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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Horse lovers home after Currowan flames but ready to go again
Community
After a week-and-a-half camping at the Batemans Bay Pony Club grounds, Makayla Good and her horses are home at North Batemans Bay. Makayla, her mum Donna and other family members are "pretty good, a bit tired of sleeping in a swag that's for sure!" The group have been camping out with their six horses, plus other animals evacuated from Nelligen...
Dealing with the fifth season: bushfires in Australia
Community
Yes, there is a fifth season in Australia. Hard to pin down, it can commence in August and can run into March. It's bushfire season, and it has its own set of particulars and character: dry conditions, loads of leaf litter and fuel, little rain, strong winds. Anytime from August onwards, during a dry spell, people start to get twitchy;...
Currowan bushfires: All hands and hearts on deck in Batemans Bay
News
The sense of solidarity started this morning at a Bermagui service station: "I'm in the Bermi rural brigade, in the strike team. I'm in this truck from Bega Control Centre heading to Cobargo for a 9:30 am briefing. Then we take the trucks up to the fire and go at it; leave the trucks there for the next crew." So...
All feathers, sequins and high heels: Prada’s Priscillas sashay to the Bega Valley
Arts & Culture
Coming to Bega for the first time, the fabulously flamboyant Prada’s Priscillas revue pays a spectacular tribute to Carlotta, the legendary 'Les Girls' revue, and the outback tour that became "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Get ready and get your tickets for an evening of sequins, eyelashes, legs and outrageousness, as Prada and Co sashay the Bega Civic Centre stage...
First Nations dancing as one, Yuin Nation gathers community
Community
Sunday (December 1) marked Australia's largest and most powerful healing corroboree in living history. Nation Dance called First Nations people together to dance at 1:00 pm, wherever they were across this wide continent. "Over 60 organised events took place across Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria and North America. Any Indigenous Australians in prisons across the nation were also permitted to dance...
There is room at this spectacular Inn for your passion and business acumen
Property
The Globe Inn, a spectacular, Georgian residence, is currently offered for sale by Naish Stormon of L J Hooker in Gungahlin. At $1,200,000, this functioning 'inn' at 70 Rossi Street, built around 1847, will impress with its sensitive renovation and high profits as an operating Bed and Breakfast, right in the heart of Yass. The Globe Inn is a top-rated B...
A momentous gathering of the Yuin Nation to heal country and spirit
News
Gulaga Mountain is the place of ancestral origin within the mythology of the Yuin People, she is the mother of Yuin Man, and many believe the mother of all man. This Sunday, December 1, Tilba Sportsground in the shadow of Gulaga, will be the setting for a historic gathering of the Yuin Nation, a bunaan, or corroboree, a coming together to...
Regional innovation acceleration leads to realisation – Witness the pitch this Thursday!
Economy
Over the past 12 weeks, a bunch of people with new and creative business ideas have been working hard to shape their enterprises – changing things up and around, reaching out to the community for customer validation, and working alongside experts and mentors. These are the current participants in the Bega Valley Innovation Hub’s iAccelerate Program. This Thursday (November 28)...
Ross Wilson added to Band Together 2 line up for Saturday
What's On
Get ready for this Saturday, as Australian music legends converge on the Wolumla Recreation Ground for the Band Together 2 Music Festival. In a last minute change to the lineup, nineties band Killing Heidi will no longer be able to make it to the Sapphire Coast, but Australian rock legend Ross Wilson has joined the sensational program. From Daddy Cool...
Protecting country, protecting culture – on show now at Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Arts & Culture
A stunning new exhibition has opened at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG), featuring some of Australia’s most important Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. 'Weapons for the Soldier' attempts to shed light on the forgotten stories of Indigenous men who have fought for their land and for Australia. Initiated by young men of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands, 'Weapons for the...
Imagine a most marvellous mansion, your dream house is here in Yass!
Property
They say to dream of living in mansions and palaces predicts increased opportunity in life. Also that you should look at areas of your life that have not been developed or explored – there is a sense of need for a 'project'. If that is the case for you, we present 1380 Cooks Hill Rd, Yass. Offered for auction on 7 December, this...
Intrepid explorers enjoy Eden’s fare, history and experiences from new Cruise Wharf
Economy
At 261 metres long, and 77,441 tonnes, the gleaming white Pacific Explorer is a mighty and impressive sight. Pulled alongside the new Eden Cruise Wharf she dwarfs the busy support boats and tugs around and under her. A $44 million project, fifteen years in the planning, the wharf extension commenced construction in 2017 and was completed in August this year....
A unique investment opportunity of historic proportions in Gundaroo
Property
Nestled in the wine region of the Southern Tablelands, the historic village of Gundaroo is just 29 km from the heart of Canberra, yet seems another world away. This beautifully preserved village, settled in 1825, boasts a unique facade of heritage buildings, wide, quiet streets and tranquil country surrounds. The Royal Hotel, Gundaroo was a traveller’s inn from the 1830s and...
The sculpture competition creating pride and community, and one very surprising garden
Arts & Culture
I am driving down a rugged dirt road into ‘Thubbul’, the coastal retreat of Australian architect Philip Cox’s family since the 1960s. Through the spotted gums I glimpse a number of intriguing pavilions and lily laden ponds among the bush and grasslands, the buildings almost invisible in the surrounding landscape which overlooks the Murrah lagoon. Philip Cox AO welcomes me,...
On a windy Remembrance Day we acknowledge foes past and present
Community
The recently completed Tathra Memorial has observed its first Remembrance Day service. Allen Collins of the RSL (NSW Branch) and Councillor Liz Seckold struggled to keep hold of their programs and hats, Mr Collins telling me “we are honoured to be holding the first service here at the beautiful new memorial". Wendy Elliott is playing the flute for the hymns today,...
Walgrove: your Yass river sanctuary in rollings green hills awaits
Property
Offered for sale by Belle Property Kingston, stunning 'Walgrove' privately occupies 9.2 Ha of improved pasture, highly fertile red soils and rolling, fully fenced paddocks, in the desirable Southern Tablelands region of NSW. Nestled within the Murrumbateman and Canberra Wine Regions and minutes from Yass township (8 km), this enclave at 16 Walgrove Road is a luscious, beautiful property with direct river...
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