Bega District Diary

Happy Birthday: The CWA Bega Branch has marked the 95th birthday of Nisette Reeling. Pictured are Nisette with her daughter Nelleke Gorton (right) and branch president, Stephanie Stanhope.

Happy Birthday: The CWA Bega Branch has marked the 95th birthday of Nisette Reeling. Pictured are Nisette with her daughter Nelleke Gorton (right) and branch president, Stephanie Stanhope.

Bega CWA celebrates

The CWA Bega Branch recently celebrated our wonderful member, Nisette Reeling's 95th birthday. Among those present were her daughter Nelleke Gorton, CWA branch president Stephanie Stanhope and a host of CWA members. Nisette is a valued member and brings great joy to all our members and is fun to have at our meetings and functions. Congratulations Nisette.

Flowers, foliage needed

The Bega & District Nursing Home Auxiliary need donations of flowers and foliage for the Anzac Day wreaths which they and a band of willing volunteers make for the Anzac Day services throughout the Bega Valley Shire. 

Flowers and foliage can be delivered to the underground car park at Hillgrove House accessed from Heath Street from 8am on Monday, April 24.  Collection of flowers and foliage  can be arranged in Bega and surrounds through Helen Slater on 6492 0627 and at Tathra through Annette Warby 6494 1621.

Wreaths can be ordered through Edna Duncanson 6492 2073. The Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for their support in this important fund-raiser; the proceeds will be used to provide additional comforts for the residents of Hillgrove House.

Bega Hospital Auxiliary

The members of the Bega Hospital Auxiliary would like to thank the Bega community for the support they gave the auxiliary by buying tickets in the  Easter raffle.

The raffle was drawn last Thursday by the Manager of Woolworths and the winners were Kerrie McGuire, Robyn Dansey and Yvonne Booker. I would also particularly like to thank those who made generous donations.

You can be assured that the money that was raised will go to much needed equipment for the hospital.

Recently Bega Hospital Auxiliary held the Zone Conference and celebrated their 80th birthday at the Bega Country Club.

Thanks must go to the Club and their employees who were most co-operative and helpful. A truly delicious lunch was produced by the Golf Ladies.

The auxiliary is holding an Autumn Fashion Parade in conjunction with Millers at Bega Country Club on Thursday, April 27, 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Again we invite the local community to support the Auxiliary by coming along to this function. The cost is $10 which includes supper. Bookings are not essential, please just turn up and enjoy the night.

The next meeting of the Auxiliary is on Friday, April 21, in the Group Therapy room on the lower level of the South East Regional Hospital commencing at 10am. All are welcome.

Fishing Club barbecue

The Bermagui Country Club Social Anglers’ Club having postponed the fishing competition over Easter, will be meeting up on Sunday 23rd April at 12.30 pm for the popular BBQ for members.  Winners of the fishing comp. over next weekend 21st/23rd will be announced at the get-together.

Moon family reunion

Frank and Maria Moon Family Reunion will be held on Saturday May 13, 11am-3pm at Candelo Hall.

Frank Moon: A family reunion will be held at the Candelo hall next month.

Frank Moon: A family reunion will be held at the Candelo hall next month.

Frank and Maria Moon settled at Kameruka and raised 12 children. Descendants are Moons, Lloyds, Taylors, Madderns, Jamiesons, Robinsons, Hazelgroves, Bobbins and many many more. There are 944 living descendants that we know of so far.

Tea and coffee will be provided although if you would like a lunch at a cost of $10 could you please contact Sue Moon on 0497 268 688 or 4476 3241.

U3A Bermagui

U3A Bermagui and District are holding their Term 2 Information and Registration Day on Wednesday, April 26 at Bermagui Country Club from 10am to 12noon.

Come along, learn about U3A and register for various interesting and stimulating courses on offer. These can be viewed now on

Market and Music

Market day: The Wyndham Village Market is on again this Sunday, April 23.

Market day: The Wyndham Village Market is on again this Sunday, April 23.

Come and experience some good old fashioned friendly service with a smile and a chat at the Wyndham Village Market and Jingera Rock Music this Sunday, April 23, where you will be made most welcome.

An exciting day is planned filled with art, music, hot scones, great coffee and an impressive array of organic, locally grown and produced goods and items made with much love!

We welcome artist Merryn Apma back to the stage with her amazing exhibition of AboriginalaArtwork which will be available for purchase on the day.

And the Rural Fire Brigade is back on duty serving up the popular Devonshire Teas with hot scones baked fresh on site and good hearty food from the outdoor BBQ.

The first “Jingera Rock Music” event was a great success and promises to be even better this month with local talent and supporters keen to gather with old friends and musicians over the open mic from 1pm into the evening.

So stock up on all your favorite goods and those that you just wouldn't be without, including the very popular organic skin products, home baking, locally grown and produced goods, organic fruit and veggies, free range eggs, handmade gifts and cards, jams, preserves and bush pepper, beautiful hand and machine knitted items, quality antiques collectibles and pre-loved items at bargain prices, candles, books, goats milk soap, lavender products, essential oils, astrology readings, rustic treasures and items made with much love!

Bring the family and friends for a great day out in the picturesque Village of Wyndham.

Stalls cost just $15 for casual sites, $13 for regulars who book three months in advance and $10 for the car boot sale. Buskers are most welcome!

Book your stall now by calling Yvonne on 64 942 443.

Falls prevention

Grand Pacific Health are offering a free five-week falls prevention exercise program – recognising that falls put seniors in hospital more than any other cause each year.

‘LiFE’ teaches participants to incorporate some simple leg strengthening and balance activities into daily tasks and routines.

GPH Health Promotion Officer, Carmen Falvey says the course is being offered to people in the Bega Valley over the age of 60.

“One in three people aged over 65 fall over at least once per year, so there is a real need for a programs like this,” she said. 

“What makes LiFE different from other programs is that people do not have to set aside special ‘exercise’ time each day, something that many of us find difficult to do. Instead, LiFE activities are done throughout the day, such as when washing dishes, hanging out washing or cleaning our teeth.”

The program runs for one hour each week for five weeks and each participant also has an individual appointment at the start and finish of the program. The first classes will be held at Eden on Tuesdays at 1pm.

Initial individual assessments Tuesday, May 9, program begins Tuesday, May 16, at RSL Memorial Hall, Calle Calle Street, Eden.

A doctor’s referral is not required. For more information or media enquiries contact the Bega Valley Health Promotion Officer with GPH, Carmen Falvey on: 0417 520 101 or

Nethercote Market 

Autumn is the season of hearty soup, artisan bread, cheese, local oysters, good wine, and great company around a fire. 

Pick up all these ingredients and more to share at your table at the autumn Nethercote Produce Market on Saturday, April 22, from 8am to 12 noon.

The ever-popular, fantastically priced community fruit and veg stall will be a glorious vista of autumn colours.

We are delighted to welcome back Fatto en Casa with their cakes and pastries, and to welcome A Taste of Yum who will have vegan cake slices and hot quesadillas.

 Palerang meats, Towamba’s Erewhon Orchards, Tilba Cheese, Wild Rye’s bread, Ena’s pickles, Beth’s jams and spreads, Jan’s pastries and Kay’s Saarinen Organics skincare range, will be there in abundance.

River Cottage Australia guest baker, Nelleke Gorton, is taking over the kitchen for the cooking demo at 11am.

Nethercote Residents will cook up a breakfast storm on the barbie, but leave room for morning tea, coffee and cake.

Then find a seat and relax to the Paul Dion Jazz Trio.