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Let's weed them out

On the back of the welcome rain comes pasture growth, with weeds such as Serrated Tussock, St John’s Wort and African Lovegrass popping their heads up. Council will commence its roadside weed control program this month, with all three of these priority weeds to be part of the spring program. Council’s acting...

Illegal prawn catch on the south coast

Two men have pleaded guilty to multiple fisheries offences after being found in joint possession of approximately 240 litres of prawns, which were taken from Lake Wollumboola, Culburra Beach NSW. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) fisheries officers located the men at midnight on Friday, 11 December 2015. DPI Supervising Fisheries Officer,...

Local author talks about invasive species

  A Merimbula based author is highlighting the toll introduced species have on the local environment, with a special event at Tura Marrang Library later this month adding weight to the message. Sharyn Bruce is the author and illustrator of a series of books about invasive animals and birds.   Ms Bruce comes from...

Bega Valley's Citizen of the Year 2018 nominations are open

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Citizen, Young Citizen (under 25) and Senior Citizen (over 65) of the Year awards and Bega Valley Shire Council is calling on the community to recognise the efforts of friends, neighbours, colleagues and family. Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor, Kristy McBain, said the annual awards...

Residents encouraged to get involved in the Merimbula Sewage Plant

With specialist consultants AECOM having commenced the concept design and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade and Deep Water Ocean Outfall, Council is looking for people who live in the Merimbula/Pambula area to join a community working group. This voluntary group will provide input and help...

Wet weather chaos

A down pour of rain in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shire brought about more than 30 millimetres of rain in some areas with reports of Bodalla receiving more than 40 millimetres. As a result of the wet weather roads were slippery, a driver lost control of their vehicle, which caused...

Eden Whale Festival

The Eden Whale Festival has been a successful hit with the community and tourists providing three days of entertainment, food stalls and various activities.   Image and video credit: Daniel Doody 

Australian record of 44 skydivers in a new Vertical Formation

A  group of adrenaline pumping sky divers took to the skies over Moruya to break an Australian record. They made a new Australian Vertical Formation. 44 skydivers lept from three aircrafts at 20,000 feet to band together... reaching speeds of up to 380km/h. The current record of 33 skydivers was performed at Picton...

Documentary film screening in Moruya Hope Road

A film maker will be screening his documentary 'Hope Road' at St Mary's Performing Arts Centre in Moruya from 6pm tonight (03/11/2010). Tom Zubrycki, has been making documentaries for a number of years, Mr Zubrycki said "this documentary highlights the struggle of a refugee from South Sudan and his journey on...

Container deposit scheme roll-out on the Far South Coast

One of state’s reverse vending machine kiosks will be installed in Bega as part of the state’s container deposit scheme rollout, Member for Bega Andrew Constance announced today. The kiosk has been installed at the Bega Sapphire Market Place, Bega on Nov 3rd making it one of many kiosks to be...