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"First of its kind" Seachange Expo to showcase Merimbula

 Above: An expo at Merimbula will be held in April to entice city folk to move to the region. Image courtesy Merimbula Chamber of Commerce. Merimbula is set to host a two-day Seachange Expo next April to encourage people to move to the area. President of the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce, Nigel...

Maintenance work on the old bridge at Batemans Bay next week

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on Batemans Bay Bridge next week to carry out routine maintenance. Closure of the northbound lane and stop/slow traffic control will be in place while work is carried out. To minimise impact to motorists, work will be carried out between 8pm and 4am from Tuesday...

Marine Rescue's Glenn Sullivan receives Emergency Services Medal

Above: Glenn received his award accompanied by his family including wife Liz, and sons Joshua and Isaac. Congratulations to Glenn Sullivan, Monaro Regional Operations Manager, on the receipt yesterday of his Emergency Services Medal from the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC...

Tickets almost sold out for AFL Sapphire Coast Grand Final

Everyone involved with AFL on the Sapphire Coast is thrilled to have Grand Final day go ahead this Saturday at Berrambool Oval in Merimbula. And demand is high, with allocated tickets almost sold out. (Photo: Kim Harris) Bermagui Breakers Club President Phil Summerfield said we're a very lucky competition to have...

FOGO rates of contamination better than industry standards

Bega Valley Shire Council says its food and garden recycling and composting scheme in the shire, known as FOGO, has a low rate of contamination, However believe some people are deliberately contaminating their FOGO green bin. In a report to council following a question from councillor Kristy McBain, council staff have...

New mayor for Bega Valley Shire

Above: New Bega Valley Shire mayor Russell Fitzpatrick.  Bega Valley Shire has a new mayor.  Long-serving councillor Russell Fitzpatrick has taken over the helm from Sharon Tapscott, who has said she will be retiring soon to look after her husband, who is suffering from a degenerative disorder.  Ms Tapscott stepped into the position...

Eurobodalla's River of Art festival gets underway on Friday

River of Art, the annual celebration of the South Coast’s creative arts, kicks off on Friday to splash Spring colour and renewal from Durras to Bermagui. Challenged but not defeated by COVID-19, this year’s festival which runs from Friday 18 to Sunday 27 September, still features many of the favourite highlights. “Kicking...

Hazard reduction burn for Moruya Heads

Moruya Fire Station wish to advise that subject to suitable weather conditions Fire and Rescue NSW is intending to conduct a hazard reduction burn on at Spinnaker Place Spinnaker Place Moruya Heads.  These burns is part of the Eurobodalla Bush Fire Management Committee’s annual hazard reduction program. Strategic areas are being fuel reduced...

Girls on Fire training coming to Eurobodalla

A firefighting training program especially for girls aged 16 to 19 is coming to Mogo. Girls on Fire will combine online learning with a practical session, to introduce and empower girls to work and volunteer in fire and emergency services. The training will be held in November.  Founder and manager of inclusion...

Old Punt Road boat ramp to reopen temporarily at the Bay

The Old Punt Road boat ramp will temporarily re-open so boaters can retain access to the Clyde River during construction of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said river access would alternate between the Clyde Street west and Old Punt Road boat ramps. “Transport for NSW is committed...