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...
Bega’s Café Evolve serving up sustainability as FOGO trial rolls out to local cafes
Business
Café Evolve in the main street of Bega, serves coffee and hearty meals, opening up at the cock’s crow most mornings for locals out, about and on the town. Serving Wild Rye’s locally roasted coffee, using Tilba Milk and an abundance of seasonal produce, the busy café spills over into Candelo Books next door and hums and bustles with town...
Labor puts $1b on table for high-speed rail link via Canberra
News
Labor has put high-speed rail back on the election agenda with a $1 billion pledge to begin securing the corridor for a link from Brisbane to Melbourne via Sydney and Canberra. Transport and infrastructure spokesperson Anthony Albanese says a Shorten Labor Government will create a High-Speed Rail Authority that will work with the governments of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory to finalise track alignment...
Merimbula’s Theatre Twyford to hear its first applause late 2020
News
A new cultural icon will soon rise from the sapphire shores of Merimbula Lake, with work set to start soon on Theatre Twyford in the heart of the holiday hot spot. The new 200 seat raked theatre will envelop the existing Twyford Hall sitting alongside and above the historic meeting place, adjacent to the shops of Market Street. Bill Deveril,...
Small business red tape an issue for Eden Monaro candidates
Business
Like every part of our community, small business owners are trying to glean what they can from political candidates and make a call that suits their interests come May 18. A crowd of around 60 people put Friday night footy or a family movie aside to take part in round two of the About Regional Meet the Candidates series at...
TEDx Sydney back in Bega on May 24, get your tickets here and now
What's On
Over the last two years, TEDx Sydney has found a home in the hearts and minds of the Bega Valley. For a third consecutive year About Regional and the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre are partnering to bring this day of ideas and conversation to Bega for a unique day of thinking and inspiration. TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading...
Yass businesses spark momentum atop a wave of new arrivals
Business
Four years ago Adam and Brooke Bantock, temporarily in Murrumbateman after five years in hospitality in Hong Kong and Shanghai, took such a shine to Yass they bought a big weatherboard home and opened a 50-seat bistro, Clementine, now a one-hat restaurant with a rising reputation. Four years ago, a juice van operator, Sophie Peer, and a coffee van operator,...
“We knew Bermagui was the place for Boneless to be born” – Tenzin & Emily
Food & Wine
You're lucky to catch Tenzin Butt and his partner Emily King, they haven't really stopped for a breath since they opened Boneless Vegetarian Café in Bermagui on March 20. Their eatery is a bright and colourful space where the old Corky's stood, high on the main street looking over the beautiful sapphire sea towards Guluga mountain. I couldn't believe my...
Funds finally flow for Yankees Gap fencing 9 months after bushfire
News
Dollars are finally flowing to landowners impacted by the long-running and vast Yankees Gap Bushfire of 2018, west of Bega. The fire that sprung from an unattended private burn on August 15 on Yankees Gap Road at Bemboka, went on to also threaten the communities of Numbugga, and Brogo over the 44 days that followed. Hideous conditions on August 15...
Candidates respond to aged care concerns at Cooma election forum
News
An emotional aged care advocate in Cooma has appealed to the candidates contesting Eden Monaro to act now on better support for the sector and the fragile people they nurse and care for. Vicki Shoo is the Chair of the not for profit, community owned Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre in Cooma. Ms Shoo called on the seven candidates who...
Seasonal fishing rules now in place on the Thredbo and Eucumbene Rivers
Sport
The annual trout spawning season in the Snowy Mountains starts today - May 1, with seasonal fishing rules now in place on the Thredbo River and its tributaries and the Eucumbene River and its tributaries, upstream of the Lake Eucumbene dam wall, including Providence Portal. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Inland Fisheries Manager, Cameron Westaway, says “Restrictions are in...
Merimbula lemonade stand earns Brook and Bella a sweet reward
Business
As parents rejoice at the thought of school returning this week, comes the realisation that perhaps the real lessons come outside the classroom as kids play and experiment. The Lemonade Stand is a business simulation that was created in 1973 by Bob Jamison of the Minnesota Education Computing Consortium. Players in Bob's exercise move through several rounds of running a...
The Eurobodalla ‘needs a hero’
Community
Bonnie Tyler said it best with her 1984 hit 'Holding Out for a Hero'. "I need a hero," Bonnie sings. "I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night "He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast "And he's gotta be fresh from the fight "I need a hero," she sings Eurobodalla locals have until this...
Another twist for regional newspapers, offloaded by Nine in $125m deal
News
Long-standing newspapers in southern NSW and the ACT once part of the Fairfax stable have a new owner after being sold off in another twist stemming from last year's Nine/Fairfax media merger. Former Domain real estate boss Antony Catalano and Thorney Investments are part of a company that will pay $115m for the Australian Community Media and Printing group, which...
Broulee aged care facility assures locals its on the path to improvement
News
Banksia Lodge at Broulee is working to address a number of care issues raised during an inspection by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission late last year. The residential aged care facility was subject to an unannounced re-accreditation audit on December 5 and 6. The Commission found: The home does not have a system to ensure there is enough appropriately skilled...
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