Three Billboards outside Narooma, New South Wales
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Inspired by an Academy Award-winning movie, Narooma's Peter Russell has taken a stand against the Adani coal mine planned for Central Queensland. The "three billboards" on the northern side of Wagonga Inlet will come down this week seven weeks after they first went up. Mr Russell hopes his message has left a mark on the thousands of motorists that have...
Home-grown theatre export heads to US
Arts & Culture
Australia’s oldest running Theatre Company, Goulburn’s Lieder Theatre is packing its bags for Venice, Florida, taking its dynamic production Monochrome to the American Association of Community Theatre’s (AACT) WorldFest this month. One of 15 shows from 14 countries, Monochrome will be performed on the festival’s mainstage, representing Australia’s independent community theatre. Local audiences will have a chance to watch the...
One high country meets another – The spark of artist Pauline Coxon
Arts & Culture
Pauline Coxon is a Biripi woman living on Ngarigo Country. "Life brought me down this way six years ago and I've gone along with the flow," she says. "Ngarigo Country is a very special place in the world, this area has touched my heart and soul." It's a sentiment that is reflected in Pauline's artworks, which are a mix of traditional...
Band Together rocks Tathra, Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge bushfire recovery
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An extraordinary chapter has been written in the recovery story for the Tathra, Reedy Swamp and Vimy Ridge communities. Close to 4,000 people packed the Sapphire Coast Turf Club yesterday and relished the spark delivered by a mix of performers across three stages. Talk of this day first started to bubble on social media less than 24 hours after 65 homes were...
Planning for Batemans Bay Aquatic and Cultural Centre advances
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Geotechnical surveys at Mackay Park have begun as a final design for the much anticipated Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre moves forward. Batemans Bay residents and visitors might notice equipment on site for the next two weeks as Mogo-based Sea to Summit Drilling conducts borehole testing to assess ground conditions. The work is being overseen by the...
Mini “Vivid” light show starts Reconciliation Week in Moruya
Arts & Culture
While Sydney stops for the annual Vivid Festival 303km south Moruya is gearing up for a light show of its own. An innovative digital exhibition featuring local Aboriginal artworks will be projected onto the front of Eurobodalla Shire Council’s HQ every night during Reconciliation Week. Aside from captivating local art, this Friday (May 25) night's launch of the 'Yuin Country: Art and Land...
Mulga Bill’s Bicycle points the way for Snowy Mountain’s Brumby management
Environment
When it comes to the poetry of Banjo Paterson I am more 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' than 'Man From Snowy River'. Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze; He turned away the good old horse that served him many days; He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen; He hurried off to town and bought a...
Narooma Busking Championship this weekend – last minute entries open
What's On
  Last minute entries for the Narooma Busking Championship are being taken with organisers keen to fill the town with music and performance on Saturday, May 26. Around 55 entries have already rolled in from across South East NSW and beyond including Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong, and Victoria. Busking co-ordinator Sandra Doyle says, "Narooma will again buzz from the Plaza to...
Costa Georgiadis launches community garden in NSW Southern Tablelands – and treasures a spud that looks just like him
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Being called a potato head is not exactly something people generally take kindly to. But a decorated potato resembling Costa Georgiadis’ head delighted the ABC gardening celebrity at Crookwell’s eighth potato festival on Saturday. Costa was on hand to take part in cooking demonstrations at the annual event in the NSW Southern Tablelands, facilitate a kid’s workshop, open a community...
Tathra bush fire concert a sellout, 4,000 people to attend
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The Band Together concert is on track to raise $250,000 for Tathra and surrounds following the bushfires of March 18. Ticket sales have been stopped with organisers calling "sold out" last night (May 16) on social media. Around 4,000 people will pack into the Sapphire Coast Turf Club on Saturday, May 26 for what promises to be the biggest event...
Bega adds accessibility to World Environment Day activism
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A passionate outdoor enthusiast keen for people of all abilities to have opportunities in nature will deliver the World Environment Day address in Bega. Bournda Environmental Education Centre has been hosting the dinner to celebrate the United Nations sanctioned day for the last 41 years. Previous speakers at the Bega event include former NSW Premier, Bob Carr, Dr John Merso,...
Wet, wild, cold weekend in South East NSW captured in photos
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What a weekend in South East NSW, the strangely warm days of April were blown away by a polar cold front we'd been warned about for since Wednesday. Rain, snow, big seas, and strong winds had their influence on what we did and didn't do. Some welcomed nature's surge and got out in it, energised by the power on display...
FAME – The Musical will have audiences dancing in the aisles
Arts & Culture
It's the song that makes you want to live forever and now a group of talented Canberrans will make you belt out the tune while dancing in the aisles of The Q this weekend. Based on the beloved TV show and motion picture FAME – The Musical tells the story of the illustrious High School of Performing Arts in New York...
A June long weekend in the snow with Dan Sultan at Perisher’s Peak Music Festival
Arts & Culture
The hugely prolific Dan Sultan leads a stacked lineup announcement, with what looks set to be a highlight performance on the Saturday night. Women lead the charge elsewhere on the program, with the decidedly indie Sahara Beck and guitar band Hussy Hicks heading up Sunday and Monday nights respectively. Cross-state collective Haiku Hands are the do-not-miss act of the weekend,...
Peter’s talent one of many to flow through Eurobodalla River of Art
Arts & Culture
A Moruya photographer who confesses to once being a "little kid who wasted film" will take centre stage at the Eurobodalla River of Art Festival. The work and growing talent of Peter Vassallo will be on show at the Dr Mackay Centre in Moruya, with visitors treated to Peter's stunning portraits of twenty local personalities. The faces staring back include...
Everything you need to know about the Narooma Oyster Festival
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Oyster lovers, fine foodies and many families from Sydney, Canberra, and south-east NSW will head to the annual Narooma Oyster Festival this weekend. The Festival launches on Friday (4 May) afternoon at 4:30 pm with a free family concert featuring the Steve Edmonds Band, a freestyle motocross display, climaxing with fantastic fireworks at 8 pm. Saturday’s Festival starts at 10 am. The Narooma Oyster...
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