About Max O'Driscoll

Max O'Driscoll is early in his journalism career having spent most of 2021 working with a local newspaper in the Yass Valley.

Originally from Melbourne, he is nearing completion of his double degree in Business and Media Communications at Monash University.

Max loves his sport, particularly AFL and cricket, and enjoys all types of music.

Want to get in touch? You can reach out to Max at [email protected]

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‘Booster Blitz’ in Wagga Wagga this Saturday as interval between COVID-19 shots reduced to three months
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital's vaccination clinic will host a 'Booster Blitz' this weekend (22 January) for anyone due for their third 'booster' dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. From Friday, 21 January, the suggested booster interval in NSW will be reduced to three months. This means anyone who had their second vaccination dose before 24 October, 2021, will be able to...
Major party candidates set for upcoming Bega by-election
After 17 years of Andrew Constance being the Member for Bega, the electorate on the NSW South Coast is preparing for a changing of the guard at the upcoming by-election, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 12 February, 2022. Former Eden-Monaro candidate Dr Fiona Kotvojs is the Liberal candidate looking to replace the outgoing Mr Constance. Well-known local obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Michael...
HumeLink and Tarago incinerator projects on agenda as Wendy Tuckerman meets energy commissioner
NSW Minister for Local Government and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman recently held a meeting with Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner Andrew Dyer. At the meeting, she aired several concerns raised by the community regarding the planning around energy projects within her electorate, including the Tarago waste-to-energy facility and the HumeLink project. In the case of the Tarago project, would-be nearby...
Queanbeyan councillor seeks Labor preselection for Monaro
Queanbeyan-Palerang Councillor Bryce Wilson has officially thrown his hat into the ring to be NSW Labor's candidate for the upcoming Monaro by-election following the abrupt departure of former Deputy Premier John Barilaro. Mr Barilaro held the Monaro seat from 2011 as a member of the National Party until he left parliament officially on 31 December 2021. Mr Wilson was Labor's...
Dallas Tout and Jenny McKinnon new respective Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Wagga Wagga City Council
The nine new councillors of Wagga Wagga City Council have elected their new Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Longstanding Deputy Mayor Dallas Tout has been elected into the top job as Wagga Wagga City Council Mayor. Jenny McKinnon will join him as new Deputy Mayor. Dan Hayes was the only other contestant in both votes. Councillors voted 7-2 in favour of...
Bega Valley Shire Council issues boil-water notice from Brogo to Bermagui
The combination of heavy rainfall and summer visitors to southeast NSW has led to Bega Valley Shire Council issuing a boil-water notice for users connected to the Brogo-Bermagui water supply. Boiling water before use for drinking, food preparation, teeth cleaning and ice-making is now considered essential for water users in Quaama, Cobargo, Bermagui, Beauty Point, Fairhaven, Wallaga Lake, Wallaga Lake Heights,...
Heritage verandah to be removed from iconic Commercial Hotel in Yass
The Commercial Hotel has a storied history in Yass which spans more than 170 years. However, it has been left to go derelict since its last beers were poured in 2005, and now new owner Andrew Turnbull will be required to remove the venue's iconic front verandah. Yass Valley Council has announced it will be forcing the new owners of...
Lowest rate rise cap in 20 years puts added pressure on councils
A decision to cap next financial year's rate rises at the lowest level in 20 years has been described as a "devastating blow" to local councils in regional NSW. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has set the rate cap at a baseline of 0.7 per cent - less than half the previous lowest cap of 1.5 per cent. Tribunal...
Footy superfan to ditch famous lime green suit for exhibition celebrating 40 years of the Canberra Raiders
He's a man who has gone above and beyond for the Canberra Raiders time and time again, and 2022 will be no different for 'The Lime Green Suit Guy' Christopher Veilands, who is set to donate his beloved green suit to help celebrate 40 years of the NRL club. The Canberra Museum + Gallery will hold a special exhibition, 'Canberra Raiders:...
11 years on, work begins on Batemans Bay coastal walking trail
The concept plan for the Batemans Bay Coastal Headlands Walking Trail was originally prepared in 2010 - 11 years later, official on-the-ground work has begun. The 14.5 kilometre walking trail runs on beaches and headlands from Batehaven's Observation Point south to McKenzies Beach. Work began with the upgrading of some fairly rough and ready stairs at Casey's Beach. A majority...
Three boys taking on Mount Kosciuszko for improved maternity services in regional NSW, in honour of a mum and an aunty
It's a tragic story beyond the worst nightmares of most people. Three days after the birth of her third child in December 2020, Torie Finnane passed away after contracting bacterial meningitis. Her husband Liam Finnane was left with three kids to look after as he battled to deal with the loss himself. Family, which are spread across NSW, rallied to...
Perrottet welcomes Tuckerman and Cooke to new-look cabinet
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has been promoted to the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet's new cabinet as the Minister for Local Government. Ms Tuckerman takes over from the outgoing Shelley Hancock who served in the role since April 2019. Ms Hancock cited struggling to come to terms with the departure of former Premier Gladys Berejiklian as a major reason for...
‘Most Australian video ever’: Good Hope camping trip gone horribly wrong
It's been dubbed by some the 'most Australian video ever'. As wild storms wreaked havoc across NSW and the ACT on Saturday, there were plenty of people across the region trapped in precarious positions, including a group of campers in Good Hope, just outside Yass. "We just managed to get in and cooked up a bit of dinner, and then...
Heritage NSW takes action against Kenmore Hospital owners over ‘reprehensible lack of care’
The large fire at the Kenmore Psychiatric Hospital building in mid-October may prove to be the final straw for its owners, with Heritage NSW this week enacting urgent legal action following ongoing calls from the community to ensure its protection. Having already watched as the St John's Orphanage building in Goulburn deteriorated to a state of disrepair, the community is...
Dalton’s Royal Hotel to reopen after a two-year break between drinks
What is a country town without its pub? While all country towns have their own unique makeup, there is one thing that unites them all - a love of their local. In the Southern Tablelands community of Dalton, the town has been without a pub for the better part of two years. That is all set to change this Saturday...
Swim club welcomes news of Goulburn Aquatic and Leisure Centre’s March opening
Goulburn region swimmers rejoice!  The long-awaited aquatic and leisure centre redevelopment in Goulburn is set to open in early 2022, with work on the $30 million project already beginning to wind down. Guests have been treated to a sneak peek inside the new development and were made aware of the projected 25 March opening date. "It's been a long time...