About Contributor

Having spent 24 years in regional radio, most recently as Regional Content Manager and Breakfast Presenter at ABC South East, in 2016 Ian Campbell launched a new endeavour.

About Regional is a fresh platform for local stories, information and ideas.

Ian is keen to build on his passion for regional communities and his desire to see them thrive.

About Regional covers online, social media and podcast; a true celebration of the colour and perspective of country people.

Regularly Ian will approach regional people of standing, expertise and good humour to write for About Regional on specific issues.

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The Best Doctors In Batemans Bay
Best of Region
Nothing is more important than your and your family’s health. Whether you’re suffering from the common cold, an ear infection, or something more serious, it’s essential that you have a trusted doctor to turn to. To help you find a medical professional that you can rely on, we consulted Batemans Bay locals and asked them to share their experience with...
The Best Doctors In Jindabyne
Best of Region
Your family’s health is of paramount importance. Whether you're heading in for your yearly check-up, renewing your prescription, or investigating a pesky sore throat, you need a medical professional that you can trust. To help you find the best doctor in the Jindabyne region for you and your family, we conducted a bit of local research. After chatting with Jindabyne...
The Best Painters In Jindabyne
Best of Region
Your home is one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your lifetime. So, when it comes to investing in a team of painters to freshen up your interior or exterior, you only want the very best in the business. We understand. And that's why we asked Jindabyne locals to share their experience with painters in the region. Now,...
The Best Pest Controllers In Jindabyne
Best of Region
Bugs, rodents, and other creepy crawlies can wreak havoc on your home. If your property is due for a pest inspection, or you suspect that you're sharing your home with unwelcome visitors, it may be time to contact a reliable, experienced, and trustworthy pest controller in Jindabyne. We conducted a little local research and have come up with this list...
The Best Solicitors In Batemans Bay
Best of Region
When you need assistance with a legal matter, it's always best to turn to a trusted professional. And in most cases, this means hiring a solicitor. Solicitors typically specialise in specific areas of law. For example, if you're preparing to buy a house, you should find one with expertise in conveyancing before starting the purchasing process. Settling legal problems in...
The Best Caravan Parks In Jindabyne
Best of Region
There’s nothing quite like escaping the city and getting up close and personal with nature, and what better way to do it than in a caravan. Caravans – as well as tents and cabins situated in caravan parks – offer comfort, security, and convenience, allowing you to enjoy your getaway to the fullest. If you are planning a trip to...
The Best Jindabyne Bay Schools
Best of Region
Your kids mean everything to you. Their health, happiness, and wellbeing are of paramount importance. That’s why you don’t take choosing a school lightly. School has a significant impact on the life of a child. It’s where they spend the majority of their time between the ages of five and 18. You only want the best for your family –...
The Best Real Estate Agents in Bega
Best of Region
Buying or selling a property is a significant life event – and you only want the very best on your side as you navigate the often-complex world of real estate. We asked Bega locals to share their experience with local real estate agents. And in this article, we’ll reveal who came out on top. Have a read and rest easy...
The Best Hairdressers In Jindabyne
Best of Region
If the time has come for you to give your look an upgrade, why not make your local hairdresser the first point of call? Hairdressers are talented individuals that can cut, colour, and style your hair to perfection. Some even offer a selection of advanced techniques, including keratin straightening, perms, and extensions. To help you find a hairdresser that can...
Personal care gifts a small token of big thanks for Currowan heroes and evacuees
Moruya business owner Amanda Averay-Jones had never before seen a face cloth or tube of toothpaste elicit tears of gratitude. But when Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers were handed personal care kits – complete with personal thank you notes – after hours or days battling the Currowan Bushfire, many fought back tears. Community members and businesses across the Far South...
Dalmeny Quilters pay it forward with Christmas kindness
The Dalmeny Quilters have used their craft credentials for Christmas kindness, with cash and quilt donations to women and children supported by the South-East Women and Children’s Services (SEWACS). Following fundraising in the lead-up to their quilt exhibition held in Narooma during October, the group was able to donate $1000 each to two groups – SEWACS and The Little Yuin...
Let’s have ourselves a very conscious Christmas in the Eurobodalla
This year on the Far South Coast, it’s no ordinary Christmas. During Australia’s worst drought, communities have come together to defend against fierce pre-summer bushfires. Town trade has been dulled by closed highways. There’s smoke in the air, ash on the beaches and conversation about the human impact on our little patch of paradise. Around here, you’ll still find Christmas...
Eurobodalla – fertile for a flourishing food economy
Food & Wine
Realising Eurobodalla’s potential for a thriving local food economy depends on three things beyond desperately needed rain – cognisance, culinary creativity and cutting old habits. As bushfires force the intermittent closure of highways from Canberra and Sydney, regional communities are contemplating the drawbacks of a centralised food distribution system. Fraser Bayley and Kirsti Wilkinson of Old Mill Road BioFarm say...
Brogo local sets sail for the Southern Ocean and the history books
Editors note: Jackie Parry is originally from the UK. Disillusioned with life she ran away to Australia and met and married Noel. They decided to buy a boat and set sail. It was Noel's idea to go sailing and somehow he just knew Jackie would fit right in.  Mariah II took Jackie and Noel around the world. Pyewacket II, their...
Batemans Bay’s Clare Lovelace – building a tribe to walk with towards the future
For Soul Tribe Studio owner Clare Lovelace, the success of a modern small business is about more than its bottom line. In a world that’s awakening to the drawbacks of consumerism and individualism, Clare sees her Batemans Bay yoga studios as a conduit for connection and a force for good. “Our measures of success have become about having a lot...
The Best Boat Hire Companies In Batemans Bay
Best of Region
There’s no better way to explore the stunning waterways of Batemans Bay than by boat – even if you don’t own one yourself. Hiring a houseboat, BBQ boat, or fishing boat is a fantastic way to get out in nature, kick back, and relax. To help you find the very best boat hire company in the area, we asked the...