Young Grace proves nothing holds a candle to pursuing your own dreams
Community
Life hasn't always been easy for Grace Murphy. Born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, she's had to struggle to do many of the things others take for granted. The Tura Beach girl has faced many challenges growing up but she also has something many kids her age lack - an entrepreneurial mindset. Despite all the difficulties, the 16-year-old is chasing...
Cooma solicitor announced as President of the Law Society of NSW
Business
The Law Society of NSW has unveiled its new president, Cooma's Joanne van der Plaat. Originally a Monaro High School student, Ms van der Plaat began her career at a small firm in Sydney before moving to Baker McKenzie, a large international firm. Thirteen years ago, she returned to the Snowy Mountains region and had served as a Partner at local...
Staff shortages hit coastal businesses hoping for a bumper summer
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Have you noticed that service at your favourite bistro or bar is a little slower than usual, or a favourite is missing from the menu? While the COVID-19 pandemic is wearing us all down, spare a thought for the entire hospitality industry, particularly on the NSW South Coast. Hotels, clubs, restaurants and accommodation providers are struggling from the flow-on effects...
Little black box of essentials vital for business resilience
Business
Whether he’s in his shop, at home, out and about locally or further afield, Eden Antiques co-owner Eric Wolske has all his essential business information on him at all times in the form of a USB. The Eden Business Chamber of Commerce president also has an offline printed copy of his important documents, another copy on his laptop and a...
Looking for a great local media job? Region Media is hiring in the Riverina
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Are you a journalist who likes a challenge? Are you keenly focused on local news, local people and the stories that matter to your community? Region Media is looking for staff as we grow our regional operation and launch our new platform in Wagga Wagga. We're looking for journalists who are self-starters and can rise to a challenge. We want...
2021 Year in Review: Taking care of business
Business
It was a topsy-turvey year for businesses across the nation but regional businesses battled on. Here we have compiled 10 of the stories about the highs and lows of business in 2021. 10. South Jerrabomberra named as NSW's third regional jobs hub The South Jerrabomberra Innovation Precinct was named as the third regional jobs hub in NSW with up to...
Bowning Supa Centre set for a 2022 open
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It's been nearly three years since the project was approved by Yass Valley Council, but it appears the "Bowning Supa Centre" is nearing the point of construction after an advertisement for four retail spaces being available for lease appeared online recently. The project, situated at 27782 Hume Highway, Bowning, was approved for Albury-based developers the Barker Group at a council...
‘Bella’ the robotic waiter in Goulburn cafe is a taste of the future
Business
The Greengrocer on Clifford in Goulburn has a new member of its waitstaff. Introducing 'Bella'. She's only in her first couple of weeks at the cafe, and while she may not be blessed with all the communication skills of a traditional waitress, she more than makes up for it with charm and bravado. 'Bella' the robot has been a very...
From Binalong, a lifesaver of a service
Business
It was at last year's Stromlo Running Festival in Canberra when Ryan Deale heard his team was dealing with a seriously ill patient. The founder of Get First Aid, the business Ryan runs from his Binalong home which provides medical services at major events, turned up to see his team in control, tending to the patient expertly. "I just stood...
Direct flights from Wagga to Brisbane to resume next year
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Wagga Wagga will have regular airline services flying direct to a third Australian capital city from early next year. Riverina travellers will have direct flights to Queensland when QantasLink starts flying between Wagga Wagga and Brisbane from 28 March 2022. The carrier will operate three weekly return services with its 74-seat, Q400 turboprop aircraft. It will be the first regular...
Unique Aussie bush brand making its mark post-lockdown
Community
Nearly five years ago in the small country town of Gunning, in the NSW Southern Tablelands, Ellen Bennett and her daughter, Jess Dyne, worked two sewing machines at their dining room table to create modern Australiana-themed children’s clothes. Gunning is a sleepy country village of a few hundred people off the old Hume Highway, between Goulburn and Canberra. It is...
Changes for Goulburn CBD as vacancies decrease, but some businesses close doors
Business
It has been a challenging time for local businesses across Australia during the past two years, with the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on many. In Goulburn, while some shops have sadly been forced to close, the vacancy rate in the town's CBD has actually decreased. A Goulburn Mulwaree Council spokesperson said its recent CBD vacancy audit showed vacancies across the...
More than half of Federal Government’s regional grants went to city projects
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Labor MPs claim rural and regional areas are missing out on Commonwealth grants that are instead going to city projects such as the North Sydney Pool. Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain made the claim after a national audit revealed more than half of the Federal Government's 'region' grants since 2018 have gone to projects located in major cities. Analysis released...
Batemans Bay, Braidwood open their arms to returning Canberrans
Business
After a long time apart, Canberrans flocked to their homes away from home over the weekend and the regions welcomed them back with open arms. The Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber proclaimed its excitement with the return of Canberrans through its welcome sign (pictured above). President David Maclachlan was hopeful that the weekend marked the end of a difficult...
How a multigenerational family made a ‘flower change’ to Yass River
Community
Leaving behind the fast-paced city for life in the country isn't necessarily all about lying around in hammocks, sipping wine and smelling the roses. Although one might imagine recent tree-changer and the new owner of Yass River's Nemori Flower Farm, Pip Gorton, spending more time among flowers than most. Her only regret is not making the move earlier. Pip says...
Rapid growth in parts of Wagga puts pressure on infrastructure
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Funding the infrastructure to support the rapidly growing northern growth area in Wagga Wagga is the focus of proposed changes to three infrastructure contribution plans now open for community feedback. High rates of new growth in areas such as River Road and the existing population in Boorooma, Estella and Gobbagombalin will require new stormwater, sewerage, open space and transport infrastructure estimated...
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