About Lachlan Roberts

This Canberra born and bred journalist sits on a variety of sidelines, keen to reflect the depth of local and regional sport.

When he isn’t cheering on the Raiders, Liverpool, or Essendon, Lachlan loves to investigate, write, listen and analyse.

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Goulburn community encouraged to get on board new bus service to Canberra
News
NSW TrainLink is trialling a new day return coach service between Goulburn and Canberra, providing a fully accessible service for customers travelling to Canberra’s CBD, local hospitals and Queanbeyan. The trial started on Monday (10 September) and will operate for up to six months with new times to complement the existing train service. The trials will provide convenient day return...
66-year-old mother charged with manslaughter after son dies from stab wound
News
A 66-year-old mother has been charged with manslaughter after her 27-year-old son died from a stab wound in an incident on the NSW South Coast overnight. Around 9:20 pm yesterday (10 September), police and emergency services were called to the Sanctuary Point home after reports of a stabbing. On arrival, officers found the man suffering from a single stab wound to...
Construction of $3.7m ambulance station in Yass underway
News
The construction of the new ambulance station in Yass has begun after a sod turning ceremony last week. The new station, which is estimated to cost $3.7 million and located adjacent to the Yass Hospital on Meehan Street, will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to meet the current and future patient demand for emergency medical care in Yass and the surrounding...
Spring back into action with ‘Reboot in Bermagui’
Community
Do you know there is a long weekend creeping up? Maybe you are so busy at work that you forgot. Well, if you're looking to rejuvenate and reboot during the long weekend, Bermagui might be just the place for you. Now in its fifth year, the annual ReBoot in Bermagui is a chance to refresh, re-energise and try out some new activities...
Bega Valley stars to dance the night away for cancer fundraiser
Arts & Culture
Nine Bega Valley community members are dusting off their dancing shoes and will bust a groove on stage to raise funds for Cancer Council NSW. For the third annual fundraising event Stars of Bega Valley Dance for Cancer, each local ‘star’ is partnered with a local professional dance instructor to perform a dance routine, competing for the judges and audience’s votes...
Dogs day out in the snow returns to Corin Forest
What's On
If you love dogs and the snow – then your day is about to be made. Dogs day out in the snow returns to Corin Forest for the next two weekends, giving dog lovers far and wide and their furry four-legged canine friends a chance to enjoy the wonders of the snow in three sessions across each day of the...
Missing 84-year-old Cooma man found
News
Police have found missing 84-year-old Richard Karpinski after he disappeared from his home two days ago. Around midday on Thursday (6 September), Mr Karpinski was located by searching personnel. He is currently on his way to Cooma hospital for a check-up. Mr Kapinski was last seen on Tuesday afternoon around 4 pm (4 September) walking towards the bush near his home...
Calling all LEGO fans! See epic exhibition ‘Brickman Experience’ in Canberra these school holidays
What's On
LEGO fans from across the region will converge on Canberra during the upcoming school holidays to check out the epic Brickman Experience, one of the largest touring exhibitions of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Made with more than five million LEGO bricks, the epic exhibition will showcase some of the world’s largest and most detailed LEGO models including one of...
Man approaches 5-year-old girl outside Queanbeyan school
News
Police are appealing to the community for information after a child was approached outside a school in Queanbeyan on Monday afternoon (3 September). Around 3:15 pm, a man approached a five-year-old girl at a bus stop outside a school on Alanbar Street. The man spoke to her but did not touch her. When the girl’s mother saw the incident and...
Police continue search for missing 84-year-old Cooma man
News
Police are continuing their search for a missing 84-year-old Cooma man who was last seen walking towards the bush near his home yesterday afternoon (4 September). Shortly before 4 pm, officers from Monaro Police District were called after Richard Karpinski was reported missing from his home on Bobeyan Road at Shannons Flat. An overnight search involving police, SES, RFS, a rescue...
Site selected for Queanbeyan’s new school for special needs students
News
Children with disabilities from Queanbeyan and the surrounding NSW region will no longer need to travel to Canberra to attend specialist schools, as plans are currently underway for a new special needs school in Queanbeyan, due for completion in 2020. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Minister for Education Rob Stokes have unveiled...
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service releases free app to improve park experience
Community
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has released a new, free mobile app, providing park visitors with information and maps at their fingertips to help improve their park experience. With information on over 225 national parks and hundreds of things to see, do, and places to stay, it's the ultimate NSW parks guide for your phone. The NSW National Parks...
Canberra Raiders taking footy to the country with NRL matches to be played in Wagga Wagga
Sport
The Canberra Raiders have signed a two-year deal with the Wagga Wagga City Council to bring NRL matches to the City of Good Sports as the Raiders look to reconnect with regional fan bases. The Green Machine has agreed to play a match in Wagga Wagga during the 2019 and 2020 season and will still play 11 matches at GIO Stadium...
Police say Phoenix was found in remote NSW bushland with no water or warm clothing
News
ACT Policing has revealed six-year-old Phoenix Mapham, who was missing for more than a week, was found with his mother in remote New South Wales bushland with no water, warm clothing or shelter. Police said they found Phoenix Mapham and his 36-year-old mother Tessa Woodcock yesterday (30 August) in the Tallaganda National Park on foot, with no nearby tent or car,...
Mother doesn’t have custody of missing six-year-old boy, police go to Amber Alert
News
Police are urgently calling for the public's help as they continue their search for a missing six-year-old boy last seen in Canberra last week. Phoenix Mapham was last seen in Hickey Court, Weston Creek around 1:30 pm last Thursday (23 August) in a white 1999 Holden Vectra sedan (registration YAU56P) driven by a woman believed to be his mother, Tessa Woodcock....
Police still searching for missing six-year-old believed to be on the South Coast
News
Police are still searching for a missing six-year-old boy last seen in Canberra on Thursday afternoon (23 August) and believe he may be in the NSW's South Coast region. Phoenix Mapham was last seen in Hickey Court, Weston Creek around 1:30 pm last week in a white 1999 Holden Vectra sedan (registration YAU56P) driven by a woman believed to be his...
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