GALLERY: Our week through the lens

MERIMBULA: Merimbula’s popular Bar Beach has slipped in the Beachwatch ratings from good to fair.
MERIMBULA: Merimbula’s popular Bar Beach has slipped in the Beachwatch ratings from good to fair.
NOWRA: Greenwell Point oyster farmers Brian and Barry Allen say the light rain the region is experiencing is not enough to break the problems cause by the drought on land and in the water.

NOWRA: Greenwell Point oyster farmers Brian and Barry Allen say the light rain the region is experiencing is not enough to break the problems cause by the drought on land and in the water.

ULLADULLA: One of Ulladulla’s longest running business operators Betty Walker is looking forward to spending time in her beautiful garden when she retires from hairdressing on Friday.

ULLADULLA: One of Ulladulla’s longest running business operators Betty Walker is looking forward to spending time in her beautiful garden when she retires from hairdressing on Friday.

BATEMANS BAY: THe Clyde Circus, based at Batemans Bay High School, picked up two awards at the Canberra Area Theatre Awards on Friday night. The Spirit of the Community Award was won jointly with Circus 35 South from Ulladulla, while Clyde Circus also picked up the Best Ensemble Award.

BATEMANS BAY: THe Clyde Circus, based at Batemans Bay High School, picked up two awards at the Canberra Area Theatre Awards on Friday night. The Spirit of the Community Award was won jointly with Circus 35 South from Ulladulla, while Clyde Circus also picked up the Best Ensemble Award.

PAMBULA: Public School students were in the swim at the Far South Coast Primary School Sports Association Zone Swimming Carnival at the Candelo Pool.

PAMBULA: Public School students were in the swim at the Far South Coast Primary School Sports Association Zone Swimming Carnival at the Candelo Pool.

EUROBODALLA: Robert and Trish Richardson say some businesses might as well put up signs saying “go away” to people in wheelchairs, parents with prams and older people on scooters and walking frames. The couple moved to the shire two years ago, but say roughly half of its shops and eateries do not make them welcome – Mrs Richardson’s wheelchair simply cannot easily enter their premises.

EUROBODALLA: Robert and Trish Richardson say some businesses might as well put up signs saying “go away” to people in wheelchairs, parents with prams and older people on scooters and walking frames. The couple moved to the shire two years ago, but say roughly half of its shops and eateries do not make them welcome – Mrs Richardson’s wheelchair simply cannot easily enter their premises.

ULLADULLA: Kate Davies speaks to the crowd after being named the 2012 Milton Showgirl. She will miss the weekend’s reunion after starting an engineering internship in Switzerland.

ULLADULLA: Kate Davies speaks to the crowd after being named the 2012 Milton Showgirl. She will miss the weekend’s reunion after starting an engineering internship in Switzerland.

MERIMBULA: Objectors to the proposed primary school at Bournda, north of Merimbula, wait for their turn to speak at the Bega Valley Shire Council meeting.

MERIMBULA: Objectors to the proposed primary school at Bournda, north of Merimbula, wait for their turn to speak at the Bega Valley Shire Council meeting.

MORUYA: Danielle Brice will talk at this year’s Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program about her experience of losing her son in a road accident. Mrs Brice says the biggest message she would like to get out there was “be safe, look after each other and if you’re in a situation where you don’t feel safe, get out of it”.

MORUYA: Danielle Brice will talk at this year’s Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program about her experience of losing her son in a road accident. Mrs Brice says the biggest message she would like to get out there was “be safe, look after each other and if you’re in a situation where you don’t feel safe, get out of it”.

ULLADULLA: Looking forward to sharing their stories during this weekend’s Milton Show are past showgirls Melissa Shea (back left), Maryanne Ryan, Milea Woods, Dianne LeStrange and Anne Whitmore.

ULLADULLA: Looking forward to sharing their stories during this weekend’s Milton Show are past showgirls Melissa Shea (back left), Maryanne Ryan, Milea Woods, Dianne LeStrange and Anne Whitmore.

BATEMANS BAY:  In the midst of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Sylvia Penberthy is urging women to monitor their own bodies for the warning signs of the cancer that first struck her at the age of 75.

BATEMANS BAY: In the midst of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Sylvia Penberthy is urging women to monitor their own bodies for the warning signs of the cancer that first struck her at the age of 75.

MERIMBULA: Eden Marine High School Year 12 students at Wollongong University Discovery Day with year adviser Corinna Collins and careers adviser Michelle Bond. The students gave Discovery Day the big tick saying it was fun, educational and worth the gruelling bus trip to Wollongong.

MERIMBULA: Eden Marine High School Year 12 students at Wollongong University Discovery Day with year adviser Corinna Collins and careers adviser Michelle Bond. The students gave Discovery Day the big tick saying it was fun, educational and worth the gruelling bus trip to Wollongong.

EUROBODALLA: On the strength of his first documentaries, Ian Hibberson has won a $1000 ticket from ScreenACT to attend the Australian International Documentary Conference in Adelaide from March 4. The opportunity has opened up a world of possibilities to meet agents from the Discovery Channel, ABC, SBS and Home Box Office.

EUROBODALLA: On the strength of his first documentaries, Ian Hibberson has won a $1000 ticket from ScreenACT to attend the Australian International Documentary Conference in Adelaide from March 4. The opportunity has opened up a world of possibilities to meet agents from the Discovery Channel, ABC, SBS and Home Box Office.

