Arts & Culture

Toad and Mandy not the only locals to shine on House Rules
Property
A cheer to rival a 'Blues' State of Origin win went up around the Bega Valley last night as the region rejoiced in the success of Toad and Mandy in Channel Seven's hit show - House Rules. Home for the couple and their 18-month-old twins, Lenny and Layla, was a 150-year-old run-down inn on a dairy farm at Candelo. Before...
Diversity can help rural and regional communities prosper
Community
While the Turnbull Government considers new rules to settle migrants into rural areas, Goulburn’s multicultural population is demonstrating that immigration can boost local economies, address skill shortages and bring new cultural experiences to rural Australia. An annual multicultural festival held in Goulburn’s historic Belmore Park is drawing a growing audience, and other cultural events such as the upcoming Onam (Hindi)...
Eurobodalla and Bega Valley police car gets Aboriginal make over
News
Far South Coast Police have taken delivery of perhaps the best-looking highway patrol car in the fleet. In the spirit of positive community engagement, the NSW Police Force has applied an indigenous theme to two of their Traffic & Highway Patrol Command vehicles. The two vehicles are currently based in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley and the Orana Mid-Western Police District....
Cooma Car Club opens the Don Bottom Memorial Shed
Community
One of the Monaro's busiest and most interesting community organisations is celebrating the completion of a milestone. Cooma Car Club has opened the Don Bottom Memorial Shed, a stand-alone colour bond shed at the northern end of their existing Museum. Members hope the Memorial Shed is a fitting way of remembering Don Bottom, a long-standing Car Club member and benefactor....
Grants available to preserve Eurobodalla history – applications close soon
Community
The owners of Juela, a quaint little jewellery studio located in the heart of picturesque Mogo just 10 minutes south of Batemans Bay, were keen to retain the rustic charm of their showroom and workshop but recognised the roof of their building desperately needed fixing. Deb Gough and Bloss Theodore knew replacing the roof of their historic 100+-year-old building was an intimidating...
The Festival of Open Minds, highlighting personal stories and knowledge for change
What's On
Momentum around The Festival of Open Minds is building as people from near and far snap up the early bird discount and get ready to take part in this day of ideas and discussion. On Saturday, September 1, the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre will buzz with personal stories and the wisdom and knowledge of experts - speakers who will inspire your...
Buy a bit of Batemans Bay Bowlo – online auction starts today
News
Fancy owning a piece of the old Batemans Bay Bowling Club? Equipment and furniture from the closed facility is up for auction starting today (July 25)! Eurobodalla Shire Council has engaged experienced government auctioneer Grays Online to run the sale. Items on offer include furniture, catering equipment, bar fixtures, and fittings, as well as audio and lighting. Council says objects...
The ‘almost full’ program for Bega’s Festival of Open Minds – Sept 1
What's On
Spring in South East NSW starts with a day of ideas and discussion; About Regional presents – The Festival of Open Minds on Saturday, September 1, 9:30 am to 5 pm at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. This day-long event features personal stories and the experience of experts in their field, people from near and far who will inspire your thinking and 'open...
‘Queer Eye’ leaves its mark on Yass and you can follow the trail
Community
The 'Fab Five' have swapped Kansas City, in Missouri USA for a country community at the bottom of the world just 56 minutes north-west of Canberra as excitement builds around season three of their hit Netflix series. In the last week, 'Queer Eye' has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards including best reality program, casting, picture editing, and cinematography. The makeover show...
OMG! – check out the new look Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Arts & Culture
Architectural concept plans for the new Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) have been released providing a glimpse into the future, plans that will transform the current site in Bega into a purpose-built world-class space. The plan prepared by Melbourne's Sibling Architecture forms a key component in the project's Development Application that will be lodged soon, a significant milestone in the...
Big plans for ‘Birdsnest’ to be even more of a Cooma destination
News
Cooma fashion house Birdsnest is swooning on the back of their Canberra launch last week, building momentum for the online retailers next big thing. 'Big Bird' Jane Cay says the response from Canberrans has been enormous. "Canberra is very close to our heart, we have great support from the ACT through our online store and customers who drive to our...
Hugh Mackay in Bega for The Festival of Open Minds
What's On
Australia’s most respected and experienced social researcher, Hugh Mackay, believes something is wrong with our nation and in the lives of its citizens, and he is coming to Bega to explain what and why, but more importantly how he thinks we can change. For his new book, 'Australia Reimagined', Mr Mackay drew on his 50 years’ experience of listening to Australians and watching...
From Braidwood to Hollywood for stuntman Harley Durst
Arts & Culture
He has been a part of many of the stand-out action-packed international movie scenes for ten years and even more Australian dramas, but the name Harley Durst won’t register with many moviegoers. Harley is a stuntman – and one of the best. Harley’s list of credits includes the latest Star Wars film Solo: A Star Wars Story, where he was cast...
Get your brain and heart ready for the Festival of Open Minds
What's On
As winter turns to spring South East NSW will gather for a conversation about change. About Regional presents - The Festival of Open Minds on Saturday, September 1 at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. This day-long event will inspire your toolkit for change, with ideas and stories that promise to be out of the box. Whether we like it or...
Balkan Elvis is in the building and ready to deliver some Eastern Bloc Rock
Arts & Culture
Said to be a molotov cocktail of entertainment, ‘The Balkan Elvis: Eastern Bloc Rock’ is hitting the stage at the Canberra Theatre Centre for one night only this Thursday (July 5). Part road trip, part redemption tale, part rock’n’roll musical, it follows the exploits of Johnny Presley, the Balkan Elvis, as he searches for love, fame and fortune behind the...
Announcing Australia’s newest Aboriginal Festival – Giiyong at Eden
Arts & Culture
The inaugural Giiyong Festival on September 22 will be a celebration of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture, and a unique event for South East NSW. Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council and South East Arts are working together to present this one-day multi-arts festival at Jigamy, just north of Eden. Giiyong will be the first event of its...
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