Perisher chef returns to where he fell in order to stand again
Community
"In Taiwan, we say stand up from where you are falling," says Shen Lo. It's taken three years, but Shen, 28, has recently returned to where he fell during a serious snowboarding accident in 2016 to reclaim the life which was interrupted. The 2019 ski season brings Shen back to Perisher and a job as a chef at The Sundeck Hotel....
Ball rolling on more before and after school care in NSW. Have your say!
News
One of the big-ticket election promises headed into the New South Wales Election came from Liberal Premier Gladys Berejiklian - "before and after school care will be made available to all parents with children at public primary schools by 2021 under a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government." With election day behind them, the reelected Coalition Government is moving ahead on...
Baby Karn, another chapter in Mogo’s 20 year giraffe breeding story
Community
A baby giraffe is comfortably settling in at Mogo Zoo, a testament to the success of the Zoo's breeding program and commitment to preserving a species that is fast facing the threat of extinction. Baby boy Karn was born late last month to Sharni. Karn is his mum's seventh baby and the latest arrival in Mogo's 20-year history with breeding...
Rex still flying with the blessing of airline safety regulator
News
The regulator tasked with keeping Australia's skies safe has backed Regional Express Airlines (Rex) saying, "it has no current issues with the safety of Rex aircraft." The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) launched an audit of the airline, which flies in and out of Moruya, Merimbula and Cooma airports on a daily basis, after media reports earlier this month claiming a...
Snowy 2 hydro bounty to flow out to Hilltops region
News
Billions of dollar’s worth of investment in the wider Canberra region will also bring growth to the Hilltops region north-west of the national capital. The Snowy 2 pumped hydro renewable energy project will create work for large and small contractors and indirect benefits to the main towns of Boorowa, Harden and Young, according to Dr Edwina Marks, general manager of...
Science supporting dairy farmers, Bega symposium speaks to the future
Business
When Bega Valley dairy farmer Ashleigh Rood answers her phone, it's fitting that she says quickly "can I ring you back? I've got heifers on the road." I'm talking to Ash ahead of the biggest dairy event in New South Wales, the annual Dairy Research Foundation’s Symposium, which will be held this year in Bega for the first time. Ash...
Tathra stalwarts decide its time to sell. Is this your big break?
Property
Two stalwarts of the Sapphire Coast tourism industry are contimplating more holiday time for themselves as they look to sell their business and open a new chapter in their lives. It's hard to imagine Tathra Beach House Apartments without Rob and Lesley White. The pair met while working in Thredbo during their mid-twenties, but started thinking about a life in...
Eurobodalla tourist numbers up as more cruise ships appear on horizon
Business
The latest tourism data shows visitation to the Eurobodalla is at an all-time high, and with three cruise ships booked for stopovers, local leaders are optimistic about the future. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes says the number of visitors to Eurobodalla in 2018 reached 1.55 million, compared with 1.26 million in 2017. “It’s estimated visitors injected $464 million into our economy...
A festival of the ‘Best of Days’ this weekend celebrates local food
Food & Wine
Australians love to celebrate Christmas in July, particularly in the cooler regions where the frost snaps at the heels of the rose hips and brings on the sweet flavour of citrus and root vegetables. Christmas in July has become such a popular event that it is almost now a tradition in its own right. And that’s not surprising - winter is the best...
No online system is 100% safe, says former cybersecurity chief
Community
Former head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre at the Australian Signals Directorate Alastair MacGibbon believes that no online system is 100 per cent secure, even government sites. Rather, while they are generally secure, they all come with an ‘asterisk’ because of the high levels of cybercrime. Mr MacGibbon, who resigned his government post just before the Federal election in...
Remembering Nic Manikis and his corner shop, Queanbeyan community legends
Community
“You can’t sell the shop, Nic. Everyone will miss you,” says a voice filming Nic Manikis as he loads milk into a fridge at his convenience store on Morton St in Queanbeyan. It’s one of the last videos of Nic before he died, peacefully in his shop on June 12, some 44 years after he first started in 1975. His...
Monaro Rail Trail – What might it look like? Meetings July 23-27
Community
There's progress on the idea of creating a recreational cycling and walking trail on the disused railway lines that crisscross the Monaro between Queanbeyan and Bombala. Snowy Monaro Regional Council is investigating the feasibility of the project with a series of community consultation sessions to take place later this month. Those excited by the 208-km idea point to the many...
Award-winning Nick O’Leary in expansive mood with plans to double size of winery
Food & Wine
Nick O’Leary has produced some of the very best cool climate wines across the Canberra region, winning multiple awards along the way. What’s more rewarding to Nick, well beyond the trophies and accolades, is the support from restaurants, independent liquor stores and individual wine lovers. “We wouldn’t be here today without them,” says Nick. Situated in the picturesque Hall Valley,...
Belinda’s new Murrumbateman business reaches new heights at Yass Chamber awards
Business
When former Canberra business and marketing executive Belinda Head grew tired of the twice-daily bus journey from and to Murrumbateman on the Barton Highway, she created a healthy alternative for herself – and the village. Belinda is one of three winners from Murrumbateman of the annual Yass Valley Business Chamber awards. Her new business, Physical-Ease Recovery Clinic, was judged start-up...
Safety concerns “baseless, cowardly and malicious” says Rex Airlines
News
The region's airline has rejected safety concerns describing such claims as baseless, cowardly and malicious, and accused the industry's regulator of leaks to the media. Regional Express (Rex) connects Merimbula, Moruya and Cooma airports with Sydney and Melbourne on a daily basis. Nine News yesterday aired suggestions that these communities and 57 other destinations around Australia were at risk. According to Nine...
New enterprises shine in Bega Valley Innovation Hub Pitch Final
Business
The idea that the Bega Valley could be a hothouse for diverse, dynamic, and digital smart businesses has been a challenge for some to comprehend. When funding was first announced for the Bega Valley Innovation Hub the concept was largely unknown and untested in a rural setting like Bega. The fact that the Commonwealth Government, University of Wollongong (UoW) Bega...
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