Canberra’s A-league bid survives two-team cull by FFA
Sport
Canberra and southern NSW are one step closer to achieving the dream of fielding a team in the A-league after being named as one of the top six expansion proposals. Football Federation Australia (FFA) has culled two expansion proposals, with Wollongong Wolves and Ipswich Pride FC not being considered for a licence at this time. Canberra's bid will now compete with...
Cane toads in Canberra on the doorstep of southern NSW
Environment
Canberra locals are being asked to be on the lookout after a member of the public stumbled upon two poisonous rogue cane toads in Campbell last month. According to an ACT Parks and Conservation spokesperson, a Campbell resident came across the two adult cane toads near Rosenthal Street in mid-September, who then captured the toads and reported it to the conservation....
It’s back to the 80’s to build a Funhouse future in Bega
Arts & Culture
Two Bega Valley organisations known for good times are combining this Saturday (October 20) for the ultimate eighties dance party. "Pump Up The Heat is a party with a twist. There will be DJs and dancing, a little bit of competition and plenty of awesome eighties moves," says dance teacher Mica Lynnah. The night is a joint effort between the...
Cooma’s Charly Thorn back at FASHFEST with Cuban-inspired collection
Arts & Culture
When Charly Thorn was just 17 years of age, she presented her first full fashion collection on the runway at FASHFEST—the youngest designer to ever do so in the capital’s annual fashion event. One of her gowns was worn by supermodel Anneliese Seubert and guests were so impressed with Charly’s fashion they gave her a standing ovation. "It’s a moment...
Big picture thinker puts his talents to use at home in Goulburn
Community
From Goulburn’s ‘Dirty Reds’ Rugby Union Club to the Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company, Chris Gordon doesn’t stand back from injecting his considerable aptitude into the mix. Yet when he was awarded the Lilac City Festival Achiever of the Year recently, ‘Gordo’ as he’s known, was typically humbled. It’s this blend of talent and community facilitation that’s put Chris on...
Investigations continue into Narooma sewer petrol scare
News
Investigators from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority and Eurobodalla Shire Council are today trying to identify the source of yesterday's (October 15) sewer contamination at Narooma after a flammable and potentially explosive liquid was detected. Those responsible face fines of up to $4000 for individuals and $8000 for corporations under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act. Council crews were conducting...
Eight new playgrounds to come for Snowy Monaro families
Arts & Culture
Snowy Monaro families have two new playgrounds to explore with eight more to come! The Bombala Playground, next to the Bombala Caravan Park and Nijong Ninja Park on Barrack Street, Cooma are now open and have been bursting with kids during the school holidays. Kids at the Bombala Playground, have shrieked with joy as they have whizzed along the new...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Linda Burney MP
Podcast
Linda Burney was elected the federal Member for Barton in 2016, following a 14-year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. Linda began her career as a teacher in western Sydney and then as an education bureaucrat before being appointed Director General of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in 2000. During her state political career, she served as...
“Winning the Shirley Hannan would be a dream come true” – Bermagui’s Bethany Thurtell
Arts & Culture
Four local artists have been selected as finalists in the nation’s most loved and richest realistic portrait prize the $50,000 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. Thirty-five finalist in total have been chosen from a record number of entrants from across the country. Bega Valley Regional Gallery Director, Iain Dawson, praised the quality of entries. “This year’s entries were our strongest...
Alarm bells for Eurobodalla water supply, restrictions from October 20
News
The first alarm bells are ringing for the Eurobodalla's water supply as the ongoing drought hits home and starts to be felt broadly across the community. Flows in the Deua and Tuross Rivers which supply the Shire's drinking water, have all but ceased, stopping Council from drawing water. The Eurobodalla community is now relying solely on the water storage at...
Goulburn community solar farm caught in renewable policy drift
News
When former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was ousted, his National Energy Guarantee (NEG) went with him. Caught in the backwash has been Goulburn’s long-awaited community solar farm which has been put on hold until there’s more energy policy certainty on renewables. It’s not uncommon that regional and rural Australia gets put on the back burner when Canberra politicians upend policy...
Snowy Brumbies in a desperate state year round. WARNING – distressing images
News
The Dalgety man who took photos of dead brumbies in the Snowy River says he was horrified at what he saw. "As a reward for working hard all winter, I shouted myself a whitewater expedition down the river, really to learn more about the river and its Aboriginal heritage," says Felix Hearn. "What I didn't expect to see was such...
Architects appointed to Batemans Bay Aquatic and Arts Centre
Arts & Culture
Close to 100 community groups will soon be invited to work with the Sydney-based architects commisioned to design the new Batemans Bay Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre at Mackay Park. NBRS Architecture has won the prestigious job with Eurobodalla Shire Council and will partner with Donovan Payne Architects, who are specialists in aquatic and sporting facilities. Council says, NBRS Architecture, which recently...
Comedian Urzila Carlson in Bega and Batemans Bay early November
What's On
South African/New Zealand comedian, Urzila Carlson has become a favourite on Australian TV comedy shows and she is coming to Bega and Batemans Bay with her brand new live show. A much-loved panellist on TV shows like 'Have You Been Paying Attention?', 'Hughesy, We Have a Problem', and 'The Project', Urzila's cheeky, straight up style will be a hit with her...
Women’s business blooms in the shadow of Gulaga at Tilba
Community
The rolling green hills of Tilba are known for many things. Settler history points to gold, timber, and dairy, even TV shows in recent times. Aboriginal history points to the healing power of this country especially the granite spires at the top of Gulaga, a place of deep spiritual significance to the Yuin People, a place for birthing and women's business....
Tuross Head highway upgrade underway ahead of UN trip
News
Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis has helped get significant Eurobodalla roadworks underway before jetting off to the United Nations. The federally funded upgrade to the intersection of the Princes Highway and Hector McWilliam Drive at Tuross Head is expected to be completed before the end of the year Mrs Sudmalis says the Tuross Head Progress Association helped negotiate funding for...
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