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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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, with reports of three sharks in the area. Bega...
Idyllic home and property, just a wee jump from Yass
Property
A charming four-bedroom cottage, with unique features and a simply spectacular aspect in Wee Jasper, is offered for auction on 18th September. Situated on a limestone cliff, looking over a valley dotted with caves and fossils, the stunning property is completely renovated and has been finished with a warm, contemporary colour palette. This is a very inviting 100-year old cottage...
Off-the-beaten-track Dalgety home set amid spectacular mountain serenity
Property
A home on the range offering lifestyle with holiday income potential is currently listed with Snowy River Real Estate, 522 Bulgundra Road, Berridale.  The landscape around Berridale is striking, with Australia’s highest peaks, a spectacular backdrop, and granite boulders dotting the sweeping Monaro Plains. Listed at $645,000 and set high on its 135 acres of land, this lovely three-bedroom, timber-clad home...
Festival of Open Minds – starting conversations, building community
Community
Passionate people drive our communities, our businesses, our creativity. Skippered by Ian Campbell, About Regional, like many small businesses in Southern New South Wales, is powered by a small, passionate team. We love our community, we look for ways to support and promote our people and organisations through articles and interviews, telling their stories, and now with an event designed...
Stone, earth and wood – this home is a real Japanese Peach
Property
A home of great character, creativity and warmth, 83 Araluen Road is listed with Michael Dalton of P & P Real Estate for $730,000 and is a must-visit property. This beautifully presented rural retreat provides gorgeous views of the great dividing range and the fertile Araluen Valley. You almost feel as though you are alone in the valley, however the land size...
Stately, iconic and charming Cooma home steeped in history
Property
An absolutely charming home has come onto the market in Cooma, a rare find complete with tennis court, wine cellar and loads of elegance. No 1 Cromwell Street, Cooma is listed by Graeme Boller at Boller & Company Real Estate for $700,000. Extensively renovated, you'll enjoy the impressive sense of space and rich natural light throughout. This is a home...
Bega distillery scoops two International Awards for 2019
Food & Wine
Just north of Eden lies the little town of Bega. Just north of Bega lies a little farm known as Stony Creek Farm, where a pair of very clever people have been distilling delicious crystal clear gin in their shed since October 2018: North of Eden Gin. Karen Touchie and Gavin Hughes called us late yesterday evening with a certain...
Cheers – to natural wine tasting that will have us all under its influence
Food & Wine
Yes it's a cruel thing I'm doing here, telling you about a fabulous wine event that has sold out, however there are a couple of great stories around the upcoming Nattie by Nature the main one being the marvelous concept of 'natural' winemaking. But there is also the enthusiasm and chutzpah of three hospitality friends, plotting and scheming good-times on the Sapphire...
An Appetite for Excellence – Bermagui’s Young Restaurateur of the Year Finalist
Food & Wine
Hannah Abraham took the reins of her first restaurant, Il Passaggio, on April Fool's Day in 2017. At the age of twenty-seven, with the support of her family and outgoing owners Honor and Tim Northam, she felt ready to take up the challenge. And it would seem that her hard work has paid dividends, being nominated as one of the finalists for...
Beautiful cliff-top home ready and waiting in Bermagui
Property
Looking for a sea change or need to expand your life view? Consider this stunning and light-filled four bedroom home looking over the pristine waters of Bermagui on the Sapphire Coast. Watch the whales on their migrations and track flotillas of sailboats as they glide by. Stroll down to Bermagui's famous Blue Pool for an invigorating swim, and walk home...
Warming Winter breakfasts on clever coastal menus
Food & Wine
Many of us crave different foods throughout the seasons. In winter my heart sings at the thought of slow-cooked baked beans, or long-time stirred oats and porridge smothered with maple syrup or honey and loaded with healthy fruits, seeds, nuts and milk. Some of Bega Valley's cafes have been very clever and created heart-warming winter menus to keep us healthy...
The best cheese toasties in the Bega Valley, memories are made of this!
Food & Wine
What makes the perfect toasted cheese sandwich? It's a big question with many possible responses. It has much to do with the bread used, but then is there's the butter applied to the outside pre and post-toasting. How dark and how flat. How much cheese and is it melted through? Then there is the smoky crunch of cheese that has...
Get ready for first Food Truck Friday in Merimbula – Woo Hoo!
Business
Fans of excellent street food and a warm community spirit should head to Spencer Park in Merimbula this Friday (June 28) for a Winter’s evening of conviviality. The first Food Truck Friday pop-up event for the Sapphire Coast is on, boasting a dozen or so of our best food vans, with fire pits and patio heaters, festoon lighting and live...
Triple J’s Nas Campanella back in Bega for Festival of Open Minds
Arts & Culture
Nastasia (Nas) Campanella is a journalist and radio newsreader with the ABC's Triple J youth radio network. She is coming back to Bega on September 14 for the Festival of Open Minds. Nas lost her sight when she was just six months old when a rare abnormality caused the retinas to tear away from her eyes, leaving her able to see...
Developing an eye – acclaimed photographer Heide Smith speaking at BVRG
Arts & Culture
Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) offers you an opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Australia's most acclaimed photographers - Heide Smith. Currently showing at the BVRG is an exhibition of contemporary Australian photography, on loan from the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) - 'Contemporising the Modern'. This Wednesday (June 19) photography fans are invited to come and...
Successful Aboriginal cultural festival Giiyong gets go ahead for 2020
Arts & Culture
One clear sun-shiny-day in September 2018, on the shores of pristine Pambula Lake, 6,000 people from far and wide gathered at Jigamy to celebrate new and emerging art, music, performance and more from the world’s oldest culture. Giiyong (pronounced GUY-YONG) means 'comes to welcome' in the language spoken by South Coast elders and the Giiyong Festival lived up to its...
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