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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...
13 Valentines Day feasts on the Sapphire Coast – Narooma to Eden
Food & Wine
Many think Valentine’s Day is a ‘Hallmark Cards’ holy-day due to its commercialisation, however it does have deep historical and romantic roots. Saint Valentine of Rome was executed for performing illegal weddings for soldiers - a real hero of the heart! In 18th Century England, the day evolved into an occasion for lovers to express their love by presenting their...
Soulful story of The Sapphires coming to Queanbeyan, Nowra, Bega
What's On
Hit stage show, hit film, The Sapphires is now one of Australia's best-loved stories  - and, yes, full of hits. Tony Briggs' story, inspired by the real-life experiences of his mother and aunt, tells how four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, are transformed by Motown soul into a sequin-wearing girl group who get the...
Tathra Beach – your safer spot to swim this February
News
The flags are flying on Tathra Beach this February making it the only community south of Mollymook offering endless summer safety right through summer. Working with the volunteers from the famous Tathra Surf Life Saving Club, Tathra Beach will again have lifeguards on duty seven days a week until the end of February. “This is the fifth summer the red and...
Country music’s golden girl Gina Jeffreys to headline Canberra Show
What's On
Pioneering country music artist Gina Jeffreys has been announced as the headline act at this month's 2019 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show. Royal Canberra Show CEO, Athol Chalmers said the multiple Golden Guitar winner would light up the Canberra on Show stage on the Saturday night of the Show. “Gina performs to sellout audiences across Australia and has taken her music all over...
Join the Bega Bombers family this Saturday – kids play FREE
Sport
The Bega Bombers Australian Rules Football Club says family involvement has been key to their growth. "Three years ago when the club elected to concentrate on the development of its juniors we had trouble fielding full teams," says Club President Stephen Nicol. "This year we’re confident enough to enter two new teams in the competition - an under ten team and...
New Moruya Library to be open seven days from February 23
Arts & Culture
The finishing touches are being made to the new Moruya Library with the service to go seven days from the end of the month. “Our patrons will love the spacious feel. We’ve improved the layout and knocked out the back wall to connect the library with the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, with views over the golf course beyond,” says...
Car crashes through Four Winds Sound Shell – minimal damage
News
The iconic Four Winds Sound Shell just south of Bermagui is bruised but not beaten after a runaway car came crashing through on the weekend. On Sunday as patrons enjoyed a performance by Malumba in the nearby Windsong Pavilion an unattended car rolled down the hill through the empty amphitheatre and into the picturesque dam behind the Sound Shell stage....
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