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...
An early start to another good snow season
News
"The prospects of follow up snow falls in the coming weeks are very good," according to a senior weather forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology. Sean Carson comes to any conversation about the approaching snow season with his own passion and love for the region and what it offers. "As much as we love the beach, we love the winter as...
CBD plan to transform Queanbeyan’s heart, feedback open now
News
Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) is seeking the community’s views on the refreshed 2019 Queanbeyan CBD Spatial Master Plan, which is out for comment until July 8. The Plan, produced by design firm Hames Sharley, considers the challenges that the Queanbeyan CBD currently faces and proposes solutions over a 10-year period of transformation, with a “vision for a contemporary city...
From Eden to Bega to Bermagui young people are building businesses
Business
Starting your own business takes ticker, it's a leap of faith that you hope your community will support. Three new Bega Valley business' headed by young people caught our eye. It's the sort of drive, ambition, and service that About Regional is keen to support - as a member of that same community. "We both love Bermi," says Jess Collins...
Management Plan for African Lovegrass on Snowy Monaro
Environment
Snowy Monaro Regional Council is holding a series of African Lovegrass Management Plan workshops across the region. Workshops have already been held in Jindabyne, Cooma, Berridale, Bombala, and Nimmitabel, however, you still have time to attend one in Adaminaby, Smiths Rd, Bredbo, and Michelago. African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) has become a priority weed and a coordinated plan is needed to manage the...
Strategy forming around Mogo Adventure Trail
Sport
Eurobodalla Shire Council is looking to build on Mogo's growing appeal to adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. Council has started work on the Mogo Adventure Trail Hub Strategy, with specialist consultants TRC Tourism developing the strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders. Funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, the strategy will look at how existing bike, horse, and...
Award-winning Canberra technology protects authentic Aussie products
Business
Australian agricultural exporters now have access to new award-winning technology from Canberra to protect their goods from worldwide counterfeiting. The Smart Trade Mark technology will use the Australian Government's digital stamp of authenticity and include transparent information on a product’s provenance to safeguard export goods. The new technology comes from IP Australia, which issues intellectual property rights, and partner, software...
Narooma Jobs Drive seeks to fill positions in care sector
Business
A jobs drive for the health and community sector will be held at the Narooma Golf Club tomorrow (May 28) with job seekers from Moruya to Bermagui able to speak to potential employers and apply for vacant positions on the spot. This is the first time Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Jobs and Training Project has run the drive and it will...
Batemans Bay – Zapped with a bunch of bright ideas
Business
The bright startup minds of Batemans Bay and beyond have come together to pitch their new business ideas to other entrepreneurs in conjunction with the New Business Assistance - NEIS program. Coordinator Tim Whitaker works with the government-funded program and decided to bring the Big Pitch event to the Bay after huge success in Bega and Narooma. "In regional areas...
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