Can Wagga keep pace with the real estate boom?
Property
Riverina real estate is booming, but will local communities be able to keep up with increasing demand and rising prices? Wagga Wagga and nearby Griffith are two of just three NSW locations included in PRD Real Estate’s Roaring Regions report, detailing Australia’s top 10 affordable areas. The Riverina centres were singled out for their low unemployment rates, ongoing investment in...
Bungendore butcher Sandy Tenkate snags his dream business in Cooma
Business
After 34 years behind the butcher's block, Sandy Tenkate's dream of owning his own business has finally come true. When the opportunity came up to purchase Monaro Meats in Cooma, Sandy jumped at the chance to make the move from Bungendore. After working for 11 years at Bungendore Country Butchery, he and his wife Tafline and their three young children...
Junee is choc-full as the online demand for Easter goodies grows
Food & Wine
As Australians brace for the inevitable deluge of chocolate this Easter, the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory team has been working overtime to deliver thousands of orders from across the country. Owner and operator Neil Druce says their online business has boomed in the past two years. "I think our postal orders went up 7000 per cent During COVID," he...
Small business booms at Yass
Business
March is Small Business Month and we talked regional business success with Murrumbateman winemaker Stephanie Helm and Alison Mead from Destination NSW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lAJwd8jCoo Subscribe to The Riotact YouTube channel for all the latest video content from the Canberra and surrounding region. Original Article published by Genevieve Jacobs on Riotact.
Simple search for a book opens a whole new chapter for Vickie
Arts & Culture
A simple search for a certain book led Vickie Burkinshaw to open a whole new chapter - both in her life and that of the Wagga arts scene. Vickie had been enjoying a quiet life in the Riverina after a successful career in communications, which included touring the world and working alongside Body Shop founder Dame Anita Raddock. While in...
Wagga’s museum redevelopment on track for end of year open
News
The structural steel for the new exhibition gallery in the $4.88 million redevelopment of the Museum of the Riverina's Botanic Gardens site has been installed and the facility is on track to reopen later this year. When complete, the redevelopment will deliver major improvements to the museum including a new exhibition gallery, community learning space, upgrade of the existing museum...
When it comes to business, Meredith West is one smart cookie
Business
Meredith West reckons she has the recipe for success: go with your gut feeling, literally, when it comes to good business - and treat those who work with you as if they're family. And if you make something everyone loves, you're clearly a woman of taste. Meredith, who grew up on a farm outside Wagga, runs Dough Re Mi, a...
Eurobodalla jobs drive can deliver a caring career
Business
It’s been called a caring workforce crisis and Eurobodalla is not immune. Local health and community care providers are screaming out for staff and, what this means for locals is, there are plenty of jobs. A Jobs Drive will be held on Wednesday 16 March in Moruya where jobseekers and career-changers can apply on the spot for more than 50...
Wagga’s Thomas Blamey Tavern breaks regional NSW pub sale price record
Business
Lake Albert's Thomas Blamey Tavern has been sold for more than $25 million - a price tag exceeding the previous record for a pub sale in regional NSW. The buyers, who made the purchase in an off-market transaction, are a consortium led by South Dubbo Tavern publican Lee Green, including renowned publicans Arthur and Stu Laundy, Sam Cruikshank and Sean...
Paul West and fishing guru ‘Starlo’ throw a line to an innovative Eden start-up
Environment
Australian fishing legend, sports fishing writer and television personality Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling said a business turning marine waste into compost was one of the most exciting developments for recreational fishing and recycling industries he had seen in 50 years. In a new film Ocean To Earth, Starlo takes anglers on a journey that starts in the pristine waters of the...
Join in the birthday celebrations as Thirsty Crow celebrates 11 years of murdering thirst in Wagga
Food & Wine
Wagga’s homegrown craft brewery Thirsty Crow turns 11 this year and they’re ready to celebrate in style. Thirsty Crow was started by Craig Wealands and his parents with the first beer brewed in late 2010 and the first tap beers poured in 2011. Their first beer – the Sporting Ale – is still a regular at their brewpub today, with...
Hotel Binalong hits the market with a $2.9 million price guide
Property
It's been an important meeting place for locals, a timely stopping point for passers-by and even a vaccination hub in recent times. Hotel Binalong has officially hit the market with a staggering $2.9 million price guide. Described as the quintessential Australian country pub built in 1922, Hotel Binalong was the village's fourth pub but the only one that remains in...
Celebrations as regional businesses take out NSW Tourism awards
Business
Several southern NSW businesses emerged from the 2021 NSW Tourism Awards bearing medals for their hard work and commitment, but the night was particularly significant for the Eden Visitor Information Centre. The Sapphire Coast centre was bestowed with the Judges’ Tourism Star Award alongside Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and Simpson Cottage, which sits in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney. The special accolade acknowledged...
How two social entrepreneurs came to purchase Binalong’s iconic Old Produce Store
Community
After travelling more than 75,000 kilometres around Australia working with communities on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to gender equality, Mikhara Ramsing and Elise Stephenson were looking for a change of pace when Elise's work sent her to Canberra. Having spent the last few years in rural Australia, the couple shunned the idea of living in the nation's capital and looked...
Push for night-time economy in the Eurobodalla vital but not easy, says business chambers
Business
Eurobodalla Shire Council has renewed its focus on revitalising the region's night-time economy, however business leaders are warning it won't be easy. Two of the region's business chambers say unavoidable factors have prevented growth in this space in recent history and addressing those issues will be vital. The council is supporting the early evening 6 pm to 9 pm timeslot,...
‘It’s our dream’: Broulee Brewhouse brings new popular hangout area to the Eurobodalla
Food & Wine
What started as an idea from two mates has turned into a popular destination as two families come together to solve an issue in the Eurobodalla Shire - the lack of spots to hang out and have a drink. Mark Brain and Rodney Quinton would regularly play tennis and the main conversation afterwards was that there was nowhere for them...
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