GALLERY: Our week through the lens Jan. 9, 2014, 2:54 p.m. Photos from around Fairfax newsrooms in the NSW South-East. GALLERY: Our week through the lens NOWRA: Rixon (6) and brother Deklan (9) Green of North Nowra play with cicada shells in what has been a very noisy summer for Shoalhaven residents.KIAMA: South Coast Sea Snipers members Mitchell Bourke, president Max Gordon-Hall and Jack Loveday have urged spear fishers and skippers to be safe this summer. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONCOOMA: Cooma sheep farmer and singer-songwriter Ernie Constance is a finalist in this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival. His tribute song to Slim Dusty, ‘Worship the Water,’ is a finalist in the Bush Ballad of the Year category.MERIMBULA: Merimbula welcomes to Lions Youth of Year state winners. KIAMA: Kiama Rotary Club's Sue Granger-Holcombe with the a sample of the type of item that will be on display at the fair. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONPAMBULA: Members of the Bega District Woodcraft Association, Tony Taylor, left, Lindsay Pearson and Shane Castles gave special boxes used in the care of dementia patients to Pambula hospital volunteer carers Beth Claydon and Alison Gribble, clinical nurse, Cath Bateman, volunteer co-ordinator, Sally Cantrill and acting nurse manager, Cathy Staples.ULLADULLA: Mia, Jayda, Emma and Toby Harris with Harley Trinder and new addition to the family, baby Kai, who was the first baby of the year born at Milton Hospital.NIMITABEL: A secure water supply for the Monaro village of Nimmitabel is a step closer to reality after the promise of $5.3 million in state funding. Acting Premier Andrew Stoner (second from right) visited the proposed Lake Wallace dam site with state Member John Barilaro (second from left) together with councillors Martin Hughes, Tony Kaltoum, Bronnie Taylor and mayor Dean Lynch. NOWRA: Shari Armstrong helps change the filthy face of our beaches, one piece of rubbish at a time.COOMA: Students from St Patrick’s High School in Cooma have been congratulated for completing the NSW Rural Fire Service Secondary School cadet Program. The five day course is regarded as the ideal way to introduce students to the important role of volunteer firefighters.PAMBULA: At Saturday’s Pambula Show don’t miss Tabitha Bilaniwskyj-Zarins showing how to wash a chook. NOWRA: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre marketing co-ordinator Lindsay Conway and manager Bob Mangan get ready to shred the ice in the entertainment centre.EDEN: Melanie Schmidt and Tykota Knight (13 months) from Eden meet lead Clydesdale Andy, watched on by Clydesdale strapper Lisa Morey (left).MERIMBULA: Traffic banked up the corner of Merimbula Drive and Market Street, Merimbula.ULLADULLA: Jeanel Abbott competes for Ulladulla Swimming Club in the 50m freestyle at the weekend's NSW Country Championships at Ulladulla.SOUTH PAMBULA: Angela and Allan George have a Pambula Show pedigree extending back seven generations. They will be opening this Saturday's Pambula Show with showgirl Emma Hassan. EDEN/CANBERRA: Towamba's Paul Watson was thrilled to win a double pass to Canberra's Summernats through a competition run in the Eden Magnet. Thanks for sharing your photos with us Paul!PAMBULA: The Narooma Men’s Veteran crew all jumped into the boat after winning their seventh consecutive win on the final leg of the George Bass Surfboat Marathon. Narooma went seven from seven, winning every leg in the epic marathon.PAMBULA: Pambula Surf Life Saving Club’s reunion in 1979. Many of the faces in this photo will be back to celebrate the club's Centenary on Saturday 25 January. NAROOMA: Wearing their New Year hats and waiting for the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Narooma Golf Club are the McDonald kids from Narooma – Hunter, Shaylee, Cohen, Mitchell and Tommy.NOWRA: Australia's leading monster truck driver Troy Garcia put Extreme through its paces ahead of Saturday’s Nowra showNAROOMA: Oyster farmer David Maidment, Narooma Oyster Festival spokesperson Cath Peachey and Narooma Chamber of Commerce and festival treasurer Paul Dixon thank Member for Bega Andrew Constance for a $10,000 Flagship Events grant.DALMENY: The Dalmeny-Kianga RFS brigade threw out an amazing 50kg of lollies over Christmas and captain Greg Hill, pictured in the Santa suit with Mrs Claus, thanked the community for all their support. ULLADULLA: Former chef and budding playwright Bill Munro is set to have his first short play, The Bet, feature in the 2014 Sydney Short and Sweet Festival in Newtown.BEGA: Team manager Glen Pate (centre) introduces two iconic Carlton Draught Clydesdales to the Commercial Hotel’s Eddie and Abbey Hetherington.NAROOMA: “Tide Watcher” Greg Watts snapped a few shots of the 2-metre king tide that swamped parts of low- lying Narooma on Thursday. The big tide caused stormwater to back up, inundating the road near Quota Park.ULLADULLA: After clocking up countless kilometres driving people around in her taxi for 21 years, Carole Dowton is more focused on her garden after retiring.KIAMA: Tamara Campbell and Dave Evans will bring the KISS Arts Festival to Kiama for the third time. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONTATHRA: ASP Rip Curl Pro Portugal winner Tathra's Kai Otton is one of three men who came to the rescue of a kayaker caught in a rip at Bithry Inlet. Photo: ASP/Kirstin ScholtzBEGA: Setting up for the 2013 January Rotary Book Fair are (from left) club members Jeff Tipping, Anna Senior and Jan Southcott. Rotary is hoping its 2014 fair matches the success of last year.BATEMANS BAY: Club Catalina president has confirmed the former Batemans Bay Bowling Club - the Catalina Sports and Leisure Club - will be marketed for possible sale.MORUYA: Woodworkers are building a solid presence at this year's Eurobodalla District Show, to be held January 25 and 26. Pictured is Des Jeffrey and Brian Barker from the Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild.POTATO POINT: Residents came together at a community meeting on Saturday afternoon to hear answers on how the historic firebreak around the village can be fully restored.MALUA BAY: Malua Bay's Darcy Chalker is chief steward aboard the Aurora Australis, which rescued a stranded Russian ship in the Antartica. 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