Have your say on Princes Highway spending – what would you fix first?
News
One of the big-ticket items for the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla in last night's Federal Budget was announced 24 hours earlier on April Fools Day - the Morrison Government has committed $500 million to upgrade the Princes Highway between Wollongong and the Victorian border. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack says, "decisions on...
Landscape Rehydration Project rewarded with $3.8M grant
Environment
The Mulloon Institute (TMI) has been awarded a $3.8 million grant to continue and expand the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project, collecting vital scientific data on the hydrology and outcomes of the project. Interest in the Institute was revitalised following its appearance on the ABC TV Australian Story episode 'Hope Springs', further amplified by the Murray Darling Basin controversy. TMI...
Powered by Passion: Kelli Donovan, Pure Pod
Community
“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” goes the mantra: we all need role models and inspiration, and sometimes the most powerful icons are right there in our own backyards. Powered by Passion is a new Region Media series by Nina Gbor that takes us inside the lives and motivations of some remarkable Canberra region women. The focus is on sustainable fashion...
Barr to push for direct flights to Canberra on visit to China
Business
Direct flights from China to the ACT will be on the agenda this week when Chief Minister Andrew Barr leads a Government delegation to Guangzhou and Canberra's sister city Beijing. Mr Barr said growing the ACT's largest international tourism market and more international flights were the key objectives for the delegation. He will meet with China Southern Airlines and representatives from...
People matter for business leadership says RSM
Business
A gathering that brings together business and commerce leaders doesn't necessarily sound like the first place you'd turn for personal growth insights. But organisers of the highly successful RSM Business and Finance Symposium say it's not always about the numbers in business: you can't succeed without a focus on people. The annual half-day conference is tailored to equip leaders in...
Club Lime acquires Goulburn’s Absolute Fitness
Business
Club Lime’s arrival in Goulburn has been such an outstanding hit a second club will open nearby, with exciting new features for members who are rolling up in just about every age group. Operating in Hume Street, Goulburn, and growing rapidly in regional NSW, Club Lime (part of the VIVA Leisure group) is one of Australia's largest privately-owned health and...
iAccelerate innovation program open for business in Bega
News
Applications have gone live for the Bega Valley's innovators and entrepreneurs to be part of the first intake for a unique business program developed by the University of Wollongong. Offered through the Bega Valley Innovation Hub, which was launched in October after receiving a two-year funding arrangement from the Federal Government, the 12-week iAccelerate Educate Program is designed to better prepare...
Women’s business blooms in the shadow of Gulaga at Tilba
Community
The rolling green hills of Tilba are known for many things. Settler history points to gold, timber, and dairy, even TV shows in recent times. Aboriginal history points to the healing power of this country especially the granite spires at the top of Gulaga, a place of deep spiritual significance to the Yuin People, a place for birthing and women's business....
‘Tweenhills Chestnuts’ – home, orchards and business for sale 30 minutes from Canberra
Property
If you love the smell of roasting chestnuts and like the idea of a rural lifestyle with income-producing orchards, then a home and property for sale in Hoskinstown presents a rare opportunity. ‘Tweenhills Chestnuts’ at 89 Pollack Road is just 30 minutes’ drive from Canberra and is well-known locally for its farm gate sales, its ‘pick your own’ offerings and...
Oh what a night! The Eden Business and Community Awards
Community
A big crowd gathered on the western shores of Twofold Bay on Saturday night for the biennial Eden Business and Community Awards hosted by the Eden Chamber of Commerce. The sell out crowd of almost 200 stepped out in their finest threads with a touch of masquerade at the historic Seahorse Inn. The pearls and cufflinks in the audience added...
Tathra businesses “pop-up” after fire destroys livelihoods
Health & Wellbeing
Flames that destroyed three Tathra businesses in late January have generated a renewed sense of entrepreneurship and community spirit. It took no time at all for the inferno to claim Bliss Hair Stylists, Tathra Laundromat, and the Tathra Cellars Little Bottlo on the evening of January 23. Dramatic live footage of the flames was all over social media, a shock...
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