About Michael Weaver

Michael Weaver is a journalist of more than 25 years. He hails from the NSW north coast, and after studying in Canberra and working as a sports journalist on the NSW south coast, he now proudly calls Queanbeyan home.

Michael has worked for several Federal Government agencies as a journalist, media liaison officer and web content writer. He also runs a freelance writing service for businesses who want to be worthy of their words. Michael is passionate about the local community and can also be found playing bass with bands in local venues. As a proud lefty, he also thinks Paul McCartney is still cool.

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Canberra comes to the rescue for Braidwood’s water supply
Braidwood's dwindling water supply is safe, for now. Following a request from Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC), the ACT Government and Icon Water will provide temporary water relief after the town’s water supply all but dried-up following bushfires in the region. The initial supplies of water to Braidwood will come from Bungendore and then Queanbeyan under a bulk water agreement with the ACT. QPRC...
NSW Premier appoints John Barilaro to lead disaster recovery
John Barilaro will be the minister responsible for disaster recovery, leading recovery efforts following the bushfires across NSW. Mr Barilaro is also the NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW and Member for Monaro. He was tasked by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to ensure communities impacted by bushfires recover and rebuild as quickly as possible. Mr Barilaro told Region Media the...
Man charged after alleged theft of caravan at Mogo
The caravan that was allegedly stolen from Batemans Bay and found at Mogo. Photo: FacebookA 52-year-old man will face court today (15 January) after a caravan allegedly stolen from a property south of Batemans Bay was recovered at Mogo yesterday. On Saturday, 11 January, a homeowner returned to their property south of Batemans Bay after bushfires affected the area and...
Rain, rain coming our way
Fingers are being crossed all across the south-east NSW region for predicted rainfall this week. And it's not just firefighters who are sending good vibes to the weather gods. "If this rainfall forecast comes to fruition then this will be all of our Christmas, birthday, engagement, anniversary, wedding and graduation presents rolled into one," the NSW Rural Fire Service said via...
Kings Highway reopening a boost for South Coast
The Kings Highway between Braidwood and Batemans Bay has reopened. It's been permanently closed since 30 December, after being closed intermittently since the end of November when the North Black Range/Palerang fire first took hold. The reopening of the most direct link between Canberra and the South Coast comes after crews worked around the clock to repair damage caused by devastating bushfires....
Deflated ending to lengthy police chase near Goulburn
NSW Police officers deployed tyre deflation devices to stop two women in a police pursuit that traversed almost 40 km in an allegedly stolen vehicle. One woman has been charged after a lengthy and high-speed pursuit from Goulburn to Collector on Sunday, 12 January. At about 8:30 am, officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command detected a Kia Cerato hatchback travelling southbound...
One man dead, one under guard in hospital after stabbing near Yass
A man is dead and another is under police guard after a fight west of Yass this morning. Emergency services were called to a property on Glenroy Road at Good Hope, 20 km south-west of Yass, at about 2:45 am this morning (13 January), and found a man suffering a stab wound. He died at the scene. A second man...
Preparation the key as South Coast braces for extreme fire danger
https://www.facebook.com/Breaking247/videos/579539222901840 https://www.facebook.com/Breaking247/videos/498753254112862 NSW South Coast residents are being urged to prepare for extreme fire conditions on Friday (10 January) and Eurobodalla residents living outside the main town centres of Narooma, Moruya, Tuross and Batemans Bay are asked to standby and be ready to relocate if asked. "This includes residents living near bush on the outer fringes of main towns," said NSW...
South Coast residents warned conditions are set to worsen
South Coast residents are once again being warned to prepare for the worst ahead of deteriorating fire conditions this Friday. The news was delivered at a community meeting at the Moruya Golf Club today (8 January), addressed by the Eurobodalla Shire Council (ESC) Mayor Liz Innes, RFS Deputy Incident Controller Captain David Ormsby and ESC Local Emergency Management Officer Warren Sharpe....
Freshwater fish study a ‘wake-up call’ for threatened species
University of Canberra Associate Professor Mark Lintermans is rescuing the endangered southern pygmy perch, a fish species less than five centimetres in length. While the deaths of many thousands of larger fish in the Murray-Darling Basin made headlines earlier last year, Associate Professor Lintermans has been wading through creeks and rivers studying Australian freshwater fish that are threatened with extinction...
Word of the year gives ‘voice’ to Indigenous understanding
While fish kills, climate emergencies and influencers have influenced people's conversation in 2019, the word voice has been given the nod by the nation’s premier word watchers as Australia's word of the year. Each year the Australian National Dictionary Centre, based at the Australian National University, picks a word or expression that has gained prominence in the national conversation during the last...
Communities waiting, watching and preparing
As communities in the NSW South-East wait and watch for what the next two days will bring, here is our update of the current information in the ACT and surrounds. A state of alert has been issued in the ACT. There are no fires burning in the ACT as at 1:00 pm, 3 January 2020. The state of alert recognises...
Canberra on high alert as South Coast bushfire crisis deepens
A state of alert in the ACT has been issued by the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) this afternoon (2 January). The ESA commissioner and emergency controller in the ACT, Georgeina Whelan, said the state of alert has been issued ahead of worsening fire conditions expected on Saturday. "We're asking people to be alert but not alarmed as the situation unfolds...
Evacuations begin as south coast residents choose to stay or go
"I don't know what to do, I feel like I might be making a mistake, but that's better than making the mistake of staying," says a Moruya Heads resident as she heads south to make her way to Canberra this morning (2 January). This comment sums up the thoughts of many who are today choosing whether to stay or go...
Mint celebrates spooks and spies with secret-message coin
The Royal Australian Mint has commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) with a specially minted 50-cent coin that includes an encrypted message. The competition, Coincryption, saw more than 1000 entries from the Australian public and coin collectors. The winner, Andrew Olsson from Queensland, not only decrypted the message but then he had to be drawn out of...
NSW south coast in mourning after horrific end to the year
As the Far South Coast begins to put together the pieces of a horrific end to 2019, the two men who died while trying to save their house west of Cobargo have been named. Father and son Robert Salway, 63, and Patrick Salway, 29, were prominent members of the Bega showjumping community. They died in the blaze as they stayed...