NOWRA: It’s Autumn, goodbye summer, goodbye daylight savings, hello fireplace.
TILBA: Tilba Easter Festival committee member Phill Stokes with some of the festival signs that are being refurbished. The big day as always is on Easter Saturday with the emphasis this year being on local produce!
BERMAGUI: It seems the sighting of a large pod of pantropical spotted dolphin on edge of the continental shelf off Bermagui by Narooma News editor Stan Gorton is indeed unusual. It adds to other unusual happenings and encounters of warm water species in the ocean off the Far South Coast of NSW.
NAROOMA: Oyster farming on Wagonga Inlet – David Maidment and Ian Hoskins - is one of the photos in the “Faces of Australia’s Oyster Coast – a photographic exhibition by Heide Smith” that will be on show at the Narooma Oyster Festival this Saturday. Photo by Heide Smith
PAMBULA: Students from Lochiel love the new bus shelter built by the Pambula Merimbula Lions Club.
MERIMBULA: Surprise donation warms hearts… Merimbula Rotary Club president Graeme Skinner hands the surprise cheque to Helena Katerinka, of the Look Good, Feel Better program.
NAROOMA: David Andrew on Thursday photographed the new-look Carter’s Beach after flooding rain poured down the gully at Kianga re-sculpting the beach. The Narooma Tuross area recorded 200mm plus over two days.
PAMBULA: Pambula Beach woman, Libby Weir continues her labour of love with South Africa as she embarks on her 10th annual trip to Kwa Zulu, Natal.
MERIMBULA: Merimbula diver, Ric Carey, was nose-to-nose with seven Grey Nurse sharks during a dive in The Cave in Twofold Bay. PHOTO: Merimbula Divers Lodge.
EUROBODALLA: Sunshine Bay agricultural scientist Dr David White is frustrated politicians are refusing to listen to overwhelming evidence of the threat to coastal communities from sea-level rise.
ULLADULLA: Kioloa residents Graham Cooper and John Ross supervised the volunteers who helped establish a footpath in Kioloa including (back) Ray Taplin, Doug Howarth, Barrie Ellis, Phillip Potrebica, Leon Bower and Col Mason, and (front) Chris Louis, Florence Curtis, Helen and John Nelson and Russel Clifton.
DALMENY: Friends of the Dalmeny duck pond include Ray Morgan, Geoff and Kaye Brown with Pepsi, Alan and Marie Lewis with Oscar, pictured with Dr Paul Hattersley and Robert Serpchich who are lobbying council for improvements on the wetland.
ULLADULLA: Carpenter Wayne Layt used Facebook to track down the person who stole his trailer full of tools, with a post about the theft shared more than 90,000 times before he received an anonymous call and the trailer was handed back.
NOWRA: Nowra Pool will never be the same again as demolition gets underway. A new $8million pool will replace the old one.
ULLADULLA: Marine biologist Dr Pia Winberg watches on as chef Russell Chinn from the Vineyard Kitchen creates a dish using seaweed, for a unique cookbook featuring South Coast chefs and creating using seaweed and algae
BATEMANS BAY: Eurobodalla identities were imprisoned on Thursday, all for a good cause. Target store manager Donna Kidston was locked up at the Village Centre, Batemans Bay, by Eurobodalla PCYC youth case manager Greg Curry for the inaugural Time 4 Kids fundraiser. Ms Kidston had to raise $500 for the PCYC before she could make bail.
ULLADULLA: Ulladulla Library staff members staff Annabel Bomford (left) and Lynne Fricke spent last week packing 35,000 books on the shelves of the new facility, which is set to have double the number of books of the old library.
NOWRA: Darryl McLean, Marion Shaffer, Beverley Reardon, Linda Croxford and Val Atlee wanted Telstra to fix the open pit they had left uncovered at Callala Beach for about six months. They fixed it the day after we ran the story.
BATEMANS BAY: Former Batemans Bay High School student and Bay Theatre Player Brandon McClelland will make his big break when he appears in the hit TV series Love Child next week. He is also filming for an ABC TV mini-series Anzac Girl, in which he plays a lead role.
MORUYA: Yumaro Industries is opening an online shop in a bid to increase its profile and offer sustainable employment. Pictured is employees Amy Lockton, Michael Kachyckyj, Bradley West-Neuman, Lizzie Godwin, Peter Magnus, James Gillett and Jodie Hanson with some of the products to be made available on the eBay store, go go Yumaro.
NOWRA: Michaela Mason practises Irish dancing for her family in the lead-up to the World Irish Dance Championships in London on April 14.
EUROBODALLA: Emergency accommodation facilities are overflowing and welfare services are reporting increased hardship. Pictured is Batemans Bay Soup Kitchen volunteer manager Skye McDermott serving food at twice-weekly service at Corrigans.
NOWRA: Members of the working group who helped put the Nowra Youth Protocol together Kyriana Van den Belt, Ben Wellington, Kristy Miglionico, Vesko Radosevac, Stuart Barber, Kyme Wiffen, Wendy Hobbs, Lynelle Johnson, Sam Kettlewell, Marnie Lupton, Donna Corbyn and Julie Modena.
NOWRA: Lifeline telephone crisis support co-ordinator Fiona Berry encourages people who need help or who know someone who needs help to phone Lifeline South Coast on 131114.