About Alex Rea

Alex Rea has worked in print media and the arts for three decades, including 12 years as Editor of the Braidwood Times. Born and raised in Canberra, Alex has a keen interest rural and regional communities.

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Bungendore’s Christophe Gregoire, President of Escoffier Association
Food & Wine
Christophe Gregoire from Les Tres Bon Restaurant in Bungendore has been honoured with the position of President of Escoffier Association Australia at a ceremony in Singapore. In a prestigious ceremony at The Fullerton Hotel, Mr Gregoire was among fellow chefs including eleven presidents from eleven different Escoffier delegations in the Asia - Pacific region. The chefs were tasked with preparing...
Japanese inspiration to Moruya fibre and textiles exhibition – this weekend only
Arts & Culture
A clever exhibition by the Eurobodalla Fibre & Textile Artists Group (EFTAG) is on at the Mechanics Institute in Moruya and Sunday is your last chance to see it! The show is called 'Mottainai: Re-Value', Mottainai being a Japanese term that recognises the intrinsic value of objects and encourages using them fully or all the way to the end of their...
Drone trials put fire in the sky during hazard reduction burn window
News
With dry weather persisting in the South East, Forestry Corporation of NSW, National Parks NSW and the Rural Fire Service have been conducting hazard reduction burns across the region as the winter window arrives. Forestry Corporation alone is responsible for preventing and managing fires in two million hectares of state forests across New South Wales. Now a new tool has...
490 years of volunteer service to Lake George RFS Zone
Community
Where would we be without the NSW Rural Fire Service? Ever at the ready for times of crisis, the RFS is a service that enables the continued security of our lives in rural areas. Last week, more than 490 years of volunteer service to the RFS was recognised in the Lake George Zone. NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM joined...
CBD plan to transform Queanbeyan’s heart, feedback open now
News
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) is seeking the community’s views on the refreshed 2019 Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Master Plan, which is out for comment until July 8. The Plan, produced by design firm Hames Sharley, considers the challenges that the Queanbeyan CBD currently faces and proposes solutions over a 10-year period of transformation, with a “vision for a contemporary city...
Management Plan for African Lovegrass on Snowy Monaro
Environment
Snowy Monaro Regional Council is holding a series of African Lovegrass Management Plan workshops across the region. Workshops have already been held in Jindabyne, Cooma, Berridale, Bombala, and Nimmitabel, however, you still have time to attend one in Adaminaby, Smiths Rd, Bredbo, and Michelago. African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) has become a priority weed and a coordinated plan is needed to manage the...
Autumn arts trail from the coast to the capital
Arts & Culture
There is so much art happening across the region this autumn, from Broulee to Beaver Gallery in Canberra. Here is your headstart...  Art on the Path, Broulee, Sunday, May 26, 8 am to 12 pm Art on the Path is a community run market, sponsored by Dunecare and promoting sustainability. Stalls can only sell locally made art and craft. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s...
Rolling the dice for Braidwood Hospital, Monopoly fundraiser a hit
News
Real estate in Braidwood is white-hot at the moment, across the board - the games board that is! A limited edition Braidwood Monopoly has been produced as a fundraiser for the Braidwood Hospital. Braidwood Monopoly was the inspiration of local Community Bank Manager Nick Fry and the Vladimir Bohdan from the Braidwood Hospital Auxiliary. Mr Bohdan ran the idea past...
‘Looking Through a Glass Bottom Boat’ in Mogo
Arts & Culture
About Regional dropped into the exhibition opening of “Looking Through a Glass Bottom Boat” at The Gallery in Mogo on Wednesday evening. The exhibition is a showcase of works by members of Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc. (CABBI) and is part of the River of Art Festival, that runs for 10 days throughout the Eurobodalla. The Gallery, Mogo offers a wide...
Moruya Pool trials winter opening times Saturdays and Wednesdays
Sport
With the warm weather lingering, Moruya Memorial Pool is trailing two open afternoons a week. The trial will continue while a comfortable water temperature can be maintained. The pool will be open on Wednesday from 1 pm – 5 pm and on Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm. Usage during this period is only open to lap swimmers and fitness...
Batemans Bay sculpture collection grows admist the beauty of the Clyde
Arts & Culture
On a balmy afternoon this week, two more sculpture were unveiled to permanently adorn the waterfront at Batemans Bay. The result of the Sculpture for Clyde (formerly Sculpture on Clyde) annual event, the works have been added to two sculptures installed last year. First off ‘Dance’, a striking red metal sculpture by Haruyuki Uchida was revealed. Dance was acquired as...
River of Art to flow from Durras to Tilba starting Friday
Arts & Culture
The 2019 River of Art Festival is about to showcase Eurobodalla spunk, flair, and culture over 10 days. From May 17 to 27 there’s a wide range of exhibitions and performances to dive into, with 120 individual events on offer. “It’s huge, its colourful and it will surprise, delight and inspire you,” say Co-Chairs, Robin Scott-Charlton and Di Jay. Wendy...
‘Hands Across the Sands’ of South Broulee in last week of climate election
Environment
It was a determined crowd that converged on a wind-blown South Broulee Beach on Saturday morning to demand action on climate change. The event was organised by Tomakin resident Chantal Bradshaw, as part of a global event, ‘Hands Across the Sand.’ The global event is due on May 18, but due to the Australian election date was held a week...
Rock on – Clyde River Oyster Shed spans four generations
Food & Wine
Winter is oyster time and growers in the South East are busy. If you missed the Narooma Oyster Festival, there's still plenty of the delicious salt-water bivalve molluscs on offer along the Far South Coast. The Festival, held last weekend, was not only a peak marketing event for the expanding industry, but also a good opportunity for growers from different estuaries...
Who’s who in Gilmore, meet the candidates on your ballot paper
News
Gilmore is shaping up as one of the key seats to watch this Federal Election and is described as the most marginal seat in Australia. The sprawling electorate reaches from Kiama down through Nowra and coastal communities to Tuross Heads. The seat was created in 1984 and has only been won by Labor once when Peter Knott became the Member in 1993....
Congo’s Sam Fletcher sings for ‘Now or Never’ ahead of election day
Environment
Sam Fletcher has been singing since a young age. The 18-year-old from Congo says music is his dream. And he also cares a lot about the environment. The year 12 high school student from Moruya High, has written a climate action song, “Now or Never”, for the upcoming Federal Election. Over 50 people turned up on Monday morning at Russ Martin Park,...
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