Power of motherhood drives Bay personal trainer in new direction
Community
It's no secret that babies change everything, but personal trainer Kate Turtiainen didn't expect her firstborn to have such a dramatic impact on her business. Kate is no stranger to hard work. After she finished school, she couch-surfed in Sydney while she got her personal training qualifications before moving home and working four jobs to get a start. A couple...
Region Riverina’s Chris Roe and the long journey to journalism
Business
If there's one quality any journalist needs, it's recognising news when it happens. When recently appointed Region Riverina editor Chris Roe was a kid growing up in Bourke, a light plane clipped power lines, cartwheeled on the road and crashed into his school bus. He was en route to his School Certificate maths exam at the time. But with a...
The Wagga inventor conquering the world with a can-do attitude
Business
You don't look at something and say "that can't be done" - you say, "it can be done; it just hasn't been done yet". This attitude saw "Flip Screen" inventor Sam Turnbull take a literal back-of-the-napkin idea and transform it into a global business. "So many people are taught what you can and can't do," he says with a wink....
Gunning butcher snags one of the tastiest regional titles
Food & Wine
Gunning butcher Aaron Williams has snagged one of the tastiest titles in the land: his beef, cheese and jalapeno sausage has just taken out first prize in the Australian Meat Industry Council's (AMIC) 2022 Sausage King competition for the ACT and Southern NSW. He also scored two seconds for his traditional beef snag and his pork, leek and bacon sausage...
Technology is king at the 2022 Digital AgriFood Summit
What's On
Some of the nation's brightest scientific minds will descend on Charles Sturt University's Wagga campus to explore the future of food and farming at a groundbreaking event. For Professor David Lamb, Chief Scientist for FoodAgility and one of the keynote speakers, the event presents a rare opportunity to network with researchers, policymakers, economists, journalists, and farmers all at the same...
Developers hope we’ll be shopping in Wagga’s north by Christmas
Property
Things have started to take shape in Wagga Wagga's northern suburbs with two major commercial developments on track to open this year. Commercial real estate agents for both the Estella Central and Phar Lap Place shopping centres confirmed that things are progressing towards the first handful of businesses operating before Christmas. Raine and Horne's Dylan Wooden has been out checking on...
Virtually no problems for smart rural women who want to work from home
Business
When you're bringing up your first child it's mostly by trial, error and unsolicited advice. But for Amy Dawe, there was one thing she knew for sure - she didn't want to send her six-month-old son to daycare. The former assistant bank manager whose family hails from Binalong had moved to Young with her husband Mick. She knew that she...
Hotel investors grab the bull by the horns with another big sale
Property
The big money trade in Wagga's pubs and hotels shows no sign of slowing down with the Red Steer Hotel and Motel the latest to be snapped up by investors. A Sydney based operator, rumoured to be the Feros Group, secured the popular venue through business brokers HTL Property before it went to auction. HTL Property director Xavier Plunkett said the Hotel's...
ATO targets investments, work from home claims this tax time
Business
Investors in shares, property and crypto currencies are on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) priority watch list for tax time 2022. The ATO will look closely at rental property income and deductions; and capital gains from crypto assets, property and shares. Taxpayers are also urged to get their affairs in order well before they file returns, with record-keeping and claims...
Former ABC News head Gaven Morris to join Region Media’s advisory board
Business
Former ABC News Director Gaven Morris is the latest appointment to Region Media’s Advisory Board, following his departure from the national broadcaster late last year. The ABC’s Director of News, Analysis and Investigations since 2015, Morris was also instrumental in founding the News 24 channel and has worked for CNN, Al Jazeera English, Channel Ten and the Canberra Times, where...
Quest to develop fireproof shelters sparks social housing solution
News
It was while working to develop a transportable fire shelter that the team from Wagga's The Building Supply Company saw the potential for something more. The socially-minded company has expanded on the lessons learned from their fireproof modules to developing a robust, low-maintenance option for social housing. "We determined that we could look at fireproof housing and expanding sizes and coming up...
Overwhelming optimism for Wagga’s future tempered by labour and housing challenges
Community
Wagga's future is bright with a wealth of opportunities, but there are challenges that must be faced on the path to success. This was the overwhelmingly optimistic outlook from business leaders, government and educators who gathered to seek solutions at the Committee4Wagga's inaugural business summit on Thursday (28 April). Panelists included representatives from the Commonwealth Bank, Transgrid, Business NSW, Laing O'Rourke,...
Planning for Wagga’s economic future is serious business
Business
Wagga’s projected business boom remains a hot topic over the barbecue and in the boardroom - but are we prepared for the upcoming wave of opportunities? This is one of the critical questions to be addressed at this Thursday’s Wagga Wagga Business Summit 2022, hosted by the Committee4Wagga. Rather than another well-intentioned talkfest, the interactive format will provide a chance...
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