MERIMBULA: Transfer of ownership of Bimbimbie and Mariner Park retirement villages … back:  Bill Riddington, RSL LifeCare deputy chairman, left, Ron Thompson, RSL LifeCare CEO, Jeremy Halcrow, Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT CEO, Trevor Ament, registrar/general manager, Anglican Diocesan Services and front: Major Rod White, RSL LifeCare chairman, left  and Stuart Robinson, Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn at the contract signing on February 20.

MERIMBULA: Transfer of ownership of Bimbimbie and Mariner Park retirement villages … back:  Bill Riddington, RSL LifeCare deputy chairman, left, Ron Thompson, RSL LifeCare CEO, Jeremy Halcrow, Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT CEO, Trevor Ament, registrar/general manager, Anglican Diocesan Services and front: Major Rod White, RSL LifeCare chairman, left and Stuart Robinson, Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn at the contract signing on February 20.

KIAMA: Kiama Council lifeguards Kye Adams and Andy Mole at the end of a busy surf season. Pictures: DAVID HALL

KIAMA: Kiama Council lifeguards Kye Adams and Andy Mole at the end of a busy surf season. Pictures: DAVID HALL

NAROOMA: : The Narooma Rural Fire Brigade celebrated their 75th anniversary with a special dinner on Saturday. Pictured here are most of the members of Narooma Rural Fire Brigade from front left Rhys Kenna, Daniel Bailey, Gilly Kearney, Paul Page, Adrian Cooper, Mick Marchini, Phil Jenkins, Sophie Taylor and Allan Wood. Back from left John Kinkade, Chris Joannides, Austin Farrell, Mick Hooper, Peter Philips, Brodie Dodge, Mick Jardine, Peter Kearney, John Hinds, Ellyn Taylor, Jane Taylor and Eadie Lee.

NAROOMA: : The Narooma Rural Fire Brigade celebrated their 75th anniversary with a special dinner on Saturday. Pictured here are most of the members of Narooma Rural Fire Brigade from front left Rhys Kenna, Daniel Bailey, Gilly Kearney, Paul Page, Adrian Cooper, Mick Marchini, Phil Jenkins, Sophie Taylor and Allan Wood. Back from left John Kinkade, Chris Joannides, Austin Farrell, Mick Hooper, Peter Philips, Brodie Dodge, Mick Jardine, Peter Kearney, John Hinds, Ellyn Taylor, Jane Taylor and Eadie Lee.

MERIMBULA: Lucky escape for man suspended by seatbelt in this accident on Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula.

MERIMBULA: Lucky escape for man suspended by seatbelt in this accident on Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula.

NAROOMA: : The new club manager of the PCYC, Kevin Bird along with Mayor Lindsay Brown is seeking volunteers to help supervise PCYC sporting and other activities for youth in the shire.

NAROOMA: : The new club manager of the PCYC, Kevin Bird along with Mayor Lindsay Brown is seeking volunteers to help supervise PCYC sporting and other activities for youth in the shire.

KIAMA:  Stockland Shellharbour marketing manager Catherine Nixon and Shellharbour Deputy Mayor Paul Rankin are preparing for Clean Up Australia Day. Picture: DANIELLE CETINSKI

KIAMA: Stockland Shellharbour marketing manager Catherine Nixon and Shellharbour Deputy Mayor Paul Rankin are preparing for Clean Up Australia Day. Picture: DANIELLE CETINSKI

NAROOMA: When a family from Corunna made a commitment to take in two unwanted horses they didn’t realise it would be such a rewarding experience. Phil May and Sophia Moody are stoked with the temperament of the rehomed horses and are happy for their daughters to be involved. Abby took charge of Big Red and Mia was comfortable having her first ride on Buddy around the Corunna property.

NAROOMA: When a family from Corunna made a commitment to take in two unwanted horses they didn’t realise it would be such a rewarding experience. Phil May and Sophia Moody are stoked with the temperament of the rehomed horses and are happy for their daughters to be involved. Abby took charge of Big Red and Mia was comfortable having her first ride on Buddy around the Corunna property.

KIAMA: Amanda Klenke, Melissa Dos Santos, Anton Klenke and Michael Markovic getting in some practice for this weekend's Shell Cove Walk or Run for Fun, Picture: DAVID HALL

KIAMA: Amanda Klenke, Melissa Dos Santos, Anton Klenke and Michael Markovic getting in some practice for this weekend's Shell Cove Walk or Run for Fun, Picture: DAVID HALL

NAROOMA: : Ian Schubert showed off his Harley Davidson to Narooma Public School students Paul Mette and Jarrod Duck when Australian Rugby League legends roared into Narooma Public School for the organisation Hogs for Homeless on Monday.

NAROOMA: : Ian Schubert showed off his Harley Davidson to Narooma Public School students Paul Mette and Jarrod Duck when Australian Rugby League legends roared into Narooma Public School for the organisation Hogs for Homeless on Monday.

NOWRA: Corinne Le Gall photographed the Aurora Australis from Jervis Bay.

NOWRA: Corinne Le Gall photographed the Aurora Australis from Jervis Bay.

KIAMA: A year after the tornado, Bryan and Kay Robinson's home in Jamberoo has only just started being rebuilt. Picture: DANIELLE CETINSKI

KIAMA: A year after the tornado, Bryan and Kay Robinson's home in Jamberoo has only just started being rebuilt. Picture: DANIELLE CETINSKI