New Eurobodalla foodie business emerges for Autumn Equinox
Food & Wine
As the heydays of summer draw to a close, people far and wide are invited to Tilba, to celebrate the changing seasons and the arrival of a new foodie business in the Eurobodalla. The Figtree Food Company has arrived from Mudgee and invites you to their celebration of the Autumn Equinox, which marks the move from the summer cycle into...
Folk music is for folks like you, see you at Cobargo this weekend!
Arts & Culture
Cobargo Folk Festival kicks off this weekend, followed by the National Folk Festival in Canberra over the Easter weekend (April 18-22). If you've never been to a folk festival or identified with folk music, why should you start now? "Because folk music tells stories," says Peter Logue, Cobargo Folk Festival spokesperson, who also served on the board of the National Folk...
Bega’s Two Sheds Workshop expanding into Canberra
Community
Following the success of her Two Sheds woodworking workshop for women and children in Bega, Jo Saccomani is expanding her business to Wanniassa in Canberra with hopes of also expanding the visibility of female tradespeople. 'Women make up less than two per cent of tradespeople in Australia," Jo says."And so what we're doing is teaching women woodwork to change the...
Focus on Bega Valley bushfire stories at writing workshop this weekend
Arts & Culture
As the first anniversary of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire draws near people are being invited to record their story guided by a professional author. Sixty-five homes were lost to the flames of March 18 2018, it's a day that will forever be remembered in Bega Valley history. Hundreds of people have their own unique story tied to the...
Nature’s Spectral Arch on show in Bungendore
Arts & Culture
An exquisite exhibition of works by Burra artist Sharon Field is now showing at Suki & Hugh Gallery in Bungendore. This is Field’s second solo exhibition with the gallery which opened on 2nd February 2019. The exhibition entitled Nature's Spectral Arch explores aspects of a changed environment around the former slate mining village of Corris, Wales, where the artist recently...
Bega singer-songwriter finds inspiration on the road from Eden
Arts & Culture
The trip between Eden and Bega is one that Corey Legge has done a million times before but this trip was one of the hardest. The high school music teacher had just finished a bad day at work and was starting to evaluate his career and his aspirations. "Do I really want to be teaching nine-to-five or do I want...
Catch Death Cab for Cutie in Canberra
What's On
In news that will thrill some die-hard fans to their 1990's era cotton socks, Death Cab for Cutie are coming to Canberra to perform at the Canberra Theatre. It's part of a strong direction for the Theatre towards musical programming that gives locals a chance to hear cult performers who have not often been accessible for the Territory. They join...
Rugby Union juniors from Southern NSW flock to Tathra this weekend
Sport
Rugby Union juniors from as far as the Southern Highlands, Riverina, Illawarra and A.C.T will hit the paddock in Tathra this weekend, at the A.C.T. Brumbies - South Coast 7's. It's a full weekend of Rugby 7's action with junior players, boys and girls, aged 13 to 18 taking part. Girls from the Tathra-based Far South Coast Falcons will be...
Rare Tasmanian tiger skin now on display at National Museum
What's On
Visitors to the National Museum of Australia can now view a newly acquired rare skin of the extinct Tasmanian tiger or thylacine. The Museum acquired the thylacine pelt, one of the best preserved in known existence, late last year after it spent nearly 100 years hidden away in New Zealand. It went on public display on Thursday (14 February). It...
Shout out for local artists of all abilities to make mini-Vivid at Bermagui
Arts & Culture
A shout out for local artists of all abilities who want to help create a mini-Vivid light and sound show at Bermagui! Lismore based, inclusive arts organisation Real Art Works has developed an exciting partnership with Sculpture Bermagui and the Bega Valley Shire Library Service to create a series of installations that will be exhibited in early March. 'The Trail...
How Bega secured the Raiders NRL trial game: The inside story
Sport
A few years ago the Raiders approached two promising young rugby league players from Wagga Wagga about coming to Canberra to train and play in the junior program. In theory, it should have been a straightforward exercise. It proved to be anything but that. This was due to the NSW Country Rugby League imposing a development fee on the club...
Bega River needs you this Sunday
Environment
Whenever I walk (or sometimes run!) the track alongside the Bega River my mind acknowledges the determined band of workers who have reclaimed this environment. Over the last two decades, what was a place on the fridge in every respect has been reconnected with the heart of Bega. No longer a place to avoid or feel afraid in, the Bega...
“A smooth start to a very exciting project.” – Moruya Airport upgrade
News
It's go, go, go during the first week of works to upgrades the Moruya Airport runway. Eurobodalla Shire Council says staff and sub-contractors are working seven days a week to ensure runway improvements are finished as quickly as possible. Council’s construction coordinator Greg Knight says good progress has been made since the project started last Thursday (February 14). “Make no mistake,...
A ‘pearl’ in Pambula – community kitchen enters its fourth year
Community
First things first - there is no 'Pearl' at Pambula's community kitchen, located in the Masonic Lodge every Wednesday. "We named it Pearl's Place because I liked the idea of a little treasure inside a rough exterior," says director Louise Maud, "we're all a little bit like that, aren't we?" Moving into its fourth year, Pearl's Place mimics a model seen...
FREE materials for Jindabyne Lake Light Sculpture artists
Arts & Culture
Local artists are being invited to explore the potential offered by the waste and recyclables generated on the Snowy Monaro. Repurposed materials from the shire's waste facilities are being offered to artists for use in the 2019 Lake Light Sculpture exhibition this Easter in Jindabyne. Snowy Monaro Regional Council is donating a range of suitable materials to artists including: Scrap...
The 2019 Bega Show program is smoking!
Food & Wine
Last year, Bega Show President Norm Pearce found himself at Ruby Tuesday’s Restaurant in New York tucking into a plate of their famous ‘fall off the bone tender baby-back ribs’ marvelling at the choice of flavours - classic barbecue, hickory bourbon, sweet tea glazed, Nashville hot or Texas dusted dry rub. Back home in the Bega Valley, Norm was invited...
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