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....
Merimbula bowling green sprouts local food
Environment
David Barrie was "sick of complaining loudly about everything that is wrong in our world," and thought it was time to "try something in our local community" when, in late 2017, he and a group of volunteers pioneered 'From Little Things Parklands'. Club Sapphire in Merimbula donated the use of their old bowling greens and an undevelopable piece of land...
Ultra-luxury cruise ship to make surprise visit to Batemans Bay
Community
Batemans Bay will get a surprise visit from an ultra-luxury cruise ship tomorrow (February 6) building on the port's reputation as a cruise destination. Port Authority of NSW Cruise Development Manager Natalie Godward says the Seabourn Encore is scheduled to arrive at 7 am and depart at 4 pm. “Seabourn Encore chose to visit Batemans Bay as a last-minute itinerary addition due to...
Climb Kozzie on Aussie Day
What's On
If you're in need of a nature getaway to beat the heat this long weekend, the mountains are calling. "The highest temperature ever recorded on the top of Mount Kosciusko is 28 C," laughs Susie Diver, Communications Manager for Thredbo Resort. "And the water in Thredbo River is always refreshingly cool." As part of an overarching push to encourage visitors to the...
TAFE InfoFest at Bega, Cooma, Moruya, Batemans Bay
Economy
As school leavers consider their career options in 2019, local TAFE campuses are throwing open their doors this week for 'InfoFest' a showcase of the job pathways offered by TAFE NSW locally. Significant change within TAFE in recent years and the announcement of a new TAFE campus and Connected Learning Centre for Bega has brought the educational offering and recoursing of the...
Berridale, Dalgety, Adaminaby asked to comment on future of Jindabyne
News
Jindabyne’s neighbours are invited have their say on the town's future later this week with another round of discussion tied to the Go Jindabyne Masterplan. A series of community meetings will be held in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby on Thursday and Friday (January 24/25). The visit is a follow up to what has been described as a highly productive initial round...
Could this swordfish dagger have murdered Captain Cook?
Arts & Culture
The scene on the beach must have been complete mayhem. Gentle waves lapped Kealakekua Bay on St Valentine's Day 1779, but on land, there was bloodshed and chaos as Captain James Cook and four of his men were murdered by a crowd of angry Hawaiians. Sometimes a single object can transport you to the scene. And so it is in the...
Envirohunt to beat screen-time during your Eurobodalla holiday
Environment
Envirohunt activity sheets are a welcome addition to the summer holidays in the Eurobodalla and give parents and carers the bait they might be looking for to lure kids away from screens. These free guides from Eurobodalla Shire Council allow local and visiting families to explore the region's beaches and estuaries at their own pace. The Envirohunt activity sheets are available on Council's website and can...
Photo comp winners give us a ‘wild eye’ on local environment
Arts & Culture
The Wild Eye Photo Competition has again highlighted the stunning diversity of the local environment and the talent of local photographers. Coordinated by the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, each entry gives the viewer a distinctive perspective on the other life forms we share this place with. Twenty-two year old Bega Valley photographer Harrison Warne has again done well...
Bega’s Farmer’s Market – what does it need to really fire in 2019?
Community
On face value, Bega’s Farmer's Market has a lot going for it. It offers fresh, local food sourced within 250 km. The weekly Friday market is centrally located in Bega’s Littleton Gardens and it even has a stall which will sell your excess produce for you for a small commission. So why, so often, does a view of the market...
Million dollar upgrade of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden starts
Environment
A $3 million facelift for the much loved and respected Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden is underway in 2019. A new purpose-built home for the heritage-listed Wallace Herbarium is on track to be complete by February. The former herbarium space will be converted into a new retail area to provide visitor services and sell quality, locally-made art, wares and produce. A...
Here’s a fun little road trip you can take this weekend …
What's On
You don’t have head east to enjoy an awesome day out on the water, turn around and head inland to Burrinjuck Dam this Sunday. Okay. It's @#$%&*! hot. The kids are really annoying bored, and there are weeks of school holidays left yet. WEEKS. You're dying to get out and burn off some of that Christmas, ahem, 'energy' - but...
Three concepts presented for Batemans Bay Aquatic & Arts Centre
News
“This is going to be an incredible facility for our community, and if you want to have a say on how you would like it to come together, now is the time,” says Mayor Liz Innes. The layout of the new Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre at Mackay Park is up for discussion, with three options presented...
From NZ to Canberra, returning participants flock to Tathra’s upcoming Wharf to Waves
Community
Although people within a few hours of the far south coast have often travelled to attend the Tathra Wharf to Waves fundraiser since its inception 18 years ago, this year Tathra local Mary Burke will fly in from her new home in New Zealand to participate in the annual ocean swim. “I married Sir Kerry Burke on October 6,...
Next step in Batemans Bay Bridge project revealed – community to comment
News
The detailed design for the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement has been released with a number of changes to the earlier design. The aim of the $274 million project is to improve freight access, reduce traffic delays in peak periods, and reduce economic and social impacts by removing the current lift span bridge. Member for Bega, Andrew Constance says, “The detailed...
Regional NSW to be a cruise ship destination with Natalie at the helm
Economy
Eden's success as a cruise ship destination is inspiring the whole New South Wales coastline and taking one local tourism leader along for the ride. Natalie Godward has just been appointed Cruise Development Manager for the Port Authority of NSW. "This is the best job in the world in the best community, it's pretty exciting to be on the cusp...
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