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...
Batemans Bay sculpture collection grows admist the beauty of the Clyde
Arts & Culture
On a balmy afternoon this week, two more sculpture were unveiled to permanently adorn the waterfront at Batemans Bay. The result of the Sculpture for Clyde (formerly Sculpture on Clyde) annual event, the works have been added to two sculptures installed last year. First off ‘Dance’, a striking red metal sculpture by Haruyuki Uchida was revealed. Dance was acquired as...
The fiery night that could save your life
Community
On Saturday night at Wee Jasper, when fireworks explode in the crisp autumn air after dusk, Michelle Waters will shed a tear for her son Duncan. The sighs of wonder from under showers of fiery sparks remind Michelle that Duncan’s legacy continues. “He was just a boy’s boy, I suppose. He was one of the blokes,” Michelle says. “One of...
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...
Marine Science Forum promises an ocean of images – May 25, Merimbula
Environment
Head to Merimbula on May 25 and immerse yourself in a sea of images, films, and information about our beautiful sapphire oceans, at the 10th Annual Marine Science Forum. Presented by Eden's Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, this year the Forum showcases a 'school' of marine and ocean photographers, filmmakers as well as the technologies that help them capture their...
River of Art to flow from Durras to Tilba starting Friday
Arts & Culture
The 2019 River of Art Festival is about to showcase Eurobodalla spunk, flair, and culture over 10 days. From May 17 to 27 there’s a wide range of exhibitions and performances to dive into, with 120 individual events on offer. “It’s huge, its colourful and it will surprise, delight and inspire you,” say Co-Chairs, Robin Scott-Charlton and Di Jay. Wendy...
Ex-refugee & Canberra University student now a leader, entrepreneur & ready for TEDx in Bega
Community
One of the inspiring speakers at this year's TEDx Sydney will be ex-refugee Hedayat Osyan, who says he acts according to the needs of those around him, a true local leader. At seventeen, an age when most Australian kids are wrestling with about school exams, Hedayat found himself fleeing his home in Ghazni, Afghanistan, overcoming incredible odds to arrive in...
Women In Science Forum connects Sapphire Coast and New Zealand
Environment
As you are reading this, a damp and salty sample of Durvillea Potatorum collected off the coast near Tathra, is making its way through New Zealand customs on its way to the lab of  Dr Ceridwen Fraser . Dr Fraser, an associate professor at the Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago, New Zealand, will analyze the...
Entry deadline extended for Narooma Busking Festival on May 25
Arts & Culture
“Narooma will again buzz from the Plaza to the Flat, filled with about 150 happy performers and musicians playing all kinds of wonderful music,” says Lynda Ord, spokesperson for Narooma’s Regional Busking Championships and Festival. Entries are rolling from across the region and beyond including Canberra, Wollongong, and Victoria. The big May 25 event is hosted by Narooma Rotary Club and...
Batemans Bay Salvos – a piece in the puzzle for people doing it tough
Community
You know that fresh new buzz you get after a haircut? The Salvos in Batemans Bay are bringing that feeling to less fortunate people in our community with free haircuts every Wednesday. You even get a meal while you wait! Salvation Army officer Rachel Knight who coordinates Salvos Connect in Batemans Bay is passionate about the basic human need for...
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...
Council invites questions about Merimbula Ocean Outfall project
News
Community discussion about the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Ocean Outfall Project rolls on during May with Bega Valley Shire Council continuing its information tour of the region. Water and Sewer Services staff will be in Merimbula and Pambula over the next three weekends, giving people a chance to ask questions and find out more about this contentious project. Water and...
‘Explosion of happiness’ burst from roof of Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Arts & Culture
A big ‘explosion of happiness’ is about to burst skyward coinciding with Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) launching a philanthropy campaign that looks to build momentum for the gallery's long talked about redevelopment. On Friday, May 17 BVRG Director, Iain Dawson, invites the community to a first of its kind event for Bega. “We invite everyone to join us at...
Cooma Car Club turns 20 this Saturday – join the party!
Arts & Culture
The Cooma Car Club AKA the Cooma Monaro Historic Automobile Club is celebrating its 20th-anniversary this Saturday with a Gala Open Day at its jaw-dropping clubhouse north of the town. In its relatively short and proud history, the Car Club has purchased the buildings on Bolaro Street and established an outstanding workshop and showroom complex that is the envy of...
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...
World in Bloom: Floriade 2019 aims to draw record crowds on a trip around the globe
Arts & Culture
The planting of bulbs has started at Commonwealth Park in Canberra for Floriade 2019 which this year will run from September 14 to October 13 and take visitors from the waterways of Japan to the Celtic roots of Ireland as part of a ‘World in Bloom’ theme. The annual flower festival which last year drew a crowd of 480,540 – 45,000...
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