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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Oyster bounty from South Coast waters unlikely to be affected by ash
Food & Wine
A layer of black ash from bushfires has settled on the far south coast, coating cars, gardens, streets, homes. It has been floating ominously on the surface of our oceans and settling slowly onto the seafloor. But it's not as bad as it looks. News from the NSW Food Authority's Shellfish Program, and feedback from many growers on our South...
Bega Evacuation Centres ready with donations, assistance, information
News
In preparation for tomorrow's extreme weather, people are flooding into the evacuation centres at the Bega Showground, the Recreation Grounds and Indoor Sports Stadium in Bega, Club Sapphire Merimbula and Berrambool Oval at Merimbula where there is power, food, water and mobile phone coverage.  Evacuation Centres are staffed by a range of support agencies on the ground to help evacuees...
Pictures from the bushfires north of Moruya, worried locals, forgotten houses
News
Under thick smoke, with flames visible to the left and right of George Bass Drive, we drove carefully to see if we could get through to Batemans Bay. In Broulee, at the Surf Club, we met a group of local heroes. Five-hundred people had been sheltering at the club and on the beach on New Year's Eve. Many were then...
Coming together to witness and wait in the wind, watching the fires from Moruya
Community
Driving north into Moruya on Monday afternoon against streams of cars with their headlights on, I could almost feel the roads closing like gates behind me. Loaded with holiday gear and heading south to Brown Mountain on the Snowy Mountains Highway, these escapees from the Batemans Bay fire areas would have found the highway closed to them. Bega and Merimbula...
Seven coffee stops from Batemans Bay to Broulee
Food & Wine
From Batemans Bay to Broulee, get off the highway this holiday season and explore some excellent joints serving great coffee and fabulous flavours on the Eurobodalla Coast. Support business owners on our battle-weary coast this Summer and you will be rewarded with quality food and drinks, wonderful service and appreciation. Lisa Herbert has been out and about ... again. Crumb...
Simply stunning, award winning and sustainable, a masterpiece in Merimbula
Property
Offered for sale at $1,225,000, 24 Hill Street is a thoroughly unique residence, designed by award-winning architect Clinton Murray. Built in 2001 as his family home, Murray called the building 'House for Pam'. "The title was well-considered, given my wife Pam could never quite comprehend why I hadn’t designed a house for our family," Mr Murray says. "It’s every architect’s...
The loneliness of the long distance paddler: Mel’s solo George Bass Challenge
Sport
Now in its 44th year, the gruelling George Bass Surfboat Marathon kicks off from Batemans Bay on 29 December. In what is hailed as the 'Longest, Toughest Surfboat Race in the World', competitors (both solo and in teams) will paddle and row their way from the Bay to Eden, over seven days (and seven legs), along 190 km of arguably the...
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...
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