5 to 10 years
Sport
Two of the region's best young Aussie Rules players are about to take charge of the Bega Bombers Auskick program. Auskick is designed to improve the hand, eye coordination skills of local boys and girls from the age of just five years. Based on a number of fun games designed to keep every child engaged, the Bomber's program kicks off on...
Brogo Dam still open for fishing despite annual zero catch rules for NSW
Environment
The annual zero bag limit for Australian Bass and Estuary Perch from all rivers and estuaries in NSW is now in play - so head to Brogo Dam instead! NSW Department of Primary Industries Senior Fisheries Manager Inland, Cameron Westaway, says the closure protects fish species during their spawning period. “During the winter months these popular native sports fish species...
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