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How the iconic tin candle put Quandialla on the map
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The small country village of Quandialla, in the NSW Central West, is famous for its candles. They are the village's most searched for item on Google, before the school, pub and hospital. Quandialla Candle Company's success can be attributed to Sarah Ryan. But even though she was born near the village, she wasn't born into candlemaking. The former high school...
Take a closer look to discover the hidden retail treasures of Yass
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It’s little wonder that talented women such as Margot Shannon and Kate Lenehan, of Yass, created spaces that have moved well beyond their brief as shops. Their businesses - one a cornerstone of the town’s main street that recently moved into larger premises and the other something completely new - are brimming with well-travelled homewares and gifts that each tell...
An Insider’s Guide to Queanbeyan
Community
Queanbeyan is undergoing a renaissance, with a vibrant $74 million civic and cultural precinct on the way, a thriving arts and entertainment scene and heritage buildings getting a new lease on life as exhibition and community spaces. But the beating heart of the city remains its community spirit, say those who know it better than most. The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council...
Fresh food films boost regional producers across the South East
Food & Wine
How do you keep regional tourism dollars rolling in and support local producers when nobody can leave home for months at a time? It's been a major challenge for many growers and makers across Southern NSW as COVID-19 gripped the community, stifled the market and prevented regional producers from attending international trade fairs and networking events. Some lateral thinking has resulted...
Back to the future for arcade game lovers in southern NSW
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Greg Appleton is obsessed with video games thanks to Sega's Top Skater arcade game which was once a prime attraction at Belconnen Mall. Living in Canberra as students at the time, Mr Appleton and his wife spent what little money they had on watching movies and playing Belconnen's popular game. Fast forward 20 years, Mr Appleton had purchased that very...
Go wild on the South Coast these school holidays
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School holidays on the NSW South Coast just got a little wild, with Mogo Wildlife Park launching a new visitor experience. Just over a year after the Black Summer bushfire crisis devastated the region, the wildlife park has launched a bespoke camping option, Camping at Mogo, for visitors and locals. The all-inclusive package includes tents, beds, meals and a group...
Hot in the country: Sink into serenity at Jugiong’s state-of-the-art spa
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Any woman would be impressed when scrolling through Parlour J’s Instagram page. Beautiful, clean photos ooze serenity and showcase the facial, massage, eyebrow and nail treatments on offer at the new spa in the regional NSW town of Jugiong. This is a credit to owner Emma Graham, who was working as a marketing professional in Sydney, managing AMP Capital’s Australian...
Andy Johns’ people-first approach gives Corrigans Cove Resort fresh appeal
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When you meet Andy Johns, it only takes a nanosecond to get that he loves people. So, it's no surprise that from a very young age, Andy was determined to pursue a career in hospitality and hotels. Today that determination sees him at the 4.5-star Corrigans Cove Resort in Batemans Bay - a premium venue that’s a favourite with Canberra clients...
The Best Doctors In Batemans Bay
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Nothing is more important than your and your family’s health. Whether you’re suffering from the common cold, an ear infection, or something more serious, it’s essential that you have a trusted doctor to turn to. To help you find a medical professional that you can rely on, we consulted Batemans Bay locals and asked them to share their experience with...
The Best Doctors In Jindabyne
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Your family’s health is of paramount importance. Whether you're heading in for your yearly check-up, renewing your prescription, or investigating a pesky sore throat, you need a medical professional that you can trust. To help you find the best doctor in the Jindabyne region for you and your family, we conducted a bit of local research. After chatting with Jindabyne...
The Best Painters In Jindabyne
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Your home is one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your lifetime. So, when it comes to investing in a team of painters to freshen up your interior or exterior, you only want the very best in the business. We understand. And that's why we asked Jindabyne locals to share their experience with painters in the region. Now,...
The Best Pest Controllers In Jindabyne
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Bugs, rodents, and other creepy crawlies can wreak havoc on your home. If your property is due for a pest inspection, or you suspect that you're sharing your home with unwelcome visitors, it may be time to contact a reliable, experienced, and trustworthy pest controller in Jindabyne. We conducted a little local research and have come up with this list...
Riverina and SW Slopes hospitals to welcome new blood with 85 nurses to join ranks
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Hospitals throughout the Riverina and South West Slopes will get an injection of new blood this year as 85 nursing graduates prepare to join the staff ranks. One registered midwife and 52 registered nurses are set to start in the regional and rural hospitals this month, while a further 33 registered nurses will start in August 2020. In making the...
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