About Lisa Herbert

Lisa Herbert is a freelance writer and content producer. She is interested in people and their passions, and the stories that describe and enhance our communities.

An ex-chef Lisa spends much of her time eating in cafés and restaurants and foraging for native foods around her bush home on the Sapphire Coast near Tathra.

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Chimes and charm in a light-filled Bungendore railway cottage
Property
This charming and historical, two-bedroom country cottage in Bungendore, with its tin roof and quaint verandah, is fondly known as 'The Railway Cottage'. Set in a convenient central village location and nestled behind mature deciduous trees, listing agent Nicola Brady of Brady's Real Estate says this character-filled home "brings a smile to your face the moment you see it". The historic...
Tilba’s dairy maids: hardy, passionate, and with lovely long eyelashes
Business
ABC Cheese Factory was the original name of the famous co-op here in Tilba on NSW's South Coast. The name still sits proudly over the doorway of the heritage building at the bottom of the quaint main street. There were around 100 local dairy farmers in the area at one point, but when the Erica and Nick Dibden bought the...
Simple and sustainable sophistication on Yass Valley Acres
Property
The area known as Nanima lies amidst rolling farmland between Murrumbateman and Gundaroo, Spring Range and Yass River, in beautiful, big-sky country. Here you will find an architecturally designed, modern-Australian solar-passive rural home, waiting graciously for new owners. Listed by Kris Hellier of McGrath Estate Agents Gungahlin, this stunning home was built only three years ago. The current owners built...
Kids-cooking-classes spring from River Cottage Australia at Eastwood’s Bermagui
Food & Wine
Kelly Eastwood is a busy woman. Most of the time she's to be found in her Bermagui kitchen - Eastwood's, not only cooking breakfast and lunch for customers, but prepping catering jobs, turning out her famous doughnuts, and now teaching our youngsters the joy of cooking. Kelly's been running hands-on cooking classes for kids for around a year, and the...
PHOTO GALLERY – A true life experience, whale watching on the Sapphire Coast
Environment
The ocean plays an integral part in why many of us choose to live on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. This is a coastline of mostly wild and pristine places, with thousands of hectares of National Park, hundreds of beaches and dozens of estuaries, rivers and creeks. And an incredible array of ocean wildlife that is easy...
Let our flag fly freely, but don’t let it touch the ground! It’s protocol!
Community
"Why are our flags being flown at half-mast today?" I asked my nearby colleagues one day in September. No one knew the answer, so I lurked around the flag masts that reside in front of the Bega Valley Shire Council offices, hoping to catch the mysterious 'flag-raiser' in action. Which I did. Kym Brannan and other council employees take it...
Reboot in beautiful Bermagui this weekend as summertime builds
Health & Wellbeing
The October Long Weekend heralds the approach of warmer weather. Summer is on its way with cossies at the ready and camping spots being considered. The annual Reboot in Bermagui signals a start to that new energy with a jam-packed two-day program of fun and fitness that the entire town takes part in. Reboot in Bermagui is all about launching into...
Contemporary elegance and grace bestowed on Yass Federation classic
Property
This splendid period home at 16 Polding Street in Yass has been meticulously and tastefully restored and extended to a very high standard throughout. Listed at $845,000 by Yass First National, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a property "like no other" according to agent Deb Johnson. The charming residence, circa 1914, has been beautifully renovated in sympathy with...
Your perfect sea-change property in Bermagui…
Property
Some say the breezes of Bermagui are magical. They sweep down from the north, across the mountains and rivers to caress the north facing slopes of Nutleys Creek Road, which rises above the town and heads off into the forest. Listed by local agent Julie Rutherford at $718,000, this property at 28 Nutleys Creek Road, Bermagui offers a rare and...
Mail order brides: Queen Bees plus postage and handling
Environment
Picture me, skimming magazine advertisements for beautiful, mail-order Queens. Italian queens, and Russians of course. You can pay per queen, with discounts on orders over 10, over 50, over 100. Carniolan Queens, inseminated breeder queens, rapid response behaviour queens, plus postage... wait, what kind of magazine is this? A copy of Australasian Beekeeper was brazenly left open in my local library, not...
This two for one will tempt you to Harden’s historic street
Property
Adjoining duplex houses at 94-96 Neill Street, Harden, NSW, are on the market for just $459,000. This property is offered for sale by Property Now. The twin-township of Harden- Murrumburrah is only 90 minutes from Canberra, 30 minutes from Young and is an ideal community if you are seeking a change of pace. This quiet railway town on the South...
Commanding and impressive yet tasteful and comfortable: a true country estate
Property
“Urimbirra”, at 40 Mount Dromedary Trail, Tilba, is a magnificent and commanding residence, nestled in the emerald green hills of its stunning rural location. Offered for sale by EOI by John Murray of Whale Coast Realty, expressions of interest close on Tuesday 29th October. This is a unique and very private property set on over 80 acres of fertile grazing land,...
Own the Candelo Post Office building and be part of this magnificent community
Property
A wonderful investment opportunity exists in the beautiful village of Candelo at 52 William Street. Candelo's Post Office building has been listed for sale with Rod McDonald of Elders Real Estate, Bega. Not only do the numbers stack up as an investment; you will be buying a piece of Candelo history that has been lovingly restored. Candelo spreads across the...
Grace and grandeur in the heart of Goulburn
Property
Goulburn's grand Carrawarra House at 104 Bradley Street is a site with a long and varied history. It will be offered for public auction by Garry Hall of Ray White Goulburn on 21st September. This beautiful old building set on just under one acre of parkland was built in 1883 and has been owned by various individuals and organisations since that...
Make Dad’s day with quality family time around a great Bega Valley lunch
Food & Wine
As the big man himself, Luciano Pavarotti, said “one of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating," and this Fathers Day is a chance to step that up a notch. Bega Valley Dads, all Dads, deserve the best. Devoting our attention to...
Life and death on the Humpback Highway, dead whale at Tathra Wharf
News
A reminder of the cycle of life has washed on to rocks near Tathra Wharf - what appears to be a dead juvenile Humpback Whale. It's a sad but natural twist on the usual joy surrounding traffic on the 'Humpback Highway'. Keen-eyed predators big and small seem to now be moving in and there are reports of three sharks in...
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