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https://vimeo.com/230550888 Gabrielle Powell is one of those familiar faces around Bega, but she has just had an experience that took her way beyond her Pedan Street base. For almost 11 years Gabrielle has been the manager of the town’s Women’s Resource Centre. With long service leave in her sails, Gabrielle took off for Malawi in South East Africa, a country...
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Soil collected from sixty-five war memorials across South East New South Wales will be featured in a new state memorial honouring First World War veterans and their hometowns. The Office of Veterans Affairs is overseeing the program, which is collecting soil from almost 1,700 WW1 enlistment locations for an art installation in what will be known as the Hall of...
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Twenty-four Japanese drums hand crafted in the salty air of Tathra are being delivered to Western New South Wales today. "We often stop work to watch whales breach and blow their spray," Luke Hamilton says. Luke and Chris Korvin are both drummers with the Bega Valley based Stonewave Taiko but have branched out to create their own taiko making business....
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High school students from Cooma have combined with a locally based, online fashion house in a colourful approach to tackling family violence. The idea of a workplace 'Colourathon' is being trialed at Birdsnest in Cooma, with female students from Monaro High School preparing to launch the idea nationally in November. New 'Colourathon for Corporates' kits come packed with everything a business...
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I wake before 6am to the sounds of the Sisters and the congregation singing during early morning prayers. The beauty of their voices and harmonies is mesmerising, an absolute joy to experience... The day dawns overcast, hot & sticky. The temperature hovers around 34 degrees during the day dipping to just 24 overnight. So I have no complaint about the...
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News this week that Aboriginal people reached Australia at least 65,000 years ago won't come as a surprise to those who saw Mallacoota based writer Bruce Pascoe speak in Moruya last April. Research out of new excavations of a rock shelter at the base of the Arnhem Land escarpment in the Northern Territory has pushed back estimates of human arrival on...
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The 'Festival of Daring Possibilities' at the Funhouse in Bega has asked people to think big and solicited ideas that lead to new solutions and attitudes. In stimulating the discussion, Funhouse founder, Cayce Hill said, "It's the people not like us that make us grow." Cayce urging her audience of 30 people or more to inspire each other with their...
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The Air North flight from Darwin to Dili can take 76 passengers and it’s a full house. Two Australian school groups and their teachers, all bubbling with excitement for the adventure that lies ahead. One group is bearing gifts of ukuleles, fourteen in all. I imagine a Timorese ukulele orchestra in the making. We land in Dili a little after...
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Welcome to About Regional – a new place for the stories of South East NSW. This podcast is brought to you by Julie Rutherford Real Estate at Bermagui, Doug Reckord, Wendy Gorton and Shan Watts – thanks for your support. About Regional Memberships are now open and come packed with perks! Charly Thorn is the talk of the town, not...
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An open forum later this month is looking to find a local perspective and relevance around ‘Feminism in the 21st Century’. It's a topic that I instinctively pull away from but strangely am drawn to at the same time. The women who lead these discussions continue to throw up modern experiences I struggle to identify with but none the less...
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Batemans Bay's seaside location is guiding a vision for the town's future, with the Business and Tourism Chamber inspiring a plan that includes floating pontoons in the CBD and a pier off Hanging Rock for cruise ships to pull up alongside. Lead by newish president David Maclachlan, the Chamber is making the most of the State Government's pitch for big ideas that...
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The new owner of the River Cottage Australia property at Central Tilba on the New South Wales Far South Coast is a 36-year-old single builder from Sydney looking for a place to put roots down and call home. Tristan Diethelm says he is comfortable with the price he paid for the famous TV set but wouldn't reveal the final figure....
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Tim Holt has been a passionate advocate for the people of Timor Leste (East Timor) since before I knew him. Tim and I share a love and skill for radio and worked together at ABC South East for nine years until Tim's 'retirement' at Christmas in 2015. Between 8:30 and 11:00am five days a week, Tim served up a dynamic...
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Bushland on the Bermagui River has been the setting for an artistic collaboration between local teens and two of Australia's most talented people. Thelma Plum and Jean-Paul (JP) Fung last week led 16 senior students from Bega, Narooma, and Eden High Schools in a two-day music and song retreat at The Crossing. Thelma is an Indigenous singer-songwriter from northern New South Walse,...
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Refugee Week is being marked around the region, the theme is a clever play on words borrowed from our national anthem - “With courage let us all combine.” The aim of the week is to celebrate the contribution refugees make to Australian society and to ultimately build a better understanding between different communities. A range of cultural, social, and advocacy...
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Class five at Mumbulla School in Bega played host to a star from their alumni today (June 14, 2017) ahead of a big gig at the school on Saturday night. https://vimeo.com/221558093 Over the next week, Daniel Champagne will also play in Braidwood, Jindabyne, Nowra, Canberra, and Sydney, check his website for ticket info. Thanks for tuning in, the craft of video editing is new,...
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