Bega Valley celebration of the generations empowers young and old
Community
"We're going on a bear hunt, we're going to catch a big one," Hayley Reynolds and her gaggle of tiny tots sing. Gloria, who is just a handful of years away from her 100th and a resident of Hugh Cunningham Gardens at Tura Beach watches on. Gloria doesn't realise yet but the bear Hayley and her dozen or so preschoolers are...
Lyrically lovely portraits shine a light at NGA’s Hugh Ramsay retrospective
Arts & Culture
His lyrically lovely paintings and self-portraits are as fresh as if the sitter were about to step out of the frame from some Parisian bolthole, or the aftermath of a society ball. But few Australians know the artist Hugh Ramsay's name. At 16, he entered the National Gallery School in Melbourne as a prodigiously talented young artist. As a very...
A momentous gathering of the Yuin Nation to heal country and spirit
News
Gulaga Mountain is the place of ancestral origin within the mythology of the Yuin People, she is the mother of Yuin Man, and many believe the mother of all man. This Sunday, December 1, Tilba Sportsground in the shadow of Gulaga, will be the setting for a historic gathering of the Yuin Nation, a bunaan, or corroboree, a coming together to...
Moruya and Bega students join School Strike 4 Climate on Friday
Environment
Far South Coast students will join in with the global movement 'School Strike 4 Climate' this Friday in Moruya and Bega. Students are calling for urgent political action on climate change in solidarity with bushfire victims. Local Moruya students have organised a sit-in at the Eurobodalla Council chambers. Strikers are asked to bring an eco-friendly picnic and loose change to...
Disco Inferno fires up diversity and acceptance this Saturday in Bega
Community
A celebration and acknowledgment of the region's growing diversity will come together under the mirror ball this Saturday (November 30) for Disco Inferno! Bega Pride are hosting their first LGBTQIA and friends dance at the Bega Country Club from 7.30 pm until midnight. Renowned Sydney DJ Ruby Red is coming to town to pump out her famous mix of disco...
NSW Governor and ANU Vice-Chancellor drop in ahead of Twofold 40th
News
There is no mid-life crisis brewing at Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, instead, the organisation is approaching its 40th birthday celebrations with more energy, direction, and vigour than ever. In the last fortnight, Twofold has played host to the NSW Governor, Margaret Beazley and leaders from the Australian National University in Canberra, all in the run-up to this Saturday's community birthday celebration....
Regional innovation acceleration leads to realisation – Witness the pitch this Thursday!
Economy
Over the past 12 weeks, a bunch of people with new and creative business ideas have been working hard to shape their enterprises – changing things up and around, reaching out to the community for customer validation, and working alongside experts and mentors. These are the current participants in the Bega Valley Innovation Hub’s iAccelerate Program. This Thursday (November 28)...
Ross Wilson added to Band Together 2 line up for Saturday
What's On
Get ready for this Saturday, as Australian music legends converge on the Wolumla Recreation Ground for the Band Together 2 Music Festival. In a last minute change to the lineup, nineties band Killing Heidi will no longer be able to make it to the Sapphire Coast, but Australian rock legend Ross Wilson has joined the sensational program. From Daddy Cool...
Protecting country, protecting culture – on show now at Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Arts & Culture
A stunning new exhibition has opened at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG), featuring some of Australia’s most important Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. 'Weapons for the Soldier' attempts to shed light on the forgotten stories of Indigenous men who have fought for their land and for Australia. Initiated by young men of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands, 'Weapons for the...
Howzat! T20 World Cup comes to Canberra as Australia prepares title defence
Sport
The countdown to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia is on, with less than 100 days to go before the first ball is bowled at Manuka Oval in Canberra. While England and Australia are preparing to challenge the world down under, Cockington Green Gardens has downsized both teams on their iconic miniature installations, recreating the epic rivalry in...
New Moruya community garden ready to grow ‘Veggies for All’ even in drought
Community
Love gardening but don't want to water every day? Love eating fresh veggies but know that you'll forget to take care of the plants? The successful Veggies for All program run by Moruya's Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE)  has a solution to watering problems during hot, dry summers, installing fourteen new wicking garden beds in its new community garden. Wicking...
Seeing the opportunity in drought. Bega River working bee this Sunday
Environment
Have you been to the Bega River lately? Once overrun with a jungle of noxious weeds, large parts the river bed and banks have been cleared of weeds and replanted with native grasses, shrubs and trees, the work of Bega River and Wetlands Landcare (BRAWL). With the river currently dry and thoughts of a hot summer ahead of us, setting the...
Intrepid explorers enjoy Eden’s fare, history and experiences from new Cruise Wharf
Economy
At 261 metres long, and 77,441 tonnes, the gleaming white Pacific Explorer is a mighty and impressive sight. Pulled alongside the new Eden Cruise Wharf she dwarfs the busy support boats and tugs around and under her. A $44 million project, fifteen years in the planning, the wharf extension commenced construction in 2017 and was completed in August this year....
‘Silver Threads Among The Gold’ at Braidwood’s 25th Airing of the Quilts
What's On
In 1995, twenty-five quilts mysteriously appeared, hanging from first-floor verandah rails in Braidwood. Since then, the fourth weekend of November has been the time for Braidwood quilters to air their quilts and celebrate their craft. Braidwood’s major event of the year is on again this weekend (23 and 24 November), featuring the Airing of the Quilts. With the historic town’s...
Bega District Band celebrates 120 years with Canberra brass back up
What's On
When Jane Woolacott moved back to the Bega Valley fourteen years ago and joined the Bega District Band, she was the only female and the only person under sixty. "It was definitely declining then but we seem to be going through a really good phase now," she says. The band has seen its share of highs and lows since its inception...
Goulburn and Moruya TAFE Spring Fling plant sales this week!
Community
TAFE NSW will host its second annual Spring Fling plant sale on this Thursday (November 21) at it's Goulburn campus, and for the first time, at the Moruya campus on Friday (November 22). Head teacher of horticulture, Gabriele Harding, who manages both campuses, says that students are keen to showcase their propagation work. "We have had small plant sales in...
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