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NAIDOC Week activity grant applications now open

Eurobodalla’s not for profit organisations and community groups are being encouraged to apply now for grants to run NAIDOC Week events. Eurobodalla Shire Council has grants up to $500 available for activities that will promote partnership with the Aboriginal community or an Aboriginal organisation and encourage wider community participation in the...

Botanic Gardens school education program celebrates 20 years

A local program that has helped grow the botanists, scientists and environmentalists of the future is celebrating its 20th year. The Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens school education program showcases the importance of native plants to schoolchildren, with every Year 4 student spending a day at the Gardens getting their hands dirty...

Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter farewells the Far South Coast

After 7,000 missions and 18 years saving lives, the Snowy Hydro SouthCare rescue helicopter will retire on Sunday. The helicopter affectionately known as ‘Charlie’ which services the Far South Coast will be replaced by a new Toll helicopter to be run privately as part of a new contract through the ACT...

Busy summer for Sapphire Coast lifeguards

An estimated 13 people were prevented from drowning on Sapphire Coast beaches during summer. The Australian Lifeguard Service has provided a wrap up of the season an estimated 145,942 people recorded visiting eight patrolled beaches across the Bega Valley during the summer school holidays. Merimbula’s Main Beach was the Shire’s busiest with...

Police investigate Bega bin fires

Police are investigating three small fires that occurred in Bega on the weekend. Around 1.30am on Sunday morning a bin was set on fire in Lions Park, a 44 gallon drum was set alight behind a toilet block in a football field in Bega Street, and the Bega Cricket Club shed...

Attempted break and enter at Merimbula service station

Police are asking for assistance following an attempted break and enter at a Merimbula business. At around 4.20am on Sunday morning, a white vehicle was driven at the main entrance doors of a service station on Arthur Kaine Drive. Significant damage was caused, but no access was gained to the premises which...

Free Bega Valley skateboarding workshops

Free skateboarding workshops will be held across the Bega Valley as part of Youth Week celebrations next month. Bega Valley Shire Council is combining with skating educators, Ownlife to run a bunch of ‘All Aboard Skateboard’ sessions at Bermagui, Bega, Tathra, Pambula and Eden. The focus of these workshops is to introduce...

Vandals deface North Broulee artwork

An iconic Eurobodalla artwork has been defaced by vandals. Local artist Ritchey Sealy painted the mural of Broulee Island on the back of the North Broulee toilet block several years ago as part of a revamp led by the Broulee Women’s Boardriders, but last week it was defaced by vandals who...

Micro-credit program launched in the Bega Valley

A new micro-credit program for emerging Bega Valley businesses has been launched. The program provides small low-cost loans of up to $3,000 to new and developing businesses in the Bega Valley and is a three-way partnership between Bega Valley Shire Council, Bendigo Bank and the Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre in Canberra. A...

Kyla Park Oval targeted by vandals

A Eurobodalla sports field has been damaged by vandals, leaving a repair bill worth thousands of dollars. The playing surface on Kyla Park Oval at Tuross Head has been destroyed, leaving Eurobodalla Shire Council ground staff devastated and AFL players scrambling to move fixtures before their season starts. The surface was torn...