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Sapphire Coast Anglican College farewells Year 12 Class of 2017 | Photos

Thursday marked a very special day in the lives of the Year 12 students from Sapphire Coast Anglican College.The class of 2017 enjoyed their traditional breakfast at St John’s Church Bega hosted by the Anglican ladies before heading back to the college f

Friday, 15:32 in Regional

Men's Shed week at Bega brings focus on health, community

Since opening up their shed two years ago, the blokes at the Bega Men’s Shed have used the space for much more than just woodwork projects. “It’s not just about making things, most of the time you’ll catch us just hanging out together, playing cards, dri

Friday, 14:59 in Regional

St Patrick's and Mumbulla pupils working bee with BRAWL

Local school kids got their hands dirty on Thursday to help Bega River and Wetlands Landcare rejuvenate plant life around the old racecourse site. Class 4 from Mumbulla School for Rudolf Steiner Education and Classes 4 and 5 from St Patrick’s Primary Sch

Friday, 13:46 in Regional

Rex pulls out of Merimbula schedule expansion

Regional Express (Rex) has announced it will redeploy the proposed flight schedule improvements for the Merimbula to Sydney route over to the Moruya to Sydney route. In the announcement Friday morning, Rex also said it will not proceed with plans to expa

Friday, 13:05 in Regional

Spring growth reaches new heights for Nigel

Spring is known as a time of flower buds and plant growth, but this is going to the extreme.Nigel Wiggins, of Bega, says an odd plant in his front yard has shot up more than three metres in only the past 16 days. “I don’t water it, I don’t do anything wi

Friday, 12:41 in Regional

Brown Mountain potential for pumped hydro power

Sites along the Brown Mountain escarpment, as well as near Towamba, Pericoe and Rocky Hall, have been earmarked as potential pumped hydro energy sites (PHES), according to an Australian National University report.Researchers have identified about 22,000

Friday, 11:51 in Regional

Bega High School Year 12 presentation ceremony, farewell | PHOTOS

Bega High School farewelled its Year 12 class of 2017 on Thursday with a special presentation assembly and morning tea.It was a morning filled with emotion – whether elation at finishing 13 years of schooling, trepidation at heading into HSC study and ex

Friday, 11:43 in Regional

Reboot yourself: ‘Get out and have a bit of fun’

With a warm days predicted, Bermagui is the place to be this weekend.REBOOT YOURSELF: Reboot in Bermagui runs from Saturday, September 23 to Sunday September 24. Picture: Supplied This year’s Reboot

Thursday, 17:24 in Regional

Rob Fenton presents at 2017 SCPA South Coast Field Days

Green Gate Farm in Albury is a school with a difference, teaching TAFE students about agroecology in a hands-on environment. Since 1989, the 190h certified organic farm has supplied the Albury-Wodonga region with a range of produce, including lamb, pork,

Thursday, 17:15 in Regional

Hot spring on its way Saturday

Temperatures across NSW are predicted to climb well into the 30s in coming days as very warm air from inland Australia gets drawn to the coast, setting up potentially NSW's first 40-degree day recorded in September.In Bega, Weatherzone predicts a top of

Thursday, 17:09 in Regional

Students enjoy their final days of school before HSC exams

Students across the Bega Valley are enjoying their last week of formal secondary schooling before heading into their HSC study break.From “muck up days” to celebratory breakfasts and award presentations, schools have wished them all luck with exams....

Thursday, 16:42 in Regional

Shirl portrait prize finalists announced | Photos

The finalists have been announced for Australia’s only youth portrait prize, the $10,000 acquisitive The Shirl for 2017.The Shirl is the little sister event to The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award that also attracts a significant cash prize. Both a

Thursday, 16:35 in Regional

PNG baptism of fire for Jillaroos rookies

AUSTRALIAN Test star Kezie Apps says the new crop of Jillaroos will receive and education in more than just rugby league when they head to Papua New Guinea this week.With a number of NSW-based regulars involved in NSWRL finals, the match against the Orch

Thursday, 15:52 in Sport

School’s heritage brought to life by local tradies

Restoration of the original Bega Valley Public School building was unveiled this week.Work began on the building in 1859, so the team had to dig through black and white photographs guide them through the restoration project. School captains Lara Parbery,

Thursday, 15:48 in Regional

Council signals bus zone changes

Following a recommendation from the traffic committee, council has accepted the proposal that times for the operation of the bus zone at Lamont Street, Bermagui, should change. At the meeting on Wednesday, councillors agreed to approve the installation o

Thursday, 15:48 in Regional
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