NSW Labor leadeship ballot comes to the Bega Valley
News
Local Labor Party members have gathered to rekindle the fire on their ambitions in the wake of two crushing election defeats. Stoking the embers are the two people who wish to lead the party in New South Wales. Jodi McKay and Chris Minns are contesting the leadership of the NSW Labor Party, the winner will take the party to the...
…and this little pig tackled climate change
Community
Years ago at a free-range farm reporting on unconventional grazing, lots of little pigs kept nipping our photographer’s backside as he lowered the camera to ground level. We left ‘Windermere’ near Young well satisfied. Despite the pigs’ audacity, our photographer had excellent photos. I had an interesting story too, of Sam and Claire Johnson talking more about restoring woodlands, than...
Batemans Bay foreshore design – have a look, have your say here and now
News
Designs for the new southern and northern foreshores of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project have been revealed. Member for Bega, Andrew Constance hopes the community will take the opportunity to provide feedback. “The replacement of the Batemans Bay Bridge is the largest project to be undertaken in this region so far, but it is important these spaces are what...
Bungendore’s Christophe Gregoire, President of Escoffier Association
Food & Wine
Christophe Gregoire from Les Tres Bon Restaurant in Bungendore has been honoured with the position of President of Escoffier Association Australia at a ceremony in Singapore. In a prestigious ceremony at The Fullerton Hotel, Mr Gregoire was among fellow chefs including eleven presidents from eleven different Escoffier delegations in the Asia - Pacific region. The chefs were tasked with preparing...
Narooma Huntfest cancelled amid community tensions
Economy
The 2019 Narooma Huntfest, which has been held on the June weekend for the last seven years, has been canceled permanently. The cancellation of the festival comes amid community debate about what to do about feral animals and, in a separate but related issue, gun control. Dan Field, president of the South Coast Hunting Club, which created Huntfest, says that...
‘People With Oomph’ inspire the 2019 Festival of Open Minds
News
In the words of the great Damon Davis - "People with oomph - they're not lyin down. People with oomph - spread the good life. People with oomph - keep their own style. People with oomph - walk mile after mile." The lyrics of this Bega Valley song man inspire the 2019 Festival of Open Minds. It's back! September 13 and...
Could this be Batemans Bay’s answer to Moruya’s SAGE Market?
Business
Nelligen has been a humble start for self-taught farmer Jess O'Shea whose dream is to replicate Moruya's SAGE Market in Batemans Bay. Jess started growing veggies at her mum’s old farm in Termeil and needed somewhere to sell them, but couldn't make it down to Moruya every week so she decided to start her own market. "SAGE have a really...
Discovering nature’s sunny and dark sides on Bywong farmlet
Community
When she was a school girl in the historic city of Bologna in Italy’s north, a lonely patch of grass fired the imagination of Ilaria Catizone. Between her house and the bus stop, the grass seemed a lush oasis wedged among the paving and porticoes. “For some reason, I had this fantasy that it would be great to put a...
Uber culture comes to Bega Valley and Eurobodalla – new transport options launch
News
Have you ever contemplated the long drive home after a social event and decided it wasn't worth heading out? Two new, local driving services are helping to fill a need for flexible private transport in our region, Sober Bob's in Batemans Bay and Bega Taxi and Booking Service in the Bega Valley are here to get you to those parties...
Start first aid training this week in Bega and Queanbeyan
Health & Wellbeing
According to the Red Cross, Australia has one of the lowest rates in the world for first aid training, with less than five per cent of people trained in how to handle a medical emergency. This week there is an opportunity to turn that around for Southern NSW. TAFE NSW is offering an industry-leading short course in first aid on Thursday,...
Spotlight on Eurobodalla business excellence, award entries open now
Business
The Eurobodalla is preparing for a celebration of business excellence with entries now open for the 2019 Eurobodalla Business Awards. “Entering the Eurobodalla Business Awards is a fantastic opportunity to get your hard work recognised,” Mayor Liz Innes says. Supported by the shire's five chambers of commerce and Eurobodalla Shire Council, award categories include: Outstanding Young Employee Outstanding Young Entrepreneur...
Why free, good quality local media matters more than ever in this region
Opinion
After two decades of tumultuous change in the news industry, local media is arguably more important than ever. Huge financial pressures have forced hundreds of redundancies and changed formats dramatically as traditional mastheads grapple with what the audience wants and how they can pay for their business models. Yesterday, as a result of those pressures, the venerable Canberra Times went behind...
Illegal fish and lobster sellers sprung at Batemans Bay
News
A Canberra man suspected of illegally selling fish has been nabbed at Batemans Bay. Fisheries officers apprehended the 48-year-old from Bruce, ACT, following a surveillance operation by the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (NSW DPI) Statewide Operations and Investigations Group. Director of Fisheries Compliance, Patrick Tully says the man was observed allegedly exchanging fish for a quantity of cash at...
Sunshine, surf and single-tracks – Tathra is set and ready for MTB Enduro this long weekend
Sport
This June long weekend, hundreds of mountain bike riders, their families and fans will converge on the seaside village of Tathra to take part in the town's annual Tathra Beach & Bike MTB Enduro. Tathra's cross-country, mountain bike event has gained a cult following due to its fantastic, easily accessible, and well-maintained trails, the surrounding natural beauty and great community spirit...
Snowy Monaro Business Awards, and the winner is…
Business
The Snowy Monaro Business Awards have been handed out at The Station Resort in Jindabyne. With the chill of early season snow in the air, around 200 people turned out to cheer on and support the local business community. Twelve categories were contested, in this the second year of the awards... Excellence in Caravan & Holiday Parks This category recognises...
About Regional to stay free as more news goes behind a paywall
News
Region Media, publishers of About Regional and RiotACT, has moved to reassure readers that content on all its sites will remain free, with news this week that the Canberra Times is moving behind a paywall. The Times, which still publishes a pay-for-print edition, has announced that it is introducing subscription packages for online readers, and hoping that its audience will be willing to support its...
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