Old family determined to serve customers after Jindabyne blaze
News
A fire that burnt through most of Saturday night has destroyed a longstanding Jindabyne business, Leesville Laundromat, which services many of the region's tourist providers. Despite the setback, the owners say it will be business as usual this week. In a post on social media, owner Kylee Old says "We have outsourced the laundering of your linen to another laundry...
Visionary Eden gathers to celebrate cruise milestone – new wharf open!
News
It feels odd to think and now say that concrete and steel can have warmth and heart - but the Eden community proved it so today at the opening of the port's $44 million cruise ship wharf. "From a youthful perspective, I believe this remarkable landmark in our town will make an innumerable number of strides towards boosting the economy,...
Canberra pharmacist named best in the trade at national event
Community
A Canberra pharmacist and founder of a pharmacy-delivered clinic service for urological and prostate issues in male patients has been awarded the Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist of the Year award at an event hosted by the Australian Patients Association in Melbourne last Thursday (25 July). Brad Butt from Cooleman Court Pharmacy in Weston, was nominated by members of the public for the coveted national title,...
Tuross doctors can no longer “weather the storm” surgery to close
News
The Tuross community will be without a doctor from the end of this month, a move that will alarm other communities in Southern New South Wales. "The difficult and disappointing decision has been made to close this practice – the last consulting day will be Friday, 30 August 2019," a media statement from Queen Street Medical Centre Tuross says. GP Partner,...
Eurobodalla launches ‘All Kinds of Natural’ – watch new TV ad here
News
The Eurobodalla has a new catchphrase as it pushes further out into the competitive tourism market. 'All Kinds of Natural' replaces the 'Unspoilt Eurobodalla' campaign of recent years. The new messaging and advertising push was unveiled last night (July 31) before 100 local tourism operators at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes says, the campaign...
Cooma Challenge opens Jindabyne office to expand disability services
Community
The Snowy Monaro's largest locally based disability and aged care provider, Cooma Challenge, has announced the opening of a Jindabyne office, located in the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre. "We saw a significant need for a local service in Jindaybyne," says recently appointed CEO Darren Carr, "and the community has been very welcoming." Currently, Coordinator Peter Wilson works from the Neighbourhood Centre...
Bega distillery scoops two International Awards for 2019
Food & Wine
Just north of Eden lies the little town of Bega. Just north of Bega lies a little farm known as Stony Creek Farm, where a pair of very clever people have been distilling delicious crystal clear gin in their shed since October 2018: North of Eden Gin. Karen Touchie and Gavin Hughes called us late yesterday evening with a certain...
Community urged to “have your say” on draft Light to Light plans
News
One of the state's most isolated and untouched locations is at the centre of $8 million redevelopment plans; money and attention that makes those who love this pink, blue, and golden part of the New South Wales Far South Coast nervous. Public consultation is currently underway for the Draft Light to Light Walk Strategy with community info sessions in Pambula,...
Bega Valley Innovation Hub moves to Merimbula, applications closing!
Business
A new home has been announced for the Bega Valley's factory of the future - the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. After launching earlier this year at the Bega Civic Centre, Merimbula will be home base for the second intake of this 12-week startup program. Manager of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub Mia Maze says the new venue has been carefully...
With only three previous owners since 1860, Bega’s ‘Brianderry’ offers beauty and history but also a future
Property
Are you looking for an idyllic rural property with income potential from 35 paddocks and no worries about water sourcing? 'Brianderry' a beautifully restored 1870's farmhouse, is set on 330 acres which includes 2.5 km of Bega River frontage and the associated generous water licence which would allow the ex dairy farm to be run as a working farm again....
Cheers – to natural wine tasting that will have us all under its influence
Food & Wine
Yes it's a cruel thing I'm doing here, telling you about a fabulous wine event that has sold out, however there are a couple of great stories around the upcoming Nattie by Nature the main one being the marvelous concept of 'natural' winemaking. But there is also the enthusiasm and chutzpah of three hospitality friends, plotting and scheming good-times on the Sapphire...
Giiyong among a host of winners at Southern NSW Tourism Awards
Business
Some of the best and brightest tourism operators in Southern New South Wales have been acknowledged at the Regional Tourism Awards in Ulladulla this week. "These awards aren't only about recognising winners they are about developing our industry, encouraging excellence and improving our businesses," says Jo Spencer from the NSW Business Chamber. Finalists across the 10 categories included: Bangalay Luxury...
Truffles take over from politics (for now) for Liberal Fiona Kotvojs
Economy
Her party won government but not the seat of Eden-Monaro, leaving Fiona Kotvojs considering her future. She isn't ruling out another tilt at parliament, but for the time being, the Liberal candidate is exploring new opportunities on the family farm and continuing her aid work in the Pacific. "Whilst truffle production is established in other parts of Australia, including on...
An Appetite for Excellence – Bermagui’s Young Restaurateur of the Year Finalist
Food & Wine
Hannah Abraham took the reins of her first restaurant, Il Passaggio, on April Fool's Day in 2017. At the age of twenty-seven, with the support of her family and outgoing owners Honor and Tim Northam, she felt ready to take up the challenge. And it would seem that her hard work has paid dividends, being nominated as one of the finalists for...
Powered by Passion: Sophia Hamblin Wang, COO Mineral Carbonation International
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. When you think of alchemists, you...
Tangle of issues combine to knock Merimbula’s mojo
Economy
It seems like Merimbula, one of the region's key tourist towns, is undergoing an identity crisis. A dozen empty shops are the most obvious symptom and have left people asking why the once-thriving seaside town is struggling. Bruce Marshall is a Jindabyne-based investor who owns the buildings on the corner of Main and Market Streets in Merimbula. His property extends...
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