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...
Bega Cheese to cut 74 jobs from its Bega Valley facility
Business
Dairy processor Bega Cheese has announced it will cut 74 jobs from its factories in the Bega Valley and move production to the Strathmerton factory in Victoria. Bega Valley Mayor Sharon Tapscott says she's devastated for the people set to lose their jobs at Bega Cheese as part of the processor's moves to rationalise production. "I'm just upset for the...
Artist Krystal Hurst’s love of natural materials
Arts & Culture
Tiny banded kelp shells, pipis and seaweed beads speak to 32-year-old Krystal Hurst, a proud Worimi woman and jewellery designer, painter and print-maker who now makes Ngunnawal country home. Krystal spent many peaceful hours walking beautiful sandy beaches collecting the materials for a one-off, handmade, statement necklace measuring 50cm wide by 30cm deep. Her efforts have paid off and Krystal...
“Magic” renovation underway at Eden’s Hotel Australasia
Business
As Neil Rankin, owner of Eden's Hotel Australasia, shows me around the old building – which is currently hidden behind scaffolding – he can't hide his excitement, stroking the faded, apricot-coloured 1920's facade. "Before it came down a month ago, no-one had touched it since it was covered up in the 1950s, but it's still in great condition," explains Neil. His...
Street front and commercial building redesign in Mogo gets underway
News
Mogo residents and business owners have had their first meeting with planning and design consultants from Ethos Urban as the first step in redesigning bushfire-ravaged commercial buildings and the Mogo streetscape. The stakeholder consultation meetings will take into consideration input and concerns from the Mogo community, including onsite parking, bushfire protection, street-front setbacks, and improved pedestrian flow. Urban planning and...
After bushfire and COVID-19 delays, Co-Work Merimbula is now open
Business
Although Zoe Joseph had planned to open her new business, Co-Work Merimbula, much earlier this year, she is diplomatic about the delays that have meant she hasn't been able to open the doors until now. "I'm fairly well practised at accepting what is out of my control," she laughs. "And on the upside, people have come out of COVID-19 restrictions...
Free customer service TAFE course for retail workers to help Bega recover
News
TAFE NSW Bega has launched a fee-free Certificate 1 in Retail Services course for the local community as the first in a suite of fee-free bushfire recovery courses. TAFE NSW head teacher of supply chain Rae Spackman said staff who are properly trained in the "personal touch" will be a critical part of Bega's bushfire and COVID-19 retail revival, and...
Small steps guide young men to make good choices
Business
Over time, seemingly small gestures accumulate into life-changing leadership from people putting others ahead of themselves and encouraging individuals to follow their example. Paul Nicholl experienced this during his apprenticeship as a greenkeeper in the NSW Central West town of Condobolin, where Malcolm Nash was head greenkeeper at the local bowling club. https://www.facebook.com/riotactnews/videos/976048622812408 The Condobolin Bowling Club nurtured young staff...
Enjoy mouth-watering cheese from Tilba Real Dairy as doors reopen
Food & Wine
Erica and Nic Dibden are on a mission to bring back Tilba’s dairy industry. They are reopening their Tilba Real Dairy farmgate shop to customers this week, from 10 am until to 3 pm. The store is a valuable outlet for locally produced foods, including condiments, jams and meats, which are showcased alongside award-winning dairy products. There has been some...
Georgia is a plumber of the future and a Rheem Apprentice Grant recipient
Business
Tarago resident Georgia Ugov is wasting no time getting on with her career. The 17-year-old is a first-year apprentice plumber with Queanbeyan-based Simmo's Plumbing who applied for the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants to help pay for her tools and tuition fees. She is one of only 10 people to receive the grant, which is given to chosen apprentices who demonstrate commitment to...
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