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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Nurturing Bega Valley’s music, one string at a time
Community
When Geoffrey Badger arrived in the Bega Valley from the Canberra School of Music, in 1996, there were no choirs or orchestras in the valley, and there hadn’t been since World War II. Undaunted, Geoffrey decided that if he really wanted to be involved in music in the region he'd have to make it happen himself. So he set about...
The Bega Valley Innovation Hub nurturing local business during challenging times
Business
The recent summer bushfires combined with COVID-19 have wreaked havoc on businesses across Australia. In the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla regions, entrepreneurs and new businesses are being offered help to meet current challenges through free innovative accelerator programs offered by the Bega Valley Innovation Hub (BVIH). Business accelerators, such as the iAccelerate program run by BVIH, offer access to mentorship,...
Grand manor house outside beautiful Bowral takes you far away from it all
Property
A private Bowral estate, with its lofty manor, park-like gardens and spectacular views is currently listed with Di Jones Real Estate. Positioned high over Bowral township with views over rolling countryside into the distance, this large home is set out over three levels. Perched above its 5 green acres (2.02 ha), this impressive property offers an enviable lifestyle and absolute...
Spacious rural setting offers peaceful community life in Quaama
Property
Nestled in the green hills of the far South Coast, 'Brightside' at 10 Yourie Street, Quaama, is currently offered for sale at $525,000. This neat three bedroom, two bathroom home has recently been listed by Julie Rutherford Real Estate of nearby Bermagui. Think of how much enjoyment you could have with more than two acres of land right in the middle...
From Batemans Bay to Eden, eateries deliver hearty community health and happiness
Food & Wine
The 'world as we know it' is no longer, and continues to morph every day. With many of us self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and recent announcements by Federal and State Governments enforcing social distancing, many of our local eateries have closed their doors indefinitely. However, some businesses are thinking outside the box. Hoping to maintain staff and trade,...
Caravan parks meet an urgent need for people with few choices in COVID-19 crisis
Community
A majority of Australian travellers are returning home and many businesses, including hotels, accommodation providers and restaurants are closing their doors. But some people are still in urgent need of accommodation, often because they cannot return to their homes Carmen Risby runs Tathra Beachside holiday park on the Sapphire Coast, and is well known in the community for her vitality and compassion....
Four Winds and other flagship events cancelled due to COVID-19
Community
"With great sadness and regret," the email from Four Winds Easter Festival begins, "we have decided not to go ahead with the 2020 Easter Festival in Bermagui." The Four Winds Easter Festival joins the growing ranks of cancelled community events around the country because of COVID-19, which was categorised as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 11 March....
Celebrity chefs travel the South Coast to lend their help and share smiles
Community
A cheer went up as three recognisable blokes were spotted heading down the hill on foot towards Eastwoods in Bermagui last Wednesday evening. Hundreds of locals had set up at tables and on rugs, arriving at Eastwood's Cafe by foot, bike, car and golf buggy from 5:00 in the afternoon, groups of friends celebrating together. Kelly Eastwood came straight from...
Elegant French provincial-style home six minutes from arty Braidwood
Property
Consider this two-storey home a piece of Provence in Jembaicumbene, halfway between our capital and the coast. Offered for auction on 18 April, 419 Majors Creek Road, Braidwood is an elegant 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom property that will seduce you with its simple style. It is being offered by listing agents Luton Properties. This magnificent property is located only six minutes...
South Coast Food Festival highlights bounty and heals hearts
Community
Smiles abounded at Merimbula’s Fishpen Cove. The Annual ‘Festival of the Small Dish’ EAT Merimbula was packed with hungry people by 10:30 am with more streaming in along the beautiful lakeside promenades, perusing the dozens of stalls. At 10:01 am exactly, the Town Crier began, an oyster punt skippered by Captain Sponge floated past loaded with impressive Taiko Drummers complete with...
Out of the ashes and stronger than ever – Sculpture Bermagui is a testament to rejuvenation
Community
Sculpture Bermagui was almost a victim of the summer's fires, but considering the art on show at the opening and awards ceremony on 6 March, it's a welcome relief that these remarkable works will be with us to help heal the wounds of an unforgettable summer. From the stage in a packed Bermagui Community Centre, Yuin woman Iris White welcomed...
Goulburn cottage a labour of love and filled with character
Property
You're looking at a very attractive 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home being offered for sale by Goulburn agents Antony & Edwards for $479,000. It also oozes a funky urban style, while its selling agents describe this beautiful and extensively renovated 1860s cottage at 1/16 Joshua Street, Goulburn as "ultra-modern living". Goulburn is a regional city rich in heritage, contemporary services and...
SCULPTURE Bermagui brings spirit, colour and passion to the Far South Coast
What's On
One of the region's most beloved and spectacular arts events will defy a dreadful summer to light up the Far South Coast for ten days this March. SCULPTURE Bermagui displays multiple artworks against a backdrop of forests, waterways and stunning headlands in the heart of the Far South Coast. There are also opening night celebrations, indoor exhibitions, artist talks, musical events and...
Neat cottage in Adaminaby for fishing or skiing holidays, investment or first-time buyer
Property
This 'neat as a pin' cottage in Adaminaby is the perfect property for those looking to downsize, or seeking a great holiday location to retreat to. Located on the Snowy Mountains Highway, deep in 'Man From Snowy River' country, Adaminaby is a small town in the Snowy Monaro LGA, 40 minutes drive north-west of Cooma, NSW. This historic town is...
Sculptors and ceramicists donate works to raise fire recovery funds
Arts & Culture
Ivy Hill Gallery's Curator Carolyn Killen is carefully unpacking beautiful ceramic works from 20 of Australia’s foremost ceramicists and sculptors. These special pieces have been donated for a fundraising effort to benefit the fire-affected South coast community. Many pieces are functional – vases, jugs, platters and bowls – but some are purely sculptural. All are delightful. Proceeds from the sale...
‘The Springs’ at Gundaroo is rural, well-watered and ready for your vision
Property
'The Springs' at 3138 Yass Road, Gundaroo, offered by Home by Holly, is a 120-acre property on gently rolling country, just 35 minutes from Canberra, and minutes from the heritage-listed Gundaroo village in the Yass Valley. It's a short trip to Sutton and Murrumbateman villages, and around 2.5 hours from Sydney. Gundaroo is a heritage-listed Southern Tablelands town with great...
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