Have these Crookwell farmers unearthed the state’s best spuds?
Food & Wine
Garry Kadwell and Wentworth Hill have been on a three-year mission to grow the best-tasting spuds and their recent win is encouraging. The Andean Sunrise Potato they planted in the potato growing region of Crookwell about 15 years ago was a gold medallist in the Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards announced on 20 August. It was also the only single...
Mini golf business sunk by aquatic and leisure centre
Business
The owner of the Batemans Bay Mini Golf Centre in the heart of Batemans Bay says there has been almost no consultation from the Eurobodalla Shire Council over the business's forced closure to make way for the town's new $69 million aquatic, arts and leisure centre. The family-owned business, which has operated successfully in the prime location at the intersection...
Adam Rehardt anchors his career in new waters
Business
A former Moruya jeweller has anchored his career in new waters, pursuing his passion for maritime with the help of TAFE NSW. More than two decades after studying to be a jeweller at TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore, father-of-two Adam Rehardt decided to nail his colours to a new mast, completing a Certificate II in Maritime Operations under the guidance...
Region Media announces inaugural advisory board appointments
Business
Region Media, publisher of the RiotACT and About Regional news sites, has drawn on some of the most influential players in corporate Australia to be the first appointments to its new advisory board. Region Media has sought out inaugural members with a diverse range of high-level skills to provide strategic advice and help guide the company's growth. The first appointees...
Enterprising girls on a mission to build business
Business
If the number of businesses owned by women matched those owned by men, the economic opportunity for Australia would be worth between $71 and $135 billion, according to 2019 research by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. With that in mind, the Canberra-based Academy for Enterprising Girls is on a mission to help girls aged 10 to 18 Australia-wide learn how...
Regional bushfire recovery tourism grants for Snowy Concert and Tilba Festival
Community
The Federal Government has announced the Tilba Festival and the Welcome to the Snowy Mountains 2021 Concert will receive Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants. Funding of $20,000 to the Welcome to the Snowy Mountains 2021 Concert, and $30,000 to the Tilba Festival 2021, will help boost domestic visitors to the Eden-Monaro region and support the local tourism industry in response...
Proof that staying regional can deliver business success
Business
Many young people move away from regional areas to study and work, adhering to the age-old belief that to succeed in business or industry, you need to live in the city. But Southern Phone CEO David Joss is proof you don't have to abandon regional life to be a business leader on the national stage. With its head office in...
Collaboration and support is key to Bega Valley business success
Business
After two years of helping Bega Valley entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to life, the Bega Valley Innovation Hub (BVIH) is hoping for news of a new round of funding to keep the successful business startup program going. BVIH regional manager Mia Maze says the locally delivered and facilitated program has now supported more than 120 local businesses. With a...
Jen’s business vouches for others during COVID-19
Business
A former South West Slopes woman and her husband have come up with an innovative concept to help inject much-needed cash flow to businesses struggling through COVID-19. And it seems to be a hit, judging by the 1500 businesses which signed up within an hour of watching a Today show segment on the concept. Jen Hollingsworth (nee McCloy) was born and bred...
Hefty discount on developer charges for Tribe Breweries’ local jobs efforts
News
Tribe Breweries' purpose-built brewery in Goulburn will get a hefty 50 per cent discount on its developer charges for 2019-2020 water and sewerage after exceeding local employment requirements put in place by Goulburn Mulwaree Council in 2018. Tribe has a staff of 46 full-time and five part-time local employees, far surpassing council's requirement of an increase of 10 full-time staff....
Award-winning employment revolution to continue
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Employment Revolution project has secured funding to extend its youth jobs project for a further 12 months. The Eurobodalla Employment Revolution partners with local employers, government, agencies and education providers to connect job seekers with employment and training opportunities. The project has two focuses: filling jobs in health and community services, Eurobodalla’s fastest growing employment sector, and...
Why the Polaris side-by-side is about to become a farmer’s new best friend
Business
The iconic image of a farmer herding a flock of sheep or a herd of cows from a quad bike, directing sheepdogs with a whistle, will soon become a memory. These days, you are more likely to see a farmer on a trail bike, or on a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle like a Polaris. The reason is a new safety standard...
Four Eurobodalla clubs close after ‘casual’ COVID-19 contact
Business
Club Narooma and Club Dalmeny have taken to four the number of Eurobodalla clubs to close following a COVID-19 outbreak on the South Coast. Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Club Malua, Club Narooma and Club Dalmeny have all voluntarily closed their doors for a deep clean after being told by NSW Health that an infectious person had visited the Batemans Bay,...
“We’ve got to be more vigilant”: Eurobodalla businesses double down following local COVID-19 cases
News
Confirmed recent cases of COVID-19 in Batemans Bay have grown to eight following the past weekend, and anyone who dined at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club last week is being asked to be tested and self-isolate for 14 days, even if the test result is negative. This new development is having ripple effects throughout Eurobodalla, with some people expressing concern that...
Kim Treasure joins Region Media’s growing team
News
Senior regional journalist and editor Kim Treasure is joining Region Media in the role of content director as the media group continues to expand across the NSW South East. Most recently, Kim was Australian Community Media's managing editor for NSW South with responsibility for around 40 mastheads. Her role will be to oversee content and staffing across the RiotACT, About Regional,...
South Coast tourism operators rolling with more punches due to COVID-19
Business
"We're getting very good at giving refunds!" quips Tegan Abbott, manager at Narooma's Big 4 Caravan Park, as she reflects on how many reservation changes she and her staff have processed in the last six months, first as a result of bushfires, then the COVID-19 lockdown and most recently following the closure of the Victorian border on 7 July. The...
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