Elliott Way repair works under way with expected May completion
Community
There will be general rejoicing and high fiving around Tumbarumba way when news filters through that the heavy machinery is now in action on Elliott Way and is now due to reopen in May. The route is a road less travelled through the Snowy Mountains, offering varied scenery to tourists as it winds through some of the highest settlements in...
Seeing potential of Goulburn’s golfing assets
Community
Underwater from floods at times, while serving a club financially treading water, Goulburn Golf Club bounces back with renewed vigour when sunlight breaks through the clouds. The receding waters reveal the club’s course, an asset matched by another invaluable asset: its core team of long-serving volunteers. Club president Barry Christoff says volunteers are crucial to any country golf club, and...
Free workshops for young and old share the secrets of film and live streaming
What's On
Age is no barrier when it comes to learning about film making or streaming with a number of free workshops being held on the Far South Coast. In April, Far South Film will present two-day workshops on Film making for Seniors as well as Live Visual Effects for Streaming for younger people. The youth workshop is a Youth Week event...
Goulburn on the lookout for the next member of its royal family
Community
Once a year, women in Goulburn have a chance to rise to become a member of local royalty. The crowning of the Lilac Queen is central to the regional city's Lilac Festival and this year, its committee is hoping for a majestic display of interest to mark the 70th anniversary. The ambassador-like role was introduced to Australia's longest-running community festival...
Basil Sellers gives Moruya the gift of a world-class sculpture
Arts & Culture
A sculpture created by one of Australia’s most recognised artists and donated by philanthropist Basil Sellers OAM, will soon be installed in pride of place at Moruya. The $100,000 gift to the Eurobodalla community was commissioned by Mr Sellers to further enrich The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre which has fast become a must-see attraction on the south-east arts circuit since...
Footprints of Indigenous military service inscribed on new coin
Community
The journey of Indigenous men and women who have served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been captured by an Indigenous artist in a unique coin that will soon enter circulation. A serpent on the coin marks the long-standing service of Indigenous Australians in the military since Federation. The $2 coin will also be available as an uncirculated 'C'...
Bega Valley Shire’s outdoor pools wrap up for winter
Community
Bega Valley Shire Council's swimming pools in Bega, Bemboka, Candelo, Cobargo and Eden have now all closed until spring after a challenging year for staff and patrons. The indoor Sapphire Aquatic Centre in Pambula will remain open throughout the coming cooler months. Pools Coordinator Nic Hoynes said the year had been unusual and challenging at times but the community had...
Disaster relief funding available for southeast NSW following recent floods
News
Following heavy rain throughout March, southeast NSW businesses, producers and households are eligible for various forms of government disaster relief funding. According to Weatherzone, during the month to 29 March, Batemans Bay received 273.4mm of rain, Bega got 214mm and Queanbeyan had 110.2mm. According to the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA), a natural disaster has been declared by the Federal...
Uncovering signposts to Goulburn’s early European history
Community
When he first turned off into Goulburn on his way to Sydney from Melbourne, Glenn Maddock could not find the pioneers’ cemetery he was looking for, let alone his great, great grandfather’s family plot. He had a photograph of the memorial and eventually discovered what he was looking for: the grave of Frederick Horn, Frederick’s wife Elizabeth and their three-month-old...
From Captains Flat to the world, mum-of-nine Claire speaks out
Community
It's the so-called 'witching hour' in the Hooker household at Captains Flat. Dinner is in the oven, but mum-of-nine Claire has time for a chat. She also has time to home-school her nine children, write blogs, be a social media influencer and now host a podcast. It's fair to say Claire loves a challenge. She also loves her husband, their strong...
Volunteer firefighter Scott Hart nominated for Braidwood Biggies award
Community
Scott Hart's spirit of going above and beyond and giving back to the community has been recognised with his nomination for a Biggies award this year. The Braidwood Community Bank customer relationship manager was just 16-years-old when he joined the local Rural Fire Service (RFS) 40 years ago, with his mates, to help the community. A humble Mr Hart says...
New Merimbula walkway open in time for Easter
Community
Visitors and Merimbula residents have a new tourist attraction to enjoy this Easter with work now complete on the Lake Street Shared Path. Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the new $3.7 million, 900-metre path, which runs alongside Lake Street from the intersection of Main and Cliff streets to the Bar Beach entrance, was a much anticipated and welcome addition...
Cakes, cows and competitions for CWA conference in Bega
What's On
The unstoppable Country Women's Association (CWA) will forge ahead with the 2021 state conference in Bega from 2-6 May 2021. Local conference organising committee president Helen Galton said the CWA is expecting 400 conference delegates to visit Bega for the CWA conference week which will be the venue for the NSW CWA Annual General meeting. Motions from the state's sub-branches will...
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