Bega tragedy: Killed by his last offer of help, Rest in Peace Mick Horne
News
An offer of help and assistance by retired police officer Mick Horne has cost him his life. The 54-year-old Merimbula resident died in hospital yesterday following Friday evening's horrific attacks in Bega. Mr Horne retired as a Senior Constable in 2009 after serving at Bega Traffic & Highway Patrol Command. At about 3.30pm on Friday (June 1), 71-year-old Thomas Winner and...
Home-grown theatre export heads to US
Arts & Culture
Australia’s oldest running Theatre Company, Goulburn’s Lieder Theatre is packing its bags for Venice, Florida, taking its dynamic production Monochrome to the American Association of Community Theatre’s (AACT) WorldFest this month. One of 15 shows from 14 countries, Monochrome will be performed on the festival’s mainstage, representing Australia’s independent community theatre. Local audiences will have a chance to watch the...
Community concern results in new look platypus viewing platform at Bombala
Community
The platypus' of Bombala are real, something I think many struggle to believe. Snowy Monaro Regional Council is moving to make sure locals and visitors can fully appreciate the simple spectacle these freaks of nature offer at dawn and dusk. New plans have been released for community comment following disappointment with the work already done on the $50,000 riverside platypus viewing...
One high country meets another – The spark of artist Pauline Coxon
Arts & Culture
Pauline Coxon is a Biripi woman living on Ngarigo Country. "Life brought me down this way six years ago and I've gone along with the flow," she says. "Ngarigo Country is a very special place in the world, this area has touched my heart and soul." It's a sentiment that is reflected in Pauline's artworks, which are a mix of traditional...
Next gen leaders take Goulburn to new heights
Community
Goulburn Mulwaree's Youth Council is bringing a new generation of ideas and representation to the forefront, ensuring the region’s young people are heard in Australia’s first inland city. Changing stereotypes, youth leadership and volunteering are at the heart of the Youth Council’s mission. For Youth Council Deputy Mayor Charlotte Hargan, showcasing just what youth can do is one way to...
The future of Sapphire Coast tourism rolls on with a familiar face
News
A familiar face will continue to put the Sapphire Coast in front of people wanting a holiday, with Anthony Osborne selected to deliver tourism marketing services on behalf of the region until 2022. The future of the local industry was turned upside down in mid-April when About Regional reported that Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) would not tender for the new contract....
Band Together rocks Tathra, Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge bushfire recovery
News
An extraordinary chapter has been written in the recovery story for the Tathra, Reedy Swamp and Vimy Ridge communities. Close to 4,000 people packed the Sapphire Coast Turf Club yesterday and relished the spark delivered by a mix of performers across three stages. Talk of this day first started to bubble on social media less than 24 hours after 65 homes were...
BMW and Chrysler replace Ford and Holden in police fleet across country NSW
News
A final trial of new police cars is about to take to city and country roads as NSW Police finetune arrangments for BMW and Chrysler to take over from Holden and Ford. The BMW 530d and Chrysler 300c SRT Core will become a familiar sight for motorists as they take their place in the fleet of the Traffic and Highway Patrol...
Planning for Batemans Bay Aquatic and Cultural Centre advances
Community
Geotechnical surveys at Mackay Park have begun as a final design for the much anticipated Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre moves forward. Batemans Bay residents and visitors might notice equipment on site for the next two weeks as Mogo-based Sea to Summit Drilling conducts borehole testing to assess ground conditions. The work is being overseen by the...
500 cattle grazing the Monaro Highway “long paddock”
Environment
Dry times in South East NSW is pushing local farmers beyond their own farm gate and out on to the "long paddock" offered by the Monaro Highway. Motorists need to take care as 500 cattle munch and chew their way along the roadside, grazing on grass and nutrients their home paddocks have lost as the region moves towards drought. The...
Mini “Vivid” light show starts Reconciliation Week in Moruya
Arts & Culture
While Sydney stops for the annual Vivid Festival 303km south Moruya is gearing up for a light show of its own. An innovative digital exhibition featuring local Aboriginal artworks will be projected onto the front of Eurobodalla Shire Council’s HQ every night during Reconciliation Week. Aside from captivating local art, this Friday (May 25) night's launch of the 'Yuin Country: Art and Land...
Council moves on Merimbula Aldi and Eden’s Hotel Australasia
News
Two significant local real estate decisions out of this week's (May 23) meeting of Bega Valley Shire Council. An Aldi supermarket is set to become part of the Merimbula streetscape after Council today formally resolved to enter into a Contract for Sale for 103 & 105 – 107 Main Street with the German giant. Bega Valley Shire Council’s General Manager,...
Mulga Bill’s Bicycle points the way for Snowy Mountain’s Brumby management
Environment
When it comes to the poetry of Banjo Paterson I am more 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' than 'Man From Snowy River'. Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze; He turned away the good old horse that served him many days; He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen; He hurried off to town and bought a...
Cooma Red Devils score $30,000 grant for a new canteen at home ground
Sport
Cooma Red Devils Rugby Union Club has received NSW Government funding of $30,000 to build a new canteen and kitchen at its home ground, Rotary Oval, with Member for Monaro John Barilaro presenting the club with a cheque last Friday (18 May). Plans for the canteen and kitchen are under way, with construction due to start soon. Mr Barilaro said the...
Design for new purpose-built and future-proofed Queanbeyan Police station unveiled
News
The design for the new safe, purpose-built and future-proofed Queanbeyan Police Station was unveiled by Member for Monaro John Barilaro on Monday morning (21 May). Queanbeyan Police officers will receive a new station at their current location next to the courthouse, with construction to start in the coming months. The new and improved police station will cost $17 million and...
Young farmers critical to agriculture’s future
Community
For the last two years, the Goulburn Young Farmers Network has stormed the Australian Young Farmers Challenge, taking out first place in NSW and second place in the national competition which showcases high level on-farm skills. At home, the group is pushing equally hard to give a much needed voice to the region’s young farmers. It’s the voice of the...
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