Award-winning Canberra technology protects authentic Aussie products
Business
Australian agricultural exporters now have access to new award-winning technology from Canberra to protect their goods from worldwide counterfeiting. The Smart Trade Mark technology will use the Australian Government's digital stamp of authenticity and include transparent information on a product’s provenance to safeguard export goods. The new technology comes from IP Australia, which issues intellectual property rights, and partner, software...
Narooma Jobs Drive seeks to fill positions in care sector
Business
A jobs drive for the health and community sector will be held at the Narooma Golf Club tomorrow (May 28) with job seekers from Moruya to Bermagui able to speak to potential employers and apply for vacant positions on the spot. This is the first time Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Jobs and Training Project has run the drive and it will...
Batemans Bay – Zapped with a bunch of bright ideas
Business
The bright startup minds of Batemans Bay and beyond have come together to pitch their new business ideas to other entrepreneurs in conjunction with the New Business Assistance - NEIS program. Coordinator Tim Whitaker works with the government-funded program and decided to bring the Big Pitch event to the Bay after huge success in Bega and Narooma. "In regional areas...
Sunday’s bridal fair looks to build Sapphire Coast as a wedding destination
Business
Are you looking for a laid back wedding with a stunning beach or bush backdrop? Then look no further than the Something Blue Bespoke Wedding Fair, this Sunday (May 26) at Robyn's Nest in Merimbula from 10:30 am. The fair is the result of five small business owners banding together to combine resources and lift one another up to highlight the...
More eyes on illegal fishing lead to more busts – Eden, Merimbula, Batemans Bay singled out
News
Reports of illegal fishing from the community are leading to more fines being issued and more offenders facing court, with Eden, Merimbula, and Batemans Bay singled out as 'hot spots'. There were 20 locations where NSW DPI fisheries officers found most offences occurring during the year-long ‘Operation Small Fry’. NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Director of Fisheries Compliance,...
Program for TEDx livestream in Bega now available – plan your day!
What's On
Imagine a day filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking video and mind-blowing conversation - it's happening Friday (May 24) in Bega - the TEDx Sydney Livestream. This unique day has been part of the local calendar for the last two years, and once again it promises to unleash new ideas, driven by a purpose to inspire and inform. This partnership between...
The beat goes on for Bega’s DJ Robbie with ‘Appy Connections’
Community
Editors note: Kristi Sproates is founder/owner of Appy Connections, which delivers innovative National Disability Insurance Scheme support around the Bega Valley. Her service builds a therapy bridge into daily life utilising mobile devices and other digital technologies. Appy Connections is part of the first cohort of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. About Regional is proud to back local people with good ideas....
Rolling the dice for Braidwood Hospital, Monopoly fundraiser a hit
News
Real estate in Braidwood is white-hot at the moment, across the board - the games board that is! A limited edition Braidwood Monopoly has been produced as a fundraiser for the Braidwood Hospital. Braidwood Monopoly was the inspiration of local Community Bank Manager Nick Fry and the Vladimir Bohdan from the Braidwood Hospital Auxiliary. Mr Bohdan ran the idea past...
Kids lead the way at new Pambula swim school, everybody is loving it
Business
Ever baked a wonky biscuit or cupcake? You know the ones - they scream bad Hogwarts spell. Cookie cutters can come to the rescue - designed to create perfectly shaped treats that produce the same delectable experience for every eater. But life doesn't always yield to the perfection of a cookie cutter. Bega Valley swimming instructor, Katrina Scarpin wrestled with...
Empty shops & high unemployment, will Saturday change that for Batemans Bay?
Economy
Imagine taking the left turn off the bridge onto Orient Street in Batemans Bay for the first time, to one side there's one of the most spectacular views of the water in town while the other is lined with a haunting amount of vacant shops. I stopped counting after eight. Across the river, just north of the town's commercial heart,...
Advertising and marketing packages now available for About Regional
Business
Over the last three and a bit years About Regional has been building a strong, engaged audience across South East NSW. Each month sets a new record in terms of the number of people (real people) coming to the About Regional website - this month we are on track to hit 50,000 unique visitors for the month. I remember being...
Final stage of Tathra Hotel renovation awaiting council approval
News
Those of us who have been enjoying the newly renovated Tathra Hotel, complete with playground and on-site brewery, may have forgotten that for the pub's owners Cliff Wallis and Sayaka Mihara, the job is not finished yet. "We're waiting on approval for a 120 seat performance and event space which will be on the site of the old bottle shop...
Eden Monaro candidates tackle ‘franking credits’ question
News
If you don't know what 'franking credits' are or you need them explained then chances are you won't be impacted by any change to them - or will you? Talk of franking credits before and during the current election campaign has been a pinch point for both the Coalition and the Labor Party. Locally, back in February, Merimbula hosted one...
Rock on – Clyde River Oyster Shed spans four generations
Food & Wine
Winter is oyster time and growers in the South East are busy. If you missed the Narooma Oyster Festival, there's still plenty of the delicious salt-water bivalve molluscs on offer along the Far South Coast. The Festival, held last weekend, was not only a peak marketing event for the expanding industry, but also a good opportunity for growers from different estuaries...
Global sailor launches navigation courses in Merimbula
Business
Editors note: Jackie Parry is originally from the UK. Disillusioned with life she ran away to Australia and met and married Noel. They decided to buy a boat and set sail. It was Noel's idea to go sailing and somehow he just knew Jackie would fit right in.  Mariah II took Jackie and Noel around the world. Pyewacket II, their...
South Tribe brings creative co-working and people to Batemans Bay
Business
After moving from the Snowy Mountains to Batemans Bay, film-maker and photographer Isabel Darling of Torchlight Media was sick of working from home and wanted to find the creative community she suspected was there - hidden in plain sight. So in October 2016 she and Andrew Belk opened South Tribe, a co-working space anchored in a former warehouse. South Tribe...
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